Behind the millenary use of Aaron's Beard, known in the ancient world by the name fugademoni ('demon chaser'), lies man's ancestral fear of neurological illnesses, whose unknown causes used to be attributed to the influence of devils.
The renewed interest of modern medicine in this plant is due to the many confirmations given of its properties to act on states of slight and moderate depression on a par with synthesised drugs but without most of their side effects.
- Valentino Mercati, is Chairman of Aboca Planta Medica Group. For Aboca Edizioni he also wrote A far belle le donne di Piero - Segreti e ricette di bellezza (2007), Il valore dell'Aloe - Storia, coltivazione, moderni impieghi salutistici (2009), Visione evolutiva di sistemi complessi in farmacologia (2015)
- Elisabetta Boncompagni, a lecturer in Pharmacognosis at the Università degli Studi in Perugia. Scientific coordinator of the International Master’s degree course in Phytotherapy, Level 2, instituted by the Università degli Studi in Cagliari and the Università Complutense in Madrid. She has written many articles and scientific papers on phytotherapy. She is a curator and supervisor of training events for doctors and pharmacists accredited by the Italian Ministry of Health. For Aboca Edizioni, she has also written Guida bibliografica ai più noti fitoterapici (1999), Il valore dell'Aloe - Storia, coltivazione, moderni impieghi salutistici (2009), Guida bibliografica ai più noti fitoterapici (2010).