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Aloe Vera overview

Barbadensis Miller

Family: ALOACEAE / ASPHODELACEAE

Aloe is a member of the Lily family, yet it is very cactus-like in appearance. Even though there are over 240 species of Aloe there is only four recognized as having nutritional value.

The main Aloe used in commercial products is Aloe barbadensis miller or Aloe Vera[1]. Aloe mainly grows in the dry regions of Africa, Asia, Europe and America as well as in Australia.

The aloe leaf contains over 75 nutrients and 200 active compounds, including 20 minerals, 18 amino acids, and 12 vitamins makes for a high quality Aloe Drink. You only use the nutritious inner gel - not the outer rind of the leaf. Adding Aloe Vera to a smoothy or vegetable juice is one of the most nutritious drinks you can have.

Aloe can have a nauseating bitter taste, rendering it unusable in cooking, but this very property protects it in the wild as animals will move on to tastier treats. The component creating this bitterness can often be seen as a thin orange or bright yellow line oozing from the freshly-broken leaf.

It is an easy plant to grow and requires little care other than protecting it from frost.

 


Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller




 
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References

 [#]SourceTitle and link to resource if available
[1]  WikipediaAloe Vera
[2]  Herbal Information CentreAloe Vera
[3]  healthreaction.comThe Healing Benefits of Aloe Vera
[4]  Positive HealthArticles about Aloe Vera
[5]  Nupro3,500 years
[6]  Herbs are SpecialAloe Vera
[7]  Goran and Sloba VukosavFood Supplements and Aloe Vera
[8]  Penny C. RoyalHerbally Yours (ISBN-13: 978-0960922611)
[9]  Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Composition and Applications of Aloe vera Leaf Gel
[10]  Herbal LegacyChemical Constituents of Aloe Vera
[11]  Gits4u.comMedicinal Plant Aloe
[12]  Aloe JaumaveBackground of Aloe Vera
[13]  About.comHow to Grow Aloe Plants
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