Aloe vera ( Aloe vera L. )
Aloe vera ( Aloe vera L. )
DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY OF THE PLANT: Aloe Vera is known in the world known as Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller, the plant has always been known as the elixir of youth. Because of its exceptional nutritional value and medicinal properties known as the ìqueen of herbsî.
It belongs to the lily family, not the cactus family that is usually thought.
An herbaceous plant, about 60 cm high and 4-7 cm thick round the stem. The leaves are fleshy, pale-green, spear-shaped, on the edge of the sawtooth with long spines. It has red tubular flowers with six petals and a long, pendulous flower clusters. It thrives in the Mediterranean, where it blooms during June.
Aloe vera is a Semi-arid cactus plant of the lily family, it has always been renowned for its effectiveness in the body care, and is widely used as an ingredient of many medicines because of its properties. Because of the exceptional nutritional value and medicinal properties it is even called the queen of medicinal plants.
Name of aloe vera was first recorded in the time of ancient Egypt. It was one of the most used therapeutic agents of the first doctor ñ Pliny the Elder and of Diskuridesa and Galen, the father of modern medicine. Legends say even the Egyptian queen Cleopatra knew about this beautiful plant and used its gel for skin care, and Alexander the Great reportedly drank huge amounts of aloin juice as power source, before the big marches.
This plant is used against bacteria and viruses. To speed up healing and prevent infection, may be applied to a wound or burn because it enhances anti-inflammatory effect. It is also extremely efficient with problems of the digestion and the stomach (gastric and duodenal). People with high blood sugar which take aloe vera showed an improvement even up to 45%. Aloe vera is a natural help for arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatic fever. Overall, it comes with a very positive effect on the whole organism. It stimulates the release of natural substances that trigger the immune system. American pharmacist B. Coates 1964 is the first person who managed to make aloe vera gel (naturally stabilized), while preserving all the nutrients. So today you can feel the benefits of this valuable plant turned into tinctures. It can be used topically and orally. In addition, it stimulates the formation of collagen protects the epidermis.
Aloe helps with diseases of:
LIVER AND GALLBLADDER - Improves liver function, removes toxins and regenerates. Recommended as a tincture in bile, hepatic cirrhosis, acute and chronic hepatitis and fatty liver.
DIABETES - Regulates and lowers blood sugar levels, reduces sugar fluctuations (particularly important in patients on insulin).
HEART AND BLOOD VESSELS - Strengthens the heart muscle. Lowers blood cholesterol and blood pressure and reduces the frequency of angina pectoris attacks.
DISEASES OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM (tumors, cancer, AIDS) - Aloe vera contains factors that destroy tumors (alpha factor, blocking blood flow to the growing tumor, Ö). Encourages the immune system. As a complementary therapy, reduces the harmful side effects of chemo and radio therapy.
ALLERGIC DISEASES, ASTHMA - Relieves symptoms of asthma and allergies.
URINARY TRACT AND PROSTATE - Relieves acute and chronic inflammation, and acts on those bacterias that are resistant to antibiotics (eg. Escherichia Colli).
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM - Helps with acute and chronic inflammation of the respiratory tract (inflammation of the sinuses, throat, vocal cords, lungs, etc.).
JOINT PAIN, RHEUMATISM, OSTEOARTHRITIS, STEOPOROSIS - Reduces inflammation, redness, pain and swelling of the joints and muscles. It works with sprains, strains and inflammation of the tendons, bruises Ö Helps with neuralgia, sciatica and headaches. Acts in osteoporosis as a combination with the organic compounds of calcium acts in osteoporosis.
EYE DISEASES - Successfully used in the form of eye drops for inflammation of the lining of the eye (conjunctivitis), cataract, trachoma, glaucoma, keratitis (inflammation of the cornea), herpes simplex Ö
SKIN CARE AND SKIN DISEASES - Extraordinary moisturizes the skin as it penetrates to the deepest dermal layers, rejuvenates the skin as it increases the formation of fibroblasts 8x faster than normal and thus speeds up the healing of wounds. Excellent for dry, sensitive and damaged skin; relieves and eliminates age spots on the hands. By oral administration in the form of beverage and local as a cream is effective in psoriasis. Ö People have seen results after 15 days of that after 1.5 months almost all withdrew.
We used the juice (juice), some pills (huge), and two cream with propolis.
The juice is a bit yuck, but the man eventually gets used to it.