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What is Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera, the Most Talked About Plant!
Aloe is a plant. All over the world today, Aloe Vera is a common household plant. Almost everyone has one. The Aloe Vera plant is one of the most talked about plants, when it is mentioned in alternative and natural health care circles. It is also known in this circle as the "burn plant", the first aid plant, the "medicine plant" and the miracle plant.
It's botanical name is Aloe Barbadensis, and most agree, the plant came from the warm dry area of India and Africa. However, today the plant is found in many parts of the world over.
The plant is a topical plant, but the root is capable of surviving freezing temperature as long as the ground does not freeze as occurred in the winter of 1983-1984, when at least ninety per cent of the Aloe Vera crop grown in the Rio Grand Valley of Texas was froze out, destroying some five thousand acres of the valuable Aloe Vera crop. Because if the temperature drops below forty five degree Fahrenheit the leaves could be damaged and server nutrient loss can occur at temperature below thirty five degrees.
On the other hand, Aloe Vera will grow in 120 degree Fahrenheit and can even survive at temperatures much higher. The plant can go many months without water and survive long term droughts and is capable of thriving in the wet jungles, as long as the root of the plant does not stand in water which would drown the plant.
The Aloe Vera plant contains over 250 natural nutrients, vitamins and enzymes essential to our over all health and the ingredients have been well documented over many, many years. It is believed, that perhaps some of the vital ingredients in the plant have not been identified as of this writing and the most important ingredients are yet to be discovered.
Most believe that the active ingredients found in the plant, in their totality, work in concert to achieve the maximum optimum results ...we also believe this to be true.
In the past, the internal consumption of the Aloe Vera plant was limited to the gel. But thanks to new technologies and special processes, it is now possible to use the active ingredients of the whole plant without the emodin (laxative part of the plant). It is now possible to make a stabilized, cold processed, whole leaf concentration, while saving the vital active ingredients. With the sophisticated filtering process, the undesirable emodin and other laxatives can easily and safely be removed. This is very important as the outer leaf has the highest level of the active ingredients which allows Aloe Vera plant to work it's magic.
So, for now, there you have it. You have read many articles about drinking Aloe Vera in the past, with the fear of it being an uncontrollable laxative. Relax, as we have stated, with the newest technology and the sophisticated filtering process, it is now safe to drink and enjoy the healing juice of one of the most talked about plants in the circle of alternative and natural health remedies.
I'm sure you will continue to read from time to time, these same articles in the future ...but, as was once said, one must learn to think, out of the box; the box being, how one thinks about and views of traditional medicine. The box, keeps you confined to believing that the only answer to any condition is in prescription medicine...the box. When you take responsibility for your own health and step out of the box; take a look at the alternative and natural ways of helping conditions such as the A-Z conditions with this miracle plant known as Aloe Vera, you will begin to enjoy the befits that many others have enjoyed for years ...without the fear of side effects and toxicity.
In conclusion, do your homework and "know your supplier".