According to historians, the ancient Egyptians were the first civilization to cultivate and utilise aloe vera for cosmetic and health purposes*. From peasants to royalty, their culture valued the ingredient as a symbol of healing and it was often referred to as “the plant of immortality”*. Even today, the plant’s inherent benefits don’t go unnoticed.
When ingested, aloe vera:
• Supports digestion, intestinal tract cleaning and gastrointestinal wellbeing*
When sitting pretty:
You can always find the real thing and decorate your desk or home with an aloe plant. According to Little Black Book by Otegha Uwagba, they are easy to look after and have “the added bonus of purifying the air around you”!
* Amar Surjushe, Resham Vasani and D.G. Saple. Aloe Vera: A Short Review. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.