History of Aloe Vera Plant - Natural Aloe Vera Products
The generic name “aloe” comes from the Arabic term “alloeh” that means a bright and bitter substance and vera means a true or genuine prickly plant. It has been mentioned in the history that “Alexander the Great” was able to conquer the island of Socotra in the South of Arabia because there were large numbers of aloes in that land which helped in instant healing of the wounds of the soldier. Also Cleopatra, the famous Egyptian Pharaoh” herself used aloe on a daily basis as an essential ingredient in her daily body care, so Aloe Vera has been used for many centuries due to its medicinal and therapeutic properties without any clear understanding or scientific analysis of each of its properties. Today, aloe vera is used in almost all the countries around the world in modern medicine to treat multiple medical conditions at the same time. Benefits of aloe vera juice, gel, cream, and shampoo are well known throughout the world. Aloe vera is also being used by the cosmetic industry, pharmaceutical companies, food and beverage industries, and naturapathics of alternative medicine, ayurvedic medicine, and natural medicine.
Distribution and Origin of Aloe Vera PlantAloe Vera plant is native to Africa, specifically to the Arabian Peninsula. Aloe vera plant grows in arid and sandy environment and in tropical climates. Aloe vera plant and its benefits were first introduced to America by Christopher Columbus in the time of the discovery of America around October 12th, 1492 because Columbus used aloe vera medicine for treatment of medical conditions and wounds of his crewmembers. During those years, Spain already had considerable plantations of aloe vera plant.
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From the leaves of Aloe vera, we can extract or obtain three types of commercial aloe vera products namely:
- A dry exudate that is excreted from the cells of aloin present in the vascular area, known as Aloe which is a famous natural drug known for its cathartic effect and is also used as a bitter agent in alcoholic beverages.
- A liquid concentrate of mucilage present in the center of the leaves, known as a aloe vera gel that is used as a dermatological product and a beneficial agent for the skin by the cosmetics industry and pharmaceutical companies. Aloe vera gel is also used in beverages as a dietary supplement.
- An oil known as Aloe vera is extracted by organic solvent/lipid fraction of the leaves and used by the cosmetic industry in preparation of aloe vera oil for hair, aloe vera oil for face, and aloe vera oil for skin.
A list of Natural Aloe Vera Products:
Aloe Vera Shampoo
Alove Vera Lavender Cream
Aloe Vera Firming Treatment for Face
Aloe Vera Baby Lotion
Aloe Vera Face Cleanser
Aloe Vera Foot Scrub
Aloe Vera Suncreen Cream
Aloe Vera Suntan Lotion
Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera Heat Lotion
Aloe Vera Acne Cream
Pure Aloe Vera Gel
Pure Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe Vera Shaving Cream
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