An aid to Kings and Queens of deserts all around the world, Aloe vera grows abundant here in the Sonoran Desert too. The natives of this land praised the aloe plant just like the ancient Egyptians did. Aloe has been used in these parts to help with skin irritations, minor burns, dry and aging skin, and hair loss. It is made to support the life of the desert and does so through its gelly insides and its flowers. Both provide food and medicine for the beings that call the desert home.
Aloe is good for our insides too and is great for detoxing our guts. Once the gel is removed from the skin and consumed, it instantly starts to gather up trash from inside our body, just as gel-like substances normally do. Imagine Aloe gel rolled around in dirt…our body has dirt that needs to be removed and will be released through our detox organs or our digestive system. Aloe supports the digestive system by ridding it of a lot of that dirt. Chia seeds and flax seeds have similar gelly properties and work the same. Aloe is also known to work well as a laxative and is soothing for hemorrhoids.
Aloe is a plant of many uses. This must be why it is known as “the plant of immortality”. Not only will it help keep your body healthy and your skin young and supple, it is also used for spiritual guidance for the keen observer.
“According to Rudolf Steiner, the aloe represents the moon in conflict with the sun – relating to the high liquid content of the plant. A main characteristic is the tension between the ethereal and the astral. A special facet of the aloe plant is its ability to organise the water, to maintain life and to reproduce (numerous offshoots!) in dire conditions: heat, wind, dryness. Due to its robust outer layer and its myriad webbed inner vein system the aloe manages to maintain its moistness by preventing evaporation; it is a truly remarkable survivor of nature.” – (https://www.aloe-medical-group.com)