The aloe vera plant is a member of the genus aloe. The aloe genus has many species contained within it. The aloe vera plant is the most common. Many people grow them as an ornamental plant. It is also used by the alternative medicine cosmetics industry. The species within this genus are found throughout the world. Because the plants are succulent plants, they retain moisture and can survive through prolonged periods of no rainfall. Therefore they are common in areas with a hot dry climate such as Egypt and Morocco.
Historically the aloe vera was used as a revitalizing cream in ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptian temples contain drawings of the aloe vera plant on their walls. It is thought the Egyptian queens Cleopatra and Nefertiti used the gel in the aloe vera plant to keep their skin looking young and revitalized. It was even called the “plant of immortality”.
The Jewish nation at the time of King Solomon, also used this plant and it was highly valued. It is mentioned in their holy scriptures. It is mention in the Book of Psalms in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament). In Psalms 45:8 it reads, “All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad”.
In the past the healing properties of this plant was handed down by word of mouth. Today information about it can be found all over the internet and its ingredients be found in numerous products. The ingredients aloe vera plant is used by many to improve their health and nutrition. Many of these people use it to improve the health of their skin.
This plant species is cultivated throughout the world for its gel, found in the fleshy part of the leaves. The gel is used by the cosmetics industry to provide its customers with a cream capable of revitalizing the skin. These revitalizing creams are used to make your skin smoother and look more youthful. Applying these creams to your face and hands on a daily basis can provide a noticeable difference with regards to how your skin looks. After you have placed the cream on your skin, you rub it in with the tips of your fingers. This will cause your face to look red, but this is normal because the circulation of blood has increased.
This gel has other benefits. When applied to the skin and hair it said to be a treatment for dandruff and hair loss. Other benefits include reduction of underarm sweat and to promote healing of painful diseased gums.
The plant has many uses, many which are external. It has been used for many years by many people. It’s healing properties is still relatively unknown by main stream medicine, but widely used in alternative medicine. It might be worth your while to look more into the many benefits of this plant as it has proven to be helpful to many people with regards to their health and nutrition.