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One could almost equate aloe vera to a "good fairy" among all the natural ingredients we find in skin care products today.
The aloe plant with its fleshy leaves belongs to the lily family (Liliaceae) despite the fact that it looks much more like a cactus with its spiny, long succulent leaves. Over 200 species grow in Africa, Asia, the Americans and Europe; and with Russia leading, many of these plants have been more effective than all the rest: ALOE BARBADENSIS, or as we know it, aloe vera. "Verea" is a Latin word, meaning "true". Aloe vera, the true healing plant was known in folk medicine for countless centuries. It is now cultured in many countries to satisfy the demand for the precious aloe gel all over the world. It is used as an active ingredient in thousands of medicinal remedies including skin care products.
Aloe vera is an ancient plant: European docuemnts prove its use back in 1500 B.C., while Egyptian papers mention its incredible healting powers even many centuries before that. It was used internally for stomach and digestive disorders, kidney and gallbladder …