History of Aloe-Vera:
Is it common? Yes, it’s so regular that there is hardly any household that has not treated its members with the cooling and soothing gel that comes from Aloe Vera’s leafs. Other than treating burns, Aloe Vera is often used for many other purposes. We will discuss them shortly.
Aloe Vera is well known for its healing purposes all around the world and its coming from a long history. Back in 6000 BC, it started then. People were more superstitious then they are now. Specifically, people of Egypt, at that time, used to believe that the extract or blood (Liquid extract) of the plant “Aloe Vera” will heal their body, give them beauty and make them Immortal. They called it :
“The Plant of Immortality”
In Sanskrit, it has been mentioned as “Ghrita Kumari”. It is related to the use of Aloe Vera by females. Indian females believe that Aloe Vera heals their inner self and relaxes their spirit. They also believe that Aloe will give them the energy to work like a “girl in youth”. Very few plants hold this kind of Healing properties and Aloe Vera is one of those plants.
Chinese people regard Aloe Vera as one of their most important ingredients in Medicinal treatments. Chinese culture takes it seriously as a medicine. The use of Aloe Vera has been mentioned in the Chinese treatment book as “Method of Harmony.” Moreover, in early times, Samurai used the extract of Aloe Vera as the Drink of Immortality.
Pedianus Dioscorides, a Greek Physician, was a specialist in Herbal treatments. He wrote the first detailed description of Aloe Vera plant. According to him, Aloe heals tonsils, bruises, also the diseases of the mouth, heals burnt skin, stop hair loss and cleanses the stomach.
Topical use of Aloe Vera:
Everyone loves themselves and is interested in using products which make their skin soothing and glowing. We have seen that in most families, people use Aloe Vera topically for their skin because they believe that natural herbs are always the best to apply to their skin. And they really get positive effects.
Aloe Vera topically is a herbal medicine in treating mouth diseases such as, cold sores and rashes inside the mouth.
Skin Burns are usually healed with the external use of Aloe Vera. Research has shown that Aloe Vera heals the Burnt skin during cancer treatment by radiations and in helping to make the immune system better in HIV cases.
The use of Aloe Vera in skin purposes is mind blowing. It treats acne. Moreover, it can be used as a Moisturizing gel. For people like me, who has an oily skin complexion, Aloe Vera can be used as a Moisturizing gel. Another use of Aloe Vera is that it heals the small cuts caused by a razor while shaving.
For aged women, Aloe Vera can be used as an anti-aging gel. Women when get aged, start to worry about their skin’s elasticity and the appearance of fine lines on their faces. Actually, Aloe Vera contains some amount of antioxidants with Vitamin C and E which helps in healing the skin and keeps it hydrated.
Internal Use of Aloe Vera:
Aloe juice can be taken by mouth for internal use. The results of internal use of Aloe gel are really outstanding. Aloe gel can be taken by mouth to treat osteoarthritis, which is caused by aging joints and injuries.
Another internal use of Aloe gel is to treat Stomach Ulcers which is caused when the digestive system of a person is badly disturbed. Aloe gel contain 70+ nutrients in it which helps in making the digestive system better. Actually the digestive system is disturbed when the person is irritated or under stress. Aloe Vera decrease the irritation and improves the healing of the Ulcer of Stomach and Intestines.
Aloe Vera contain Anti-fungal and Anti-Bacterial properties that is the remedy for the cleaning of Toxins and pathogens in balancing the immune system. Aloe Vera is used to balance the immune system to reduce the effects of immune disorders.
Patients with high cholesterol level can be treated by Aloe Vera. Actually, Aloe Vera increases the blood circulation in the human body which helps remove fats and blood clots from a body.