ALOE VERA FLOWERBED. THE PLANT OF IMMORTALITY 

FLOWERBED


This part of the Samà Park Historical Garden is inspired by French gardens, some of the best examples of French flower beds are found in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles (France), the gardens of the Palace of Kensington Palace (United Kingdom), In Spain, the flowerbeds of the Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso stand out. 

The word “parterre” is of French origin “on the ground”, it was developed in France by Claude Mollet (1560-1649), a gardener and garden designer, remembered for having been the first royal gardener of three kings of France: Henry IV, Louis XIII and Louis XIV. The parterre aimed to develop “ordered compartments” in the gardens. 

The historic garden of Samà Park is a member of the Alliance of Botanical Gardens against Climate Change, a network promoted by the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria of Australia. To project the historic garden into the future, this experimental aloe vera plantation has been carried out. 

The aloe genus belongs to the Asphodelaceae or lilac family, composed of monocotyledonous plants with tuberous roots, like garlic, onion, tulip, or lily. It is a perennial plant with large succulent leaves arranged in a basal rosette; Succulent plants, unlike leafy plants, constitute a diverse group of plants that have developed tissues to store water within their cells and survive long periods of drought. Cacti make up a large group of succulents. 

Aloe vera is a plant with around 360 different species. It is native to southeastern Africa, although the largest cultivation area of this plant is in America, especially in Mexico. In recent years, its cultivation has been promoted in Spain, especially in the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Andalusia, the Region of Murcia, and the Valencian Community, due to its medicinal properties. 

Plants of the aloe genus have been used since ancient times in traditional medicine in several countries (Greece, Egypt, India, Mexico, Japan, and China). Chinese medicine was the first to use aloe and referred to it as the “plant of immortality.” Later, Dioscorides described it for its medicinal and cosmetic properties. Aloe vera juice and its effects are already described in the Ebers Papyrus (1,500 BC). Its name comes from the Greek “aloê”; and in Arabic, it is called “alloeh”, which means: “the bright bitter substance”; The word ‘‘vera’’ comes from Latin and means: “truth.” 

The leaves, called stalks, contain the pulp or gel, a colorless gelatinous mass formed by parenchyma cells, and represent up to 80% of the total weight of the plant. It is formed by aloin ducts, longitudinal channels a few millimeters in diameter. through which the sap of the plant, known as acíbar, circulates. 

Acíbar is obtained by letting the liquid flow from the aloin ducts; This substance has pharmaceutical uses. Aloe vera acts as a detoxifier, purifier, digestive, bactericide, cell regenerator, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiviral, pain inhibitor, anticoagulant, and immune system stimulator; Topically it has moisturizing, soothing, and regenerating properties. 

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