Mr Alan Lee Meets Peter of ALEDAMA
by Alan Lee
(Kinmel Bay North Wales)
As a frequent visitor to Madeira I became aware of the properties of Aloe Vera some years ago and always brought some leaves back with me. I then brought some small plantlets which grow very well in the U.K. as long as you protect them from frost in the winter.
two years ago I met Peter at the Madeira Carlton Hotel where he gives talks and he explained that the best Aloe Vera plant,( of which there are many) is the yellow flowering variety. It is ideally suited to growing in the volcanic soil of the island and it flowers twice a year instead of the usual once. He kindly gave me a specimen that he had been carrying around in his briefcase for three months and I brought it back to North Wales and planted it up. It has flourished and now has several plantlets at its base which I will plant on in the spring when it goes back out side as it needs a min. temp. of 7 degrees C.
I can freely vouch for the products that Peter sells and look forward to the time they are readily available in the U.K.. If I was some years younger I would be certain to try and secure the U.K. trading rights for this excellent product which I am sure will turn out to have many more uses as its properties are studied further.
One last point about Aloe Vera is to make sure that products you use are made from the fresh raw Aloe and not from a freeze dried version that has been reconstituted.