The Aloe Vera plant has been Known and used for centuries for its health, beauty medicinal and skin care properties. The name Aloe vera derives from the Arabic word"Alloeh" meaning shining bitter substance while "Vera in Latin means true" 2000 years the Aloe plant has been used for various purposes in dermatology. The botanical name of Aloe Vera is Aloe barbadensis, mille. Aloe Vera contains 75 potentially active constituents vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, salicylic acids and amino acids.
1. Vitamins: it contains A(beta-carotene), C and E which are antioxidants. it also contains vitamin B12, folic acid and choline Antioxidant neutralizes free radicals.
2. Enzymes: it contains 8 Enzymes aliased alkaline phosphates, amylase bradykinase helps to reduce excessive inflammation when applied to skin while others help in the breakdown of sugars and fats
Minerals: It provides calcium, chromium, copper, selenium, magnesium, manganese potassium sodium and zinc. Aloe Vera gel has protective effect against radiation damage to the skin. it has anti-inflammatory action also.
Laxative Effects: it increases intestinal water contents increases intestinal movement of bowels moisturising and ageing effect: aloe stimulates fibroblast which produces the collagen and elastin fibres making the skin more elastic and less wrinkled.it also has cohesive effects on the superficial flaking epidermal cells by sticking them together, which soften the skin.
Antiseptic Effects: Aloe Vera contains 6 antiseptic agents- Lupeol, salicylic acid-urea, nitrogen, cinnamonic acid, phenols and sulphur.they all have an inhibitory action on fungi, bacteria and virus.
Acne Reduction: The aloe gel can work wonders on your skin by reducing acne and cleaning the blemishes and scars.
Hair: Aloe vera has an enzyme that is beneficial in stimulating hair growth Aloe vera contains A, C, and E. All three vitamins contribute to cell growth and shining hair. Vitamin B 12 and folic acid are also contained in aloe vera gel.both of these components can keep your hair from falling out Aloe vera deep cleans oily hair it cleans the hair follicles efficiently stripping off extra sebum (oil)And residue from other hair products.
It preserves the integrity of your hair using aloe vera is a great way to get hair that looks healthier shiner, and softer When you use aloe vera on your hair and scalp, blood flow to your scalp increases. when your scalp has been cleansed and your hair has been conditioned with aloe vera and your hair loss and breakage slow down.
there’s little cause for concern when using aloe Vera gel, but some people are allergic to it. before using aloe vera topically do a patch test. rub a small bit of aloe vera on the inside of your wrist and wait up to two hours to see if your skin reacts poorly also, let you know if you have an aloe sensitivity.