What is Aloe Vera?
Miracle Plant, Silent Healer, Medicine Plant, Wand of Heaven, Burn Plant – some remarkable nicknames from around the world that this plant has achieved.
Aloe Vera, the true aloe, is properly called aloe Barbadensis Miller. Medicinally, it is the most powerful of all the aloe varieties – of which there are over 200 in the world. Ancient records show that the benefits of Aloe Vera have been known for centuries. Its therapeutic advantages and healing properties have survived more than 5000 years.
A famous papyrus discovered in Thebes dated 1500 BC, lists the use of aloe both in drugs and cosmetics. Over the centuries, aloe vera has been known to many different cultures, from the Ancient Greeks and Romans, to Babylonian, Indian and Chinese peoples. It was also well known to the ancient physicians, such as Hippocrates and the Greek physician Dioscorides, who wrote one of the greatest medical books ever written – De Materia Medica.
Nowadays, aloe products remain as popular as ever, illustrating that this natural product has been valued by mankind for more than two millennia.
Aloe Vera Gel contains more than 75 nutrients, all of which are important for human health and well-being. All the substances contained in aloe vera work together in perfect balance and harmony as a synergistic action.
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Aloe Vera plant is at the very top of the list of over 30,000 registered nutritious and medicinal plants. It contains almost all of the natural ingredients needed for maintaining all of the biochemical processes and vital functions of our bodies:
- strengthens immune system
- blocks free radicals
- alleviates pain
- reduces swelling
- lowers body temperature
- prevents formation of blood cloths
- reduces allergies
- increases energy
- stimulates growth of healthy cells
- inhibits growth of tumor cells