Aloe Vera the member of “lily family” is known to be the “miracle plant” and “natural healer.” The leaves of Aloe Vera plant are thick and fleshy that secretes a transparent gel that is used for medicinal purposes. There are two different types of forms of Aloe Vera that are used to heal the injuries and impart good health. They are juice and gel. The thick leaf of Aloe Vera consists of gel like substance which is extracted from the inner parts, whereas, the aloe juice is obtained by softening the leaf by soaking it in water and then filtering the unwanted substances and materials. There is one more type known as the Aloe latex that is found under the skin of the plant. It can be used for some purposes, but, it may not serve any benefits related to health as Aloe juice and Aloe gel.
Aloe Vera contains almost 99 percent of water. It contains healing compounds like glycoproteins and polysaccharides.
- Polysaccharides help in stimulating the proper growth of skin cells and repair the dead cells.
- Glycoproteins help in reducing the inflammation and pain and speeds up the healing process.
Here are some of the problems in which Aloe Vera can be very beneficial by contributing to the healing process.
Moisturization: It is very important to provide the right amount of the moisture content of the skin to make it supple and radiant. A slight change in the moisture content can make your skin look dull and dry. Aloe Vera serves as a good humectant and helps in maintaining the moisture content and can relief the people suffering from seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis.
Anti-Aging: We know that excess use of chemicals on our skin can harm our skin in future. After knowing it, who would not prefer to use the natural products that can have good anti-aging properties? Aloe Vera contains antioxidants like flavonoids that helps in protecting the skin from the damage caused by free radicals.
Sunburns: Sunburns are known to be the most devastating problems that anyone can face and also the ones that are difficult to heal. Aloe Vera and its products contain cooling agents that help soothe the sunburns.
Acne: Most of the teenagers are facing the problems of acne. This is the reason that makes most of us distant from our friends because of so much of peer pressure. Aloe Vera contains excellent ingredients that have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that are non greasy that is the best solution for fighting against blemishes and acne.