Aloe Vera (Kawar, Gheekumari) Medicinal plant.
Aloe Vera is also known by other names like Aloe Indica, Aloe barbadensis, Barbados, Cape, Curaiao, Socotrine and Zanzibar Aloe. It looks like a cactus, but is actually a member of the lily family. It grows in Asia, Africa and the warmer regions of America and Europe and commonly known as "Aloe Vera" in every part of the world.
Aloe Vera is used for natural remedies; its leaves contain a gel that is rich in therapeutic properties and has been used medicinally for over 6000 years. There are around 200 spices of the Aloe Vera plant, but few of them usages more than others as contain more Nutritious Benefits compare to others. The Aloe Vera species called "Aloe Vera Barbadensis" is one of the most beneficial species. The healing nature of Aloe Vera plant is fully established especially for Burns, Cuts, Skin care and Hair care etc.
The ancient Egyptians used it to heals battle wounds and cure infections. The early Greeks used it for blisters, Burns and leg ulcers as well as healing bowl and stomach disorders. During the visit of South Africa Mahatma Gandhi Ji used the Aloe Vera plant for personnel health care. Today it is found in health products in the form of Gels, Juices and Creams and also as an Ingredient in some cosmetic products.
Benefits of Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera is found to have Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidant and Restorative properties. The plant contains 75 known ingredients including all Vitamins (except Vitamin-D), Enzymes that aid digestion and reduce inflammation, minerals needed for the enzymes to function, Long-chain sugars that help to Re-balance the digestive system and Saponis which have an anti-microbial effect against the bacteria, Viruses, Fungi and yeast.
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