Nicknamed as the plant of miracles, aloe vera gives you many privileges. Widely used by our ancestors for centuries, it is currently cultivated in North Africa and the Mediterranean. It can also be found in some countries with a tropical climate. It is a leafy plant that classifies more than 240 species. Among the different species of aloe vera, it is aloe barbadensis which has the greatest therapeutic virtues. Egyptian women used it for its miraculous effects on skin and hair. A real beauty product very appreciated in cosmetics.
Field of action and benefits of aloe vera
As we have already indicated earlier, aloe vera is used in many cosmetic compositions and preparations. This is explained by the benefits that this plant can produce on the skin. In fact, it enables the collagen production. It is a protein with the properties of elasticity and hydration. She you then tohave healthy skin and flexible. Acne can be treated by its anti-inflammatory properties. It can stimulate blood circulation (around the wound). Aloe vera therefore promotes the healing process and reduces sebum secretion. This remedy naturally soothes pain associated with (shallow) wounds or burns.
Aloe vera can be a sunscreen effective. For this, the cream must contain at least 35% of sun filters and aloe vera. It is also a great ally in case of digestive problems. It works to cleanse the intestines, relieve constipation and reduce inflammation in the digestive tract. To cure the mistreated stomachs, carry out a cocktail made with honey and aloe vera juice.
Renowned for its therapeutic effects: what does aloe vera contain?
The gel contained in the leaves of this plant contains more than 200 constituents. In particular, there are:
- 12 vitamins,
- 75 nutrients,
- 20 minerals,
- and 18 amino acids.
How to extract aloe vera gel?
Even if he’aloe vera defines a natural product, in some cases it may still be contraindicated. For example, specialists advise against its consumption during pregnancy (because it promotes uterine contractions). Just as a precaution, women who are breastfeeding should not use it either. You should also avoid associating it with diuretic and laxative plants.
To use it, you can quite easily extract its gel. To do this, take a aloe vera leaf, remove the spiny edges and cut into strips. Then collect the juice using a spoon or a knife. You can also split the sheet in half and apply it directly to the affected area. The goal is always to collect more gel. It is at the base of the root that we can find a good concentration of gel.