Considered by some as a panacea and present in many of our everyday products, aloe vera is not a new plant species and its cosmetic use as a therapeutic has also been quite popular.
In Ayurvedic medicine, the juice of aloe vera has been used for 3,000 years to treat burns. It was used by Sumerians to relieve nausea and irritation of the stomach. Aloe is a succulent plant, which is capable of storing water in its cells during periods of drought. Therefore it is found in warm regions, even deserts, and it is very sensitive to cold and moisture.
Health Benefits of Aloe Vera
There are over 250 species of aloe, but among them, only 3 or 4 have properties proven to cure. The most interesting of them all is the Aloe Barbadensis Miller, or Aloe Vera. A real panacea, Aloe Vera also works well in local use on the skin and orally for its therapeutic properties.
Aloe Vera for the skin
The aloe vera gel is suitable for all skin types. Very nutritious, smoothing and softening, it embellishes, softens and improves elasticity. Moisturizer – it is sovereign for thirsty skin: it gets inside 3-4 times faster than water and 7 times deeper. Illuminator – it revitalizes dull skin.
When can you use Aloe Vera on your skin?
- For the care of the day and night of dehydrated skin
- In case of frostbite, crevasses
- To restore tone and elasticity to tired skin
- To reduce wrinkles and fine lines
- To restore radiance to the complexion
- To soothe irritated skin, sensitive
- In soothing care after shaving or waxing
- If you have acne it helps with anti-inflammatory properties
- After a burn or sunburn
Internally, aloe vera is involved to help balance and improve the digestive tract. It soothes and regenerates inflamed intestinal mucosa. It’s also good at regenerating liver cells.
Aloe vera has anti-allergic, antiseptic, fungicidal and bactericidal, it protects the body in case of aggression. It stimulates, supports and regulates the immune system.
Where Can You Find Aloe Vera
Aloe vera can be presented in numerous forms: in drinks, juices or gels, pure or combined with other plants or fruit. In cosmetic treatments, you will find it in day creams or night creams, cleansing gels or contractors, lotions, moisturizing body care, shampoos, masks, liquid soaps, deodorants, cream aftershave, lip balms, sun protection, first aid creams or gels and many more. You will also find it in daily use products like detergents, toothpastes and mouthwashes, sprays for veterinary use and more.
Beyond the cosmetic and therapeutic uses, lastly note that Aloe Vera is also an ornamental plant, very easy to find and maintain. It is said to also have depolluting virtues, but these effects are quite controversial and need to be more fully demonstrated.
I personally like George’s Aloe Vera Supplement. I drink 2 ounces twice a day to help combat intestinal inflammation and to help with my overall health. I like this particular brand because it is free of preservatives and additives and it does not have a bitter taste as some of the other brands do.