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Fig 1. Essential Oil,in. (2010)


Scientific name and Genus:
There are about 400 species for one of the species of Aloe Vera the genus is Aloe and it specie is Aloe Vera; It comes from the family of Asphodelaceae. (Yates A. (2002) Aloe Vera is known as the magical miracle plant. (J. Calvin, 2008)

Description

Aloe Vera is a plant which has short stems and long leaves though in some cases, it may not even have stems. It’s a succulent plant which contains 96% water in their roots, leaves and stems (M.Adams, 2010). They grow from 60 to 100 cm (24-39 inches) tall. The leaves are overweight and substantial (J. Calvin, 2008) Aloe Vera is green with light green spikes on the sides making the leaves look like a saw. It has flowers that bloom during the summer which are usually red, pink and yellow.( Figure 2) (J. Calvin, 2008) Aloe vera containts gylcoproteins, minerals, enzymes, amino acid and vitamins. (Herbal information centre,2010)



Environmental Condition of plant:
Aloe Vera grows in very hot and parched climate such as desserts and tropical areas. Although, they are commonly found in Africa, Cape verdes, India and in the Caribbean where they are very popular (J.Calvin, 2008).
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Aloe Vera commonly found in North Africa
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Aloe Vera found in India



Product: Aloe Vera juice. Everything is produced from the gel inside the leaves, which helps us attain the process of making juice and many other products(Aloe Vera,cooca, 2010)

Other Products : There are numerous numbers of products that are produced from Aloe Vera like Acne cream, Shampoos, Medicines, Aloe Vera herbal tea.


How do we get it?
We obtain the juice by letting the leaves grow for about a year over the summer till they get matured and then finally get it by harvesting all the Aloe Vera leaves usually by hand and then cutting the leaves down and taking the gel or using it to make the other produces listed above.( elyorganic,2007) The inner part of the leaf is used to make the juice.


Making the Product. - Making Aloe Vera Juice

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Aloe Vera-transparnet gel inside the leaves



Beneficial Impacts:
Aloe Vera is known as a natural magical medicine., The Aloe Vera juice has so many benefits that are unbelievable. Aloe Vera juice heals wounds, sun burns, removes wrinkles (Gage, D,1996) ,increases immune systems, protection against bacteria, viruses, reduces chances of cancer, decreases inflammation and helps with digestion (Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A & M University, 2010). It helps lower cholesterol, healthier hair, cure for ace and better skin. Tissues are rebuilding (GIGI Products, 2010). Good for burns and its used commonly as a relevant application to treat skin abrasions, baldness, bruises and skin cancer. (D. Gage,1999. Enclose many vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B6 and B12, C and E, minerals such as magnesium, sodium, potassium, calcium, iron, copper, chromium, zinc and manganese. It also contains 18 amino acids folic acid. Figure. 5 & 6

Who uses it?
We humans use the Aloe Vera juice for many things, like heart burns. make the digestve system better, Anti-inflammatory and Pain Relief. It is used in make up and moisturzing creams.
Companies whichpromote Aloe Vera juice are economically benefited because the more health care and make up products they introduce to people they more tey will buy it since it's known a a plant which cures many problems.
Enviorment is healthy since animals are eating the plant and drinking the juice of it, keeping them healthy an
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Meercat eating Aloe Vera
d the enviornment around them.

some animals and insects use Aloe Vera as their source of food. They stay healthy that way by eating a plant which benefits them and can keep their generation going.
The society is younger and healthy because the juice is used in aging cream and keeps to healthy internally and externally.
The societies has imporved the product by providing more heat to the plants though machines so they can mature faster and have a better quality of gel inside the Aloe Vera leaves. (Phythochemials, 2010)










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Fig.5 Aloe Vera Active Components
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Fig.6-Miracle Plant





Harmful Impacts:
Just like there are many various beneficial impacts there are also harmful, Aloe Vera is not a plant which is the cure for everything, it might not suit one's body. The effects of drinking too much Aloe Vera juice constantly are:
Allergic reaction, live disjunction, nausea, colour urine are rare and can occur if Aloe Vera juice is over dosed(Juicing Benefits,2010). WARNINGS: Also for children it's good to keep it away from them due to toxic reaction. Pregnant women shouldn't be drinking this because the juice interrupts the breast feeding by mixing with the milk.(health benefits, Aloe Vera during pregnancy and breastfeeding,2010)
This will effect the economy because having all these side effects for consumption of Aloe Vera juice the companies can't earn alot with this because knowing you cant use the juice often and it won't cure alot not many poeple would buy it unless they need it for burns and other problems.
If the consumption of the juice can have many effects internally and externally and allergic reaction the animals nad insects which drink the aloe juice will have these problems too and effect their generations.



Conclusion:
Aloe Vera is a dessert's flower which is grown only in hot places. It is the oldest plant out there which is still used for medicines. The name Aloe Vera came from an arabic alloeh which means bitter, for the reason that the liquid that is in the leaves is bitter.(Herbal information centre,2010) It is know as the plant of god beacuase of its power to heal burns, help cure for cancer, excellent for skin and hair care. Aloe Vera is 965 water and contains essential oil, minerals, enzymes and amino acids. The juice of Aloe Vera is good for digestion and is made into many pastes and mixed with other herbs for skin and hair care.The juice helps our kidney, gall bladder, live and digestive system. (Herbal information centre,2010)



Reference:

Books:
1. Yates A. (2002) Yates Garden Guide. Harper Collins Australia)

2. Gage, D. (1996). Aloe vera-nature's soothing healer. United States: Capital City Press.



Web:

Aloe vera, cocoa butter, shea butter & black soap: gifts from the motherland to give you a great complexion. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.blackskinlightening.com/aloe-vera-cocoa-butter-shea-butter-black-soap-gifts-from-the-motherland-to-give-you-a-great-complexion

Calvin, James. "Aloe Vera Plant History Uses and Benefits." Disabled World - Health and Disability Community News. Disabled World, 17 Mar. 2008. Web. 05 Dec. 2010 http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/aloe-vera.shtml

Aloe vera drinks. (2010). United States: http://aloe-vera-juice.net/
Atherton, P. (1997). The Essential Aloe Vera. Newport Pagnell: Mill Enterprises.http://juice4.us/about/

AloeVera Juice Benefits-Drinks in the glow, 2010,
http://www.ejuicingbenefits.com/aloe-vera-juice-benefits/aloe-vera-juice-benefits-drink-in-the-glow
Phytochemicals. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.phytochemicals.info/disclaimer.php




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Video:
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