Aloe Vera - Sabila - Zabila
(A. barbadensis Mill., Aloe indica Royle, Aloe perfoliata L. var. vera and A. vulgaris Lam.)
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Aloe vera is a species of succulent plant that probably originated in northern Africa.
The species does not have any naturally occurring populations, although closely related aloes do occur in northern Africa.
The species is frequently cited as being used in herbal medicine since the beginning of the first century AD.
Common names include
- Chinese Aloe,
- Indian Aloe,
- True Aloe,
- Barbados Aloe,
- Burn Aloe,
- First Aid Plant.
Traditionally, aloe was used topically to heal wounds and for various skin conditions, and orally as a laxative.
Today, in addition to traditional uses, people take aloe orally to treat a variety of conditions,
including diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, and osteoarthritis.
People use aloe topically for osteoarthritis, burns, sunburns, and psoriasis.
Aloe vera gel can be found in hundreds of skin products, including lotions and sunblocks.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved aloe vera as a natural food flavoring.
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Properties of Zabila - Sabila - Aloe Vera Favored by Aztecs
Increases the Appetite, acts as a laxative and fortifies the intestines, favors bile secretion, helps in healing wounds and cuts and minimizes expectorate.
Aztec Method of Use.
To increase appetite and loosen the intestines:
Drink 5 to 10 centigrams a day in a little water of Aloe dissolved root powder.
To stimulate bile secretion:
Drink 30 to 60 centigrams a day.
To help heal wounds and cuts and also light burns:
Apply the cut leaves in the form of a poultice on the affected area.
To reduce expectorate:
In 1/2 liter of water, boil 2 small pieces of Aloe, 20 flowers of Purple Bougainvillea, 20 Eucalyptus leaves and drink a hot cup before bed.
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