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The spectacular ornamental Aloe Arborescens is a large dense succulent shrub growing to 9ft tall by an equal spread. It has striking fiery coral-red flower spikes that rise 2ft above the foliage. The flowers are tubular, borne on a densely clustered pendant. The large, thick, fleshy lance-shaped leaves grow in a whorl or rosette, and have a sharp apex and a spiny margin, heavily barbed with lime green teeth.
Also known as candelabra aloe, Krantz Aloe, octopus plant and tree aloe.
In Brazil, a humble monk named Romano Zago has uncovered a powerful yet simple cure for cancer based on just three ingredients, one of them being whole Aloe Arborescens (not just the gel, but the whole leaf, including the skin and the sap). This Aloe cure works to help reverse not just cancer, but has been used to strengthen the bodyís immune system, and is a potent remedy for over 100 types of illnesses, including cancer, diabetes, depression and obesity. However we are not talking about just any kind of Aloe plant. Romano Zago stated ďRecent studies administered by the Palatinin Salzano Venezia Institute in Italy have discovered that Aloe Arborescens is 200% richer in medicinal substances than Aloe vera and contains more than 70% of anti-cancerogenous properties (active ingredients) as opposed to Aloe vera, which contains 40% of these properties".
Hippocrates, father of modern medicine, used at least 14 different formulas containing aloe, 2400 years ago.
Alexander the Great was exhorted by his teacher Aristotle to conquer the island of Succotra where a rare plant called Aloe succotrina grew, so he could have aloe for his soldiers. At least thatís the story thatís been handed down. This early Mediterranean variety of aloe was known to be so potent that Alexander never left on a military mission without hauling a whole forest of the plants with him.
It is also uprooted and hung over doorways to ward off evil.
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