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{November 16, 2010}   The Goodness of Aloe Vera

by – Nidarshana Sharma

Aloe Extract

For over thousands of years,aloe vera has been known as an extremely beneficial plant.It has well acknowledged positive effects on our body as a whole.It can be used in various forms,being extremely versatile.

Aloe vera also known as the true or medicinalaloe ,is a species of succulent or water-retaining plant that according to popular belief,first grew in the Southern half of the Arabian Peninsula,Northern Africa,the Canary Islands and Cape Verde.Aloe vera grows in arid climates and is widely distributed in  Africa,India and other arid areas.It belongs to the lily family and closely resembles the cactus.It contains almost 95% of water and it is rich in more than 70 essential medicinal ingredients including mineral,enzymes,proteins,amino acids,vitamins,vitamin b12,and polysaccharides.

The outer surface of the aloe vera leaf is smooth and rubbery and underneath ,is present,aloe vera gel.The usefulness of this gel can be attributed to its blend of powerful nutrients.There are ,in all,fifteen of them.The gel is a mixture of antibiotic,coagulating agent,cell gr

owth stimulator,astringent,pain inhibitor and scar inhibitor.

There is also some preliminary evidence that Aloevera extracts may be useful in the treatement of wound and burn healing,minor skin infections,sebaceous cyst,diabetes and elevated blood lipids in human beings.

Aloe vera has not just medicinal benefits,but many general ones too.For starters, it helps you boost your immune system and acts as a natural antioxidant.In times of anti-ageing creams and artificial immunizers,aloe vera is the need of the hour which will keep all your problems with regard to aging and diseases at bay.

In addition,aloe vera can be used for internal problems ranging from arthritis,insomnia,ulcers,infection to hemorrhoids,indigestion,constipation,heartburn and this isn’t an exhaustive list.When used externally,it cures-sprains,burns,bruises,sunburn,cold,sores,scalds,sore muscles,psoriasis,abrasion,eczema,scrapes,acne,stings and much more.

Interestingly,it is also an effective moisturizer and loosens up the skin when it becomes a little too tight to be good, immediately after a shower.This strait of the aloe vera gel helps you look much younger than you actually are,naturally.Aloe vera gel are now widely used in all the skin care products and cosmetic products  as ingredients and also in lift masks,medicated jelly,facial cleansing wash,medicated cream,moisturizers,heat rub and the list is endless.
Not just this,aloe vera juice is said to be one of the finest body cleansers,cleaning morbid matter from the stomach,liver,kidneys,spleen,bladder and is considered the most effective,known colon cleanser.Studies have shown that it is healing and soothing in the relief of indigestion,stomach distress and ulcers.

Some aloe vera tonics have also helped cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation by improving low blood count caused by it,increasing energy and reducing nausea.

Aloe vera has something in it for everybody and for every problem.Besides,it’s a natural.It is indeed,a boon to mankind.


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