Aloe, medicinal properties, application
On the healing, almost magical, properties of aloeKnown for a long time, there is a lot of information and we will try to gather it together. Let's start with the fact that there are more than 300 species of this evergreen African plant. However, not all of them are the same: those plants that grow with a bush are suitable for ingestion, and those that grow in the form of a tree are ideal for external use. The most common plant is in East and South Africa, where it grows everywhere and is large enough than those that grow on our windowsills. On the healing properties of aloe was known even in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, it was used in the treatment of the Chinese and Indians. Juicy and fleshy leaves of aloe contain a myriad of riches: vitamins B, C, E, beta-carotene (this is what in the body turns into vitamin A), 20 amino acids, fiber, various nutritional enzymes, trace elements and valuable essential oils.
Aloe juice has antimicrobial,Anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties, so that it will be an excellent natural remedy for healing burns, cuts and calluses. In cosmetology, aloe is used to treat dermatitis, furunculosis, psoriasis, acne. By the way, aloe juice is good and as prevention of any skin diseases. It penetrates deeply and easily into the skin, carrying with it all useful substances, vitamins and trace elements, moisturizes it and stimulates the processes of cell renewal. In medicine, aloe juice is actively used as an immunostimulant. It strengthens the body and activates its protective functions, which is absolutely indispensable during periods of seasonal exacerbations and epidemics.
Healing juice is used to treat variousDiseases of the gastrointestinal tract, dental, gynecological and dermatological diseases, as well as with eye diseases - conjunctivitis, inflammation of the cornea and even myopia. Aloe is effective in combating neurasthenia, insomnia, activates the functions of the spinal cord and brain, increases the capacity for work of a person and helps to cope with stress. It should, however, be remembered that aloe is able to quickly restore and update tissue cells, so the use of this plant is contraindicated to all who have a tendency to tumors. This once again confirms the long-known and important rule: one should not self-medicate. Always consult a doctor beforehand.
Beautiful this plant is absolutely unpretentious andEveryone can grow it. Even if you forget about it for a long time, nothing terrible will happen. In general, you should water the aloe in moderation (more in summer and less in winter), a sunny place is perfect, and for winter - not too warm. It is interesting that this plant belongs to the family of lilies, it flowers beautiful flowers and fructifies! For the treatment should use the lower leaves - they are the most mature and the concentration of all useful substances and trace elements in them is maximum. Use the sheets better at once so that they do not lose their properties or wrap them in cellophane and place them in the refrigerator. You can squeeze the juice, use the pulp, removing the skin or use the entire leaf. A fresh leaf of aloe can be applied on wounds, insect bites, cuts, cracks or corns.
Pulp or juice can be rubbed and massagedSkin - it's good to moisturize and smooth wrinkles. It is also good to add a few teaspoons of aloe juice to any moisturizer. Aloe also helps reduce scarring. In diseases of the stomach, aloe leaves (300 g) are passed through a meat grinder, mixed with three tablespoons of honey and three tablespoons of medical alcohol. After the mixture is infused for three days, it must be taken one teaspoon three times a day. For a depleted organism that has just undergone the disease, a mixture of leaves twisted through a meat grinder, walnuts, honey and lemon juice will be useful. Take it by half a spoon before eating. In pharmacies, you can buy ready-made drugs to treat various diseases with a high content of aloe juice. On sale as there are many cosmetic means for skin care with the content of aloe, practically every cosmetic company has a separate line of means with aloe. However, it is necessary to know that in order for the product to produce a strong effect, the content of aloe must be at least 20%. Otherwise, the product is suitable only for young skin.
For a more mature, effective means will beThe content of aloe is not less than 25%. And therapeutic effect is possessed by those that contain from 25% to 80%. It is difficult even to list all the valuable properties of this miraculous plant, but I do not think anyone doubts its power. Now you know everything about aloe, healing properties, application should bring health to your house!