Aloe Vera as Paper Glue

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TABLE OF CONTENTSTable of Contents
Abstract……………………………………………………………………………………1
Table of Contents
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Introduction
…………………………………………………………………………..21.1 Aloe Vera as the Main Component of the Product………………………………..21.2 Research Objectives and Hypotheses……………………………………………..3
2.0 Literature Review
……………………………………………………………………42.1 History of Aloe Vera Plant………………………………………………………..42.2 Uses of Aloe Vera………………………………………………………………...52.3 Composition of Aloe Vera Plant………………………………………………….6
3.0 Materials and Methods
……………………………………………………………...83.1 Research Design…………………………………………………………………..93.2 Treatments for Experimental Study……………………………………………...103.3 Materials Used and General Procedures…………………………………………11
4.0 Results
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One of the firstdocumented users of aloe vera was Cleopatra, who lived from 68 to 30 B.C. She is said tohave used the gel on her skin as protection from the sun, and to have thought the gelhelped to keep her skin young-looking. In fact, the Egyptians may have used aloe vera intheir embalming of bodies, among other uses.For over 3,500 years, tales of "healing Aloe Vera" plants have been handed downthrough centuries by word of mouth. From the Bible's mention of removing Christ fromthe cross and wrapping his body in aloes and myrrh, (John 19:39), we find Aloe Veramysteriously appearing in every phase of history, with many testimonials to its greatmedicinal values. The earliest documented use of Aloe Vera comes from the ancientEgyptians, but it was also grown and used by King Solomon, who was said to havevalued it highly.Alexander the Great conquered the island of Socotra in order to have the Aloe for his army. During his fabled travels in the Orient, among the many marvels recorded byMarco Polo were his descriptions of the many applications of the Aloe Vera plant. TheSpanish Conquistadors discovered various herbal medicines in use in Tenochtitlán.At the heart of many of the Aztec cures, it is known that Aloe Vera was theeffective agent. These Aztec herbal medicines were transported back to Europe by theSpanish, during the sixteenth century, where they became the

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