Popular names - English: ALOES; German: aloe; French: ALOES; Spanish: acibar.

Aloe Vera - native to southern Africa.

Aloe Vera - perennial herb with stem wood, 2-3 m, simple neramificata, covered by remnants of dried leaves. Rosette leaves collected in the top of the trunk, Sesia, triangulation into sections and are consistent meat lower surface is convex, the top is concave according to the turgid leaf, lower surface presents spins as the leaf edge, spins Rosietici. Raceme blossom compound, erect. Ovat-acute bracts, 8-10 x 3-5 mm. Peduncle 4-5 mm. Flowers orange, 33 mm. Blooms in July-September. Fruit capsule 3 lodges. Seeds black, oval-shaped wings.

Culture - grow well in exhibitions sunny, well drained. Hang Panthe temperature of -3 ° C.

Multiplication - the seeds. It resembles the well-drained ground and covered with sand. After germination lasts wet, but not to excess. You can transplant when plants were 4 cm high. Leaf juice has properties aperitif, digestive, laxatives, purgatives.

Juice is obtained by cutting leaves at the base, allow to flow alone or is pressed, the juice obtained is heated to make fire, allow to cool to intarii. Juice color is dark brown, glossy, has characteristic odor and bitter taste.

Aloe vera is not venomous, but in the end laxative use should be limited in time, not indicated during pregnancy and lactation, and in case of inflamtii bowel and pelvic organs. Aloe juice and extract in external use, the healing of wounds, the burns and insect stings.

Aloe extract esyour account as potential therapy for AIDS, in association with antiviral agents.

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External use - tincture - 20 g of juice thickened alcohol in 100 ml of 70 °. Ten drops as a digestive, and 1-2 g as a purgative.

References

Charles W. Kane - Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest - Lincoln Town Press, 2006

Commonwealth Secretariat - Guidelines for Exporters of Medicinal Herbs to the European Market - Commonwealth Secretariat, 2001

Manuchair Ebadi - Pharmacodynamic Basis of Herbal Medicine - CRC, 2006

Maurice M. Iwu - Handbook of African Medicine Plants - CRC Press, 1993

Tom Reynolds - ALOES: The genus Aloe - CRC, 2004

Will Giles - Encyclopedia of Exotic Plants for Temperate climates - Timber Press, 2007

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