The reputation of Cleopatra’s beauty, great love of Mark Antony, is a fact that lives in people’s imagination for centuries. For a long time, studies have tried to understand the secret to the fame of this great ancient Egyptian character.
What was the secret behind her beauty, her skin, hair, face, and body? What kind of food could rejuvenate the skin, stimulate collagen, moisturize and have anti-microbial properties that fight fungi and bacteria?
All of these functions are actually found in Aloe Vera. Ancient records show that the benefits of Aloe Vera have been known to mankind for centuries. Its therapeutic advantages and healing properties have survived more than 5000 years! The benefits are outstanding!
Aloe is a healing plant with so much to offer. It can be used for cuts, insect bites and damaged skin tissues because aloe produces fibroblast cells that manufacture collagen. So many commercial products are now using this plant but its power has been known for at least thousands of years. The Bible refers to aloe calling it the “bitter herb.” Marco Polo writes of its magical powers. Even Mahatma Gandhi called it a “secret force” that helped him when fasting.
Studies say that Cleopatra applied Aloe Vera to her skin on a daily basis. She also outlined her eyes with black kohl, applied blush to her cleavage to make her breasts look rounder and used perfumes made of rose and cinnamon (Cleopatra’s fondness of perfumes caused Mark Antony to provide her with a perfume factory).
The Aloe Vera plant is one of the most studied herbs in the natural products category. An adult Aloe Vera plant can be used for up to 21 leaves. The plant contains over 200 biologically active, naturally-occurring constituents including polysaccharides, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and minerals that promote nutrient absorption, digestive health, a healthy immune system, and a reduction of nitrates.
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