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History of Aloe Vera

There are approximately 400 species of Aloe, but it is the Aloe Barbadensis Miller (Aloe Vera or "true aloe") plant which has been of most use to mankind because of the medicinal properties it displays.
 
        
                                                        
 
 
Ancient records dating as far back as 5 000 years ago show that the therapeutic benefits and healing properties of Aloe Vera were well known and part of daily living in the Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Chinese and Indian cultures.
 
Alexander the Great conquered the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean to secure supplies of Aloes to treat the battle wounds of his soldiers. Marco Polo recorded many description and applications of the Aloe Vera plant. The Spanish Conquistadors discovered various herbal medicines in use in Tenochtitlán.   At the heart of many of the Aztec cures, it is known that Aloe Vera was the effective agent.  These Aztec herbal medicines were transported back to Europe by the Spanish, during the sixteenth century, where they became the foundation for modern Western medicine.
 
 
                            
                        
                                                                                                                                           
                
 
 
Aloe Vera has long been a popular houseplant.  Often called the 'miracle plant' or the 'natural healer', Aloe Vera is a plant of many surprises.  It flourishes in warm and dry climates, and to many people it looks like a cactus with fleshy thorny leaves.  In fact it is a member of the Lily family, staying moist where other plants wither and die by closing its pores to prevent moisture loss.
 
            

 
As with any plant, once the inner fleshy part comes into contact with the surrounding air, the oxidation process immmediately starts, resulting in degradation and loss of the nutritional value and benefits of the plant.  The products suggested for use in this website have undergone a natural patented cold stabilisation process, preserving the gel in a state as close as possible to its original form, without losing the original potency and effectiveness of the fresh leaf. 
 
                        

 
Only the inner leaf gel is utilised in our range of products.
 
 
What is special about Aloe Vera?
  

·    The Aloe gel (juice) is 98% pure aloe inner leaf pulp and has a patented cold stabilisation process, thus ensuring full nutritional value for 5       years from day of packaging.

·    Aloe has the following ingredients:

·         200 active components

·         20 minerals

·         12 vitamins (incl Vit B12 which is mainly derived from animals - makes this plant exceptional!)

·         75 nutrients

·         18 amino-acids (including the 8 essential ones your body cannot produce)

·    Aloe has the following properties:

·         Anti-viral

·         Anti-bacterial

·         Anti-inflammatory

·         Anti-histamine

·         Anti-fungal

·         Anti-pyretic (breaks down fever; extracts heat from burns)

 
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