Aloe Vera is a perennial herb that is mainly grown worldwide for its medicinal and agricultural benefits. Aloe vera gel is extracted from the fleshy leaves of the plant. This herb has been studied extensively for therapeutic purposes, some of which are described below.
How it helps:
Antioxidant and antimicrobial properties:
Aloe vera gel is composed of many phytochemicals with possible antioxidant properties such as anthraquinone C glycosides, other anthraquinones such as emodin, lectins, mancan acetate, anthrones and others. Apart from that, the gel also contains salicylic acid which has antibacterial properties.
Aloe vera has been used for topical application and treatment of burns, wounds, stings, rashes, and other skin infections since ancient times. Vitamin E, which is in plants, helps reduce the harmful effects of UV rays such as sunburn, acne and blisters. In some cases, it has been found that applying gel, even to third degree burns, helps the wound heal faster and the skin heals faster. In addition, the gel helps to get rid of brown tones and stretch marks.
Bones, joints and muscles:
Aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory properties help reduce many inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and even joint and muscle pain. Topical application of aloe vera gel reduces swelling and redness in the affected area and relieves pain.
Some researchers also claim that aloe vera contains many compounds that stop the growth of cancer cells and prevent tumor formation. Aloe vera polysaccharides present in plants consist of strong macrophages that secrete large amounts of nitric oxide, which has anti-cancer properties. Aloe vera gel also soothes burns and wounds caused by radiation therapy.
As we age, the skin loses its natural elasticity and becomes dry, which increases the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines. Aloe vera gel helps remove dead skin cells and moisturizes the skin. Some researchers also claim that aloe vera gel improves skin elasticity and slows down the onset of aging.
The pH of the scalp is acidic, that is. 5.5. Commercial shampoos and hair products are alkaline and can change the pH of the scalp. Any change in the pH of the scalp can lead to hair problems such as hair loss, dandruff, oily hair, etc. Aloe vera removes dead cells from the scalp, maintains the pH of the scalp, reduces infection and soothes the scalp.