The Virtues of Aloe Vera
Where does Aloe Vera come from?
The Aloe plant (Aloe barbadensis miller) is a succulent plant with fleshy leaves. Native to North Africa, is a staple resource which has been used for over 5000 years. There are approximately 150 Aloe species known worldwide, including aloe ferox and vera. These two are mainly used for either herbal medicine or cosmetic purposes. The flesh and spiny leaves of an aloe plant contain a clear pulp known for its healing, soothing, and rejuvenating properties. The great virtues of this plant are used by many to promote overall health and cleanse the body.
Aloe Vera: a plant of many virtues
This healthful plant is full of powerful nutrients used to promote skin renewal. The pulp contains a high level of concentrated vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Nicknamed the “wonder plant” it has a very high water content – 99% to be exact – so, it is no surprise that it is so popular in cosmetics. The soothing gel treats both sunburn and superficial burns, helps eliminate toxins, ease stomach cramps, and other gastric problems, and known for its antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, aloe vera can help relieve allergies, constipation, heart problems, and diabetes …it really does seem that this little plant has countless virtues.
What benefits does Aloe vera offer?
If you want healthy looking hair, you need to feed it the right nutrients and use the correct hydration treatments. Aloe vera based products offer multiple benefits for the hair. The pulp has active vitamins and nutrients that boost hair health. It has powerful hair cleansing properties to remove toxins and residue. The plant’s natural enzymes moisturize, hydrate, and revitalize hair. The antiseptic and antioxidant properties make it a perfect base for natural hair gels. What’s more, the all-natural gel not only protects the hair but also offers a strong hold to most hairstyles.