Posted on Sep 19, 2019, 2 p.m.
Very few plants possess the soothing properties of the aloe vera plant which is often called the wonder plant of immortality that has been used as a natural remedy around the globe due to its potent healing properties.
Aloe vera is used as a common ingredient in cosmetics, food supplements, herbal remedies, skincare, moisturizers, and many more uses for very good reasons. This thorny succulent has healing qualities within its thick leaves, its aloe gel and aloe latex juice each have their own medicinal properties. The clear and odorless gel comes from the innermost part of the plant, while the outer contains the aloe latex juice.
When an aloe leaf is sliced open the first thing you see is the yellow latex liquid seeping out of the leaf, and the aloe vera gel is so nutrient dense some consider it to be a food. The plant has therapeutic capabilities that can help you to achieve optimal health, which is why it has earned the nickname of wonder plant of immortality.
The most common use is probably the topical application to help nourish and moisturize the skin. Aloe vera helps to support the healing of mild burns, wounds, sunburns, and relief from minor irritations and rashes with its natural compounds that are tolerated by all skin types.
The plant contains the polysaccharide acemannan which supports healthy digestion, and aloe vera has been used to provide relief from occasional stomach upset to support a robust digestive system.
The succulent can help to support optimal immune system function due to its variety of nurturing compounds and high content of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which have been studied and well documented. The clear gel contains vitamins A, B1-2-3-5-12, C, and E as well as minerals including calcium, copper, chromium, manganese, magnesium, potassium, selenium, and zinc among its beneficial arsenal.
Aloe vera can be used in gels, juice, powder, capsule, or raw form, but it is important to ensure the supply is of a trusted and clean high quality source to add to your beauty and health care routine.
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