Aloe Vera is a tropical plant that has been used for over 5000 years for safe, natural, internal and external remedies of all ages. It was first used by Egyptians for medical remedies as stated on a papyrus, dated 3500 BC. It since has been used by the Chinese, Creeks and Romans cultures for medical and beauty creams.
Aloe Vera looks like a cactus but it’s a member of the lily family that is related to onions, garlic, and asparagus. It is an easy plant to grow worldwide, and is happy to grow in a pot of sandy dry soil, inside the house near a window with moderate watering so only the top inch is wet, as too wet soil will kill it. It flourishes in warm and dry climates, and older plants may bloom bright flowers red or yellow in color. The plant propagates from side shoots that sprout around the middle section of the plant.
The leafs inner sap is thick, clear gel made up of 95% water which contains over 75 different nutritional compounds including: Vitamins' B12, C (Ascorbic Acid), E and Beta Carotene, enzymes such as Lipases and proteases, anthraquinones, salicylic acid, calcium, manganese, zinc, copper, chromium, sodium, magnesium, potassium and iron, saponins, lignin and amino acids.
Anti-inflammatory for the
skin: Applying the gel directly on the
and wrap with a plastic bandage, so the gel remains
in contact for as
as possible on the surface.
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