Aloe Vera, what is it? What does it do?
Aloe Vera, (latin for: True Aloe) What Is It? What does it do?
- a truly all natural botanical
- a natural cleanser
- a natural desensitizer
- a natural bactericide, virucide and fungicide
- a natural anti-inflammatory
- a natural oxygenator
- a natural cell & tissue growth stimulator
- a natural healer
- a natural hydrator and moisturizer
- nature's medicine cabinet for skin, body and foot care
Aloe Vera is among the oldest and most enduring members of the human pharmacopoeia. Used for millennia to treat wounds, eye infections, skin infections, sunburn, blisters, insect bites and heal bruises to name but a few. In addition to these Aloe Vera is valued for its soothing, hydrating and moisturizing abilities.
There are more than 200 species of known aloe; over 150 of these are in the family Liliacae. All are succulents and belong to the same botanical classification as lilies. Aloe Vera is a leaf-succulent. The word 'aloe' comes from the Arabic 'alloeh' meaning 'shining bitter substance'; this refers to the viscous watery gel found within the leaf of the Aloe Vera plant. Aloe Vera can be distinguished from other aloes by its distinctive rosette growth pattern, which starts at its base or slightly above.
There are several varieties of Aloe Vera, which offer a range of topical, internal, orthopedic and skin care benefits. The most important are Aloe barbadensis, Aloe curaçao, Aloe chinensis and Cape aloe. Among these Aloe barbadensis has proven to be the most consistent in providing the maximum quantities and potency of beneficial ingredients. It is this Aloe Vera, the Aloe barbadensis, which is used by Nancy K. Brown.
Aloe barbadensis grows in climates ranging from arid to sandy desert. It is very prolific, highly resilient and easy to care for.
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