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In ancient times the semi-tropical cactus plant has a long and well-known history dating back to the Greek, Egyptian and Roman historical periods. There is a reference to this throughout history. The cactus plant was classified as a herbaceous plant suitable for all purposes.
The first recorded history of the cactus plant is written on a Sumerian tablet dating back to about 2200 BC, which is the first document related to cactus plant and its medicinal uses.

The effects of the use of cactus can be traced back to about 6000 years in the history of ancient Egypt, where this plant appeared on stone carvings.

His origins were first discovered in 1862 and recorded on an Egyptian papyrus dated back to 1550 BC.

There were about 12 combinations written on papyrus paper for how to mix gels with other ingredients for use in the treatment of skin disorders and internal disorders as well. Egyptian queens also used cactus in cosmetics.

Because of his fame as “the plant of immortality”, the Egyptians presented it as a gift to be placed in the tombs of the pharaohs.

The two legendary Egyptian monarchies Nefertiti and Cleopatra have been shown to attach their skin to the gels extracted from the cactus as part of the cosmetic system that I followed, as well as to protection from the sun. In fact, the Egyptians may have used cactus in embalming corpses. That is among his other uses.

Old records show that the benefits of cactus have been known for centuries, along with its therapeutic properties and healing properties that have been rejuvenated for more than 4,000 years.

The gradual knowledge of medicinal uses and the various benefits of cactus, especially in India, became commonplace in 375 BC.

The Egyptians were aware of the medicinal use of cactus and how to use the gels extracted from it.

There are also references to cactus in the ancient Indian and Chinese cultures. In India, cactus was mentioned in a number of Indian historical texts collected between 4500 and 1600 BC.

The Chinese, Islamic and Ayurvedic medical literature have also confirmed the wonders of cactus plant for oral and external use. The researchers found that the Chinese and ancient Indians used the cactus plant as far as possible.

Greek and Roman doctors also used aloe vera. Around 6 BC, the Greek physician Descordidus discovered that cactus is an effective plant in treating a wide range of diseases, from kidney problems and constipation to serious skin burns.

The ancient Greeks used cactus to relieve pimples, burns and leg ulcers, as well as to treat bowel and stomach disorders.

The cactus plant can offer a small part of history. The legend indicates that Alexander the Great invaded the Indian Ocean island of Soktora to secure its cactus needs for use in treating the wounds of its soldiers.

As used by Americans after they became aware of medical and cosmetic use.

Al-Sabr is currently known as the cactus plant or “burn plant”. The benefits of cactus are endless, from medical use to cosmetic use.

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