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Natural Wild Aloe Vera Plants at Volubilis in Morocco

September 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I’ve finally been to a region where Aloe Vera grows wild. The photo shows some huge Aloe Vera at Volubilis the former Roman City in Mauritania (Morocco). I asked our guide to the magnificent ruins whether they used the plants and he replied that only as hedges but that had no medicinal use at all. Later on I proved this to myself by cutting a “leaf” from a plant by the roadside and found it to be flaccid and have a dry gel-less interior, I was most disappointed.

Aloe Vera are thought to have originated in Arabia so I presume that the domestic or commercial Aloe Vera plants we know in the West have been painstakingly bred from these original plants.

All the same it was wonderful to see beautiful hedges of giant Aloe Vera.

I had brought an Aloe Vera stem from home with me on Vacation and used this when we got sunburned while swimming on a particularly hot day. Ah well back to Forever Living for my Aloe Vera Gel.


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