Interesting facts about aloe vera

November 24, 2009 | In: Nature Facts

George Ebers in 1862 first discovered its antiquity in an ancient Egyptian Papyrus, dated 3500 BC.Aloe vera has been used for centuries in China and India.

There are approximately two hundred different aloe vera plants.

The gel of older (therefore, larger) Aloe Vera plants is more effective than that of “baby” plants.

Aloe Vera is also called as the “Lily of the Desert”, since it grows naturally in the desert.

The aloe gel extracted from the plant contains more than 75 nutrients and 200 active compounds including 20 minerals, 18 amino acids and 12 vitamins.

The cosmetics industry also uses Aloe Vera for skin care and hair care products.

The leaf of an Aloe Vera plant is an excellent “first aid” kit, to disinfect minor cut or gall injuries, or insect stings or bites

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