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Aloe Vera and its curiosities

At Terraloe we love Aloe Vera, that's why we really like to share with you all this information and curious facts about this wonderful plant, and thus, together learn more about the wonders that nature gives us, as is the case of aloe.

In this opportunity we tell you 10 curiosities of Aloe Vera that perhaps you did not know:

1. It may surprise you to know that Aloe Vera belongs to the same family as garlic and onion, that is, the "liliaceae". 2. It has been used as a medicine for thousands of years (Egyptians, Persians, Chinese, Greeks) and although it is a plant with an arid climate and terrain, it has spread practically all over the world. 3. At present, it continues to be one of the main natural products used in healing and beauty treatments, without neglecting its use in food. 4. It is a plant, without a stem or with a very short stem, whose leaves are very fleshy that converge in the center, its color is green/greyish and it can reach more than half a meter in height, the outside of its leaves have a ¨ smooth and soft skin and spiny edges. 5. There are more than 200 different varieties of aloe, some also with many healthy properties. At Terraloe we grow the Barbadensis Miller spice, which is the most widely used in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries.

6. Not a cactus, Aloe Vera's spiny leaves and the fact that it is grown in desert soils or landscapes means it is often mistaken for some type of cactus. However, it is a plant belonging to the Liliaceae family.

7. Contains more than 200 nutrients, Aloe Vera is a superfood, its gel provides a rich combination of nutrients that includes a list of vitamins, such as antioxidant vitamins C, E and B12, beta-carotene, as well as important minerals, such as magnesium , manganese, zinc, copper, chromium, calcium, sodium, potassium and iron. It also contains 19 of the 20 amino acids required by the human body. This includes 7 of the 8 essential amino acids that the body cannot manufacture and must be consumed as food. In addition, it also includes important polysaccharides that stimulate the immune system, lipases and proteases to aid digestion, powerful anti-inflammatory plant sterols, protective saponins, lignin, anthraquinones, which have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, bacterial properties, and salicylic acid.

8. It is an adaptogen, this means that it is a substance that increases the non-specific resistance of an organism to adverse influences such as stress infection. In other words, it is a "smart" ingredient, it does what you need most and where you need it most.

9. It is excellent for animal health, aloe vera also works to take care of the health of animals. It can be used to heal skin wounds and can also be included in your diet. 10. It is ideal to purify the air, an investigation carried out by NASA scientists on which are the ideal plants to "clean the air", revealed that aloe vera is one of the most beneficial thanks to its purifying power that releases oxygen and absorbs carbon dioxide at night. Actually, it is impressive how many things and properties Aloe Vera has, multiple benefits that vary from improving the skin to combating negative energies in the home.

Learn more about Aloe with us and be inspired to add it to your daily diet and use it at home. You will not regret it!

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