Aloe vera or the “burn plant” belongs to the lily family and it has a resemblance with cactus. There are around 240+ species of aloe vera which are found all around the world. Inside the leaf of aloe vera, there is a thin, clear, jelly-like material, which is highly effective for skin treatment. Around 99.5% of the aloe vera gel is water and the rest is amino acids, sugar, enzymes and minerals. It works wonder as a healing effect, especially for skin eruptions, allergies, burns, wounds and even in minor cuts. Aloe vera also guards our skin from exposure to ultra-violet radiation. Some of the benefits of aloe vera are listed below:
1. It helps to cure intestinal problems and even constipation and diarrhea.
2. It heals the skin if there are any cuts, burn or wounds.
3. It is even too healthy for mouth and gums.
4. It prevents aging of the skin.
5. It even moisturizes the skin.
Aloe vera if taken as a drink, then it is the most mineral packed nutritious and vitamin contained; having 75 nutrients.
The use of aloe vera can be traced all the way back to the ancient Egyptians. Aloe was held in such reverence in Egypt that it was considered to be the "Plant of Immortality". Drawings of the aloe plant have even been found inscribed in the tombs of pharaohs.
Aloe Vera (barbadensis miller) contains over 20 minerals, all of which are essential to the human body. Aloe Vera has Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E.