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RED ALOE Aloe cameronii Seed Seeds - Excellent House Plants, Cameron's Ruwari Aloe – Excellent House Plants for Greenhouses Or Home - SOUTH AFRICAN ALOE

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Aloe cameronii (Cameron's Ruwari Aloe, Red Aloe)

The attractive Aloe cameronii (Cameron's Ruwari Aloe, Red Aloe) A medium sized aloe with many upright stems of open rosettes to to 1 to 2 feet with unique leaves that are medium to dark green that turn a beautiful coppery red in summer and bear 1 foot tall spikes of bright orange-red flowers that appear primarily from late fall into early winter.  And while the flowers are truly beautiful, they are even more attractive in contrast with the deep red of Aloe cameronii leaves.

Loves full sun in a well drained soil and irrigate only occasionally to enhance the red coloration of the foliage, which will remain green if overwatered. Hardy to mid to upper 20's. This is one of the most attractive Aloes!!!

Aloe cameronii, known as the Red Aloe, and is a lovely succulent that is native to South Africa.

A medium-sized, clustering aloe with leaves that turn from green to intensely red or purplish in summer. Has many upright stems of open rosettes to to 30-60cm tall.

Produces 30cm tall spikes of bright orange-red flowers that appear primarly from late autumn into early winter.

Plant in full sun in a well drained soil and irrigate only occasionally to enhance the red colouration of the foliage.  Can handle mild frosts.

Aloe cameronii was first discovered by Kenneth Cameron of the African Lakes Corporation, who sent it to the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew in 1854.

 

 

Perennial

Sun/shade

Zones: 9-11


Historical uses

Historical use of various Aloe species by humans is well documented. Documentation of the clinical effectiveness is available, although relatively limited.

Of the 299 species of Aloe, only a few were used traditionally as a herbal medicine, aloe vera again being the most commonly used version of aloe in herbal medicine. Also included are Aloe perryi (found in northeastern Africa) and Aloe ferox (found in South Africa). The Greeks and Romansused aloe vera to treat wounds. In the Middle Ages, the yellowish liquid found inside the leaves was favored as a purgative  Processed aloe that contains aloin is generally used as a laxative, whereas processed aloe vera juice does not usually contain significant aloin.

Some species, particularly Aloe vera are used in alternative medicine and in the home first aids. Both the translucent inner pulp and the resinous yellow aloin from wounding the Aloe plant are used externally to relieve skin discomforts. As an herbal medicine, aloe vera juice is commonly used internally to relieve digestive discomfort "aloe for heartburn". Better Nutrition. 2007. "aloe alt med". "Aloe IBS study".. Some modern research suggests Aloe vera can significantly slow wound healing compared to normal protocols of treatment. Other reviews of randomised and controlled clinical trials have provided no evidence that Aloe vera has a strong medicinal effect.

Today, aloe vera is used both internally and externally on humans. The gel found in the leaves is used for soothing minor burns, wounds, and various skin conditions like eczema and ringworm. The extracted aloe vera juice aloe vera plant is used internally to treat a variety of digestive conditions. The use of this herbal medicine was popularized in the 1950s in many Western countries. The gel's effect is nearly immediate; it also applies a layer over wounds that is said to reduce the chance of any infection.

There have been relatively few studies about possible benefits of Aloe gel taken internally. Components of Aloe may inhibit tumor growth. There have been some studies in animal models which indicate that extracts of Aloe have a significant anti-hyperglycemic effect, and may be useful in treating Type II diabetes. These studies have not been confirmed in humans.

 

INTERESTING HISTORY OF ALOE VERA: The name was derived from Arabic meaning "bitter" because of the bitter liquid found in the leaves. In 1500 B.C. Egyptians recorded use of the herbal plant in treating burns, infections and parasites. Egyptian Queens Cleopatra and Nefertiti both gave tribute to aloe vera as one of their most important beauty secrets. Alexander the Great carried the aloe vera plant into battle to treat wounded soldiers. The plant dates back 6,000 years, and has been in use for all that time. Ancient Greeks, Arabs and Spaniards have used the plant throughout the millennia. African hunters still rub the gel on their bodies to reduce perspiration and their scent. 

 


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