General information about the aloe plant
In many ways, we, our body and mind, are challenged every day. That costs a lot of energy and strength. These sometimes negative stress factors can in turn lead to further negative effects on the body. In such situations it is important to counteract this in the form of adequate sleep, exercise and good nutrition. Nature can help us optimally here, because, among other things, it has a great plant ready for us, which supports us to be better prepared for such stressful situations.
We are talking about the aloe vera plant or desert lily.
The leaf gel that is obtained from the inside of the plant is not only a beauty product, but is also a natural product packed with nutrients that can have a positive effect on the organism and thus support the immune system in its daily work (Oppermann 2004, 7) .
Aloe Vera is a lily plant and is related to asparagus, onion and garlic. There are currently more than 300 different species of botanists listed worldwide. Aloe Vera Barbardensis Miller (or Linnè) is the most important for cosmetic and medicinal use.The leaf gel that is obtained from the inside of the plant is not only a beauty product, but is also a natural product packed with nutrients that can have a positive effect on the organism and thus support the immune system in its daily work (Oppermann 2004, 7) .
It is a plant that is at home in hot climates. This is primarily found in regions such as Central and South America, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and also southern Europe (such as Italy, Spain or Greece). It is above all the valuable ingredients that make Aloe Vera Barbardensis Miller so interesting. Numerous active ingredients have already been recorded and researched. These active ingredients are found inside the leaf. The plants reach heights of 150 cm and bloom in spring. The flower is a towering yellow flower that makes the plant up to two meters high.
The plants themselves are only harvested after three to five years, whereby only the leaves are harvested, since only then are the nutrients and active substances formed sufficiently. A special feature of the plant is that it is particularly robust and can heal itself very quickly. Especially when a leaf is cut off from the aloe vera plant, you can experience how fast the healing process takes place. Also, if the plant is dug up, it is still able to regenerate itself for weeks by putting it back into the ground. This means that this plant can survive longer transport routes (Bankhofer 2013, 15-17).