Does the miraculous herb ‘Aloe Vera’ need any introduction?


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As the human race is developing and advancing in different technologies to make their life better, there are many side-effects also parallelly can easily be seen. This can be said as the 21st-century ship that you are being carried by, as a charge of comfort and convenience.  You might be compromising your health due to growing pollution along the line of development. We keep on checking some of the natural remedies to solve this problem and stay in a happy living environment. Our eyes get stuck at one of this remedy, i.e. Aloe Vera.

This plant can now be seen in every household. Aloe  produces two substances viz.,  gel and latex, which are used for medicines. Aloe gel is the clear, jelly-like substance found in the inner part of the aloe plant leaf. Aloe latex comes from just under the plant’s skin and is yellow in color. Some aloe products are made from the whole crushed leaf, so they contain both gel and latex. The aloe that is mentioned in the Bible is an unrelated fragrant wood used as incense.

Aloe medications can be taken by mouth or very well known to be applied all over the skin. Aloe gel is taken by mouth for osteoarthritis, bowel diseases including ulcerative colitis. It is also used to treat fever, itching and inflammation, and as a general tonic. It is also used for stomach ulcers, diabetes, asthma, and for treating some side effects of radiation treatment. It is widely used in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries. It has an estimated annual market value of $13 billion globally.

Let’s check the health benefits of aloe Vera for human body:

1 Presence of Bioactive Compounds improves Health

Aloe vera is well recognized by its thick, pointed and fleshy green leaves, which can grow to about 12-19 inches (30-50 cm) in length.

Each leaf is full of a slimy tissue that stores water, which makes the leaves thick. This slimy water-filled tissue is the “gel” we associate with Aloe VeraAloe Vera products.The gel contains most of the bioactive compounds in the plant, including. It also contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. The purity of nutrients that is found in its gel is rare to be found elsewhere. Its ingestion or topical use is also equally helpful for healing the body from inside to out.

2Blessed with potent Antioxidant and Antibacterial Properties

Antioxidants are important for health. Aloe Vera gel contains powerful antioxidants. These  belong to a large family of substances known as polyphenols. They  are well known for minimizing the effects of free radicals in our body, thus has an antioxidant effect. On account of its goodness effect, it can help inhibit the growth of certain bacteria that can cause infections in humans.

3Miraculous work of Burns healing

Aloe vera is most commonly used as a topical medication, rubbed onto the skin against being eaten. It has long been known as a treatment for sores, burns and sunburns. Truly ladies, this has a place above all cosmetics when applied on a regular basis. There was the first approved Aloe vera ointment as an over-the-counter medication for skin burns that was marketed back in the year 1959. Studies have suggested that it is an effective topical treatment for first- and second-degree burns. It can reduce the healing time from 9 days for a normal burn to 4 days as compared to conventional medication. The evidence for Aloe vera helping to heal other types of wounds is inconclusive.

4Reduces Dental Plaque very effectively

Tooth decay and diseases of the gum are very common health problems. The majority  of population is facing these days. This is due to irregular and non-compatible eating habits or drinking of polluted water.

One of the best ways to prevent this from happening is to reduce the buildup of plaque which is actually bacterial biofilms on the teeth. In a survey, 300 healthy people were given with 100% pure Aloe vera juice. Other 300 others were given the standard mouthwash.  They found out the tooth decay was reduced to a significant amount in individuals having regular aloe juice. Aloe vera does this by the killing of the plaque- producing bacterium Streptococcus in the mouth, as well as the yeast Candida albicans.

5Helps in Treating Constipation

Aloe vera can often be used to treat constipation too. This time, it is not the gel, but its latex part, that provides the benefits. The latex is a sticky yellow residue found just under the skin of the leaf which is the water storing part.

The key compound responsible for this effect is called aloin. This compound has its well-established laxative effects. Moreover, Aloe vera does not appear to be effective against other digestive disorders. These digestive disorders could be irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and  inflammatory bowel disease.

Improve Skin Elasticity and Help Prevent Wrinkles

There is some preliminary evidence that topical use of Aloe vera gels can slow aging of the skin. When a research was conducted on 90 women belonging to age group 40-50 years, they showed very decreased aging or wrinkling of the skin. Another study found that Aloe vera reduced erythema or redness of the skin, but was also found to dehydrate skin cells.

Some more magical functions of Aloe Vera are:

  • Aloe Vera works with the body by providing excellent nutrition  that the body can absorb
  • It is moisturizing for your skin, penetrating right down into its deepest layers.
  • Aloe modulates the immune system in a natural way, thus helping the body to defend itself.
  • It is still essential to collect identical to freshly harvested Aloe.

Modes of topical application of aloe vera gel:

  • For fighting with sun-tan

Apply Aloe Vera gel and also lemon juice mix on the tan affected area. Leave this pack for 10 minutes and rinse it off. Also, you can add the pinch of turmeric powder to this mix. The acne and pimple marks are lightened with this aloe vera facial.

  • De-toxifying Face-mask

Take the 2 -3 tbsp of aloe vera gel and ripe mango pulp in a bowl. Now mix well and add 1 tbsp of lemon juice and mix again. Apply this solution to the face and body. This is the detox pack for a bath. Take the bath after 10 -15 minutes. This gives the fresh bath feeling as well to you. (Read…..)

In parts of India, these leaves are squeezed over the skin part where lesser poisonous insects have bitten.

Just make a paste with aloe vera extract and rose water and rub it on clean face for about 20 minutes. Rinse it off using cold water. This face pack acts like a fairness for the skin too. The paste must be massaged for 2-3 times on the face before rinsing it off. “Take care of the beautiful you, and if it is by natural means, then it is going to stay longer.”

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