Description

Aloe Vera is a succulent plant species from North Africa. It grows in temperate climates where temperatures do not reach negative values and can be recognized by the lance-shaped fleshy leaves that grow directly from the ground and have toothed edges. Especially used for detoxification of the body, Aloe Vera’s gel is widely used in cosmetics, with regenerative and rejuvenating properties.

History

The name “aloe” comes from the Arab word “aloeh”, which means “crystalline and bitter juice”, the plant being used since antiquity because of its curative properties, having a history of over 5,000 years in the treatment of indigestion. The first mention of Aloe Vera dates back to the eighteenth century, a group of archaeologists discovering clay tablets containing references to the curative varieties of the plant. Also mentioned in the Bible in the Old Testament, Aloe Vera has been considered in Asiro-Babylonian culture for more than 2,000 years as a “magical” plant capable of curing all the diseases of the world.

Properties

The Aloe Vera plant is used to strengthen the immune system, also having antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, and it is also an ally against sunburn, acne or jugs under the eyes. Used extensively in the cosmetic field in the composition of natural creams, lotions or soaps, they also have the gift of regenerating the skin tissues, giving it radiance and elasticity, moisturizing it and rejuvenating it. It prevents the appearance of wrinkles, helping to speed up the healing of light wounds and scratches. Regular consumption of Aloe Vera can normalize intestinal transit, promoting digestive system health, increasing protein uptake and relieving stomach burns, also having a calming effect on the oral tissues. Known as a purely natural antioxidant, Aloe Vera stimulates metabolism, playing an important role in rebalancing blood sugar levels and fighting brain aneurysms.