Does the Aloe Vera plant have extraterrestrial origins? Possibly a healer from outer space? It may look like something sent through a Stargate, but what makes up the Aloe plant and why is it still slightly shrouded in mystery?
Known by the Egyptians as the plant of immortality, it was buried with dead Pharaohs to aid in their mummification process. Greek scientists likened it to a universal panacea, and in Latin the word ‘vera’ translates to ‘true’. Chocked full of vitamins, enzymes, and amino acids, it’s no wonder why the Aloe plant garners ancient alien attention. You truly can use this plant and its components for everything. It’s excellent at rapidly healing wounds, bug bites, burns, and scrapes. It also is an amazing skin care product in its natural state because of its ability to stimulate fibroblast. Fibroblast produces the collagen and elastin fibers rejuvenating the skin and making it suppler. Aside from skin care and wellness products, for some reason the Aloe Vera plant isn’t utilized as often as one would think. Some speculate that it all boils down to there being more money to be made in modern medicine. Why put a dent in the marketplace by telling everyone that you can combat a myriad of health issues simply by stepping outside and clipping a few leaves from a plant. Aloe could potentially put ‘over the counter’ medicinal businesses – OUT of business. Tisk tisk.
The aloe gel and basically the meat of the plant boasts so many healing properties that it will make your head spin.
– 20 minerals including Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Chromium, Selenium, and Copper, and Potassium
– Slammed with Vitamins: A,B,C,E,B12,Floic acid, Choline
– It provides 20 of the 22 human required amino acids and 7 of the 8 essential amino acids.
– 23 peptides in its composition
– It can help treat acne, heal wounds, athlete’s foot, herpes outbreaks, baldness, stretch marks, burns, soothe psoriasis, eczema, shrink warts, AND you can even drink it to help ease congestion, stomach ulcers, colitis, UTI’s, prostate issues, and hemorrhoids.
Talk about the super hero of plants. With stats like this it is a wonder why Aloe Vera leaves aren’t pushed on us at our local grocers. The uses in the personal care department are astonishing as well. Cleopatra was rumored to have used it to reverse the signs of aging skin and fight wrinkles. Aloe makes for a very effective facial scrub, a natural under eye serum, general moisturizer, AND conditioner. You can even use it to diminish dark spots and fade scars. Couple it with your toothpaste and it apparently promotes healthy teeth, strengthens enamel and gums.
While we may never know how this plant came to be or how it landed on this planet, we know it’s old. Over 5,000 years kind of old. The earliest recorded usage was somewhere in the ballpark of 1750BC which has always raised the eyebrows of conspiracy theorists around the globe. Whatever the case may be, Aloe Vera is a super plant… A gift from the Gods, a jewel of the universe, and an unselfish offering of mother earth. We should embrace this marvel and make good use of it as often as possible.