Aloe Vera has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal healing plant. It has been claimed by millions to aid in the healing of acne, arthritis, asthma, cuts, diabetes, digestive problems and burns, to name just a few.
Historical documents from the Bible to the papyrus of Egypt have given us evidence of the usage of Aloe Vera. Jesus Christ was anointed in Aloe Vera (John 19:39) and Cleopatra's beauty secret is said to come from the daily use of Aloe Vera.
Once planted, Aloe Vera takes three years to mature, when it can then produce 3 harvests per year.
Of over 150,000,000 botanicals, Aloe Vera is one of the few that contains so many of the nutrients essential to mans existence.
The Aloe Vera plant, from the lily family, is a succulent which thrives in warm humid regions of the world.
There are over 150 varieties of Aloe Vera in existence today, but only three species are used for medicinal purpose: Aloe barbadensis, Aloe socatrine, and Aloe ferrox. The barbadensis species is the plant from which most commercial juices, ointments and cosmetics are made.
Aloe Vera has been recognized as a source of nutrition for many years. Aloe Vera used on cuts and burns aids in retarding the bleeding and creates a barrier against bacteria.
Taken internally, Aloe aids in cellular repair and in digestion. Cells and tissues require constant nourishment and Aloe Vera aids in the assimilation of foods, vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients.