Monday, 10 August 2015



Aloe Vera is a spices of Aloe, native to northern Africa. It is a stemless or very short- stemmed succulent plant, spending by offsets and root sprouts. Often called the 'miracle plant' or the ' natural healer' , in India over the centuries it has gained popularity and is known by names like korphad , kumari, ghee kanwar etc.

Aloe Vera is a plant of many surprises. It flourishes in warm and dry climates, and to many people it looks like a cactus with fleshy thorny leaves. In fact it is a member of the Lily family, staying moist where other plants wither and die by closing its pores to prevent moisture loss.

There are over 300 spices of Aloe, but it is the Aloe Barbadians Miller ( Aloe Vera or "true aloe") plant which has been of most use to mankind because of the medicinal properties it displays. The structures of most Aloe plants are similar. Fully grown , the plant stands 30-36 inches high, and a mature leaf is 2.5-3 inches wide at the base, weighing 1.5 to 2 kg.

The Aloe leaf contains over 75 nutritional components and 200 other compounds, including 20 minerals, 18 amino acids and 12 vitamins.The Aloe leaf structure is made up of four layers:

  1. Rind - the outer protective layer ;
  2. Sap - a layer of bitter fluid which helps protect the plant from animals ;
  3. Mucilage gel - the inner part of the leaf that if filleted out to make Aloe Vera gel, and
  4. Aloe Vera (inner gel) contains the 8 essential Amino Acids that the human body needs but cannot manufacture. 
For over 3500 years, tales of "healing Aloe Vera" plants have been handed down through centuries by word of mouth. It is probably one of the most discussed , but least understood medicinal plants in history . The ancient Greeks , the Romans , the Babylonians , Indians , and Chinese have all used Aloe Vera as a medicinal plant.

The virtues of Aloe Vera date back to many ancient civilizations, including those of Persia , Egypt , Greece , Africa - just to name a few although the earliest documented use of Aloe Vera comes from the ancient Egyptians. Even Alexander - the Great , conquered the island of Socotra (in Yemen
) in order to have the Aloe for his "fighting" army. From the times of Cleopatra to the more recent Mahatma Gandhi, have all sampled the goodness of this Aloe Vera, also known as "nature's silent healer". Throughout the years Aloe Vera has been called by many names like Potted Physician , Wand of Heaven , Wonder Plants , and Plant of Life.

Today, Aloe Vera has come a long way, from what it was centuries ago in terms of people understanding it and its limited reach. People are now more aware of its uses and benefits and are using it for its many restorative and healing properties. They have realized the potential of this potent ALOE in day to day life.

FLP's 100% stabilized Aloe Vera Gel is the finest available in the world as we control everything from fields to factory, to research and development , to packing and also to shipping and distribution thereby ensuring preservation of  its nutrients and maintaining the highest quality standards.