Day: September 30, 2013

History of Aloe

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.

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