Aloe vera, or aloe, is a perennial plant without stem, endowed with exceptional qualities. We collect in its green parts, a clear pulp that resembles frost, whose benefits are no longer to be proved both for internal use and external use …
Not only does it stimulate immune defenses, it heals but it also acts as an antibiotic and an anti-inflammatory. Aloe vera promotes the elimination of toxins and relieves stomach cramps and gastric ailments. In addition, this remarkable plant is recommended for diabetics, and for people suffering from allergies, constipation, heart problems …
In short, aloe vera is a real miniature pharmacy: it produces many active components, including minerals, enzymes, vitamins, and mucopolysaccharides, as will be seen.
Aloe vera, fountain of youth of the Maya
There are 300 species of aloe. The most used of course, the aloe vera because of its benefits and especially its ease of exploitation. Originally from South Africa, aloe vera is grown all over the world especially in Spain, Mexico but also in the south of the United States.
The leaves are rather narrow, long and toothed. From the center rises an inflorescence with many yellow flowers in the form of the tube. At the end of four to five years, the plant, of the family Liliaceae, reaches about one meter: one can begin to take its leaves for the manufacture of remedies or cosmetics.
The precursors of modern medicine such as Pliny the Elder, Aristotle and Hippocrates had already discovered the multiple qualities of this plant. They used it mainly to:
- Improve blood clotting,
- Help the capricious intestines,
- Soothe ulcers,
- To heal bodily harm,
- As well as for its benefits to the skin: both to care for it and to beautify it.
Moreover, Cleopatra did not deprive herself of the exceptional properties of this plant to perfect her legendary beauty!
- The Maya called this plant ” the fountain of youth ” and the ” source of youth “.
- The Vera aloe leaf contains more than 75 nutrients and 200 other components, as well as 20 minerals, 18 amino acids, and 12 vitamins.
Aloe vera has no toxicity, no contraindications to other medications, even if it is necessary to seek the advice of its doctor in the course of a specific medication. Aloe vera is one of the products called adaptogens.