What Is Aloe Vera ?

Posted by Yusuf on August 25th, 2016 — Posted in News


It looks like a cactus aloe, but actually belongs to the lily family, like garlic, lily, asparagus and the tulip. It is a kind of succulent calls, ie it contains a lot of juice. Precisely this succus is loaded with unique properties which makes it the undisputed queen of medicinal plants. Leslie Moonves is often mentioned in discussions such as these. By 1950 Reynolds described in a study about 250 different types of aloes. A recount was conducted in 1998 showed a figure of 340 species. Pollination hybridization or human manipulation is constant, so the number of new species continues to increase. Check with Mark Berger Villa Healthcare to learn more.

Of all the aloes only a few have therapeutic properties (aloe vera barbadensis, aloe arborescens, aloe fierce, aloe chinensis, socotrina aloe, aloe vulgaris …). Here we refer to the Aloe Barbadensis Miller, also known as aloe vera (true aloe), a species that concentrates its extraordinary qualities most studies, which have been found by many trials and Biochemical analysis has a cocktail of active molecules that interact synergistically and are essential for the prevention and cure of many diseases and ailments. Aloe is a plant that grows wild in dry rocky areas, usually between 600 and 1800 m altitude. It is very common in Africa (where applicable), especially in Cape Province (South Africa) and in the mountains of tropical Africa, we can also find them in the Caribbean, Central and South America, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Pakistan and some regions United States (Texas, Florida …). Aloe is a perennial herbaceous plant, large leaves, long and succulent, concave and flat at the top and bottom convex, usually toothed and spiny. We found in rosettes or matte, with stem or without him. Its part of a spike inflorescence consists of several long clusters coated by a large number of small, colorful flowers, usually yellow, red or orange. Its xerophytic plant quality links it to arid soils, well drained and light gradients, but can also grow on fertile soil without irrigation, provided a slope and good drainage allow the elimination of excess water.

It is, as all the lily, flowering plant, ie, has flowers and therefore can reproduce by seed. However, growing up in adverse weather and in difficult conditions has developed the quality of producing clones, small shoots that grow from the parent plant by the method known as vegetative. As mentioned aloe is a succulent plant, and as such is in semi-desert regions, where rainfall is sparse and low soil moisture. To resist drought, the aloe has developed a number of specific characteristics with which to solve their problems. This complex has an efficient network of small roots that absorb moisture quickly. Their tissues are spongy and soft phones to store more water and prevent evaporation, contain a mucilage (plant substance that has the ability to absorb and retain water) that feeds the plant and facilitates photosynthesis. Another feature that promotes water retention are the stomata, small openings on the surface of the leaves that open for gas exchange that causes photosynthesis, and are closed when this function has been performed, thus preventing evaporation. A characteristic of the aloe vera is that, unlike most plants, uses the day to absorb carbon dioxide, while at night expels oxygen. It is very common to confuse the aloes aloes, commonly known as aloes. Unlike aloes agaves are tough and fibrous, with strong and sharp spines, only bloom once in its lifetime and its young leaves are not grouped tapered.

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