Aloe Vera

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The gel from the Aloe Vera plant has been uses for thousand of years for healing and softening the skin. Some consider it a miracle plan for universal health. It grows on all continents and replicates itself. There are various species of aloe that have many nutritional and medical properties.

The fresh gel is rich in micro-nutrients: vitamins, (A,B,C, and E) and mineral salts (phosphorus, potassium, calcium, chlorine, iron, and zinc). The aloe vera plant can be planted under ground like a pineapple and nature does the rest. It is hardy plant and easy to grow.

Once the plant is cut width wise, the clear pulp can be collected for use. The pulp of aloe vera plant is commonly used for burns and abrasions and aid in healing. It also can be used as a skin lotion, that rejuvenates and helps to eliminate premature aging. Aloe vera also hydrates the skin, acts as an astringent and has antibacterial properties.

Aloe vera juice can aid with constipation if ingested. The liquid of the leaves contains anthraquinones with stimulates the intestinal tract, and can cause stomach cramps.

Just keeping you informed. Stay healthy and well!


Aloe Vulgaris, Retrieved from google app Plantes Medicinales


Published by Dr. Marilyn Crosby, PhD, MBA, MSN RN

I am an registered nurse with a variety of nursing experience in many areas of healthcare, including critical care, research, program management, quality, and complementary care. I have a passion for "all things related to health & wellness" and want to share pertinent information. Stay Well!

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