Aloe Vera history

2200 BC - 1500 BC (Sumeria/Southern Mesopotamia (IRAQ)

Some scholars believe that the first source to group Aloe Vera to other healing plants was a Sumerian clay tablet unearthed in the city of Nippur. 

400 BC - 600 BC (Arabia)

Arab traders spread the plant from the Persian Empire throughout the Arab world all the way to India..

Alexander the Great is said to have conquered the island of Sucotra to secure its crop of Aloe to supply the medicinal plant on the battlefield.

50 BC - 86 AD (Greece)

Arab traders spread the plant from the Persian Empire throughout the Arab world all the way to India..

Alexander the Great is said to have conquered the island of Sucotra to secure its crop of Aloe to supply the medicinal plant on the battlefield.

2200 BC - 1500 BC (Sumeria/Southern Mesopotamia (IRAQ)

Some scholars believe that the first source to group Aloe Vera to other healing plants was a Sumerian clay tablet unearthed in the city of Nippur. 

400 BC - 600 BC (Arabia)

Arab traders spread the plant from the Persian Empire throughout the Arab world all the way to India..

Alexander the Great is said to have conquered the island of Sucotra to secure its crop of Aloe to supply the medicinal plant on the battlefield.

50 BC - 86 AD (Greece)
Arab traders spread the plant from the Persian Empire throughout the Arab world all the way to India..

Alexander the Great is said to have conquered the island of Sucotra to secure its crop of Aloe to supply the medicinal plant on the battlefield.

historical timeline..

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Origin of Aloe Vera

Most botanists agree, and historical evidence suggest, that the Aloe Vera plant originated in the arid climates of North Africa. The earliest proven record of Aloe Vera comes from Egyptian drawings on temple walls and from the legendary Ebers Papyrus.

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Origin of Aloe Vera

Most botanists agree, and historical evidence suggest, that the Aloe Vera plant originated in the arid climates of North Africa. The earliest proven record of Aloe Vera comes from Egyptian drawings on temple walls and from the legendary Ebers Papyrus.

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Historical uses (Egypt)

Egyptians elevated Aloe Vera to a 'God-like' status and gave it a religious symbol calling it the 'plant of Immortality'.
They believed that the holy symbol hanging in the doorway would protect them from evil influence.
It is believed that they used Aloe Vera to make tuberculosis treatment.
Egypt Queen Nefertiti and Cleopatra are believed to have used Aloe Vera as part of their beauty treatments. 

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fun facts

The true "magic" of the plant lies in the sugars, the polysachharides ("miracle sugars").

Christopher Colombus once said: "Four vegetables are indispensable for the well being of man: Wheat, the grape, the olive, and Aloe. The first nourishes him, the second raises his spirit, the third brings him harmony, and the fourth cures him. 

The bible states that Jesus Christ was embalmed in a mixture of Aloe and Myrrh. 

Etymology

Aloe Vera is derived from the Arabic word "Alloeh" meaning "bitter" because of the bitter liquid found in the leaves. "Vera", which means "true" in Latin, was added to this particular species in order to distinguish its primacy among the other Aloe plants. 

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Names given to Aloe Vera by different countries:

India 'Silent Healer'
China 'Harmonic Remedy'
Russia 'The Elixer of Longevity'
Arabia 'Desert Lily'
Parts of the Caribbean 'Curacao Aloe'