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Aloe vera - elixir of youth

Prized by ancient civilisations for thousands of years for its health-giving properties, the ancient Egyptians referred to it as ‘the plant of immortality’, inscribing the walls of the pharaohs’ tombs with drawings of Aloe plants. Both Nefertiti and Cleopatra used Aloe vera for its age-defying effects on the skin. The Chinese called it ‘elixir of youth’ for the same reason.

Aloe vera barbadensis Miller, or ‘true Aloe’, resembles a cactus with spiky fleshy leaves but, in fact, it is a succulent. The fleshy leaves exude a ‘gel’ containing essential minerals, vitamins, proteins, lipids, amino acids, enzymes and polysaccharides, when cut, and is a true superfood.

Whole leaf Aloe contains more of these important nutrients than other Aloe juices and should ideally contain 17,000 MPS ....

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