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Aloe Vera

Family:
Asphodelaceae
Latin Name:
Aloe vera



Description

Squat succulent with orange or red flowers grouped atop tall, erect stems. Fleshy leaves in blades rising 1-2 feet from a rosette center are pale green and mottled with spots, and prickly around the edges. Blooms: Midsummer. Height: 1-5 feet.




Common Uses

Aloe helps reduce inflammation and speed healing of wounds and burns. It has been shown effective in treating psoriasis, skin ulcers, and fungal infections. It has also demonstrated some positive effects in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, lowering blood sugar and triglycerides. It can also be an effective antiviral when taken internally.




History

Cleopatra used aloe as a beauty cream in ancient Egypt, where it was also used for burns, skin ulcers, and parasites. The east African island of Socotra was the only source of cultivated aloe in the world until 1673. Arab nations used aloe as a laxative as early as the 6th century B.C.




Products Containing this Ingredient

Aloe Vera Juice, Aloe Vera Juice (Inner Leaf), Aloe Vera Juice (Whole Leaf), Anti-Itchy EczemAway, Aqua Flora High Potency, Baby Bath, Honeysuckle, Baby Lotion, Sweet Violet, Bubble Bath, Calming, Bubble Bath, Colds & Flu, Comfort Glide Shaving Oil, Complete Tissue Formula (BF&C), Deodorant, Calendula, Deodorant, Lavender, Deodorant, Lavender, Deodorant, Lemon, Deodorant, Tea Tree Oil, Derma Tone, Emu Rub, Joint Maintenance, Lip Trip, MSM Cream, Multi- Vitamin & Mineral, Liquid, Wild Berry Flavor, Iron- Free, Pro- Gest Body Cream, Shampoo, Pansy Flower, Sunscreen, 30 SPF, Organic Lavender, Vitality Super Green, Wild Yam Cream, X-40 Kit (vira), Vibropathic™ and Herbal




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