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Aloe Vera, also known as the ‘plant of immortality’ by the ancient Egyptians, was used for its healing properties since time immemorial. Aloe Vera plants are commonly found in the African regions and belong to the family of Xanthorrhoeaceae, known for its succulent or fleshy leaves. This nontoxic plant stores water in its leaves and survives in low rainfall and arid regions.  Aloe Vera leaf looks unique; it doesn’t have any stems and the edges of leaves have tiny spikes. Aloe Vera is highly regarded as a miracle or wonder plant for its healing properties. You must have seen this ornamental plant in terrace gardens, but didn’t realize it’s worth. The various healing properties make aloe vera a favourite choice among organic and fitness enthusiasts. This magical plant is used for the treatment of various kinds of diseases and illness. Aloe vera consist as much as 75 nutrients, 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids and 200 active enzymes. Aloe vera contains Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and B12, Vitamin C and E, folic acid and Niacin. Minerals found in aloe vera include copper, iron, sodium, calcium, zinc, potassium, chromium, magnesium and manganese. The nutrients naturally present in aloe vera makes it a potential herbal product that can be safely used both internally and externally. This exotic plant contains other beneficial compounds like polysaccharides, mannans, anthraquinones and lectins. The presence of these nutrients makes it possible to use aloe vera for variety of therapeutic purposes.

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