Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Power of Herbs:Aloe Vera

aloe vera
Aloe Vera is a Northern African herb used to treat various skin conditions like cuts,burns and eczema.A study performed in the 1990s showed that the time needed to heal a moderate to severe burn was decreased when the wound was treated regularly with Aloe Vera gel, compared to the time needed when the wound was covered in a bandage.

Due to the great effects on the skin Aloe Vera is used in many skin care products-Gels and Latex.

Aloe Vera Gel

It is the leaf pulp or mucilage, a thin clear jelly substance obtained from the parenchymal tissue that makes up the inner portion of the leaves.It contains various organic and inorganic compounds.

Aloe Vera Latex

Aloe latex, aka "aloe juice" is a bitter yellow exudate from the pericyclic tubules just beneath the outer skin of the leaves. It contains the anthraquinone glycosides aloin A and B, which are potent laxatives.

Skin benefits from Aloe Vera

  1. It heals the skin
  2. Aloe Vera moisturizes the skin
  3. It fights aging
Internal benefits from Aloe Vera (yet to be scientifically proven!)

These benefits can be obtain from Aloe Vera juice
  1. detoxing and cleansing the body
  2. Good for people with intestinal or stomach problems
  3. Helps healing ulcers
  4. antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agent, preventing illness

Aloe Vera is clearly a herb that could improve your health greatly not only from the outside but also from the inside.Use this incredible plant for a healthy body and spirit!

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Sarah Corlett said...

I found a great site to buy Aloe products. They sell the juice and the gel that you mentioned, but also skin care products. I've tried them myself. They're excellent!

Shanti said...

Nice article,

I have a aloe plant at home, I use it on my scalp, it really helps my dandruff and also on my face when I have acne. It really helps :)

SSotirov said...

Thanks! Im happy you like it :)