Aloe Vera and Its Healing Powers
The African native plant, Aloe Vera, is one of the very famous plants in Ayurveda that possesses multifold medicinal properties. It is a succulent and like all succulents stores large amount of water and has fleshy leaves. Aloe Vera plant is also known as – The Burn Plant, The Silent Healer, and The Miracle Plant. Despite, it numerous beneficial medicinal properties, Aloe Vera preparations continues it place under alternative medicine.
Aloe Vera has wonderful effects on the skin of restoring and curing. Nevertheless, Aloe Vera is a considerably wonder health product with a long–long list of it curative properties. Aloe Vera preparations are available in both gel and juice forms.
Touted for it qualities, now a days you will find Aloe Vera is present in many preparations like shampoos, face wash, and other cosmetics as well as Aloe Vera juice and Aloe Vera gel.
Aloe Vera is rich in various vitamins and minerals. Being a powerhouse of antioxidants, antibiotics, antifungal, anti viral, anti inflammation, anti acidity, anti cholesterol, and anti pain along with encourages cell growth and heals scar. Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, Zinc, Folic acid, Iron, Manganese, Amino acids and Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, and E. Aloe Vera has barbaloin (anthraquinoes), acemannan (polysaccharides), enzymes, saponins, lignin, and salicylic acids and similar constituents that are more than 75 in number. Aloe Vera gel has mild laxative properties and helps in treating ulcerative colitis.
Aloe Vera gel helps in soothing and moisturizing the skin. It helps in treating burns, itchy and scratchy skin (eczema), and other dermal diseases. It helps reducing inflammation and alleviates arthritis. Aloe Vera, used in soaps, moisturizers, sunscreens, etc. promotes cell growth helping in regenerating the skin. Magnesium lactate, its itch-inhibit substance aids in reducing irritation. Pigmentation reducing as well as collagen and elastin enhancing properties lightens the skin keeping it supple and well toned.
In its juice form, Aloe Vera helps –
- Cures Digestive problems by cleansing the digestive system
- Treats Rheumatoid Arthritis by assuaging inflammation and reducing stiffness
- Treats hypercholesterolemia by reducing triglycerides
- Maintains oral and dental hygiene
- Regulates blood sugar levels
- Aids detoxification
- Helps treating cold and sinus as magnesium lactate, works as antihistamine
- Reduces the amino acid deficiency in your body enhancing body’s immune system
- Reduces eye irritation when used as eye wash
- Reduces acidity
- Promotes Hair Growth with help of proteolitic enzymes
- Helps in maintaining the pH balance
- Reduces dandruff
- Aloe Vera boosts bio-availability of vitamin C and E
- Removes free radicals by help of its anti-oxidant properties
Lastly, Aloe Vera helps in strengthen skin’s collagen, speeds the healing process, and removes the acne scars. The choice is entirely yours to use Aloe Vera juice or gel.