Romano Zago, OFM (Order of the Friars Minor), aloe and health researcher, Brazilian scholar and author, was born in Lajeado (RS) Brazil on August 11, 1932. He was ordained a Franciscan friar in 1958 after having studied philosophy and theology.

In 1971, he received a degree in literature and foreign languages (Latin, Portuguese, French and Spanish) from the faculty of literature at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul.

In 1988, while presiding at the San Antonio parish in Pouso Novo (RS) Brazil, he learned from local natives about a potent all-natural aloe arborescens recipe used to promote supreme immune health. He began to recommend it to people he came to know and pastor. It was here he first observed the positive results obtained with phytonutrition. Afterwards, he was sent to Jerusalem and Italy where he continued to see significant improvements in the immune system health of people with health challenges when he recommended they try the recipe. This inspired him to devote his life to research and education on the aloe arborescens botanical and the Brazilian recipe for the benefit of mankind worldwide. This led to his publishing of two books on the Brazilian aloe arborescens recipe, one of which is “The Scientific Monographic History of Aloe Vera and Aloe Arborescens”.

Father Romano Zago was the first to publicise the Brazilian recipe of aloe arborescens, honey and distillate that has since become acclaimed on five continents.

At the request of many people and organizations, he has given lectures and attended many conferences in Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, France, Italy and Brazil about the health benefits people have derived from using the recipe.

Father Zago explains how phytotherapy research has shown the abundant supply of phytotherapeutic and nutraceutical properties of aloe arborescens promotes healthy blood, colon, cardiovascular and immune system support.

He has found a great deal of scientific evidence to suggest that consuming certain obscure plant sugars found in nature work to support the action of the immune cells and can make the difference between optimal and mediocre immune function. Botanicals like aloe vera and aloe arborescens that are scientifically designated as powerful immune complements are full of complex sugars called polysaccharides, which promote desirable immune activity.

In his writings in The Scientific Monographic History of Aloe Vera and Aloe Arborescens, Father Zago states: “Aloe is food. If you choose to take aloe, you will benefit nutritionally because it is a complete food. Aloe possesses a full complement of polysaccharides and other phytonutrients.”

Deca Aloes Arborescens’ products and the Deca Aloe Arborescens logo are the only products authorized and recognized by Father Romano Zago.

The plants used are grown and produced using traditional techniques and are not subjected to any form of artificial treatment, including artificially heated greenhouses.

All aloe arborescens leaves used are exclusively of Italian origin so as to ensure maximum freshness.

The company is vertically integrated, meaning that it literally controls the processing of the whole leaf aloe arborescens from start to finish – growing and harvesting its own five year old botanical plants on farms in southern Italy, and processing the harvested aloe arborescens leaves into juice at a processing facility also located in Italy.

Within a few hours of harvesting, the organic leaves are ground into a juice without heating, cold pressing or freeze drying in order to retain all the active polysaccharides and phytonutrients needed to guarantee maximum effectiveness.

The aloe arborescens juice is mixed with unheated, raw, pesticide-free acacia honey. Because of its high content of simple sugars, acacia honey is an easily absorbable element in the human body. It also contains 1% certified organic alcohol for the purest and most effective absorption when taken for both the short and long term.


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