About Aloe Vera
Aloe vera juice is marketed to support the health of the digestive system.The Aloe is believed to improve digestion and assimilation of food eaten, so that elimination is naturally normalized. This concept is in accordance with the Asian (Indian Ayurveda)philosophy of medicine and goes back more than 5,000 years in their recorded history.
Aloe vera is used in traditional medicine as a skin treatment. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is called Kathalai.
Early records of Aloe vera use appear in the Ebers Papyrus( Egyptian medical system) from the 16th century BC
The plant is used widely in the traditional herbal medicine of many countries.
Aloe Vera gel is a most ingenious mixture of an antibiotic, an astringent coagulating agent, a pain inhibitor and a growth stimulator (also called a “wound hormone”), whose function is to accelerate the healing of injured surfaces.Physicians have greatly reduced external scarring with the use of Aloe Vera. It is effective, also, for sunburn, scratches, cuts and a cleansing purge for the body or skin. It is an aid to growing new tissue and alleviating the advance of skin cancer caused by the sun. It is a treatment for ringworm, boils, inflamed joints, scalds, itchy allergic conditions, insect stings and bites. It creates a definite softening of external skin, relief from dry or sensitive skin and skin diseases. Dentists and oral surgeons employ Aloe Vera Gelly for surgery, swift healing, relief of pain and other oral treatment, including mouth ulcers, fever blisters, cold sores, and cankers.
Aloe vera is used on facial tissues where it is promoted as a moisturizer and anti-irritant to reduce chafing of the nose.
Cosmetic companies commonly add sap or other derivatives from Aloe vera to products such as makeup, tissues, moisturizers,
soaps, sunscreens, incense, shaving cream, or shampoos. A review of academic literature notes that its inclusion in many hygiene products is due to its moisturizing emollient effect.
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