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5 Things You Never Knew About Aloe

08/18/2009 12:20

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 #1 - Aloe Vera works particularly well to halt hair loss, improve the growth of new hair, and thicken the remaining locks. Aloe juice can be applied topically onto balding scalp areas to prevent hair from thinning and boost hair re-growth. 

#2 - In the East Indies, aloes are used as a varnish, to preserve wood from worms and other insects; and skins from insect bites, and even living animals are anointed with it for the same reason. 

#3 - Aloe has been used at least 2,000 years by the Chinese, who call aloe vera "Lu Hui". Today, used against radiation burns, thermal burns, chapped and dry skin, leg ulcers, skin disorders, a laxative, burns in general, and to help heal disorders of the stomach, liver, and spleen and to expel worms. 

#4 - Aloes are referred to in the Bible, and legend suggests that Alexander the Great conquered the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean to secure supplies of Aloes to treat the battle wounds of his soldiers. 

#5 - Queen Cleopatra regarded the gel as a fountain off youth and used it to preserve her skin against the ravages of the Egyptian sun. The Egyptians were also believed to have used the aloe plant in their embalming process. To get your own aloe vera juice Click Here. To find out more about Africa's natural healers just visit the Africa Imports web site or Click Here.