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Organic Aloe Vera Powder

Aloe Vera is also known as ‘the silent healer’ and historically Ayurveda has used Aloe Vera to treat wounds. Studies* list Aloe as an immunomodulator that may have the capacity to aid wound healing, be anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant and anti-tumor.

Truly a magical silent green healer from the inside out or the outside in.

100g / approx. 200 serves / $0.07 per serve

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  • Immunomodulator; strengthening, balancing, supporting and regulating the immune system, optimising immune response.

    Over the years, this plant has been known by a number of names such as ‘the wand of heaven’, ‘heaven’s blessing’ and ‘the silent healer’. In Ayurveda it is know as Kumari (young maiden), due to it's ability to aid youthfulness and support the female menstrual cycle.
    Traditionally, Aloe Vera has been used to; support skin health, wound healing, digestion, reduce inflammation and help clear toxins. Even used to topically to help reduce eye inflammation. It is known as a "hero herb", used as a vehicle to transport compounds to where they need to go in the body, known as being able to engage with all of the tissues in the body.
    Aloe Vera is also known scientifically to aid skin health, provide antioxidants and promote eye health, specifically supporting traditional uses for reducing inflammation.

    More research can be found under the Science tab.


    Functions / systems
    Within the body this product helps to balance

     

    Feelings we notice
    By supporting the 'functions'

     

    Nutritional Panel

    Serving Size: 0.5g per Serve
    Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis)

    Per Serve Per 100g
    Energy (kJ) 3.56kJ 712.10kJ 
    Calories (kcal) 0.84kcal 167.55kcal
    Protien 0.02g 4.80g
    Total Carbohydrates 0.18g 36.00g
    - Sugars less than 1g less than 1g
    - Fibre 0.17g 34.10g
    Total Fat less than 1g less than 1g
    - Saturated less than 1g less than 1g
    Sodium 0.02mg 3.50mg

    Active Ingredients

    Containing many potentially active compounds including; Polysaccharides, Phytosterols, Fatty Acids, 8 Enzymes, Amino Acids (20 of the 22, 7 of the 9 EAA's), Vitamins (A, C, E, B12, folic Acid and Choline), Minerals (including; calcium, selenium, potassium and zinc).

    Cautions

    If you are pregnant Aloe may cause constipation. If you have concerns we recommend consulting your health care practitioner.

  • As with many things internet based, a lot of information is copied and pasted, has a dash of creative license, a sprinkling of Chinese whispers and boom you have a new superfood or a superherb. When we select our products we look for the most effective and the very best quality. So we research, then research some more, and provide all of that research here, so that you can make up your own mind.

    ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

    
Research has indicated that Aloe is the "best-known natural" remedy for reducing swelling and redness. A study found that Aloe reduced inflammation by around 48% in an arthritic rat. (2, 3, 4)


    Immune Support / Anti-oxidant

    
Studies have shown that anti-oxidants have the potential to reduce the effects of oxidation in the body and reduce the effects of cancerous cells. Due to the potent anti-oxidants found in Aloe, it has been suggested that it may be effective in the management of oxidative diseases. (2, 3)
    Aloe has also been studied for its ability to support the immune system where it enhance the effects of the immune system. (2)
    The main compounds thought to be responsible for the anti-oxidant effects are the Glutathione peroxides activity, superoxide dismutase enzymes and a phenolic antioxidant. (3)

    Anti-Microbial / Anti-Bacterial / Ani-Fungal

    
Studies suggest that Aloe has the potential of damaging the cell walls of the bacteria, and so mitigating their effects. With some studies suggesting that certain concentrations of Aloe may help reduce the growth of Staphylococcus aureus at, while moderate concentrations could potentially inhibit the growth of Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Salmonella typhi. (2, 3, 4).

