Aloe Vera: The plant that does it allThe Aloe Vera plant has had many names over the last few thousand years. For centuries civilizations have used this incredible plant for everything from helping with burns to keeping skin looking young and beautiful. Some of the names Aloe has been called are: the burn plant, lily of the desert, elephant's gall, the miracle plant, and the natural first aid kit.
The plant held such high esteem in the Egyptian world that people were buried with Aloe Vera so they could give the plant to dead pharos when they met up with them on the other side. While it is noted throughout history that the Aloe Vera plant has been used for thousands of years to great success, can modern science find out what makes Aloe so incredibly versatile and astonishing?
The gel of the Aloe Vera plant also holds anti-bacterial agents that help clean out wound internally and externally. There are also amino acids, anti-septic agents, and anti-microbials lectins within the gel that help with cell reproduction and the reduction of scarring caused by trauma to the skin.
Aloe Vera is a succulent plant related to the lily with a tough green outer covering and a fleshy leave structure. The inside is flesh like with a gel that can be harvested. It is the gel that holds most of the wonders that Aloe Vera plant possesses.
In the gel of the plant there are numerous vitamins. When rubbed on a wound, these vitamins help nourish the wound and promote faster healing and skin re-growth. The gel also has many minerals in it that help do the same thing as the vitamins. Due to just the fact that the gel has minerals and vitamins in it, it is no wonder that taking Aloe internally is good for our body.
Aloe Vera, like breast milk, possesses many ingredients that help fight bacteria and sooth inflammation that may be cause by continuous crying and coughing. The properties in Aloe Vera may help to sooth the throat and stomach as well as help kill bad bacteria helping the baby sleep through the night which makes for a happy healthy family.
No other known plant has anywhere near as many uses as the Aloe Vera plant does and we haven’t even scratched the surface of what the plant can be used for here. Aloe Vera is an incredible plant and one that deserves the name of “Miracle Plant.”
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