The medicinal use of Aloe vera, also known as aloe vera, can be observed more than 3,500 years A. C. One of the first decisions that Alexander the Great made during his conquests was to ensure the supply of aloe vera leaves, to strengthen and treat the wounded.
Today, it is being used to help fight cancer, with surprising results.
Aloe vera is rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and various types of monosaccharides, which are considered responsible for its high curative and nutritional power.
Thanks to countless studies, today we can better understand why this wonderful plant of the “God’s pharmacy” arouses so much admiration.
It is a plant that has numerous properties, among them:
Called the “plant of health and beauty”, it has a documented use since the epoch of ancient Egypt, in passages from the Bible and in ancient Phoenician and Babylonian documents.
Numerous renowned scientific and educational institutions have carried out studies on aloe vera and mention the following properties:
1 – Pain Inhibitor: It has a remarkable capacity to penetrate deeper tissues of the skin, inhibiting and blocking nerve endings. Besides that, it reduces pain because it has a powerful anti-inflammatory power.
2 – Anti-Inflammatory: It has an action similar to that of steroids, such as cortisone. It’s useful for problems like:
- Insect bites, etc.
3 – Coagulant: Due to its content of calcium, potassium, and cellulose, aloe vera protects the lesions and forms a network of fibers that secure blood platelets, helping in clotting and healing.
4 – Keratolytic: Makes the skin damaged from place to a new cell tissue.
5 – Antibiotic: It’s bacteriostatic, bactericidal and fungicidal (antiviral) capabilities eliminate bacteria (including salmonella and staphylococci) that cause infections.
6 – Cell Regenerator: It has a hormone that accelerates the formation and growth of new cells. Thanks to calcium, a vital element in cellular osmosis (fluid exchange), it helps cells maintain their fragile internal and external balance.
7 – Energy And Nutritive: One of the characteristics of aloe vera is that it contains 19 amino acids, necessary for the formation and structuring of proteins, which are the basis of cells and tissues; and also minerals.
It also contains vitamin A (excellent for eyesight, hair, and skin); vitamin B1, B5, B6, and B12 (for the central and peripheral nervous system) and vitamin C (responsible for strengthening the immune system and strengthening the capillaries of the cardiovascular and circulatory system).
8 – Digestive: It contains a lot of enzymes necessary for the processing of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in the body.
9 – Desintoxicant: Contains uronic acid, an element that facilitates the elimination of toxins at a cellular level and, in general, stimulates liver and kidney functions, essential in the detoxification of our organism.
10 – Rehydrating and Healing: It penetrates deeply into the three layers of the skin, restores lost liquids, both naturally and due to imbalances or external damage. Repairs the tissues, from the inside out, in burns (fire or sun) fissures, cuts, scrapes, peels, loss of tissue, etc. The many benefits of the active principles of aloe vera are both for topical (external) use on the skin and for use in tissues, membranes and mucous membranes (internal).