Aloe Vera in istorie

Aloe in ancient egyptFor over 3,500 years, tales of "healing Aloe Vera" plants have been handed down through centuries by word of mouth. From the Bible's mention of removing Christ from the cross and wrapping his body in aloes and myrrh, (John 19:39), we find Aloe Vera mysteriously appearing in every phase of history, with many testimonials to its great medicinal values. The earliest documented use of Aloe Vera comes from the ancient Egyptians, but it was also grown and used by King Solomon, who was said to have valued it highly. Alexander the Great conquered the island of Socotra in order to have the Aloe for his army.

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Folosirea Aloe Vera in zilele noastre

The plant has fleshy leaves in form of spear growing directly from Earth, the edges in the form of saw tooth. In the middle is a strain which end in flowers yellow-red cylindrical shape.
Cultivated Plant height is 75 - 120 cm, is 12-15 late leaves, meat, weight of leaves was between 700 - 1500 grams. Leaf size depends on the quality of soil and climatic conditions. The plant reaches maturity after 3-4 years, only then can begin the harvest.
Aloe Vera plant grows naturally in Africa, north, east and south in countries around the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, in India, China and the Indian Ocean islands. It is cultivated in the islands in the Caribbean Sea, in countries like the Dominican Republic, Barbados, Jamaica, Puerto-Rico. Large plantations are found in Texas, California, Arizona and Mexico. Generally not plant grows in areas where the temperature falls much below zero degrees while.

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