Aloe has a long history as a remedy for many different ailments. Commonly known as Aloe Vera, the plant can be separated into two basic products: gel and latex. Aloe Vera gel is the leaf pulp or juice, a thin clear jelly-like substance obtained from the leaf that makes up the inner portion of the leaves.
The gel contains carbohydrate polymers, plus various other organic and inorganic compounds. Aloe latex, commonly referred to as “aloe juice,” is a yellow extract from the pericyclic tubules just beneath the outer skin of the leaves. For use as a laxative, the juice is often dried to produce aloe granules that are dark brown from exposure to the air.
The separation process is not always complete, so aloe latex can be found in some aloe gels. It is better to make the gel as pure as possible, because aloe latex contains some things that are used for strong laxatives.
The processed Aloe is difficult to keep stable, a problem that can cause differences in potency. The best source of aloe gel would be right from a broken leaf of the plant.
Aloe gel has been used for treatment of wounds, minor burns, and skin irritations. Most consumers are familiar with aloe’s use in skin-care products, but aloe can also be used as a drink.
Aloe products for internal use have been used for constipation, coughs, wounds, ulcers, diabetes, cancer, headaches, arthritis, and many other conditions. Aloe has been used for all different types of things through out the years, and is now sold openly on the market. People who buy Aloe normally know exactly what they are going to use it for, and some just buy it to be safe.
Aloe is now one of the few plants that can cure so many different ailments that can be found on the surface of the earth.
Aloe Vera is not only extremely healthy for your organism, it is also easily found in grocery stores and you can grow Aloe Vera at your own home, as well.
If you are into growing your own plants, it is good to know that the Aloe Vera needs occasional watering, sunlight and a little fertilization.
By raising your own Aloe Vera, you are making sure that you are using 100% natural and organic products. If you have not been acquainted with this plant yet, it has small, wide leaves which are full of gel and can be easily collected for health purposes.
You can only split one leaf in half and squeeze the gel out of it- and you are done! To learn more on homegrown Aloe Vera you have to know all its benefits, so here is the full list:
Topical uses of Aloe Vera:
- Treats acne and eczema
- Reduces rashes, boils, and other skin irregularities
- Helps burns heal
- Stops bug bites irritation and itching
- Hydrates the skin
- Fills in wrinkles
- Heal wounds
- Serves as a hair conditioner and shampoo against hair loss
- Makes up a perfect shaving gel
Internal uses of Aloe Vera:
- Boosts the immunity
- Regulates the blood sugar
- Prevents digestive disorders such as bloating, constipation, IBS and colitis, and soothes the stomach
- Helps with reducing heartburn and indigestion
- Improves the heart’s work and the blood’s quality
- Keeps the gums healthy
- Diminishes the risk for arthritis inflammation
- Strengthens the urinary tract performance
- Encourages the production of white blood cells
This plant originates from Northern Africa and the first uses of it were noticed back in the Egyptian Papyrus called ebers. These presented around twelve different recipes on how to use Aloe Vera to the best of its abilities.
From that point on, Aloe Vera has become the ultimate remedy for numerous diseases and found its place in both traditional and alternative medicine.
Moral of the story: avoid as much artificial medication as possible and try to use Aloe Vera instead for the best health benefits ever.