For at least a thousand years, the health benefits of Aloe Vera have earned a worldwide reputation as a plant that heals and nurtures the human body. Also known as the survival plant, it’s commonly used in a variety of health applications, from juicing to natural and organic skin care products to nutritional supplements. This plant can multi-task! An Aloe is a genus containing more than 500 species of flowering succulent plants. According to Kew Gardens, England’s royal botanical center of excellence, Aloe vera has been used for centuries and is currently more popular than ever. It is cultivated worldwide, primarily as a crop for “Aloe gel”, which comes from the leaf.
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