Aloe vera, a succulent plant, has been used for many purposes over the centuries, including medicine, beauty and skin care, herbal medicine, and many more. More than 420 species of aloe vera plants are used in various occasions. Plants contain a lot of water in their leaves and root systems.
Historical uses for plant immortality:
6,000 years ago the Egyptians called this plant the “plant of immortality”, while the Indians called it the “heavenly staff.” Beauty queen Cleopatra uses the juice in her body as a beauty treatment. The Greeks used plants to treat everything from baldness to insomnia. Filipinos use it with milk for kidney infections. In 1944, Japanese soldiers who were hit by the “A” bomb used aloe vera gel to heal their wounds and reported less scarring and faster healing. Today, aloe vera is used in commercial yogurt in Japan. Both the ancient Chinese and the Egyptians used the plant to treat burns and wounds and to reduce the intensity of fevers. Alexander conquered the island of Socotra to ensure a steady supply of aloe. Aristotle advised him to do this so they could treat wounded soldiers with aloe vera.
Aloe vera ingredients:
Aloe Vera has about 75 active ingredients, including 20 amino acids and many vitamins and minerals, eg. Calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, chromium, manganese, copper, zinc, vitamins A, B2, C, E and folic acid. It’s also high in carbohydrates, enzymes, salicylic acid, and phytochemicals like saponins. As a result, the gel helps maintain natural energy levels.
Plant healing properties:
Skin Care: This herb has rejuvenating properties, making it ideal for those with severe skin conditions. Acts as a moisturizer and hydrates the skin. When absorbed by the skin, it stimulates fibroblast cells and causes them to regenerate faster. Fibroblast cells are responsible for producing collagen and elastin, so that the skin becomes smoother and looks younger. Aloe vera also increases the amount of oxygen in the skin, leaving the skin healthy, radiant, and bright. Reduces dark spots. Soothes dry skin and strengthens weak nails. Aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory properties soothe the skin, reduce redness, swelling and rashes on the surface of the skin, as well as minimize the appearance and appearance of acne scars and fight acne. The lignin in plants is useful for treating skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. Finally the stretch marks fade away.
Asthma Treatment: Aloe Vera is used to treat asthma. It is recommended that the aloe vera leaf is boiled in water and the patient is advised to inhale the smoke. The miracle plant is also used to treat sores in the mouth, sores on the stomach, or herpes.
Kills bacteria and viruses: saponins, steroid glycosides in plant tissues, combats antimicrobial bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts. Saponins dissolve in water to produce soapy water and have cleansing and antiseptic properties. Aloe vera is used to treat minor burns and itching caused by insect bites.
Digestion: Aloe vera juice contains a large amount of digestive enzymes, antioxidants, and the natural form of aspirin. Naturally strengthens the immune system. The polysaccharides contained in the gel act as chemical messengers for the immune system. Aloe vera juice is used as a natural laxative which promotes bowel movements and helps get rid of them. It works in the intestinal tract to break down the affected food particles and cleanse the intestines. When the colon is cleansed, it significantly reduces gas and discomfort and helps relieve stress. As a result, the juice will reduce irritable bowel syndrome. Although it has no side effects, it is best not to drink it regularly as it can affect the lining of the intestines.
Makeup Remover and Conditioner: Can be used as a make-up remover and conditioner. It promotes hair growth and reduces hair loss. It’s also a great option for aftershave treatment.
Other internal benefits: The plant lowers cholesterol and stabilizes blood sugar levels. Studies show that the plant stops inflammation and constipation. Doctors prescribe juices for rheumatism and arthritis. The juice also reduces heart rate and cures gum disease. The gibberellin contained in plants acts as a growth hormone which stimulates new cells. Researchers and scientists are trying to use it against AIDS and cancer because of its healing properties.