There are over 200 types of the Aloe plant. The variety that has been most often used, for its perceived medicinal effects, is the ‘Aloe Barbadensis Miller’ or Aloe Vera or Medicinal Aloe as it is variously known. The use of Aloe Vera for therapeutic advantages and healing properties goes back approximately 5000 years with the Chinese, Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilisations all making use of it.
It is even said that Alexander the Great conquered the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean to gain control of sources of Aloes to treat his soldiers who had been wounded in battle.
Aloe Vera looks akin to a cactus, but is actually (believe it or not!) a member of the Lily family and is naturally found in the tropics.
Aloe Vera is a plant that is full of surprises and it is most commonly used in cosmetic or skin care products. However, it has numerous uses and is a most unusual plant cloaked within a rich green skin.
In discussing Aloe Vera the CancerHelp UK website states, “…some people claim that Aloe Vera can boost your immune system, or even treat and cure cancer. But there is no scientific evidence to prove this”.
There is some evidence to support its use for minor skin problems and burns. Although there is no research evidence to show that Aloe Vera can help with burns caused by radiotherapy treatment many patients say that it helps to heal and soothe the skin. Many specialist nurses and radiotherapists also recommend its use.’
Aloe Vera is composed of several substances (Anthraquinones, Amino acids, Minerals, Vitamins, etc.) which, it is said, provide good skin protection including:
Di Murini and Aloe Vera lingerie fabric
Di Murini uses highly advanced fabric whose yarn is infused with Aloe Vera. The groundbreaking microencapsulation technology involved in this process was developed and patented after years of sustained research. The microcapsules release the Aloe Vera in a controlled manner and normally persist in their release after more than 100 washes. This is said to be radically different to other yarns where the Aloe Vera is only added through a surface treatment.
This form of Aloe Vera technology is extremely suitable for lingerie where it enhances fabric quality, comfort and wellbeing whilst also giving the cosmetic benefits that are normally associated with Aloe Vera.