Its curative benefits were recognized from the early Indian, Chinese, Greek and Roman cultures. The Egyptians refer to it as”the plant of immortality” and it’s usually one of the funeral presents buried with the pharaohs. In the standard setting, aloe vera is used for healing wounds, relieving itching in addition to swelling and it’s known for its antibacterial in addition to anti-inflammatory properties.
Aloe vera is a member of the lily family and is a couple of feet tall. It’s over 240 species but sadly, only four of these have medicinal values. The most potent of all of the species is the aloe vera barbadensis and it’s important to remember that aloe vera, which is native to North Africa in addition to Spain, can also be grown in the hot areas of Asia, Europe and America.
The curative potential of aloe vera stems from its ability to avoid injury to the epithelial cells and assist in the healing of damaged tissues. Aloe is quite valuable in soothing many skin disorders such as mild cuts, insect bites, bruises, eczema and so forth. Research has also demonstrated that it has antifungal in addition to antibacterial properties and boosts blood flow to wounded areas. Additionally, it helps in the creation of fibroblast (the skin cell responsible for wound healing) and collagen (the protein which controls the aging process of the skin in addition to wrinkling).
Additionally, when aloe vera juice is taken internally, it helps digestion, helps regulate blood glucose, boosts energy production, promotes cardiovascular health and enhances the immune system. It assists in preventing toxins from the digestive tract and enhances the functioning of the liver, kidneys in addition to gall bladder. Its anti inflammatory fatty acids alkalize the digestive juices and guide against acidity that causes indigestion. These fatty acids aren’t only beneficial to the gut but also into the small intestine and colon. However, it’s not a good idea for pregnant women and children under five years old to take aloe vera .