Originally from Northern Africa, introduced by the Dutch in the 18th century, Curaçao Aloe (CurAloe) grows wild and is called SenteBibu in Papiamentu [Sente = 100, Bibu = alive] evidently you will live to be 100 if you take Curaçao Aloe (gel) every day!
… we’re also known to hang (rather stinky) fresh Aloe leaves from our doorposts (you know, like mistletoe) to keep diseases away…
Aloe Vera, among the top 10 most medicinal plants in the world, contains 75+ nutrients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, various fyto nutrients, and Gluco-Mannan, a complex polysaccharide that consists of “short” and “long” sugar strains (“short” sugar strains heal damaged human cells and activate the immune system; “long” sugar strains protect the human body against attacks from bacteria and viruses by eliminating them).
(Thanks to our dry and arid soil… !) Curaçao Aloe has an exceptionally high concentration of all of these nutritional substances.
Curaçao Ecocity Projects N.V. capitalizes on our natural Aloe resource and operates an environmentally friendly farm with 100,000+ Aloe plants. In 2002 it partnered with BioClin (a Dutch pharmaceutical company) and received funding from Senter (Dutch governmental institution) to build a production plant to extract Aloe Vera gel from leaves — filtering, stabilizing and processing into gel concentrate for export as well as development into proprietary skincare products (gel, body lotion, soap, sunscreen, shampoo, conditioner, insect repellent, body & face scrub, facial mask, night / day cream, lip balm, deodorant) and juice, all branded “CurAloe”.
Ps: give your immune system a kick and try CurAloe’s 100% Aloe Vera Juice. (just 1 shot a day)… available at better pharmacies and supermarkets, their shop at Riffort Complex, and farm.