Learn about the Moroccan Aloe Vera plant


Aloe vera, or (Cactus), belongs to the cactus or cactus family. And it is spread in many countries of the world, as it is known, many varieties of the aloe vera plant live in dry climatic conditions and desert areas, the aloe vera plant has been exemplified since ancient times as it can withstand drought, thirst and lack of water, which sometimes arrives for many years.

The aloe vera plant is characterized by its many sharp spikes and some flowers surrounding its fruits. Some varieties of this plant grow to reach great heights.


Uses of the Moroccan Aloe Vera plant


   The aloe vera plant contains fats, making it one of the plants used in many recipes in herbal medicine in the past centuries and up to now. Aloe vera extract is used in the cosmetic and alternative medicine industries, and it has been marketed as a regenerative, moisturizing and healing substance. However, there is little scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness or safety of aloe vera extract, whether as a cosmetic or medicinal substance, and most of the available positive evidence has been presented in other studies.

  The spiny plant or aloe vera is a useful plant that is good for hair and the skin also has many uses. It is used in some medicinal recipes, creams and some cosmetic oils for some areas of the skin. It is also used in decorating roads and protecting the doors of homes from intruders, and it is found in abundance in the desert.

Aloe vera is distributed in several domains and ranges in the world, but its direct distribution is generally not clear. Its natural origin is the southern part of Venezuela


Areas of presence of Moroccan cactus


     Aloe vera is spread in North Africa in (Morocco, Egypt, Mauritania, Sudan and the areas surrounding the Canary Islands), so the real distribution of the aloe vera plant resulted from human cultivation of it, as it was transferred to the Republic of China as well as the rest of Northern Europe in the mid-seventeenth century. And it has also been transported and cultivated in Australia. This plant has been known in recent years to regress in the areas of its spread due to desertification, which made the spread of this plant enter into isolated groups.

Aloe vera has been used for thousands of years in cosmetic and medicinal products. Since it beat many other medicinal herbs while it is still used for medicinal and cosmetic products, among the most important therapeutic benefits we mention

Aloe vera helps heal wounds:

Many ancient medical encyclopedias talked about the benefits of using the aloe vera plant (Aloe Vera) in order to calm burns and speed up the healing of wounds. Recent studies confirmed that aloe vera speeds up the healing of modern wounds and also promotes the growth of new cells. Aloe vera plant contains many antibacterial and antibacterial agents. A recent report showed that daily use of aloe vera plant after a surgical intervention helps heal wounds faster.


Aloe vera helps digestion:

 Aloe vera, as it is known, contains a significant number of amino acids, minerals and enzymes, as well as useful vitamins that are similar in composition to those that are present in the human body more than any other plant. These beneficial substances enhance the ability of aloe vera to rid the inner intestine of food waste and debris. For everyone who suffers from constipation and constipation problems, health scientists advise him to drink the juice extracted from aloe vera on a daily and regular basis. Eating aloe vera reduces to some extent the symptoms of IBS and stomach problems.

Aloe vera helps treat acute arthritis:

Aloe vera helps stimulate the human immune system, because it is a powerful anti-inflammatory and is also able to relieve pain. The problem of arthritis or rheumatism is one of the chronic diseases of our time, when the immune system attacks the joints, which leads most loved ones to stiffness, swelling and severe pain throughout the body.

This is why patients who want to treat these pains are advised, often using cortisone injections and anti-inflammatory drugs, but they can only reduce the symptoms of arthritis and cannot repair damaged tissues, while aloe vera is distinguished by its effective ability to regenerate cells, which makes it a powerful treatment And direct for those with painful arthritis. It should be noted that aloe vera can be taken in the form of capsules or applied topically.

Aloe vera is an essential aid for treating cancer:


Cancer, the disease of this century, lives on every year, killing more than 12 million people worldwide. Doctors at the global level are speeding up the time to find an effective treatment to eliminate it. In a new study conducted first on the body of rats, it concluded that using a mixture of natural honey with a mixture of virgin aloe vera helps a lot to prevent chronic cancer. Aloe vera is known to contain sugary substances that help reduce the mass of tumors, while honey prevents the growth of cancer cells.


Aloe vera helps strengthen the immune system:


 Many around the world suffer from the problem of the "stressed" immune system, due to the unhealthy diet and poor nutrition resulting from the pressures of life, which negatively affects the immune system. This is why the sugars in aloe vera juice stimulate the white blood cells from them and also improve their performance in order to combat these viruses. Aloe vera also contains antioxidants that help strengthen the human immune system.



      Types of aloe vera in the world

There are about 132 types of Aloe Vera, which differ in shape, size and benefits. Here are the most prominent seven types of aloe vera plant


Barrel cactus


Barrel cactus is one of the most common species in the world, as it was named by that name due to its shape that somewhat resembles a barrel, while it reaches a height of nearly three meters.


Sagora cactus

The sagora cactus is one of the famous species, its length is about 18 meters, and it absorbs about 3000 liters of water, and thanks to the high salt content in its roots, this helps it to benefit as well from the moisture near it.


Organ tubes

This type is cultivated in irrigated farms, its length reaches 7 meters and the reason for its name is that it has stems that are somewhat similar to organ tubes.


- star cactus

It has the shape of a star, and it is one of the types of cacti that enter with the rank of carnations.


- Prickly pear cactus

This species grows in dry and arid regions and is characterized by having prickly pear fruits that are popular in some areas of the world. It has leaf-like stems with many small leaves


- The old man's cactus

  Old man cactus is widely cultivated in Mexico and the United States. While the reason for its name is because it has a layer of white hairs that make it similar to the old man. This type is widely spread in homes.


Jumping cola

The ancient believed that he could jump on the flute because its legs attached to animals and people, which is why it was called that name.

Prickly pears in classical Arabic or "karmos" or "Hindi" according to the Moroccan vernacular, or "technarit" in Amazigh, a fruit that has transformed from a fruit for the simple poor into a multi-use global product, whether in the internal or external health field in cosmetics. Aloe vera is extracted from many consumables and cosmetics. Multiple and different

The prickly pear 40 years ago from now, no one attached much importance to it, given the difficulty in harvesting its fruits due to the sharp thorns that surround it. But things have changed in recent times, especially in the last five years, thanks to the Moroccan state’s plans, beginning with the Green Morocco Plan, followed by the Agricultural Development Strategy, which gave an increased and high value to the cactus plant.


 Aloe vera in Morocco


Morocco considers Morocco, especially all of the Moroccan regions of Sidi Ifni located in the southern half of the Kingdom of Morocco and then the Rahmana region in the center of the Kingdom, among the pioneering areas in the cultivation, production and marketing of cacti. The Sidi Ifni region contains about 50 thousand hectares, all full of cactus plant, with a production capacity of up to To 280 thousand tons per year,


This abundant production came after the special supervision of farmers in these areas, as well as the continuous encouragement and encouragement for them to establish cooperatives in their area in order to continue the manufacture of prickly pears and extract many of its derivatives, such as jam and oil,

It is worth noting that the aloe vera plant uses all its components, including its ribs, which have recently become in demand in European countries due to the properties that are characterized by them and their benefits on the skin.

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