Dating back millennia, Aloe barbadensis miller, or the aloe vera plant is a succulent that thrives in tropical climates and is believed to originate from the Arabian Peninsula. Its origins were close to ancient trade routes that would have spread its cultivation worldwide, and because of this, it is now found across the globe.
Aloe vera health benefits
Aloe vera is one of the oldest plants mentioned in written history, depicted first on clay tablets in Mesopotamia around 2,200 BC. It was revered in Ancient Egypt as “the plant of immortality”, and was so popular that such as Cleopatra and Nefertiti used it daily in their health and beauty regimens. Due to the wide range of medicinal properties, it has been cultivated for thousands of years in China, India, Egypt, Latin America, and the Caribbean Islands, to name a few, and aloe vera juice is one of the most widely available Western herbal ingredients on the market today. The long bright green stems are cut off of the base of the plant and harvested for their thick juices located in the flesh underneath the succulent’s skin.
While aloe vera is popularly associated in Western culture with soothing sunburn and its hydration properties, it has been used for millennia to alleviate digestive upset. Specifically, aloe vera calms and protects the GI tract while helping with stomach ailments. With a wide range of health-promoting benefits, aloe vera juice will continue to be a favored ingredient in many natural remedies, such as our Digestive Relief & Repair liquid formula.
Why we use aloe vera | healthy, beyond relief
- Aids in controlling and managing symptoms of digestive upset
- Calms and protects the gastrointestinal tract
- Supports healing of stomach ailments