aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis)

  • There are literally hundreds of different kinds of aloe. The book "The Aloes of North America" lists over 200, and that's just for North America.
  • That little plant on your window sill won't do it. The leaves of the aloe vera plant need to be a couple of feet long.
  • Aloe vera is the name for the cultivated variant of the aloe barbadensis plant. It is therefore not found in the wild. It is a significant commercial crop and grown in places like Spain.
  • There are a few other aloes, that share some of the properties of aloe vera, and grow wild in various parts of the world.
  • If you have ever struggled to get the gel out of the leaf, watch how it's really done on the "Proceso de Plantacion y Cultivo de Aloe Vera" video clip (at 1:28 into the clip)

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  • ALOE VERA BARBADENSIS MILLER Es una planta perteneciente a la familia de las liliáceas, al igual que los ajos y cebollas. De aspecto humilde y discreto son múltiples sus virtudes terapéuticas, posee muchos principios activos que estimulan el sistema inmunológico y purifican el cuerpo, tiene excelentes propiedades curativas y nutritivas, efecto antioxidante, antibiótico y antiséptico.
  • http://www.aceiteecologico.org
  • Aloe vera is one of the only known natural vegetarian sources of Vitamin B12, and it contains many minerals vital to the growth process and healthy function of all the body's systems.
  • http://www.herbwisdom.com
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