Astonishing Aloe Vera Facts

  • Other names for aloe include ‘The Wand of Heaven’, ‘Miracle Plant’, and ‘Natural Healer’.
  • Aloe is not a Cactus but  It’s a member of the lily, onion and garlic family and flourished in warm, dry climates!
  • Aloe Vera can stay  moist where other plants wither and die by closing its pores to prevent moisture loss.
  • There are actually more than 200 different aloe species. The aloe barbadensis miller has the most medicinal properties.
  • Aloe Vera is mentioned in ancient records which confirm it has been used for centuries. Its therapeutic advantages and healing properties have survived more than 5000 years.
  • Greek and Roman physicians used it as a medicinal herb, and the ancient Chinese and Indian cultures also used aloe vera.
  • Cloepatra, the Egyptian Queen, used aloe for beauty while in the Philippines alow is used with milk for kidney infections.
  • The Bible even mentions aloes and it is believed that Alexander the Great used aloe to heal his soldier’s wounds after batter!
  • Aloe vera must be stabilized once it is cut otherwise it oxidizes and deteriorates.
  • Aloe is used in modern times in everything from aloe drinks to soaps, shampoos and even toilet paper!
  • Aloe vera gel contains vitamins, minerals and substances that are naturally painkilling and anti-inflammatory.
  • Aloe vera provides the essential nutrition to feed the basal skin cells so may help promote healthy skin.
  • Aloe is a natutal balancer and is especially useful in the gut. It regulates the bacteria and yeast that live there.
  • Aloe vera gel when taken as a drink promotes a healthy digestive tract. Think of it like a gentle colonic irrigation!
  • The inner leaf gel is surrounded by a mucilage layer. This contains a long chain polysaccharide which helps us defend against attcks by viruses.
  • Aloe can be used as a way to detoxify the body and give a feeling of well-being.
  • Aloe vera is considered one of the best nutritional supplements available today. And it’s NATURAL
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