Aloe Vera Gel Leaf
Succulents and members of the Liliaceae family, Aloes are some of the toughest, most reliable, undemanding and striking landscape plants available. Unfortunately, in the wild they face extinction, both from losing their habitat to land-clearing and through over-collection by plant collectors. They range in form from tiny rosettes to plants of almost tree-like proportions. There are over 300 species, mostly from South Africa but also from Arabia and Madagascar.
Many aloes can be used as skin moisturisers and for the relief of sunburn. The leaves and the saps are used as anti-inflammatories and to promote the healing of burns and eczema. Aloe vera, also known as Aloe barbadensis, is the most familiar of these healing species and the easiest to grow. Aloe vera "Linne" has been identified in wall paintings in ancient Egypt, where it was used as an embalming ingredient as well as to treat catarrh and as a cure for nail-biting.
Research studies have shown the amazing healing powers of Aloe Vera when used internally and externally. Aloe Vera contains over 20 minerals all of which are essential to the human body such as Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Chromium and Selenium. There are 12 vitamins including A, B1, B2, B6, folic acid, B12, C and E in aloe Vera. Aloe Vera contains all 8 essential amino acids and 11 of the 14 secondary amino acids require in the human body. It also has over 200 active components including enzymes anthraquinones, lignins, monosaccharide, polysaccharides, salicylic acid, saponins, and sterols.
Aloe vera also has six antiseptic agents (sulphur, lupeol, salicylic acid, cinnamic acid, urea nitrogen and phenol) which act as a team to provide antimicrobial activity thus eliminating many internal and external infections. The pain relieving action is due to the effective analgesics in salicylic acid, magnesium and lupeol. Fatty acids also have a pain reducing, allergy and inflammation relieving effect.
Aloe Vera properties are amazing and have been used to treat many ailments. There are literally hundred of studies showing the benefits of the Aloe plant, predominantly using the Aloe barbadensis miller.
abscesses, abrasions, acne, allergies, AIDS, anemia, arterial insufficiency, arthritis, asthma, blisters, bed sores, bruises, bronchitis, burns, bursitis, bunions, boils, canker sores, carbuncles, cataracts, cramps, chilblains, chapped skin and lips, coughs, cold sores, complexion enhancer, chicken pox sores, dry skin, dermatitis, denture sores, oedema, fungus, frost bite, genital herpes, gangrene, gingivitis, heat rash, hives, heat exhaustion, ingrown toenails, insect bites, inflamed joints, lacerations, mouth ulcers, moles, nappy rash psoriasis, pimples, prickly heat, burns, rashes, scar tissue, skin lesions, stings, sprains, sores, scalds, stretch marks, shingles, staph infections, sunburn, sports injuries, spurs, ulcers, venereal sores, varicose veins, worts, wounds, shingles.
Store in a cool dark area away from direct sunlight or heat. Our products have an average shelf life of 18 to 24 months if stored properly. Store Hungry Skin Gel in the fridge.
Aloe Vera Products are for all skin types: Normal*, Mature*, Dry*, Sensitive*, Oily, Problem*. * Highly recommended
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