Aloe vera plants, particularly aloe barbadensis miller plants, have been used for centuries to help burns, cuts, and other skin ailments. Perhaps your grandparents always had one of these unique, cactus-like plants nearby, just in case of an emergency. If someone got a cut or burn, they would break an aloe leaf apart to extract […]
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Aloe vera is one of the most commonly used substances in health care around the world. From skin care to inner health, aloe has proven effectiveness in a wide range of health applications, from holistic to clinical. In fact, the ancient Egyptians found aloe vera to be so effective they referred to it as the “plant of immortality.” Over the last thousand years, the use and application of aloe vera has been geared more towards tried and true medical purposes, making it a widely used remedy and preventative product for many different conditions.
The history of aloe vera demonstrates its importance over the centuries. Its use dates back to at least 2200 B.C. when the Egyptians depicted the plant on temple walls. The plant is a member of the lily/onion family, and is thought to have originated in Africa, before spreading throughout the world. Knowledge of aloe vera’s pharmaceutical properties were recorded in Sumerian clay tablets in 1750 B.C.
Two inaccurate concepts plague us about aloe vera. One is the belief that aloe vera is limited to a small range of uses—such as skin irritations, burns, cuts and minor irritations—and should only be applied topically when nothing more serious is at stake. The other is that aloe is a benign but innocuous ingredient in everything from ready-to-drink beverages to skincare.
Aloe vera is a succulent plant species that is found only in cultivation, having no naturally occurring populations, although closely related aloes do occur in northern Africa. The species is frequently cited as being used in herbal medicine since the beginning of the first century AD.