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Information on Aloe Vera

Aloa vera includes more than 240 different varieties whichgrown in Aisa, Africa, Europe and America and they all belong to the family oflilies. The variety which is commonly used in most commercial products is theone known by the name of Aloe barbadensis miller. Aloe is a word derived fromthe Arabic word alloeh which stands for bitter. Aloe is succulent plant with ashape like a cactus and it can grow even in the regions with a cold climate. Aloevera gel can be obtained from the leaves of the plant and it is known forproviding the human body with numerous different sorts of health benefits.

Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel can be obtained from the leaves or it can bepurchased in a processed form in most well equipped pharmacies and stores. Itcontains certain chemical compounds such as lectins, mannans and anthraquinoneswhich are very efficient in enhancing the healing processes and promoting theoverall feeling of well being. Aloe vera gel may be applied topically on allthe areas of the skin affected by irritations and inflammatory conditions. Itprovides a very soothing effect on the skin epidermis and it reduces eczema andacne very efficiently. Aloe vera gel is commonly contained in most types ofskin care lotions and creams. Aloe vera gel may also applied topically on theaffected areas of the skin of all those who suffer from first degree or seconddegree sunburns. It soothes the painful sensation and it may come very handyfor all those who suffer from ulcers and burns as well. One may also apply theAloe Vera gel on the scalp in order to nourish it. The gel is also efficient inpreventing dry skin and reducing the risk of hair loss, dandruff, psoriasis,dermatitis and similar scalp related medical conditions. Saponin is a chemicalcompound contained in the gel and it cleanses the skin and enhances the healthof both the scalp and the hair. Aloe Vera gel is very efficient in making thehair shiny and soft.

Aloe Vera gel is also known for its potent antioxidant properties so it is very efficient indestroying the harmful free radicals, slowing down the process of aging,boosting the immune system and preventing certain types of cancer. It may alsocome in very handy for all those who suffer from puffy eyes. It can also beused for the treatment of muscle pains and irritable bowel syndrome. It can bepurchased in the form of gel, liquid and powder.

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