Aloe vera is a perennial plant, which is mainly cultivated worldwide for its medicinal and agricultural advantages. The aloe vera is extracted from the fleshy leaves of the plants. This plant has been widely studied for its therapeutic uses, a few of which are described below.
Digestion | Boosts Immune system | Cancer | Skin | Hair | Arthritis | Bone and Muscles | Heals wounds | Women health | Nausea | Diabetes II | Acid Reflux | Anti-aging |
How this helps:
Antioxidant and anti-microbial properties:
Aloe gel includes many phytochemicals with a probable antioxidant property such as anthraquinone C-glycosides, other anthraquinones such as emodin, lectins, acetylated mannans, anthrones, etc.. Additional salicylic acid is also present in the gel, which has shown antibacterial properties.
Aloe vera has been utilized since ancient times for topical application and treatment of burns, cuts, stings, rash and any other skin disease. The vitamin E within the plant helps in diminishing the harmful effects of UV rays like sunburns, pimples, and blisters. In several cases, it’s been noted that using the gel even third-degree burns, helps in quicker healing of the wounds and restores the skin faster. Moreover, the gel also helps in removing tan and stretch marks.
Bones, Joints, and Muscles:
The anti-inflammatory property of Aloe vera can help in reducing many inflammatory conditions like arthritis and even decreases the joint and muscle pain. A topical application of the aloe gel reduces redness and swelling around the affected area and alleviates the pain.
Some researchers also said that Aloe vera contained many substances which arrested the growth of cancerous cells and protect against tumor formation. The polysaccharides present in the aloe plant consist of powerful macrophages that release huge amounts of nitric oxide, which has anti-cancer properties. Aloe gel also helps in soothing the burns and wounds that arise because of radiotherapy treatments.
With progressing age, the skin loses its natural elasticity and becomes dry, which increases the occurrence of wrinkles or fine lines. Aloe gel will help in removing the dead skin cells and moisturizes the skin. Some researchers have also stated that aloe gel enhances the skin elasticity and delays the onset of aging.
The pH of the scalp is acidic, i.e., 5.5. The commercial shampoos and hair products are alkaline in nature and can change the scalp pH. Any alteration in the scalp pH can cause hair-related issues, like baldness, dandruff, oily hair, etc.. Aloe vera removes the dead cells from the scalp, maintains scalp pH, reduces infections and soothes the scalp.