    Blood Sugar

    
Research has suggested that Aloe may aid the tolerance for sugar in those suffering from diabetes, with another study finding that Aloe contains a hypoglycaemic compound that helps lower blood glucose. (2)

    Digestion

    
Aloe has been shown to have a laxative effect due to containing a compound called aloe-emodin-9-anthrone. (2)

    Liver Health

    
Where NSAID's are used to reduce inflammation, they are commonly the cause to ever toxicity, Aloe has been studied for its Hepatoprotective activity, where it has been found to be an effective tool in reversing the effects of paracetamol induced hepatotoxicity. (2)

    Oral Health

    Research has shown that Aloe has the ability to be an effective treatment against oral diseases such as; gingivitis and periodontitis. With Aloe based mouth washes were able to reduce plaque and gingivitis. (2)

    Skin (Wound Healing / hydration / anti-aging)

    Studies have found that the effects of Aloe on wound healing may be due to its ability to increase collagen, reduce inflammation and help skin renewal. With other compounds having the ability to retain moisture in the skin and stay hydrated. All of these effects aiding the health of the skin. (3, 4)
     

    Research Suggests

    EYE HEALTH
    ANTI-OXIDANT
    ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
    ANTI-MICROBIAL
    IMMUNE SUPPORT
    ORAL HEALTH
    BLOOD SUGAR

    References

    1) Anti-inflammatory / Eye Health (2012)
    2) Various Health Benefits (2015)
    3) Various Health Benefits (2012)
    4) A Short Overview (2008)

  • FARMING

    Our Beetroot is organically and sustainably grown in India using 100% renewable energy. The roots are harvested, separated from the leaves, inspected, washed and sorted, then sent for processing.



    PROCESSING

    The washed plants are then cut into smaller pieces and dehydrated below 40C. The dehydrated plants are then moved to be cool ground to become powder. Then packaged for transport. Once complete the powder is bulk packaged ready to send to The Grove HQ.


    IMPORTING

    The product is then put on a ship and sails to Australia and arrives at The Grove HQ approximately 4 weeks later.


    PACKING

    Once it arrives at The Grove HQ we carry out quality control (QC) checks and repackage it ready for you.






    PRODUCT OF INDIA.
    PACKAGED IN AUSTRALIA WITH LOVE.
     

    The Life of Aloe Vera

    
Aloe grows in dry parts of India an other dry climates. It is a perennial succulent with a short stem and shallow root system. The leaves can grow to be 45-60cm in length, they have pale green surface with lighter flecks, with yellow and orange flowers.
    The part of the plant that is used is the flesh of the leaves, either while it is still as a gel, made into a juice or dried and powdered. Aloe vera (barbadensis Miller) is grown commercially for the health and moisturizing benefits found inside its leaves. The aloe vera plant is one of the most studied herbs in the natural products category. An adult aloe vera plant reaches maturity at 3-4 years and can reach a height of 30 inches with up to 21 leaves.
  • traditional uses

    Wound healing
    Purgative
    Rejuvinative
    Aids menstruation
    Promotes menses
    Aids digestion
    Helps clear toxins/Ama
    Reduces inflammation
    Helps clear toxins (Ama)
     

