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Cape Aloe Plant

History

Women of ancient Africa had access to many natural botanical ingredients that are widely used today in skin care products.

The Aloe plant is perhaps the most well known of these. The use of Aloe gel has been found described in writings in many different cultures and as far back as the Greek, Egyptian, and Roman eras.

References have also been found in writings from the Indian and Chinese early cultures. Ancient records show that the benefits of Aloe have been known for centuries, with its therapeutic advantages & healing properties surviving for over 4000 years.

The earliest record of Aloe is on a Sumerian tablet dating from 2100 BC. Its antiquity was first discovered in 1862 in an Egyptian papyrus dated 1550 BC. Egyptian Queens associated its use with their physical beauty.

It was used to great effect by Greek and Roman physicians. Researchers have found that both the ancient Chinese and Indian used Aloe. Aloe gel is best when used fresh from the plant.



The Benefits

Aloe gel has been used for topical treatment for minor wounds and burns and skin irritations for centuries.

Aloe  used to be known as the "burn plant'. Others have reported benefits of Aloe gel in treating Eczema and Psoriarsis.

Aloe  has been especially helpful to patients with various skin diseases as it has a rejuvenating action.

It acts as a moisturizer and hydrates the skin. After being absorbed into the skin, it stimulates the fibroblast cells and causes them to regenerate.

Fibroblast cells produce collagen and elastin so can help skin look smoother and younger. Simply dab the cape aloe gel on the area and feel the cooling soothing properties.



Harvesting your Gel

Select the thickest leaf on your Cape Aloe plant.

Use a fillet knife to cut the leaf, close to the base of the plant, at a diagonal angle.

Wash the leaf in warm water to remove any dirt or debris.

Use the fillet knife to slice off a thin layer of flesh, on either side of the leaf, to remove its spines. Begin at the base and remove all spines up to the tip of the leaf.

Fillet the leaf in half, beginning at the thick base and slice up to the tip. Turn the leaves over so the gel is facing upward.

Scoop the aloe gel out of the leaf, using a spoon. Do not press too hard when scooping, as you do not want the bitter-tasting sap that lies between the gel and the leaf.

Place the harvested gel into a sandwich bag and seal it. Remove all of the air from the bag and store in the refrigerator. The gel will naturally turn brown over time. To prevent discoloration, cut a vitamin E gel capsule in half and sqeeze the liquid into the gel. Stir  together.  Use within a week.




Cape Aloe Plant plus terracotta pot and watering dish

Fantastic Value at only £9.99

Woman of ancient Africa had access to many natural botanical ingredients that are widely used today in skin care products.

The Aloe plant is perhaps the most well known of these. The use of Aloe gel has been found described in writings in many different cultures and as far back as the Greek, Egyptians, and Roman eras. 

Aloe gel has been used for topical treatment for minor wounds and burns and skin irritations for centuries.

Colour Green
Size sold as 10cm Pot
Position Anywhere with light
Note Care! Spines are sharp!

As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise.

 

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