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The Aloe Vera plant grows in tropical climate zones around the world like sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar and Arabia. This beautiful plant can become 50-100 cm tall and has thick fleshy green leaves and white teeths at the margin. Aloes have been cultivated for thousands of years. Read further to discover what healing benefits Aloe Vera has.

Different Types Of Aloe Vera

aloe vera botanical garden
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aloe vera
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450 different types of the Aloe species have been discovered in the world. They all differ a little bit in form, size and color as you can see on the photos above.

Healing Benefits Of Aloe Vera

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The Aloe Vera extract is used for cosmetic and traditional medical uses, especially in the ayurvedic medicine. The extract has many benefits. It could be: detoxifying, it supports the immune system, it lowers cholesterol and blood sugar and it boosts your vitamin and mineral intake.
You can use it internal and external. The most common usage is the skin treatment at home. The Aloe Vera gel can help, when you like to hydrate your skin or even if you have damaged skin like acne or a sunburn. You can get Aloe Vera leaves single or as a pack in an organic supermarket. Simply cut the Aloe Vera leave in the length and lay it directly on the skin. You will feel the moisturizing and cooling effect immediately. If you don´t need the whole leaf at the moment, you can store the cut leaf for a couple of days and it is still hydrated.

Selection Of Products Which Contain Aloe Vera:


Aloe Ferox Juice by Kiki Health, London, ca. 17$.


Hydration Inner Beauty Boost by The Beauty Chef, Sydney, ca. 40$.


Lucense Illuminating Floral Extract by In Fiore, San Francisco, ca. 130$.


Pomegranate Rose Geranium Serum Concentrate by Odacité, Los Angeles, ca. 42$.

Bergamot & Aloe Shower Gel by Earth Tu Face, Oakland California, ca. 42$.

Active Body Wash by EiR, New York, ca. 24$.


Organic Day Crème by Dr. Alkaitis, West Sacramento California, ca. 70$.

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