What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe Vera is native to northern America and also species of Aloe. If you see it will give look of a small very short stemmed succulent plant. Also, its height is about 80-100 cm. It spreads by offsets and root sprouts. Its leaves are fleshly and thick. Also, the color can be green to grey green and are lanceolate have a serrated margin. The plants also have flowers having 90 cm height and each of the flower pendulous and with a yellow tabular corolla which is about 2-3 cm long.
The ‘miracle plant’ is a plant which has loaded with millions of surprises. For the proper growth of the plant a warm and dry climate is required. It gives the look of thorny plant cactus. This is the member of family of lilies. It stays moist when most of the plants wither or even died because their pores lose the moisture. There are around 400 other species of this natural healer but if you looking for the benefits then Aloe Barbadensis Miller is the best one and also known with the name of ‘true aloe’. This type of Aloe has tons of medical benefits.
Aloe Barbadensis Miller is a plant having 60-90cm height and also the mature leave of the plant is about 7-10 cm which weighs about 1.5 – 2 kgs. Its lower leaf is most used because of medical benefits. A gel is obtained if you open the slice of lower leaf. It can provide benefits to skin.
To understand Aloe Vera properly, you need to get the structure of the plant. The outer protective layer of the plant is rind. Sap is a next layer of this plant which contains bitter fluid and also helps the plant to protect from animals. The inner part of the leaf which is filleted out to make Aloe Vera gel is known with the name Mucilage Gel. The inner gel contains about essential amino acids which are 8 in count. Also, these acids are the need of human as they can’t produce them itself.
Aloe Vera is bitter tasted and seems very unpleasant if in the raw state. There are some sorts of confusion between the Aloe Vera Gel and Juice but it has a difference that Aloe Vera gel means inner leaf and the juice of the plant means a bitter tasted substance which can be found under the skin of the leaf.
Usage of Aloe Vera in Past-
In the histories of many cultures such as Greek, Egyptians and Roman eras Aloe Vera is used for its benefits. If you go through Chinese and Indian writing you will definitely get the references. The therapeutic advantage of the plants is one which makes it so special. Its healing properties are used from about 4000 years. Records said that Aloe Vera is on Sumerian tablet which was in 2100 BC. Also, its antiquity was first time discovered in 1862 in Egypt papyrus in 1550 BC. At that time this was used for the beauty of the queens of Egypt’s. In Philippines, for the treatment of kidney infections, it is used with milk.
Even in Bible, there are references of Aloe Vera and also Alexander the great conquered the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean so that he secures the people and heal the wounds of people who fight in battles. In Japan, now days, Aloe is used as an ingredient for commercially available yogurt. Even in Tamil Nadu (a state of India) Aloe Vera is taken with rice and bread.
Important Uses and Home Remedies of Aloe Vera
The minor wounds are topically treated by the Aloe Vera and also some kinds of skin irritations can also be treated by this from many centuries. The plant of Aloe Vera is known with the name of ‘Burn Plant’. Aloe Vera is also used for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and this is conclude by the test which was done at the neath, singleton and Moriston hospitals in Swansea. Also, there were 44 patients suffering from Ulcerative Colitis and a clinical trial done in the Royal London hospital and John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford said it is effective for ulcerative colitis.
Asthma- Those who are suffering from the problem of asthma can take some Aloe Vera and put it in a pan of water. Now, put the pan over flame and bring it to boil. You can now breathe in the vapors.
Eczema and Psoriasis- Aloe Vera is also effective for the treatment of these types of conditions.
Sores- Aloe Vera is important for the treatment of mouth sores, cold sores and also stomach sores. The maximum benefits you can get if you use the fresh Aloe Vera, for that purpose you can store it and use accordingly topically or internally.
Some Diseases- The Aloe can be made into beverages and can be taken internally. It is very beneficial for different medical issues such as constipation, diabetes, ulcers, arthritis, headaches and coughs.
Skin Issues- It is the god’s gift for those who want beautiful and younger looking skin. Even in past, queens used Aloe for its beauty benefits. It is able to treat different skin infections and severe skin diseases. This helpful rejuvenator which is helpful to moisturizes and hydrates the skin. When your skin absorbs it, it stimulates the fibroblasts cells and also it causes them to regenerate in a faster way. For smooth and younger looking skin, you can use the Aloe Vera.
Bowel System- Aloe Vera is completely natural and that is the reason, it works very gently within the intestinal tract and helps to break down the food residues which have been impacted and thus cleanses the bowel. When your bowel cleaned out you will find reduction symptoms of bloating, discomfort, stress and mail irritable bowel syndrome.
You have to encounter with some of the side effects of aloe Vera and these are diarrhea, pain and electrolyte imbalances. Also it determines that it is useful to treat even minor vaginal irritations.