Aloe Vera - the Miracle Plant

Aloe VeraIn this article we shall talk about magic plant called Aloe Vera. It's also often called the "Miracle Plant" or the "Natural Healer", as it is a plant that keeps many surprises.

Many people think that it's a cactus but actually it belongs to the lily family and grows in warm and dry climates. There are over 200 varieties of Aloes, but the Aloe Barbadensis Miller has been of most use by people because of it's medicinal properties and health benefits.

The therapeutic benefits of Aloe Vera have been known and used for more than 5000 years. The plant was popular in the ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Egyptian queens used it as a remedy for physical beauty.

According to the legend Alexander the Great even coquered the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean to have a supply of Aloes to treat the battle wounds of his soldiers.

The physicians appreciated Aloe Vera as a very effective medicinal herb. In the Philippines it is used with milk for kidney infections. It is known as the excellent treatment of minor burns, and some people keep a live aloe, or "burn plant" on the windowsill for emergency first aid.

Aloe Vera is a strong anti-inflammatory remedy because of natural plant sterols and other naturally occurring substances and polysaccharides and the synergistic way in which they act together.

In the book "Aloe Vera - Nature's Silent Healer" Alasdair Barcroft and Dr Audun Myskja tell how widely is Aloe Vera used 'by people in the treatment and management of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, where it has a steroid-like action without the side effects'.

Aloe Vera is also effective for acne, seborrhoea, eczema, psoriasis. It contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals and provides 7 essential amino acids which are directly linked to cell growth.

Nowadays there are many effective chemical medicines in treating ailments, but they can cause dangerous side effects. That's why more consumers are turning back to natural products.

Aloe Vera is attracting attention, because it has a profoundly positive influence on the health and lifestyle of many.

In the video below you will find Markus Rothkranzi's recipe of Cactus-Aloe smoothie, your Super Longevity drink: