In Canarian Islands it’s possible to find
many crafted products with aloe vera. The Canarian archipelago is the
aloe vera main producer region in Europe.
Thanks to the particular features of the soil, which makes
the plant perfectly suitable with the conditions of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura
and Gran Canaria. In Lanzarote, more or less 150 hectares of soil are intended
for the cultivation.
This allows the production of about 6 millions of kilos of aloe
per year. It’s pretty good, isn’t it?
A millenial plant
There have been proofs of the presence of aloe since the
Egyptian, even if the origin is imprecise. A papyrus of about 1500 years before
Christ was already about the uses of this plant. Since then,
many cultures have been using aloe vera with its different applications. Story
affirms that Cristopher Columbus brought this great plant to Americas. During
the recent history, the aloe vera reached a big relevance in several fields. Even
if its main use is as cosmetic and dermatologic applications, aloe vera is also used in pharmacy, cookery,
Aloe Vera features in Lanzarote
The kind of aloe cultivated here is
the Aloe Barbadensis Miller, the one
known as the Canarian aloe vera. The aloe vera offers many healthy featueres
with a lot of uses. Among them, the main one is its healing power, very
efficient in order to treat burns, bites, irritation, stretch marks, scars or
Moreover, its great efficacy for many
problems of the skin as acne, moles, dermatitis, herpes, warts, psoriasis,
rashes has been proved.
It can be used for different muscular pains, of the head,
menstrual, osteoporosis, inflammations, oral diseases, artritis, rheumatism,
constipation, hemorrhoids etc.
Kwowing all about the aloe vera in
There are several plantations of aloe vera
in Lanzarote that can be visited. Without any doubt, it is an original and
curious visit that it’s worth it. In the area of Órzola-Haría, at the north of
the island, there is a plantation which offers free daily tours in many
languages. In addition to this place there are several museum all around the
island. Among them there are
aloe museum in Arrieta, Yaiza, Punta Mujeres, Teguise y Órzola. Even the Island
La Graciosa has a place totally dedicated to the aloe, inside the Chinijo
museum. Inside there it’ s possible to learn a lot about the aloe vera
history,its cultivation, the care it needs and how it can be used. Besides
learning, there is a shop where they explain and sell products.
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