Aloe Vera Throughout History: The True Story – AloeCure

The origin and history of Aloe Vera from its founding in ancient times to the present day is a remarkable story. The serrated edged, succulent, perennial plant, is part of the lily family (Liliaceac) and specie of the Aloe genus. Its full botanical name is Aloe barbadensis miller, and the Latin translation for Aloe Vera literally means “true aloe,” most likely to distinguish it from the other 500 or so species found in the lily family. The Aloe genus evolutionary history in general is not that well understood and, until recently, Aloe Vera’s actual origins were viewed as somewhat mysterious and often a source of debate among researchers.

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