Aloe Vera is used in Ancient Indian Medicine for treating constipation, worm infestation, skin diseases, infections, and colic. In Chinese Medicine is used for treating fungal diseases. In the Western World, it is used for cosmetic purposes, as well as for the Pharmaceutical and Food industries.
As a matter of fact, the manufacturing of aloe Vera extracts is amongst the largest botanical industries in the whole World.
Aloe Vera produces two different substances and both are used in medicine, the first one is the gel which is obtained from the cells located in the center of the leaf. The second one is the latex which is obtained from the cells that are below the leaf skins.
People have been using aloe vera gel as an effective remedy for skin conditions like burns, sunburns, cold sores, frostbite, and psoriasis, but there are plenty more benefits from this multifaceted plant.
The Aloe vera Gel is used to treat inflammations, fever, itching, osteoarthritis, and bowel diseases. It is also used as a remedy for asthma, diabetes, and stomach ulcers. The aloe vera latex is used to treat depression, diabetes, constipation, and asthma.
Aloe Vera contains several minerals and vitamins that are vital for the proper growth and function of all our body’s systems.
Aloe Vera contains the vitamins A, C, E, B12, Folic Acid, and Choline. Also contains 8 enzymes, aliiase, alkaline phosphatase, peroxidase, cellulase, amylase, catalase, bradykinase, lipase, and carboxypeptidase. Minerals like manganese, sodium, calcium, selenium, Zinc, chromium, copper, magnesium, and potassium.
Health BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA
Calms skin irritations and rashes
The Aloe Vera extract provides fast relief the itching and burning sensation of severe dermatitis. It also helps the healing process for psoriasis, surgical wounds, burn injuries, and oral mucositis.
Treatment of burns
The aloe Vera gel has been proven incredibly effective in healing the radiation damage on the skin, as well as any other burn injury sustain.
Applying the aloe Vera gel to cold sores multiple times during the day, it helps to ease the discomfort and accelerates the healing process. Aloe Vera also has an anti-viral and anti-inflammatory characteristic that helps to speed up the healing process related to cold sores as well as reducing the pain associated with it.
Hair and scalp natural moisturizer
Another great benefit of the Aloe Vera is how effective it is at treating dry hair, and an itchy scalp. The large number of vitamins found in it helps to keep your hair strong and healthy. Due to its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, it helps to get rid of dandruff.
Good treatment for Constipation
The Aloe Vera latex is a great laxative. It creates a potent laxative that increases the levels of intestinal water, stimulating mucus secretion which in turn, increases intestinal peristalsis, effectively breaking down and mix it with the chyme.
Due to its anti-inflammatory and the aforementioned constipation treatment, it is found to be an excellent help improving digestion. The Juice of the Aloe Vera helps to normalize the balance between acid/alkaline, thus, helping our digestive system perform better.