Aloe Vera is a tropical plant, which at present has little official standing in the medical community. Despite this it is one of the most widely used substances in the treatment of burns and bruises.
Medical research is currently underway to assess the true medical value of this plant. The FDA has approved development aimed at the eventual use of Aloe Vera in the treatment of cancer and AIDS. Despite having a long history of being used in medicine its benefits as a powerful healing agent have never been properly examined. A situation that is now changing.
Aloe Vera has a long history
The use of aloe vera has a long history spanning many countries from Africa to Egypt, Greece to Italy and even into Japanese folklaw. The Greek physician Dioscorides was one of the earliest to study the use of aloe vera. Aloe vera has drawn the attention of many of the world’s greatest minds, throughout the continents, throughout the ages and throughout the various cultures.
It has taken man thousands of years to learn what he now knows about the benefits of various plants. What can be ingested, what heels burns, warts or rashes, what calms and what aggravates, it has all evolved over a very long time.
This is the common treatment that is the foundation for all our knowledge of the world. Today’s medicine predominantly consists of combinations, variations and reproduction of formulas and methods used through time.
Aloe Vera one of the oldest plants know to possess healing powers
Aloe Vera is one of the oldest plants known to possess healing powers. A Somerien clay tablet written around 2200 BC has been found in the city of Nippur and is believed to be the first written document around 1550 BC was the first detailed document about Aloe Vera. It included 12 formulas for mixing Aloe Vera with other agents to treat both internal and external human disorders.
Around 400 BC Aloe Vera was in wide spread use in India and in Copra’s indigenous drugs of India it was written at this time “The use of Aloes, the common musahhar for external application to inflamed painful parts of the body and for causing purgation [internal cleansing] are too well known in India to need any special mention.”
Aloe Vera still used today
And today the benefits of Aloe Vera are still commonly acknowledged. Internally Aloe Vera is predominantly used as a level 1 (over the counter) laxative, whilst externally or topically it is used to treat wounds, minor burns and skin irritations.