People commonly see Aloe Vera as just a cute decorative plant which instantly brightens any home.Although this succulent plant has become more and more popular in households across the United States.
There are still many people who are not aware that their lovely decorative plant is actually an amazing source of potent healing properties.
In fact, this plant which is known by the Latin name Aloe Barbadensis, has been used for thousands of years throughout the entire world.
There are reports which claim that Aloe had an almost sacred place in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.
Aloe also has a long history of medical use in Latin America, the Caribbean and South Africa.
Another study also reports that Aloe was a popularly used medicine in the U.S. during the 18th and 19th centuries. In modern age, Aloe is still one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in the States.
Benefits Of Aloe Vera
Consuming Aloe Vera is a popular natural cure for mouth problems, fever, osteoarthritis, asthma, ulcerative colitis, as well as a general tonic.
Aloe is even considered an effective natural product for maintaining beauty.
The Aloe gel is also often used on the skin for the treatment of burns, infections, sunburns, cuts, and other wounds.
Aloe has also analgesic as well as anti-inflammatory properties and fights itching.
This is the result of the two potent immune-boosting compounds which Aloe contains: polysaccharides and glycoproteins. Glycoproteins reduce inflammation and block pain while polysaccharides aid the skin repair and keep it moisturized.
In fact, some research studies have found that Aloe Vera is able to treat burns even better than conventional medication with shorter healing time and less pain.
Aloe is also known to treat health problems like genital herpes, constipation, psoriasis, cancer, seborrheic dermatitis, dental conditions, canker sores, inflammatory bowel disease infections on the upper respiratory tract, high levels of cholesterol, and also lowers the blood sugar levels in persons who suffer from type 2 diabetes.