Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera is truly a miraculous plant encompassing various benefits for your health. Whether it be your face, hair or skin, it is a natural moisturizer and helps your skin to glow and thrive. It usually grows in the drier climates like some parts of Africa and Asia. This is an herbal remedy for most of the conditions including dry skin and severe acne problem. The Aloe Vera plant can be easily located in the clear, sappy substance hidden along with its thick leaves.
Basically, there are two substances which are produced by an Aloe Vera plant that are used for medicinal purposes. One if gel and the other one is latex. The gel is a clear, jelly-like substance which is found in the center of plant’s leaves. Just under the plant’s skin there is a yellow-colored material known as latex. However, there are some medicines which are made through the entire crushed leaf including both the gel and latex. But in general, latex is taken orally and gel is used topically. Although in some parts of the world, people claim that taking the gel orally has some benefits as well.
The Aloe gel consists of glycoproteins and polysaccharides. Glycoproteins are really helpful in healing the inflammation and burns. It has as soothing effect and it stops pain. On the other hand, polysaccharides is useful in skin growth and repair. It is also believed that the combination of these two really give a boost to whole immune system. They are used simultaneously to treat various diseases and skin conditions. Many people make bold claims regarding the uses of the Aloe Vera gel. However, various scientific studies are still produce contradictory results regarding the benefits of Aloe Vera and they are prompting governing medical bodies to provide more evidence before endorsing it for medicinal purposes.
One of the medical bodies known as National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has recognized two main benefits of Aloe Vera gel. The first benefit of it is as a laxative. That is why FDA used to allow the use of oral Aloe latex as a laxative but then it was suspended in 2002 after a medical study revealed that excessive intake in animals of laxative can cause cancer. It is a serious concern as the amount of doses increase overtime in order to achieve the desired results.
The second benefit of Aloe Vera is as of a topical gel which can easily heal burns and abrasions. They are also very quick to point out. Also, some of the studies have suggested that the gel has the capability of healing deep surgical wounds. However, up till now FDA only approved the use of Aloe Vera gel for natural food flavoring. However, without any doubt, people around the globe and specifically in Asian regions using this Aloe Vera gel for various remedies. They grow the Aloe Vera plants in their own homes and strongly believe that it has various benefits for human body, skin and hair.
Apart from all these considerations, Aloe Vera has various benefits for the human skin. As it acts like a moisturizer because it possesses excellent moisturizer capabilities. In most parts of the world, it is used as a daily face cream. Women around the world use it for facial cream. It has a healing effect on your skin as it softens it. The moisturizing effect of Aloe Vera is suitable for both men and women.
Aloe Vera gel also has microbial properties which makes it an excellent option to treat acne. Not only it helps to reduce acne but the anti-inflammatory properties of Aloe-Vera also reduces skin-inflammation caused by acne. Applying Aloe Vera gel to skin daily also helps in fighting ageing because it diminishes wrinkles and lines which occur because with age a person loses elasticity of skin. This is due to containment of Vitamin C & E in Aloe Vera, both of which are vital for human skin. The healing properties of Aloe Vera gel can greatly help to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with the sunburn.
All of these properties of Aloe Vera gel make it miraculously beneficial for humans because of its amazing medicinal & herbal properties.