Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is an evergreen plant that has a variety of applications. It is used for medicinal purposes, in the cosmetic industry, and as a dietary supplement. The forms of its use are the juice of the plant, the gel it produces from its leaves, and the plant itself.

Description

General Information

Aloe Vera belongs to the Asphodelaceae family. It is an evergreen plant that thrives in tropical and semi-tropical climates. It blooms from May to June. It is used for medicinal purposes, as a dietary supplement, and for cosmetic purposes. The plant has no stem and its leaves are fleshy and thick with serrated contours. Its flowers are yellow about 3 cm in length, while the parts that can be consumed by the plant are its leaves and seeds.

Historical References

There are reports thousands of years BC. They used it either as a cosmetic or as a medicinal plant. In traditional medicine, it was used as a medicine in cases of cancer. In Chinese medicine it is used in fungal diseases and in Indian medicine it is used for stomach upsets, constipation, and skin diseases..

Health Benefits

It has two distinct types of medicinal use. Its clear gel is used for wounds and skin disorders, as it accelerates the healing rate and at the same time reduces the risk of infection. At the same time, it is used as a moisturizer for the skin, due to its high-water content. Its protective action is due to the aloectin B that strengthens the immune system. At the same time, when rubbing the inside of its leaves on burns, it provides a soothing effect.
The second option is to use the yellow juice it produces. This juice is characterized by a very bitter taste and is a stimulant of the digestive system and at the same time a powerful laxative and therefore it is recommended to be taken with caution. It improves digestion and increases appetite. The plant extract has anti-bacterial action.
It should not be used by pregnant women or people suffering from hemorrhoids.

Available Forms

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Origin: Ε.Ε.

Caution! It should not be used by pregnant women or people suffering from hemorrhoids. Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.