Aloe Vera - Introduction

The real Aloe Vera plant is a desert lily, not a cactus. The Aloe Vera is originally from Sudan and parts of Africa. The island of Majorca has perfect climate for farming Barbandensis Aloe Vera Miller. The plant has to adapt to changes in temperature of the hot and cold periods which creates the nutrients efficacity. There are over 400 species of the Aloe plant, only 17 of them are called Aloe Vera (Aloe True). The plant is extremely sensitive to frost. In northern Europe, Aloe Vera can be grown in the garden but should be covered in winter.

The Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller has to flourish for at least five years and requires at least 2,000 hours of sunshine a year, to get the nutrients we need in the direct production of the juice. In Majorca island we have approximately 3,000 hours of sunshine annually. Aloe Vera Flowers Barbandesis Miller are yellow and have a nectar, which we use to produce gourmet flowers.

GeschichteEven in the Bible is mentioned as an ingredient Aloe fumigant and as an ingredient for embalming. Alexander the Great used aloe to treat the wounds of his soldiers. The beautiful Egyptian Cleopatra used it as a cosmetic. Christopher Columbus and Alexander II took leaves of Aloe Vera and urea (uric acid) in their long expeditions, as a medicinal plant to heal wounds or injuries. This was a great success for Alexander II. So it happened that the Spanish conquerors introduced the Aloe Vera in South and Central America.

The first scientific description as "Vera Aloe perfoliata var" was made ​​in 1753 by Carl Linnaeus. Nicolas Laurens Burman granted in 1768 to this variety of a species range. The same year, Philip Miller proposed the name Aloe Barbadensis, referring to Caspar Bauhin well used in 1620 under the name commonly known as Aloe. Due to the later publication of the name Miller had priority to the “Aloe Vera” instead of “Aloe Barbadensis”.