Ideal for Everyday Use
History has shown us that aloe vera is one of the oldest mentioned plants on record.
Ancient Chinese and Egyptians used aloe vera, and legend reports that Alexander the Great, upon the advice of Aristotle, conquered the island of Socotra, off the coast of Africa, to secure supplies of aloe vera.
Cleopatra used aloe daily. In 1944 after the nuclear bomb, the Japanese survivors used aloe vera gel.
The aloe vera plant is one of the most studied herbs in the natural products category. An adult aloe vera plant reaches maturity at 3-4 years and can reach a height of 30 inches with up to 21 leaves.
Aloe vera contains over 200 biologically active, naturally-occurring constituents including polysaccharides, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and minerals.
Aloe Vera is a favorite herb in many nations of the world. Ancient physicians considered it to be a blessing to mankind.
The origins of Aloe Vera are in North Africa. Its name derives from the Arabic word "alloeh" which means "bitter."
This name was given to aloe because of its juice, which has a bitter taste.
Vera in Latin means "real".
The first note of aloe is found on the Sumerian clay tables that date back to 2100 BC. Tables have been created at the time of the King of Akkad, and talk about the beneficial properties of this plant.
The antiquity of these plants is confirmed by the Egyptian papyri that date back to 1500 BC. The Egyptians called aloe "plant of immortality", and pharaohs took it with them into their afterlife.