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Aloe Vera as a Historical Medicinal Plant

Aloe vera usually strikes people as being a newfound trend—something women all over the world use to enhance their skins and give it that long-lasting glow. Little do they know that the aloe plant has been used for centuries for the exact same purpose—and for more.

With as many as 500 species many of which are greatly beneficial, the aloe plant enjoys its reputation in history: in fact one of the earliest known mentions of the plant comes from a 1552 BC dated Egyptian Papyrus Ebers.

The Plant

A succulent, the aloe vera plant is a versatile grower and can be grown around the world, especially in the tropical regions. It is used for purposes that range from agricultural and medicinal to decorative. It can be found in many items of use from lotions to beverages and in medical ointments. It can be grown all year long and with the advancement in technology these days, it can be bought in gel form easily. This gel is generally used by many to treat skin issues or in order to preserve the natural beauty and smoothness of the skin.

Though recently having blown in popularity, people have used the plant to treat numerous health issues, as this blog will go on to show.

As a Laxative

As a Laxative

In the Egyptian Ebers mentioned above, aloe was mentioned as a laxative. It was in fact in the 16th century regarded as the “immortality plant,” and was even used for various therapeutic purposes especially in Japan.

But it wasn’t just back in the day that people used the beneficial succulent to treat abdominal issues: it is still considered to be a cure for constipation. Aloe latex, in 200 or 500 milligram capsules, are ingested for this purpose.

For Teeth

While it is well known that aloe has healing powers and can help restore tissues to their former glory, few know that the plant can help with teeth based as well as with skin problems. There is evidence that suggests aloe to have positive effect on gums and teeth if present in toothpastes. In fact, it was used for this purpose for as far back as the 10th century!

As an Antioxidant

The leaves of the aloe plants contain methanol which is highly effective in terms of treating skin conditions such as burns and rashes. This methanol extract is an excellent antioxidant.

Anti-UV Rays

Photo aging in the skin which is caused by exposure to the sun can be prevented or at least reduced by the use of aloe gel. This is proven by a research that was carried out on the matter. The gel also acts as a moisturizer and is generally beneficial for the skin.

Helps in Treating Burns

A percent of silver sulphadiazine cream which is used to treat second degree burns actually equals aloe gel, which can be used for the same purpose.

Looking for High Quality Aloe Gel for Your Skin?

It is a given that the aloe plant is greatly beneficial for not only your skin but also for your health overall. It keeps your skin looking well hydrated and smooth, and helps you get rid of rashes, acne, scars, insect bites, burns, and other skin related issues. It can be used as a moisturizer and as an antioxidant, both of which are great for the skin.

Allurials has in store for you a wide range of high-quality, all-natural aloe-based products, aloe gel being one of them. Get in touch with us today or give us a call at 1-888-292-7235for more information.

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