What is Aloe Vera?
Often called the “Miracle Plant” or
the “Natural Healer”, Aloe Vera is the plant of many
It flourishes in warm and dry
climates, and many people mistake it for a cactus, but,
in fact it is a member of the lily family.
It stays moist where other plants
would wilt and die, closing its pores to prevent the
loss of moisture.
There are over 200 varieties of
Aloes, but is the Aloe Barbadensis Miller (Aloe Vera)
plant which has been of most use to mankind because of
its medicinal properties.
Ancient records show that the
benefits of Aloe Vera have been known for centuries.
Its therapeutic advantages and healing properties have
survived more than 5000 years.
George Elbers first discovered its
antiquity in 1862, in an Egyptian papyrus dated 1500 BC.