• Aloe Vera

About the Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is the most commercialized aloe species, and processing the leaf pulp has become a worldwide industry. In the cosmetic branch, it has been used as base material for the production of creams, lotions, soaps, shampoos, facial cleansers and other products. In the food and complementary medicinal industry, it has been used as an ingredient in health beverages. At Curacao Ecocity Projects NV, we are specialized in using good agricultural and organic farming and state of the art processes to harvest Aloe Vera, nature’s gift to a healthy life.

There are very few plant extracts which hold the accolade of being an effective application for both internal and external conditions. Below are details regarding origin, internal and topical uses.

Internal and Topical usage

Internal Usage

Aloe Vera falls into the category of complementary medicines and is conjunctive in the use and treatment of conventional medication. A review, released by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, detailed the pharmaceutical properties that have recently been discovered for both the Aloe Vera gel and whole leaf extract.
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Topical Use

In the cosmetic industry, Aloe Vera is one of the most popular bio-active ingredients used as a base material for skin care products because of its well-known skin soothing and moisturizing properties.
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The medicinal history of the Aloe Vera

The Liliaceae family of plants includes nearly 360 different Aloe species. Among these Aloe species, only one variety has a legendary medical reputation dating back thousands of years, to the times of Ancient Civilization: the famous Aloe Vera plant.

Most botanists agree, and historical evidence suggests, that the Aloe Vera plant originated in the warm, dry climates of Africa. However, because the plant is readily adaptable, and because man has been so eager to carry it with him from place to place, it now can be found in many warm lands.


Etymology of Aloe Vera

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 to distinguish its primacy among the other Aloe plants.

Ancient Use

At Curacao Ecocity Projects NV, we are specialized in using good agricultural and organic farming. Our state of the art processes to harvest Aloe Vera, nature’s gift to a healthy life.

The virtues of the plant have been recorded by many great civilizations, from Persia and Egypt in the Middle East to Greece and Italy in Europe but also in India and the African continent.