The green spiky plant known as Aloe Vera is also referred to as the Plant of Immortality, the Miracle Plant, the Medicine Plant, the Burn Plant and even the Wand of Heaven. It has a very rich history from various cultures. Aloe Vera dates all the way back to Cleopatra, who used the gel as part of her beauty regimen, the ancient Greeks also used Aloe Vera to cure everything from baldness to insomnia and Native Americans who used the green gem for healing, soothing and rejuvenating purposes. The green part of the leaf that surrounds the moist middle is commonly found in a plethora of practical uses.
Aloe Vera produces at least 6 natural antiseptics, which are able to kill mold, bacteria, funguses, and viruses. In fact, the plant is so powerful that researchers and scientists are looking into its potential as an AIDS and cancer-fighter.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved aloe vera as a natural food flavoring.
Aloe can be grouped into the following categories: Vitamins, Minerals, Sugars, Enzymes, Lignins, Amino Acids, Anthraquinones, Saponins, Fatty Acids, Salicylic Acid.
Aloe vera contains Protein, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamins A and E and is naturally rich in:
Vitamin C which helps maintain tone of blood vessels and promotes good circulation and is essential to the health of the adrenal gland which supports our body in times of stress.
Amino acids which are chains of atoms constructing protein in our body.
Enzymes, which are the life-principle in every live, organic atom and molecule of natural raw food, rejuvenate aged tissues and promote healthy skin.
Germanium which is a mineral that some health authorities claim therapeutic benefits for: immunodeficiency, pain, cardiac disorders, circulatory disturbances and eye problems.
Aloe Vera helps to heal, soothe, condition and rejuvenate the skin.
Aloe Vera aids in wound healing by improving blood circulation through the area and preventing cell death around a wound.
Aloe Vera gel is taken by mouth for osteoarthritis, bowel diseases including ulcerative colitis, fever, itching and inflammation, and as a general tonic. It is also used for stomach ulcers, diabetes,asthma, and for treating some side effects of radiation treatment.