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Aloe Vera

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    Do you remember what your mother put on your sunburn when you were younger to help ease the burn? Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera is a plant that resembles a cactus that has a clear gel within its leaves that can be used for external application or the base of the dried leaf has yellow sap that can be taken internally for additional ailments. Aloe Vera is known to be a succulent plant. This means that it retains water in its leaves, stems and roots, and grows in arid climates.

The medicinal benefits of Aloe Vera have been known since as far back as 2,200 BC. It was thought to have originated in Northern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The plants ability to aid in the healing process led it to spread throughout the world. Now the plant is so widespread that is a common place within the household.

    Aloe Vera is considered to be an herbal medicine with a wide variety of healing properties. It can be used in the treatment of wounds, minor skin infections, burns, sebaceous cysts, diabetes and elevated blood lipids. Aloe Vera is also a powerful antioxidant that helps to boost your immune system. Aloe Vera juice is used for consumption and in relief of digestive issues such as heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome. Studies are being done to determine if Aloe Vera can help with several other conditions such as HIV, ulcerative colitis, and cancer.

    Now in today’s society everything is going green, organic and all natural. Therefore companies have started using Aloe Vera in many of their products. Some of the products that you may have seen with Aloe Vera include shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, face tissues, lotions, etc. In addition to cosmetic and therapeutic products Aloe Vera is being using in culinary and health products such as juice, digestive healers, detoxification cleanses, and ear drops.