Aloe Vera of Australia Pty Ltd was established in 1977 when it brought the first Aloe Vera plants to Australia s shores and pioneered the Aloe Vera industry in Australia.
The succulent Aloe Vera plant, known to botanists as Aloe Barbadensis, is rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids, and has long been prized for the cosmetic and medicinal qualities of the gel found in its leaves. Australia offers ideal conditions for growing Aloe Vera, with its rich soil and warm, sunny climate.
Historical documents of the Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, Arabians, Indians and Chinese report on its use for both medicinal and cosmetic uses.
Legend has it that two of the most alluring Egyptian queens, Nefertiti and Cleopatra, relied on Aloe Vera to maintain their youthful complexions, by drinking and bathing in Aloe Vera, and that Alexander the Great conquered the island of Socroto off the east coast of Africa for the purpose of obtaining sufficient amounts of Aloe as a wound healing agent for his soldiers.