    Throughout History

    Aloe vera is one of the oldest mentioned plants on record throughout history due to it's medicinal properties and health benefits.
    For 1000’s of years many cultures (Including; Greece, Egypt, India, Mexico, Japan and China) have used Aloe Vera medicinally and for its health, beauty and skin care properties. With records suggesting that;
    • the Egyptian queens Nefertiti and Cleopatra used it as part of their regular beauty regimes.
    • Alexander the Great, and Christopher Columbus used it to treat soldiers’ wounds.
    When a Pharaoh died in ancient Egypt, to attend the funeral ceremony, attendees brought with them a pound of Aloes, which would establish their wealth and esteem for the king. The aloe would then be used the odorous mixture of Aloe and myrrh for embalming. Ancient Chinese and Egyptians also used aloe vera to treat burns, wounds, and reduce fever.
    The earliest documentation of Aloe was discovered on the clay boards from Nippur which date back as long ago as 2,200 BC. The people of this era were already aware of the cleansing effect of aloe on the intestines, in this period of history illnesses were always regarded as demonic possession of the body and only a divine plant such as aloe had the natural power to exorcise the demons.
    Around 356 - 323 BC, it is documented that Alexander the Great used aloe juice to heal the wounds of his warriors. He was said to have carts that transported growing Aloe so as to have fresh supply during battle campaigns and that Aristotle convinced him to invade and capture Island Socotra specifically to gain possession of the aloe groves.
    In the 7th century the Chinese Materia Medicas wrote of using the Aloe vera for sinusitis and other skin conditions. In the 15th century, Spanish priests used Aloe Vera as healing aids.
    The name Aloe vera derives from the Arabic word “Alloeh” meaning “shining bitter substance,” while “vera” in Latin means “true.” 2000 years ago, the Greek scientists regarded Aloe vera as the universal panacea. The Egyptians called Aloe “the plant of immortality.”
    In 1655, John Goodyew made the first English reference to Aloe Vera in the Dioscorides’ Medical treatise De Materia Medica.
    When Christopher Columbus discovered the new worlds, he did so with Aloe by his side, growing Aloe in plant pots on his ships, again using it to heal the wounds of his men.  
    During the 16th century, Spanish Jesuit monks harvested the wild aloe vera and today they are still renowned as well educated phytologists and healers. The Maya Indians christened the highly resourceful juice of this desert plant as the "Fountain of Youth”. Indian tribes also used aloe for healing, applying a juice to their skin as an insect repellent, protecting them in infested swamp areas.
    And by the early 1800s, Aloe Vera was in use as a laxative in the United States, and then by the mid-1930s, it was successfully used to treat chronic and severe dermatitis caused by radiation.
    In 1944, the Japanese who were exposed to the “A” bomb applied aloe gel to their wounds and reported faster healing and less scaring.
    In the 1950’s, its use became lessened due to the efficacy reducing as the preparations were heated too much causing it to lose its medicinal effects.
    Today, the Aloe vera plant has been used for various purposes in dermatology.
  • Getting in the Kitchen

    You can add it to various beverages like smoothies, juices and water, to add to a refreshing summer drink, or warm in winter. Or you can include it in raw treats. We love to add it to face masks for topical application and skin health, and so mix it with Spirulina, Neem, Yoghurt and Honey. We also add it to Neem and Coconut Oil and use the mixture to clean our teeth.

    Recipes in the Blog


    Add to any Smoothie Recipe
     

    Care

    We have packaged your product in cost effective black bags, which protect the products from damaging UV rays which degrade your product. We have also inserted a silica-based desiccant pack to absorb any unwanted moisture and keep your products safer and help them last longer.
    To ensure your product status fresh we recommend storing it in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight, this will also ensure that it is not exposed to additional heat and moisture.

    Cautions

    If you are pregnant Aloe may cause constipation. If you have concerns we recommend consulting your health care practitioner.

THIS PRODUCT IS NOT A MIRACLE DRUG. THE GROVE PRODUCTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO TREAT, DIAGNOSE, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.
FOR FULL DISCLAIMER THE LINK IN THIS WEBSITES FOOTER.


Ayurveda

The Grove's products and philosophies are very much aligned with the practices of Ayurveda, who's principles have roots embedded in 1000's of years of tradition. Ayurveda looks to treat the person, ensuring that all aspects of the physical, spiritual and environmental are considered when seeking Optimum Health for an individual. These Ancient methods integrate Ayurveda (nutrition), Yoga (physical) and Tantra (spiritual) to create a balanced peaceful life.



YOGA IS NOT ABOUT TOUCHING YOUR TOES. IT'S ABOUT WHAT YOU LEARN ON THE WAY DOWN.

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