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Natures Answers - Aloe Vera

>> Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Aloe Vera plant is a member of the Liliaceae family. It has cactus like features and was originally sourced from Africa. Like cactus plants, its long green thick leaves contain the water the plant needs to survive during long periods of drought. Aloe Vera resists dry, warm climates very harsh environments. Aloe Vera has long been used for its medicinal and healing properties.

Aloe vera can be found in many health and pharmaceutical products. It can be found in many health drinks and is widely used in Skin care and Beauty products.

Alexander the Great was known to use Aloe Vera for healing the wounds of his soldiers. Cleopatra also used it as a part of her skin care.

Sometimes referred to as the “First Aid Plant”, Aloe Vera has long been a common plant around many homes. I can still remember my grandmother breaking a leaf off and rubbing it into burns and scalds on me as a kid. The Aloe Vera plant is used as an ingredient in health has been known to help stomach problems and also proved to be an effective skin moisturiser in various skin care products.

During the 70’s and 80’s, Aloe Vera gel became popular in USA and widely used in cosmetic products and skin care products. Aloe Vera is also available in creams and body lotions.

Aloe Vera has healing, soothing, antibacterial and moisturising properties. It is used to relieve burning, itching, minor cuts and first and second degree burns. Recent studies indicate that aloe vera has the ability to accelerate cell growth in the skin.

Aloe Vera has a property that fights against viruses such as the flu, chickenpox, and herpes and can also kill bacteria. Aloe Vera also stops bowels from absorbing water. This speeds the passage of faecal matter through bowel causing a laxative effect.

Aloe Vera possesses external healing properties and speeds the healing of skin injuries such as poison ivy, ulcerations, hives, and burns. Internal healing properties result from its use as a laxative; however, use as a laxative can cause severe cramping. There are other laxative herbs available that have a lesser effect

Growing Aloe Vera Because Aloe plants have 95% water, they are extremely frost tender. If grown outdoors in warm climates, they should be planted in full sun, or light shade. The soil should be moderately fertile, and fast draining. Established plants will survive a drought quite well, however, Aloe Vera will benefit from a regular watering. When Aloe Vera is grown in pots, it is recommended the soil be allowed to dry out before adding any additional water.

Aloe Vera plants are popular and are available at almost every garden shop or nursery. Look for the Botanical name of Aloe barbadensis.

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Nature Posters

>> Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The communication power of posters has been exploited for a variety of purposes. Posters have evolved from a mere advertising tool into tastefully designed, intellectually appealing, graphically intriguing and exquisite pieces of art. They command a platform as a different genre of art. Nature posters portray every conceivable aspect of nature. They are gathered by enthusiastic collectors, avid nature lovers or art lovers who admire their aesthetic appeal. Collecting nature posters is both a recreational and educational hobby for students and adults alike. It is yet another unique way to feel closer to nature.

There are many online and offline stores and distributors of nature posters.

www.naturediscovery.com features many nature posters, from marine life posters, to amphibians and reptiles, elements of nature and many more. These are not just visual treat but also an exceptional form of nature tour. These beautiful illustrations can have a profound impact on young minds, which relate and learn easily through visual stimulation. They draw attention to the finer and previously unobserved and obvious aspects of nature, and the beauty that lies in them. A student can collect them as part of a project, or to know about any aspect of nature.

Posters of different breeds of horses, different varieties of butterfly, or different types of dinosaurs, with detailed identification of the types, are very useful educational tools. www.transcedentalalist.com ties up with www.art.com to provide a scintillating range of natural delights. A thunderbolt on a rich blue electric sky becomes a memorable work of art, timelessly frozen in a piece of paper.

Lithographically printed posters on ordinary paper are extremely inexpensive. Both poster production and the materials used have evolved with time. From linen-backed posters (for durability), to glossy and matte-print posters, etched and embossed to laminated, nature posters come imprinted in a variety of forms. There are infinite sizes, editions and types of nature posters.

Nature posters are used by many governmental and non-governmental organizations, to stimulate awareness and educate the public about a cause or drive (for endangered species conservation, for example). Nature posters are also sold to raise funds for a cause.

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Nature Screensavers - Download Free To Enjoy Nature

>> Friday, March 14, 2008

Are you a nature lover? Who is not? All of us love nature, because it makes us feel so peaceful. When we go to natural surrounding, we feel that we have gone to our roots. That is very true, because our ancestors lived with nature and we are the inheritors of that love.

Don't you miss nature during your daily city life? These concrete jungles have no love in them. Don’t you miss the innocent love of nature? Now you can find that with nature screensavers. What if I show you nature screensavers with lovely video shots of Beaches, Clouds, Countryside, Deserts, Flowers, Lakes & Seas, Landscapes, Mountains, Panoramas, Plants & Trees, Rivers & Streams, Sunsets and waterfalls? How about getting them on your computer screens, looking alive? Would you not love that?

You can now download Nature Screensavers free on your desktop. There are more than three hundred designs in the above subjects for you to choose from. All the nature screensavers come with lovely music. Some of these Nature Screensavers have inspiring text. Some others have romantic text. You will love all of them. As they are free and lightweight files, you can download many and keep the best for your enjoyment and relaxation.

Whenever you feel tired, tense and stressed, click on a screensaver and watch it play on your screen. Watch the swinging palm trees, the lovely trees and the pure water of rivers and streams. Take your pick and enjoy. You deserve this luxury.

C.D. Mohatta writes for screensavers and wallpapers. Download nature screensavers to view the beauty of Gods creations. The author also writes fun quizzes and tests and love, dating, & marriage articles.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=CD_Mohatta

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