The History of Aloe Vera

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The origin and history of Aloe Vera from its founding in ancient times to the present day is a remarkable story. The serrated edged, succulent, perennial plant, is part of the lily family (Liliaceac) and specie of the Aloe genus. Its full botanical name is Aloe barbadensis miller, and the Latin translation for Aloe Vera literally means “true aloe,” most likely to distinguish it from the other 500 or so species found in the lily family. The Aloe genus evolutionary history in general is not that well understood and, until recently, Aloe Vera’s actual origins were viewed as somewhat mysterious and often a source of debate among researchers.

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Aloe Vera vs CBD: Which is Better?

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Aloe Vera and CBD oil are two popular health supplements. As natural remedies, both plants have been the focus of much research and study over the years. With the promise to relieve many ailments, especially those related to inflammation, Aloe Vera and CBD oil often compete for the attention of consumers. As much as CBD oil has gained momentum in the health and wellness marketplace, when it comes to treating inflammation, Aloe Vera is still the consumer choice as a natural remedy.

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Aloe Vera vs Resveratrol

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Nutritional supplements have long been popular among health-conscious individuals. In the United States, most adults take at least one or more dietary supplement daily. Whether capsule, pill, powder, tablet, tea or juice - the supplement may be vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, enzymes, or a combination of some or all. Two supplements in particular, Aloe Vera and resveratrol, are held to be beneficial for overall health or for managing a number of health conditions.

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Most are familiar with the succulent plant, Aloe Vera. An evergreen perennial, Aloe Vera originated from the Arabian Peninsula but now grows wild in tropical climates around the world, but is also cultivated for its many medicinal and therapeutic applications. Throughout history, the plant’s healing properties have been recognized. Nicknamed the ‘plant of immortality,’ Aloe vera’s earliest recorded used is found in a stone carving from 6,000 years ago in Egypt.

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