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Torch Aloe

By pamelajean
Firstly, a big thankyou to Ken (franken), Dave (WhiteRose1) and Ed (Glostopcat) for their User Awards on my lupins.

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.

Tags: Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Aloe arborescens Aloe succotrina Deer-horn cactus Asphodeloideae Xanthorrhoeaceae Aloaceae Candelabra plant Krantz aloe Octopus aloe Tree aloe

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zapar40 12 66 5 Wales
27 Aug 2012 11:27AM
such beautiful colours, your seperation for the background is super, excellent work.
posty57 14 6 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 11:30AM
An amazing story, but what a spectacular image..... !!!

mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2527 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 11:30AM
Knew this would be yours. This and the last upload have an amazing clean clarity, magical.
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 11:34AM
Definitely yours without a doubt - the background colours work so well.
Beautifully detailed capture Pamela SmileSmile
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
27 Aug 2012 11:42AM
So very beautiful with that fabulous background setting them off to perfection!
Franko59 11 3 2 England
27 Aug 2012 11:55AM
Nice1 ,,,regards IanSmile
Philip_H 10 1.5k United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 12:01PM
Striking capture and great narrative, Pamela.

NaturesHaven 10 283 6 England
27 Aug 2012 12:19PM
Another WOW factor image.....these are so colourful........brightens up a rather dull day weather wise........GrinGrinGrin
netta1234 10 382 2 Wales
27 Aug 2012 12:21PM
Just dont know what to say,But if this would be mine I would be verry proud of it.
It is Brilliant and the same goes to the Background,
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 12:32PM
A lovely vibrant image with superb clarity. Terrific impact of the really nice kindSmileSmileSmile
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 12:33PM
Lovely composition of an image shouting impact.
27 Aug 2012 12:46PM
Super image Pamela, excellent colour and detail,
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
27 Aug 2012 1:30PM
A beautiful image of this exotic flower and backed up by such an extensive and informative narrative.
cabbie Plus
15 31 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 1:41PM
Yet another cracking image well done

EAS 13 1 13 Scotland
27 Aug 2012 1:43PM
Stunning colours and details.

11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 1:46PM
A photograph crammed to rafters with magnificent electrifying colour, which certainly gave my eyes a wonderful jolt of something so very special.

Regards Nathan
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
27 Aug 2012 1:58PM
They never mentioned this plant when I watched Colin Farrell playing Alexander in that film I watched the other night Pamela.It was all sex and violence with no mention of any plants.Perhaps they did but I probably missed that bit !!
A well coloured shot.
gary_d 14 576 13 Wales
27 Aug 2012 2:18PM
Beautiful colour and clarity against a perfect background. - gary
franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 2:30PM
Wonderful image and an interesting story to go with it Pamela.

Lovely background, great detail, superb.

Ade_Osman 19 4.5k 36 England
27 Aug 2012 4:31PM
Stunning colours Pamela.....One for this months EPZ compo perhaps.

crookymonsta 14 842 10 England
27 Aug 2012 4:38PM
Stunning image, Pamela, and very interesting information with it too. I can add to that, having been given one of these plants by a colleague from California almost 40 years ago - I still have one growing from that original plant to this day. She simply called it a 'burn plant' and as I had no idea what it was I had it identified by the RHS in the late 1970's, who advised me that the gel had been used successfully to treat radiation burns. I have used it on burns on numerous occasions, including chemical burns and, memorably, a two-year old's fingers which had found their way into a treacle steamed pudding straight from the pot. The doctors at the hospital couldn't believe how quickly his fingers healed and I ended up having to take them a plant. Mine has never flowered so it's lovely to see one that is.
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
27 Aug 2012 5:00PM
A superb image of this beautiful aloe, Pamela. Here in Crete there are many aloes, and are often used medicinally, particularly if you have a cut or abrasion. Break off a piece of aloe, and rub it on the cut/abrasion, and it heals in no time. Carol
fentiger 21 920 24 England
27 Aug 2012 5:12PM
Your floral images Pamela always have that indefinable something extra. This composition is a real pleasure to view.

EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
27 Aug 2012 5:15PM
A miracle plant Pamela and your image is excellent.
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.0k 162 England
27 Aug 2012 5:32PM
The clarity and colour is unbelievable, Pamela. Amazing image and amazing info.

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
27 Aug 2012 5:33PM
This is a miraculous plant and your images does it justice-- i like the gradient for the bg!
bricurtis Plus
17 2.6k 52 England
27 Aug 2012 5:44PM
Such striking rich colours that project so well from the bg. Interesting narrative too Pamela.
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
27 Aug 2012 6:09PM
Such beautiful vivid colours and exceptional clarity Pamela. Your narrative is fascinating and most informative
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
27 Aug 2012 7:52PM
Yes, wonderful and colourful, Pamela, just the thing on a very wet, grey and dismal day like today Wink
Trev Smile
Snapitt 13
27 Aug 2012 7:59PM
Beautiful 1st class shot Pamela. What fantastic colours. Great piece of info.

annettep38 11 221 43 Luxembourg
27 Aug 2012 8:30PM
a floral bonfire, reminds me of rockets rising in the sky.
One for a poster you want to look at in winter
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2257 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 9:22PM
BARRY: Thankyou so much for your User Award.
SANDRA: Burn Plant sounds very appropriate, and I am so glad you put it to the test, successfully.
CAROL: So you already know about the aloe's medicinal properties, greatGrin.
27 Aug 2012 11:31PM
A stunning image Pam,superb background and a great write up,well done..Lin
canonfan 12 7 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 8:03AM
Fantastic capture Pamela along with a very informative Narrative
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 9:08AM
STUNNING SHOT! Pamela really bowled over with this image
but what's new your photography is always so beautiful to view
and your write up most helpful..perfection all the way
xwang 13 56 8
28 Aug 2012 10:39AM
How amazing! Beautiful image, excellent writing up, so glad to know.The colour and clarity is superb, the background is beautiful.. anther stunning work, Pamela.
AnnJ 10 5 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 5:31PM
This is such a beautiful image....I just love the colours and the detail is excellent. It is an image one can happily look at again and again. Ann.
28 Aug 2012 6:10PM
Great GREAT image Pam'.

John Smile
Gerryrys 10 1 France
28 Aug 2012 7:51PM
Truly superb. Grin

ChiliMan 15 135 17 Singapore
29 Aug 2012 12:41PM
What amazing things!!! Your photography and presentation of them are, as always, extraordinary, Pamela.

Love the info too - thanks for that Smile

29 Aug 2012 11:22PM
very beautiful with a fabulous background
30 Aug 2012 10:40AM
I continue to be impressed with each your new work! They are as always on top! BravoSmile
Regards Valery
Tibetan 10 3 England
30 Aug 2012 1:36PM
Interesting I use Aloe Vera every day to counteract problems from over thirty years of medication, some side effects can almost drive you mad so not surprised to hear your detailed commentary, good presentation colours and details, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
evelen 17 5 England
31 Aug 2012 6:38PM
stunning flower shot.wonderful work .
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2012 6:30AM
Lovely image with a stunning background (how did you achieve that?) and a fascinating commentary. At the insistence of our gardener- lovely man with distinct hippie tendencies - we have Aloes in our Spanish garden and I was delighted to see the gorgeous flowers on our Spring visit. Now, thanks to your info, I have to research how to use them medicinally.
Rende 15 38 4 Netherlands
2 Sep 2012 1:53PM
That background is lovely and the info really interesting; excellent image.
cymru2019 3 17 7 United Kingdom
29 May 2020 6:01PM
To say this image is brilliant would not be giving it the credit it deserves! David

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