Aloe Vera: a medicinal plant with a symphony of healthful benefits

“I remember my childhood names for grasses and secret flowers. I remember where a toad may live and what time the birds awaken in the summer — and what trees and seasons smelled like — how people looked and walked and smelled even.”
John Steinbeck

Aloe Vera: a medicinal plant with a symphony of healthful benefits.

The botanical name of Aloe Vera is Aloe barbadensis miller, and it’s part of the Liliaceae family. Of all the Aloe species, Aloe Vera is the most biologically active, scientists have identified over 200 naturally occurring components including polysaccharides, amino acids, enzymes, glycoproteins, vitamins, and minerals.

Our relationship with Aloe Vera and its healing properties spans across thousands of years. In Ancient Greece, it was known as a universal panacea, the Egyptians named it “the plant of immortality” and for the Native Americans it was “the wand of eternity”

Aloe Vera is a nutrient-powerhouse and an adaptogen: taken internally it can improve digestion, assist nutrient absorption, and boost your immune system.

It’s known for its ability to reduce inflammation and irritation, inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, and deeply replenish parched skin with its hydrating properties. No surprise then, that in recent times aloe gel and aloe extract have become essential ingredients in a wide range of skincare products, from sun creams and toothpaste to shampoo and antibacterial hand soaps.

Alongside the vast array of Aloe’s medicinal qualities, its beauty also lies in its simplicity. Aloe is incredibly easy to grow: the presence of its fresh, succulent leaves adds an air of clean beauty to the home and utterly exude vibrancy and health. Akin to a living pharmacy, it can be used as a go-to home remedy by cutting into the inner part of its fleshy leaves and applying the clear, jelly-like aloe gel they contain directly onto small scrapes, minor burns and skin infections.

Organic Aloe Vera is one of the star ingredients in AMLY’s new purifying hand mist. We’ve blended it with our potent formula of antiviral, antibacterial and cleansing essential oils to ensure your skin stays hydrated, soothed, and protected naturally. So you can still choose conscious, sustainable beauty and stay safe.

Purify, Protect, Prevent.


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