Aloe Vera plant can be grown at home and given its medicinal and healing properties it is quite a sensible thing to do. Aloe vera leaves contain almost 96% water and when it is broken, it exudes a thick sap that has healing properties when applied on inflammations, wounds, cuts and burns.
The fresh gel dripping from the open end is bitter and has been used since a long time as a healing gel. The medicinal properties of aloe vera are amply portrayed in its use to treat first degree burns for quick recovery and healing. It is also very effective in treating and shrinking warts and relieving the pain caused by shingles. It has numerous benefits with respect to the circulatory system, for bleeding gums and mouth; however, its benefits for skin care are the most pronounced with effective results.
There are many lotions, creams, powders and gels that are being manufactured from aloe vera juice. These cosmetics are increasingly becoming popular owing to their quick healing and adding glow to the skin by cleansing it. Aloe vera also enhances the immunity strength of the lymphocytes thus fighting against infections of the skin. The aloe vera leaf is very often used in the treatment of facial edema.
Aloe Vera’s benefits for the skin are also derived from the fact that it is a rich source of Vitamin E and collages. These help in making the skin smooth and supple by nourishing it. Moreover they increase the elasticity of the skin and retain the moisture. Eliminating the dryness and making the skin supple ensures that one’s skin looks younger and the effects of ageing do not set in.
Aloe Vera is an excellent product for skin care in the form of lotion or cream because of its healing properties on burns too. This means it is effectively used in suntan lotions as its anti burning properties ensure that one’s skin and the internal cells are not severely damaged by the direct rays of sun. It produces a cooling effect and at the same time quickly heals the damage done by the sunlight.
Aloe Vera is also rich in Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and Vitamin C, all of which are very important nutrients to the body helping in good blood circulation and cleansing of toxins. Vitamin C in fact is a very good anti-ageing agent that helps prevent wrinkles. Aloe Vera is also effective against frost bites and insect bites on the skin.