The Tree of Life I
The Aloes

This is a page designed to help you find out more about the wonderful Aloe Genus,which is considered by some to be the Biblical Tree of Life. It is found throughoutEastern Africa from Egypt, where it has been cultivated since the Pharoahs, through the Olduvai Gorge, where our most ancient ancestors were found,all the way to the Cape of Hope in South Africa, actually hanging off the cliffs!The few remaining large Tree Aloes are found mostly in Namibia in S.W. Africa.Portuguese sailors brought back some to Europe in the 1400's. A large Tree Aloeis depicted next to Adam and Eve along with African animals in H. Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights. Aloes are now found throughout the Mediterranian, Carribean, Mexico, Texas and S. California etc.

  1. The History of Aloe veraCleopatra attributed her beauty to Aloe and Alexander the Great carried Aloe to battle to heal the wounded. The diaries documenting the work of the missionaries who followed Columbus to the New World are filled with many references to Aloe vera and its healing powers.
  2. Peter van der Puyl's Page
    See below for more of Peter's Pictures.
  3. Benefits of Aloe vera There are more than 200 species of Aloe Vera, but some are more nutritious and more effective medicinally than others and Aloe barbadensis is the species that is most beneficial.
    Today many ancient tales of the healing powers of Aloe Vera are factual, rather than fanciful, as modern medicine unlocks the secrets contained within the leaves.
  4. Aloe vera in Health and Disease
    Article by Steven Foster on Aloe vera skin-protecting properties : Aloe vera: Skin-soothing Cell-Protecting Properties. Research Paper on the Use of Aloe vera in Dentistry : Aloe vera: Its Potential Use in Wound Healing . . . . Brief Review of Aloe vera History by the IASC : The Complete Story of Aloe vera.
  5. Two Year Study of A. barbadensis High in mucilaginous polysacchariodes, Aloe vera extract supplement helps normalize and boost immune functions, improves digestive problems and has direct viricidal, bactericidal, and fungicidal properties.
  6. The Story of Aloe vera During the 50's the first production of modern Aloe vera cosmetics started in Aruba,
    and Aloe is now used in every part of the world, particularly in USA skin care products.
  7. Aloecorp: The Business
    Aloecorp's new 57,000 square foot facility in Harlingen, Texas is the high-tech showcase of the Aloe vera industry ... Nature and technology work hand in hand at Aloecorp. Retaining nature's purity with ground-breaking research and advanced technology is what makes Aloecorp the world's largest and best source of Aloe vera products. Establishment of laboratory operations, development and quality control & training for laboratory and manufacturing.
  8. Dr. Aloes
    Dr. Aloes does not use any harmful chemicals, additives, nor do we distill, heat or pasteurize, add sweeteners, use carbon filters or aloe concentrates in our unique processing methods.
  9. Terry Labs, Inc., Products
    Terra-Spray Spray Dried Aloe vera. Terra-Spray Spray Dried Aloe vera. Aloe Oil Extracts, Aloe vera Extract CG, Aloe vera Extract Reg., Whole Leaf Concentrates, Aloe vera Whole Leaf Gel, Aloe vera Whole Leaf Powder, Aloe vera Powders, Terra-Pure Non-Preserved Spray Dried Aloe vera Powder.
  10. Aloe Mate - All Natural, Premium Aloe Products
    Tres Jays' Aloe Mate Collection - 100% Natural Aloe Products The Aloe Mate Collection Tres Jays has developed a collection of pure Aloe products called Aloe Mate . Aloe Mate - 100% All Natural Aloe Products Moisture Mist Relief Gel Lip Balm, Bath Salts.
  11. Cytoplan Aloe Vera Concentrate
  12. Aloe Vera Juice Concentrate
  13. The Plants
  14. Aloe vera: Pure, Potent & Delicious
  15. Why Aloe
  16. Enzymes, Aloe vera, Herbs
  17. Medicinal Herbs Online: Index
  18. Dr.Yang's Herbs
  19. Austin Nutritional Res.
  20. Tsukuba Botanical Garden
  21. Ruth Bangcroft Garden Aloes
  22. Medicinal Attibutes of Aloe
  23. Aloe Pics
  24. Aloes Annonymous
  25. Arid Lands Greenhouse Succulents
  26. Aloe Photo Catalogue

Peter van der Puyl's Aloe Picture Pages:
Namibian Aloes Book: Damaraland Flora: Spitzkoppe, Brandberg, Twijfelfontein,
P. Craven and Christine Marais, Gamsberg Macmillan Pub. Ltd., Windhoek, Namibia, Africa.
More Of Peter's Aloe Photos


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