Transcript: plantae aloe order asparagales species A.vera Family asphodelacae Aloe Vera has been used to treat various skin condition such as cuts, burns, and eczema. Aloe Vera eases pain and reduce inflammation. It's used to treat a wide range of conditions. Aloe Vera has little official standing in the medical community. In spite of the lack of official promotion, it is among the most widely used substances in the U.S. for the treatment of burns and bruises. Additionally, it is used in a plethora of cosmetics, and consumed as a healthful drink. While it has not yet won the full endorsement of the medical community, serious examination continues. By: Caprice Gray genus kingdom Aloe Vera
Transcript: Dollar value : $10 - $60 Earliest traces of use in Ancient Egypt - 4000 B.C Originally found in warm and arid regions of Africa Grown in warm and arid regions around the world such as parts of Asia, Europe, central and south America, and Africa Affected civilization in a positive way Medicinal properties have aided and saved many lives Able to help cancer patients thanks to research into the plant internal and external benefits made this plant sacred to many Has been dubbed "miracle plant" USES OF ALOE VERA AFFECTS OF CIVILIZATION Medicinal Uses: treats burns lowers blood pressure shrinks warts used as a laxative alleviates rashes minimized inflammation and infection in eyes and ears detoxifies body fights athletes foot ADDITIONAL USES Monocot Angiosperm Aloe vera as of very high value and importance to many people and is one of the most commercially traded items in the olden and present times. Aloe vera - The Miracle Plant DESCRIPTION Scientific Name: Aloe barbadensis Common Names: aloe, burn plant, lily of the desert, elephant’s gall Aloe Vera Used as a decoration piece reduces wrinkles and signs of aging helps stop dandruff moisturizes skin can be eaten or made into Aloe vera juice for drinking K: Plantae P: Magnopliophyta C: Liliopsida O: Lilialies F: Liliacea G: Aloe S: Aloe vera Powerful empires all throughout history, most notably the Persian, Egyptian, Mongol empires have used the medical benefits of this plant to their advantage. ALOE VERA THROUGHOUT HISTORY Was used by people if high status such as Pharaohs, kings Discovery & Places of Growth Many civilizations from as early as the Ancient Egypt to present day ones have considered this plant to be of grave importance Very short stem long, thick, saw like leaves with small teeth at the end dark green in colour can grow up to 5 ft. in height
Transcript: 3 uses: moisturizer or anti-irritant, can be used to treat 1st or 2nd degree burns, was used as a laxative prior to 2003 Originated in Sudan Interesting Facts Aloe Barbadensis About 200 different types of Aloe Vera plants Used widely in cosmetics as skin and hair care products Aloe Vera Releases oxygen and absorbs carbon monoxide at night
Transcript: Uses of Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera keeps your skin soft and supple. Cleopatra and Nefertiti, two queens of Egypt, apparently used Aloe vera to keep their skin soft in 16 BC. It was also used to treat soldiers' wounds by Christopher Columbus and Alexander the Great. Good for teeth and gums. Helps with constipation. Protection from skin damage after radiation therapy. There is also ongoing experiments suggesting it helps with depression. Aloe Vera was first used in Egypt, China, Japan, India, Greece, Mexico and Japan in 16 BC. Today it is mainly grown in North Africa. How it's made: Where does Aloe Vera come from? By Helen, Amy and Megan. What is Aloe Vera? Aloe Vera is a plant species. It is a short stemmed shrub growing to 60–100 cm. Many things like cosmestics are made from the gel inside the Aloe Vera plant. It was first used in 16th Century BC. Food (as a natural flavoring) Cosmetics Food supplements Herbal remedies(for constipation etc) Effective for cavity fighting in toothpastes Aloe Vera Conclusion: What Aloe Vera does for you We Hope You Enjoyed Our Project!
