A Peek at Aloe Vera
Scientific name Aloe Barbadensis Miller
The very earliest recording of Aloe Vera was found on a Sumerian tablet that dates back to 2100 BC. Although, it is recorded in certain history books that the Egyptians were the first to recognize its unique ability to heal.
It has been said that Cleopatra and Nefertiti used it as a beauty treatment thinking it kept them looking young. This information may be reputed by some but others regard it as fact. It was reportedly used in the embalming practices of the Egyptians.
Then again, it has also been reported to have originated in South Africa. No matter where it originated or was transported over time, it has always been hailed as a miracle plant due to its medicinal properties.
*Helps maintain intestinal PH.
*Helps to control the growth of harmful bacteria in the digestive tract.
*Supports healthy muscle and joint function.
*It improves absorption of vitamins and minerals.
* Aids in the regrowth of hair.
The combined ingredients of Aloe Vera supply the human body with a host of beneficial healing substances whether taken internally or used externally.
In today’s market it can be found in juice form, gel form, vitamins, and herbal elixirs. You can buy it in products such as ear drops, bug repellants, rubs, mists, and lotions. There are even Aloe Vera products made for pets.
Looking further into the plant, Aloe Vera also contains any number of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, enzymes and anti-inflammatory agents all beneficial to the human body. Another perk to the Aloe is its appearance. It is considered to be aesthetically pleasing as well.
Aloe Vera is the remedy miracle. People have and do use it for things like hair growth, weight loss, under eye wrinkles, skin problems, sun damage, burns, bed sores, herpes outbreaks, softer skin and practically every other use you can imagine.
Everyone should have at least one small Aloe Vera plant around the house. The reason is because you can easily pinch off a piece of a leaf if you accidently burn or scald your finger or hand and rub it on the burn for relief. You could use a piece by slicing the leaf and squeezing out the gel to place under droopy eyes in the morning to refresh and firm. Split a piece of a leaf to rub on sunburn to remove the sting. Rub it on a bruise to make it heal faster.
There are all sorts of uses for this wonder plant. Although there is a great deal more to be said about this amazing succulent, more detailed information may be found practically anywhere on the internet. Is it any wonder that the Aloe Vera is one of the most cherished plants of all time?
Should you be interested in Aloe Vera’s detailed history the best place to find it would be http://www.herballegacy.com.