It's been called the silent healer, plant of immortality, the elixir of longevity and medicine plant, among others. Aloe Vera has been used for its medicinal properties as far back as 4000 BC, as indicated by drawings of the plant in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs. Throughout history, many different cultures used the plant for a variety of remedies. Among them, the Chinese used it to wipe out rashes and other skin conditions, Africans used it to treat tuberculosis, and it's rumored that the US Government bought an entire aloe vera farm to utilize on atomic burns.
Aloe vera has powerful healing components used for both internal and external ailments. It's helpful in healing burns (THE best for sunburns and kitchen mis-haps), cancer, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome (all digestion issues), skin wound care, arthritis, stomach ulcers, frostbite, psoriasis, cold sores and constipation and gum disease...just to name a few.
The Goodies in Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is quite possibly THE most versatile healing plant around because it contains properties that are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and contains several anti-oxidants. Listing the key ingredients in aloe vera would engulf an entire research paper; but here are a few of the natural goodies: Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, E, folic acid, choline, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, iron, sodium, magnesium, copper, chromium, zinc and a plethora of amino acids.
How Does It Heal?
Due to the properties listed, this powerful plant enables oxygen transportation and assists in delivering nutrients to the cells, as well as helps stabilize the body's PH. Studies support this with results of aloe vera enabling the skin to re-hydrate itself. It even penetrates the skin four times faster than water. The plant's enzymes can remove dead skin cells and the hormones auxin and gibberellins assist in wound healing by stimulating new cell growth. Using aloe vera gel on your skin has also been known improve elasticity and increase collagen production.
Removes dead cells, repairs your skin, generates new cells, delivers nutrients - no wonder aloe vera is such a gem in your daily health and even skin care routine! Check out our Face Serum and Body Butter that uses aloe vera gel as a main ingredient.