Transcript: Aloe can be found all around the world it thrives in jumble and Caribbean temperatures, but has been farmed in states like Texas, Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma. The species that I have chosen is the Aloe Vera which is also commonly known as simply Aloe. Conclusion These are a couple of reasons why I have chosen Aloe Vera as my research project. Images obtain from Google images. I have used Aloe in my shampoo, used it on burns, use it on face masks for my wife and friends I have even eaten it in deserts and straight from the leave. I find the plant to be amazing and wanted to take the opportunity to research on it. My family has always had Aloe in my house ever since Costa Rica and there has always been a Aloe plant in my house even now. I had a plant in Afghanistan and there is one growing in my office right now here in Kuwait. Aloe Vera
Transcript: ALOE VERA • Originated in warm, dry climate of Africa • However, it was used as a herbal remedy for mummies • 60-100cm/24-39 inches tall • Leaves are thick, fleshy • Leaves are green to grey-green with a few white flecks on upper and lower stem surfaces • Flowers are produced in the summer • Flowers can be 95cm/35 inches tall • Should be planted in full sunlight or partial stage • Watering in the winter should be minimum • Can grow in areas where there is no chance of freezing • Soil should be moderately fertile and fast draining • For benefit of plant they need water • Occurs naturally in parts of Africa and Asia • Inside the plant there is a yellow gel • Can be processed into different products • The yellow gel can be mixed with other ingredients to produce other gels like hair gel • Can be made into a concentrate • Concentrate can be used to produce creams, capsules • 10 chemical parts of aloe vera: amino acids, anthraquinones, enzymes, minerals, vitamins, lignins, polysaccharides, salicylic acid, saponins, and sterols. • They work together and create healing benefits • Animo acids: building blocks of protein and influence our brain • Anthraquinones: break up residue, pus, lifeless cells, flush out material from wounds & ulcers • Enzymes: break down proteins we eat into animo acids • Vitamins: contains many different vitamins that help our body • Lignins: penetrate, toughen skin (beneficial for skin conditions like eczema) • Monosaccharide: contain sugars which include glucose • Polysaccharides: boost immune system • Salicylic acid: reduces fevers • Saponins: perform strongly as anti-microbial against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeasts •Egyptian queens such as Cleopatra & Nefertiti used it for skin care and as a beauty product •Believed it gave their skin a radiant glow •In the Philippines Aloe Vera was mixed with milk to treat kidney infections •Referred to as “Aloes” in the bible •Is referenced to “healing quality” in the bible •Alexander the Great used it to treat his wounded soldiers •He “secured supplies of Aloes” in order to help his men after the battle •US & Britain did extensive research on Aloe Vera •For centuries physicians consider it as an antiseptic •Helped the victims ofWW2 •Healed radiation burns •Effects greatly in how healthy we look, feel, think •Adaptogenic properties help with the proper functioning of the digestive system •Helps digestive system by absorbing the nutrients & eliminating harmful elements •Positively effects our thoughts & actions •Has natural detoxifying properties to cleanse your digestive & circulatory system •Healthy oxygen rich blood provides nutrients to cells more efficiently •Neutralizes harmful bacteria in our body and its regenerating & rejuvenating properties work from the inside out •Contains twenty minerals, twelve vitamins, 20 amino acids, and over 200 active enzymes and polysaccharides •Help make the immune system stronger •Help fight off illnesses •Anti-inflammatory, anti- bacterial, and anti-viral actions of the plant •Used to ease heartburn, ulcers, diverticular disorders •Help adults, children, and even pets receive more value from daily foods and supplements •Important to human society because it helps the body in many ways •Has been important since ancient times •Many people use it to enhance their health or beauty •More than 80% of women use it to get a natural glow on their face •60% of people use it to enhance their health •The many different uses of it allows people to get a product that will help them in many ways •Known as one of the best plants to help the human body •Since it can be used to heal everyday skin problems, health problems people use it daily •Can easily help your health in general therefore many people love using Aloe Vera INTERESTING FACTS • Aloe Vera History. (n.d.). Aloe Vera, Natures Miracle Plant to a Healthy Lifestyle. Retrieved June 9, 2011, from http://www.aloe-vera-advice.com/aloe-vera-history.html • Aloe Vera History. (n.d.). Home. Retrieved June 9, 2011, from http://www.aloeria.co.uk/html/aloe_vera_history.html • Top 10 Facts about Aloe Vera from Forever Living Products ; AloeVera Company UK. (n.d.). Aloe Vera Natural Health and Beauty; Forever