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Aloe vera can do amazing things for your health and well being, for example: helping to heal minor injuries.
There are many different kinds of the Aloe plant, but the one that is the most important is the aloe barbadensis miller.
"Four vegetables are indispensable for the well being of man:
Wheat, the grape, the olive and aloe.
The first nourishes him, the second raises his spirit,
The third brings him harmony and the fourth cures him."
Christopher Columbus (1451- 1506)
It may look like a cactus but it is from the onion and garlic family.
It is grown in hot dry climates and has been used for centuries.
The Greeks and the Romans used to use the inside of the plant to treat wounds. It was also used in the middle ages as a laxative. Cleopatra used it to keep her skin looking young and soft.
It can be known as many things: such as the burn plant or natures silent healer.
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Aloe vera is rich in vitamins and nutrients. The gel itself contains:
It has lots of universal healing properties and anyone can take it, including animals.
Applied to a scratch or wound it helps with wounds, burns, cuts and grazes. It also helps with acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Taken internally it helps with all sorts of digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It can also give relief to people who are suffering from cancer and the effects of the treatment.
It helps with dental problems and oral hygiene.
It is also an effective painkiller and combined with a heat lotion it helps with aches and pains from muscle strain.
When diluted with water it is good for ear and eye infections such as conjunctivitis.
You can use it for cosmetic reasons as well. Lots of people use it to help keep them looking younger and for clearing the skin. Some people wash their hair with it. As it is a universal product it is good for all hair types.
You can get aloe vera products in lots of retail outlets in a wide price range.
However the quality of aloe is different from product to product. Some brands have only the tiniest amount of aloe while others start off with the aloe and add the ingredients to make the product.
The goodness is all in the inside of the plant. The outside of the leaf doesn't contain any of the benefits. Some products use the whole leaf.
Products which have the International Aloe Science Council stamp on are usually the good ones to go for.
So as you can see there are many benefits of aloe vera.
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