Aloe vera plant: Aloe vera grows extensively in Africa and other arid / hot regions. It is a watery plant with a short stem and a length of 1 meter. It is used both for medicinal purposes and as an ornamental plant. The reddish brown colored substance extracted from the thick leaves of this plant is used in medicine, cosmetics and dyeing. Benefits of aloe vera give itself especially when used on the skin. According to some research results, aloe vera extracts may be useful in the treatment of wound and burn healing, diabetes and high blood lipids in humans.
Parts of the plant used: The most important part of the aloe vera plant is the liquid in the leaves, called the aloe vera gel. Other parts of the plant can be used in cosmetics and paint industry.
Contents: The number of active compounds contained in the plant is over 200. The main compounds are: Water, amino acids, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin B. In addition, minerals such as selenium, iron, manganese, magnesium, calcium, zinc, copper, phosphorus, potassium.
Benefits of aloe vera
Aloe Vera is a high nutritional value crop. It strengthens the body. It has positive effects on the digestive system. It facilitates digestion, helps to remove bile. Aloe vera is effective in relieving constipation. The stomach is beneficial against stomach ailments like the ulcer. It reduces burns. It is beneficial for sunburn, skin inflammation, eczema and insect infestation. Aloe vera, also used for skin care, moisturizes and repairs worn skin.
In addition to enhancing the immune system, it supports the destruction of harmful substances such as tumors. It helps protect the body against infections.
It moisturizes and repairs skin.
It reduces acne.
It softens the hair and prevents its blistering.
It has effects to reduce dandruff.
It delays the formation of skin wrinkles due to aging.
It facilitates digestion and helps to relieve constipation.
It is also useful against stomach discomfort.
It protects the immune system and cell membranes.
It has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effects.
Aloe vera is beneficial to skin, especially in burns, cuts and other skin diseases with restorative effects.
How to use aloe vera?
Aloe vera can be used both externally and internally. The part used is the viscous liquid called aloe vera juice or jelly in the fleshy leaves.
It can be grown in gardens or indoors. The presence of aloe vera in your home will help you in emergency burns.
Aloe vera gel is used as a component of lotion, yogurt, beverages and some sweeties on the market. Aloe vera is used to relieve digestive issues such as heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome. Cosmetics companies are adding aloe vera gel or other derivatives to products such as makeup materials, tissue moisturizers, soap, sun cream, incense, shaving cream and shampoo.
In dentistry, it is said that toothpaste containing aloe vera is against periodontal disease.
If you have a complaint of hair loss, a mixture of aloe vera and vinegar can be very beneficial for you. After mixing the aloe vera gel with vinegar, apply this mixture to the hair. This reduces hair loss. Aloe vera gel in skin burns accelerates healing and reduces burn marks as it is applied to burns. Aloe vera is used in many skin care products due to skin restorative effects.
Aloe vera (when external use) has the effect of relieving sunburn and reducing radiation-induced skin reactions. It also has therapeutic effects on genital herpes and psoriasis. It accelerates the recovery of the wounds.
Their internal use is mainly against diseases such as ulcers, diabetes, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and constipation. It is also used as a support for the immune system.
Side effects of aloe vera: In general, there are no significant side effects, especially if aloe vera is used on the skin. Be sure that the aloe vera gel you apply is clean (especially when putting it on an open wound or burn).
If you drink gel, it can cause cramps and diarrhea. There is also some evidence that aloe vera juice and dust can lower blood sugar, an important source of concern for diabetics using aloe vera.