INTRODUCTION TO ALOE VERA
The complimentary medicinal properties of Aloe Vera have been known for some 4000 years, whilst the first mention of its pharmaceutical properties was on Sumerian clay tablets in 1750 BC. Around that time, in 2100 BC, the art of veterinary science was first mentioned in the laws of Hammurabi.
In the late 1800s, Aloe Vera first started to be used commonly in the UK for treating the diseases of animals.
Aloe Vera gel contains 75 nutrients that have been identified so far. These include 13 minerals (for example Calcium, Sodium, Iron, Copper and Zinc), 14 vitamins (for example A, C, E, B1, B2, B6, B12, Niacin and folic acid) and 20 of the 22 amino acids, which include all 8 of the essential ones.
It is anti inflammatory, antipyretic and antipruritic. It acts as a local anaesthetic, a cleanser and moisturiser, breaks down dead tissue and can carry its healing properties to cellular level .It increases blood flow to skin, helps to reduce scarring, and has no detectable side effects.
Its sites of action are known to be the immune system and epithelial tissue. So it can help with conditions affecting bodily systems like the skin, the digestive and respiratory systems.
Aloe vera should be used not as an alternative to traditional medicines, but as an additional preparation in an integrated way alongside orthodox drugs. Owners should always seek veterinary advice to ensure the cause has been identified and dealt with first.
It is, however, an excellent first aid measure. Why not stock up on some excellent aloe vera preparations for your pet’s first aid kit? They can be used on a wide range of animals from the smallest pets to exotic species to farm animals and horses.
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