Aloe Vera – Soft Skin from Natural Health and Beauty
Aloe Vera is one of nature’s wonder plants. Here I will explain some of its history and the health benefits associated with using Aloe Vera products.
Aloe Vera, Aloe Barbadensis, a member of the lily family, has a strong resemblance to the cactus.
Brief History of Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has for thousands of years, been recognised as one of the most remarkable plants of nature for health and beauty. The leaves of the plant contain a gel that has over 75 known substances. These include; vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins, polysaccharides and biological stimulates.
It is known as the “miracle plant” in Ayurvedic medicine (from India). Aloe has also been used in the beauty rituals of the ancient Egyptians because of its beneficial effects on the skin.
Aloe Vera Health Benefits
Doctors in ancient China called aloe “the harmonic remedy” because of its healing properties. The Aloe, which has a pH similar to our own skin, is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is also known for its ability to relieve itching and its moisturising effect on the skin.
It is soothing, emollient, antibacterial, promotes the growth of new skin, moisturises, and protects against the effects of ageing. It is rich in natural moisture and also helps the skin keep its natural moisture too.
Aloe Vera extract is best obtained from the flesh of its inner leaf. Aloe Vera juice, extract or oil helps rejuvenate the skin and promote healing of wounds and treatment of sunburn. It also adds a wonderful texture to soaps, leaving the skin soft and smooth.
In hair care, aloe makes hair softer, smoother, silkier and healthier. For some, aloe can help promote hair growth, making it thicker and reinforced, so that it’s more resistant. Mexican women have used aloe vera for centuries on their hair to make it softer and more manageable.
So there you have it and hopefully, you have learned a little more about Aloe Vera and the benefits it offers your skin.
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