The Aloe Vera Plant

The Aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of conditions, most notably burns, wounds, skin irritations, and constipation. It is grown in subtropical and tropical locations, including South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Aloe was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines throughout most of the 18th and 19th centuries and it remains one of the most commonly used herbs in the world today, the aloe vera plant.   Sometimes it is described as a “wonder plant“. Aloe is a genus that contains more than 300 species of flowering succulent plants. The Aloe vera leaves are succulent, erect and form a dense rosette. Many uses...

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