Aloe Vera is a short shrub that thrives in hot, dry climates.
It known as the plant of immortality in ancient Egypt, but it is now very popular.
And the leaves of the aloe plant are succulent and erect.
As well as pink, and extract extracted from them.
A gelatinous substance with numerous applications.
It is worth noting that the ancient Egyptians were the first to use aloe vera.
And this recorded in the Egyptian medical
record during the sixteenth century BC; aloe vera has also used in medicine for centuries in China, Japan, India, Greece,
and Mexico, where it has used to treat infections, rashes, and burns.
The aloe vera plant is used to treat a variety of ailments, including irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, and heartburn.
It also aids in the reduction of blood sugar levels and the risk of breast cancer.
It can also used as an alternative to mouthwash.
The aloe vera plant can used to make a variety of products, including aloe vera gel, aloe vera juice, aloe vera powder,
aloe vera tablets, and aloe vera oil.
It should noted that aloe vera oil is a byproduct of soaking aloe vera gel in another type of oil, so it is not completely
Typically, soybean oil used for this purpose, but other oils.
Such as olive oil or almond oil, can used instead.
And thus aloe vera oil can said to consist of a carrier oil that carries aloe vera gel extract.
And it worth noting that aloe vera oil provides the same benefits as aloe vera gel.
Except for the fact that it has a longer shelf life.
because it is an oil, and it can used when no gel is available. Aloe Vera juice.
Aloe vera oil benefits
It has healing properties that aid in the treatment of skin problems, and these are some of them:
Aloe vera oil is regarded as one of the most beneficial oils for moisturising and enhancing the lustre of the skin.
- Sun protection:
Aloe vera oil offers only a sliver of sun protection.
Aloe vera oil aids in the relief of rashes and herpes.
Aloe vera oil aids in the treatment of skin diseases caused by fungi, such as alopecia.
Aloe vera oil protects the skin from oxidative damage.
Aloe vera oil has the ability to reduce skin irritation.
- Astringent for pores:
Aloe vera oil reduces the size of the skin’s pores, making it appear tighter and more radiant.
Benefits of other aloe vera products
Aloe vera has numerous health benefits, which include not only its oil. But also its extracts, gel extracted from it, and
other products, among which are the following:
- Because aloe vera gel contains powerful antioxidants. It helps to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria that can cause
- Reducing the formation of dental plaque, which is bacterial tissue.
Where aloe juice can be used instead of mouthwash, which reduces the appearance of plaque and thus contributes to
the maintenance of oral and dental health.
- Reducing the pain and speeding up the healing of mouth ulcers (Canker Sores).
- Using the lactic sap or the so-called latex, which is a sticky yellow substance located just below the outer surface of the
aloe vera leaf and has a laxative effect, to reduce the risk of constipation.
- Reducing the appearance of wrinkles and skin redness.
- Blood sugar levels are being regulated, but the effect is uncertain.
And more research is needed to prove it.
- Because aloe vera contains fatty acids, it reduces the risk of scalp infections caused by dandruff.
- Contribute to the removal of oil and other hair product remnants from the hair follicles.
And aloe vera is one of the products that is not harmful to the hair.
As it contributes to the softness and health of the hair.
- As a result of the cactus containing vitamins A, C, and E.
And aloe vera also containing vitamins B12 and folic acid, which reduce hair loss.
It helps to regenerate cells and promote the growth of healthy cells that are useful in maintaining healthy hair.
- helping to slow the progression of breast cancer; according to a recent study.
Aloe vera leaves contain a compound called Aloe Emodin, which has healing properties.
- Asthma attacks, bleeding, and colds are all reduced.
Contraindications to the use of aloe vera
Despite the numerous benefits of aloe vera products, it cautions against their use in certain situations.
Including the following:
- Some reports claimed that using aloe vera leaf extract caused liver problems.
But these cases were limited to people who were hypersensitive to aloe vera.
- Women should avoid eating latex or aloe vera gel during pregnancy and lactation because it can cause miscarriage or
birth defects in the foetus.
- Children under the age of 12 should not be given aloe vera extract or latex orally because they can cause diarrhoea,
stomach pain, or cramps.
- People who have Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, or Obstruction should avoid latex or any of its products.
This is due to the fact that it is an irritant to the intestines.
- Using large amounts of the aloe vera plant’s latex can result in kidney failure or other serious problems.
- Eating aloe vera can impair your ability to control blood sugar levels during surgery.
So you should discontinue use at least two weeks before the procedure.
- If aloe vera products and cortisone used together.
Using aloe vera on the skin can increase the amount of cortisone absorbed by the skin.