Living Products Global Network Marketing Business Opportunity and Pension Style Income; Aloe Research; AloeVera Company UK. Retrieved June 9, 2011, from http://www.aloevera.co.uk/10alofct.htm • Nice, J., & Davies, J. (1999). Aloe Vera . Boston: Element. • Herbs - Aloe Vera. (n.d.). Springboard - Alternative Therapies. Retrieved June 9, 2011, from http://www.springboard4health.com/notebook/herbs_aloe_vera.html THE END NATURAL HISTORY USEFUL PRODUCTS REFERENCES PICTURES aloe vera plant chemical properties Aloe Vera gel • Desert plant • Is a species of succulent plant • Succulent plants: water-retraining plants that adapt to arid climates or soil conditions • It is a stem less, very short stemmed plant PLANT SOURCE gel found in aloe vera HUMAN SOCIETY Aloe Vera capsules HISTORY
Transcript: Reproduction/life cycle: Can seeds and by vegetative propagation, which means that it produce a shoot from its stem to create a new plant. It is a perennial plant. Adaptations: Has tissue to store water and nutrients to adapt for living in dry areas. Layer of wax to prevent water from escaping. Thick fleshy leaves can enlarge to hold more water. Habitat: Dry and sunny. Originated in North Africa. Modern day uses Scientific name: Aloe Vera Appearance: A large succulent (grows in dry conditions) perennial plant that grows up to 1.5 meters in height, with a strong hairy root and a large stem supporting a spiral of narrow lanceolate leaves up to 60cm long each and 7 cm wide. The leaves are pale green and have spiny teeth on the edges. about 25 leaves per plant. They have yellow flowers that grow at the top of the flower stalk. The fruit is a medium sized brown capsule containing lots of seeds. History More Aloe Vera Aloe Vera How Aloe is used today: -Gel: Burns and scrapes, acne and wrinkles, frostbite and sunburn. -Juice from leaves: Laxative. -Drink gel: Ulcer treatment. By Josh G Discovery: -Who: Egyptians -When: 6000 years ago -How/why: No Idea. Come on, it's 6000+ years old. Apparently Cleopatra used the Aloe to make her skin soft. Uses: Gel helps treat diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, and osteoarthritis (Joint disorder). Gel is also used to treat cuts, burns and itches. Aloe Vera Modern technology advances: Now we can magnify the intensity of the aloe's treatment for everything else.
Transcript: Reproductive Ecology References: Aloe vera reproduces in multiple ways. I personally have taken the baby aloe plants that grow from around the largest plant replant them and watched them grow. The baby plants are called pubs. Aloe vera when fully mature also bloom a flower that releases seeds. I have never used the seeds but I have cut a large leave of the plant and put it is loose soil standing up right watered it and provided sunlight when roots grew I knew the plant would make it. http://www.ask.com/question/reproduction-of-aloe-vera-plants Biotic Interactions Aloe Vera Aloe vera is the scientific name but it is also called simply Aloe. I mainly observed my species in my office and in the Camp I am currently deployed to. Habitat Scientific name/ Observation Aloe vera has the ability to store large amounts of water in its long thick leaves. It has a tough skin that helps keep in the nutrients and water needed to survive when the there is a lack of water. They also gather energy from the sun. The reason I put my Aloe plant outside for a couple of hours daily to keep it looking nice. Aloe Veras grow around the world. I’ve seen Aloe growing in Costa Rica, New Jersey, Afghanistan, and in Kuwait. Aloe can thrive in warm dry climates and also in tropical areas. They can withstand low temperatures as long as the roots do not freeze. Aloe Veras are usually farmed in dry hot areas like Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Florida. Energy Ecology Burghardt , J. (retrieved on 2013, July 25). Life cycle of an aloe vera plant. Retrieved from http://www.gardenguides.com/137832-life-cycle-aloe-vera-plant.html Calvin , James. (2008, March 17). Aloe vera plant history uses and benefits. Retrieved from http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/aloe-vera.shtml Melco, M. (retrieved 2013, July 30). Growing aloe vera plants. Retrieved from http://garden.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Aloe_Vera_Plants Presented by www.HealingAloe.com (retrieved 2013, July 30). Aloe vera: History, science, and medicinal uses. (2013, July 30). Retrieved from http://www.sunputty.com/aloe_vera_info.pdf Google Images. Aloe vera has a biological interaction with a number of organisms from small animals that keep out of the sun in the desert. Animals can also make their homes near aloe plants because it maintains moisture and source of water. The species that has the greatest biotic interaction with Aloe has to be humans since we use it for so many things. Aloe can be used for first aid, food, shampoo, lotions, diets, and medicine. In this image you can see the air conditioners drain providing water to the aloe vera one of the reasons why there are so many plants in this area.
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