I love aloevera gel because you can use it for so many different things - you can drink aloe juice to benefit your digestive tract: you can put aloe vera on burns, cuts, bites and stings: you can wash your hair and teeth and face with aloe: you can put aloevera gel on chapped lips, cold sores, athletes foot, oh and SO much more!

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Monday, 19 July 2010

What is Aloe Vera?

I like the fact that aloe isn't some new fad.
For centuries, Aloe Vera has been used by many different cultures. The ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Babylonians, Indians and the Chinese have all used Aloe Vera as a medicinal plant. Throughout the years, Aloe Vera (Aloinae) has been called many things: Potted Physician, Wand of Heaven, Wonder Plant, Heaven’s Blessing, and Plant of Life.

It is now well known that Aloe Vera has been used for thousands of years for it's healing properties. Cleopatra attributed her beauty to it, and Gandhi drank aloe vera juice while he was fasting to maintain his health and energy levels. Alexander the Great used to tow wagons into battle that carried aloe vera plants so that his soldier's wounds could be treated with the gel from inside the aloe leaves!

The aloe family of plants includes over 200 varieties. Out of all these it is the aloe barbadensis miller (aloe vera) that has been of most use to man. It is a succulent plant with thick, fleshy leaves. People usually think that aloe is a cactus but it is actually a member of the onion, lily and garlic family.

It is the clear thick gel inside the aloe leaf which contains all the goodness and is now widely used in everything from drinks to shampoo, toothpaste and even toilet paper!

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