Aloe vera is a medicinal plant used since 1500 BC in many countries such as Greece, China, and Mexico. It also has been used for centuries as a traditional medicine for various diseases and skin lesions. It belongs to the Liliaceae family and is similar to Cactus.
Thus far, 75 known compounds have been identified in Aloe vera, including 20 minerals, 20 amino acids, multiple vitamins, and water.
Scientific studies also have shown that the gel can increase flexibility and reduce the fragility of the skin. Additionally, mucopolysaccharides along with amino acids and zinc present in Aloe vera can promote skin integrity, moisture retention, erythema reduction, and helps to prevent skin ulcers. Aloe vera is known for its anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and skin protection as well as wound healing properties.
Aloe vera is a medicinal plant, traditionally used to improve skin integrity.
Aloe vera is known for its anti-inflammatory, skin protection, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antiseptic, and wound healing properties.
Aloe vera is used to retain skin moisture and integrity.
The Egyptian queens Nefertiti and Cleopatra used Aloe vera as part of their regular beauty regime!
by Michael Small, MD
Source: US National Library of Medicine