Monday, 21 November 2011

Aloe vera flowers.

Aloe has been used for its medicinal properties for over 3,000 years.  The Egyptian queens and well known beauties Nefretiti and Cleopatra used it as part of their regular beauty regimes.  It is said that Alexander the Great in 333 BC was persuaded by his mentor Aristotle to capture the Island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean for its profound aloe supplies, which were needed to treat his wounded soldiers.  Antique Greek and Roman doctors Dioskorides and Galenos recommended aloe vera to their patients.  Egyptians used aloe juice to embalm their dead.
Rich in:  The gel of the aloe vera leaf contains over 75 nutrients and 200 active compounds, including 20 minerals, 18 amino acids, and 12 vitamins.  The outer rind of the leaf has practically no nutritional value. 
Internal use:  Aloe vera, being one of the most healing herbs, contains strong anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.  It is bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal.  Aloe vera promotes cell growth and is strengthening to the whole immune-system.  It is neurologically calming, acting also as a powerful detoxifying agent that helps to clean the morbid matter from the stomach, liver, kidneys, spleen, bladder, and colon.  Aloe vera is very beneficial in case of coughs, ulcers, lesions, hemorrhoids, diabetes, cancer, headaches, arthritis, constipation, indigestion, asthma, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), and radiation.  Being one of the best herbs to clean out the colon, it soothes all kinds ofstomach disorders.  Aloe vera promotes menstruation when it is suppressed.  It expelspinworms after several doses.  It helps reduce the effects of aging and increases the quality of life of the elderly.  It is recommended for smokers and ex-smokers as it helps heal the chronic catarrh

1 comment:

  1. Hello
    To review your post ..
    The fourth photo from top to bottom is an Aloe arborescens