Aloe Vera, natural remedy with abundant uses
Today I am going to tell you about Aloe Vera, a plant that stands out for its many properties and uses. It belongs to the liliaceae family and its evergreen leaves grow in an ascending spiral creating a rosette shape. It is a plant of African origin with 360 subspecies, which, currently, is grown in different parts of the planet. Experts indicate that the subspecies Aloe Barbadensis Miller, cultivated in the volcanic lands of Tenerife, has the highest purity.
A brief walk through history
The first data is found in the Ebers papyri in ancient Egypt (1500 BC), as well as historical references of Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Algerians, Arabs, Tunisians, Hindus and Chinese. The first important crops date back to 1870, but it is from 1920 when it begins to grow on a larger scale.
Aloe Vera contains 18 of the 22 amino acids that the human body needs in its daily metabolic processes. In addition, it has minerals, vitamins B, C and E, folic acid, anthraquinones, lignin and saponins, among 75 other active compounds.
Uses and remedies
Its nutritional value is very high, being effective even to combat constipation, detoxifying the intestines. On the skin, it is optimal for its regenerative action, very useful for bites, wounds, scars, wrinkles and muscle aches. It has a whitening effect on teeth and improves gum health. The studies investigate its properties as an immunomodulator, a virtue that is appreciated in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. They are also working to verify its beneficial effect on the nervous system, its gastroprotective properties, and its hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic and antioxidant capacity, with remarkable results.
As you can see, it is a plant with multiple benefits. Planting an Aloe Vera in the garden, or acquiring the juice or gel of plantations that take care of the ecology and have an optimal quality, can be an improvement for health.