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Aloe Vera

 

Aloe Vera is the most commercialized aloe species, and processing the leaf pulp has become a worldwide industry. In the cosmetic industry, it has been used as base material for the production of creams, lotions, soaps, shampoos, facial cleansers and other products. In the food and complementary medicinal industry, it has been used as an ingredient in health beverages. At Aloway Africa, we specialize in using good agricultural and organic farming and state of the art processes to harvest Aloe Vera, nature’s gift to a healthy life. 

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There are very few plant extracts which hold the accolade of being an effective application for both internal and external conditions. Below are details regarding origin, internal and topical uses.

Medicinal History

The Origin of Aloe Vera: The Liliaceae family of plants includes nearly 360 different Aloe species. Among these Aloe species, only one variety has a legendary medical reputation dating back thousands of years, to the times of Ancient Civilization: the famous Aloe Vera plant.

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Internal Use

Aloe Vera falls into the category of complementary medicines and is conjunctive in the use and treatment of conventional medication. A review, released by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology, detailed the pharmaceutical properties that have recently been discovered for both the Aloe Vera gel and whole leaf extract.

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External Use

In the cosmetic industry, Aloe Vera is one of the most popular bio-active ingredients used as a base material for skin care products because of its well-known skin soothing and moisturizing properties. 

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