Medicinal Benefits of Aloe Vera
aloe vera is a perennial herb grown worldwide primarily for its medicinal and agricultural benefits. The aloe gel is obtained from the fleshy leaves of the plants. This plant has been extensively studied for its therapeutic uses, some of which are detailed below.
digestion | Strengthens the immune system | Cancer | skin | hair | Arthritis | Bones and Muscles | Heals Wounds | Women’s Health | nausea | Diabetes II | Acid Reflux | Anti Aging |
How this helps:
Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Properties:
Aloe gel consists of many phytochemicals with probable antioxidant properties such as anthraquinone C-glycosides, other anthraquinones such as emodin, lectins, acetylated mannans, anthrones, etc. The gel also contains salicylic acid, which has shown antibacterial properties.
aloe vera has been used since ancient times for topical application and treatment of burns, cuts, stings, rashes and other skin infections. The vitamin E found in the plant helps reduce the harmful effects of UV rays such as sunburn, pimples and blisters. In several cases, it has been found that applying the gel, even on third-degree burns, helps wounds heal faster and the skin recovers faster. In addition, the gel also helps in the removal of tan and stretch marks.
Bones, joints and muscles:
The anti-inflammatory property of aloe vera helps reduce many inflammatory conditions like arthritis and even reduces joint and muscle pain. Topical application of the aloe gel reduces swelling and redness around the affected area and relieves pain.
Some researchers have found this too aloe vera contained many compounds that inhibited the growth of cancer cells and prevented tumor formation. The polysaccharides present in the aloe plant are made up of effective macrophages that release large amounts of nitric oxide, which has anti-cancer properties. Aloe gel also helps soothe burns and wounds resulting from radiation therapy treatments.
As we age, skin loses its natural elasticity and becomes dry, increasing the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines. Aloe gel helps remove the dead skin cells and moisturizes the skin. Some researchers have also found that aloe gel improves skin elasticity and delays the onset of skin aging.
The pH of the scalp is acidic, ie 5.5. Commercially available shampoos and hair products are alkaline in nature 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 scalp pH, reduces infection and soothes the scalp.
Thanks to Dr. Aakanksha Vatsal | #Medicinal #Benefits #Aloe #Vera