03 Mar The Aloe Vera Story
Aloe Vera is a medicinal plant with a long history and an impressive pedigree. Its benefits have been recorded by numerous civilizations dating as far back as around 2,200 BC when its cleansing benefits are first thought to have been documented by the Mesopotamians.
There are numerous documented uses of the Aloe Vera plant throughout history and the world. Ancient Chinese doctors called it ‘the harmonic remedy’; the Hindu people ‘the silent healer’; the Russians ‘the Elixir of Longevity’ and during the Crusades, the Knights of Templar created a drink using aloe juice that they named ‘the Elixir of Jerusalem’. To the Ancient Egyptians, Aloe was known as ‘plant of eternity’. Cleopatra herself is said to have used it and its soothing and anti-inflammatory effects were recorded in The Beers Papyrus – an Egyptian medical papyrus of herbal knowledge dating to c. 1550 BC.
Alexander the Great reputedly used it to help heal his warrior’s wounds as far back as 356 – 323 BC when the great Philosopher Aristotle apparently convinced him to capture the Island of Socotra (near the Horn of Africa), specifically to gain possession of their Aloe supply and heal the wounds of whole battalions.
All over the world and in almost every age, this plant has been championed.
So what’s all the fuss about?
Aloe Vera contains at least 200 bioactive constituents and is now grown commercially for its numerous health benefits. Each leaf of the Aloe Vera plant contains a slimy tissue that stores water and makes the leaves thick. This tissue is the ‘gel’ form most often associated with Aloe Vera today and is the substance that contains most of the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants.
Aloe Vera is used extensively to moisturize, hydrate, soothe and rejuvenate the skin and in the treatment of psoriasis, burns, sunburn and to help heal cuts, grazes and more serious wounds. Aloe gel is also taken by mouth to support a healthy digestive system, boost the immune system and in the treatment of osteoarthritis, bowel diseases, stomach ulcers, diabetes, asthma, and for treating some side effects of radiation treatment. Its first aid uses are so highly regarded that in some American States, families are not allowed to foster children without nearby access to a fully grown Aloe plant. It has been, and continues to be, extensively studied and many of these uses are now backed up by science.
The Aloe Vera Mattress Range from Dormeo UK
Dormeo UK’s long interest in the many health benefits of Aloe Vera has led to the design and production of the Dormeo Aloe Vera Mattress range which incorporates real Aloe Vera extract in the mattress covers. These mattresses are designed to combine the natural healing and rejuvenating properties of Aloe Vera with next generation pressure relieving memory foam to give you the best night’s sleep possible.
In these mattresses, the layer of highest quality Dormeo memory foam is sewn directly into the mattress cover diminishing tossing and turning, increasing circulation and aiding muscle regeneration whilst you sleep. Supporting the memory foam is a layer of our uniquely breathable Ecocell® foam which is designed to be permanently elastic with a 3 dimensional cellular structure, providing the perfect support for your body, whilst the Aloe Vera infused cover offers soothing antibacterial protection.
The Dormeo Memory Aloe Vera, Dormeo Memory Aloe Vera Plus and Dormeo Memory Aloe Vera Deluxe are all available in Single, Double, King and Super King sizes and currently come with a free Memosan Anatomic pillow, our 15 year warranty and our 60 night Comfort Guarantee. If you have any questions or queries, we are on hand any time to answer them, free, on 0800 625 0134.