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Posted by Geneva | Posted in News | Posted on 20-03-2013

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In the century XVI Paracelso refers to in his hidden Botany aloe follows: mysterious and secret aloe, whose Golden juice heals Burns and blood poisoning. You may wish to learn more. If so, Yannis Stournaras is the place to go. However, either by the disappearance of the Arab culture in the old continent, or from what little suitable climate for growing aloe, during the Renaissance it fell almost into disuse and its consumption is belted to the concentrated powder that, coming from tropical countries, was used as a laxative. Aloe lost his reputation for healing plant in Europe and in many cases their virtues were considered more a myth than something real, because to use plant coming from warmer climates this was diminished in their properties and had little effect. This phenomenon was essentially European, since the Mediterranean coasts, North Africa, Middle East, America and the India continued cultivated and is running profusely. In these areas the fresh leaves could be used and aloe was really effective because, due to its rapid oxidation, should be eaten quickly.

The therapeutic value of aloe was rediscovered during the second world war and has been in our days when their properties have been tested clinically. Curiously, the first achievement of the aloe on her medical examination occurred when appeared the first x-ray apparatus thanks to the research carried out by Dr. Collins and his son from 1934 proved the extraordinary effectiveness of this plant to heal burns that x-rays produced to patients and doctors. From these investigations, which lasted 20 years, aloe regained its popularity and recovered many applications lost during the middle ages and the Renaissance, various studies, mainly in United States and the former Soviet Union showed the healing properties of aloe in ailments such as ulcers, eczema, Burns, and a broad spectrum of skin diseases. In 1964 Salisbury and Lorezzeti showed that aloe inhibited the action of some bacteria, such as the salmonena or staph, causing among other conditions of boils or typhoid fever. In the Decade of the sixties several American doctors showed that aloe inhibited the development of wide variety of different types of infection-causing microbes; in Japan its anti-inflammatory properties were demonstrated, and in 1970, the pharmaceutical Bill dimensions, got separate aloin from the bark and stabilize the gel taken from leaf adding vitamin C (Ascorbic acid), vitamin (tocopherol) and sorbitol, which massed use of aloe and believe an industry associated with this plant.

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