Aloe Vera has been well known for centuries for its healing properties. The Egyptians were so found of the aloe Vera plant that they called it the plant of immortality.
Americans were also aware of the medicinal and cosmetic use of the aloe Vera plant and called it the Wand of Heaven.
Aloe Vera is used both for oral intake as well as in topical dressings. It is known to facilitate the healing of any kind of skin wound burn or scald. When used during post operative therapy it has speeded the recovery time.
This book helps the reader understand how aloe Vera when taken internally or externally can be beneficial to the body. It speaks about how the use of aloe vera enhances and strengthens the immune system of the body and how in addition to its traditional uses it can treat a variety of conditions including diabetes, asthma, epilepsy or even osteoarthritis.
Aloe Vera has been a popular houseplant since ancient times often called the Miracle plant or the Natural Healer it is a plant that can present many surprises. Due to its many medicinal and other uses the plant has been termed Heaven Blessing the Silent Healer and the more common medicinal aloe. A member of the lily family aloe vera derives its name from the Arabic word alloeh which means bitter. Aloe vera is a species of Aloe native to northern Africa. The plant thrives in warm and dry climates and resembles a cactus with fleshy, thorny leaves. Unlike other plants that wither and die it closes its pores to prevent moisture loss.
The curative and preventive properties of aloe vera were known as far back as 4th century BC. There is enough evidence of it from references in Greek and Egyptian literature.
Aloe vera was used in olden times to treat multiple conditions raging form battle wounds infections, ulcers, burns and blisters to stomach and bowel related problems. Even today it is used to prevent and treat such conditions.
It is a very short streamed succulent plant growing about 80-100 cm tall spreading by offsets and root sprouts. The sap of the aloe vera plant is a thick mucilaginous gel which has a lot of medicinal uses. It is this gel which is used in various ailments and ointments.
There are over 200 species of Aloe but it is the Aloe Barbadensis miller (aloe vera or true aloe) plant which has been most beneficial to mankind because of its medicinal properties.
Aloe vera is great for children adults, seniors and pets!
The goodness of aloe vera plants has not only caught the attention of manufactures and marketers of aloe vera formulations but also the medical fraternity as well. Doctors across the world do not hesitate to recommend aloe vera for their patients.
Today aloe vera continues to be widely used around the world. Indeed it is one of Nature’s bountiful gifts!
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