Aloe vera has been around for a very long time, and it has been regarded as a healing agent since ancient history.
Aloe Vera History
Let’s have a look at its history to understand more about its healing properties.
The use of aloe vera for medical purposes dates back to Egypt, Greece, India, Japan, China, and Mexico. Alloeh in Arabic means “shining bitter substance,” while vera in Latin is “true.”
The plant has been used for beauty purposes by queens and for treating soldier’s wounds by Alexander the Great and Columbus.
Aloe vera made its debut into the English language in 1655. And “by the early 1800s, Aloe vera was in use as a laxative in the United States, but in the mid-1930s, a turning point occurred when it was successfully used to treat chronic and severe radiation dermatitis.”
Benefits of Aloe Vera
Aloe vera may help you treat your wrinkles. By applying aloe vera to your skin, leaving it for 15 minutes to dry, and washing it off, you may be able to improve your skin’s elasticity. This is because the large amount of malic acid in aloe vera, which is good for skin elasticity.
In 1959, the FDA approved aloe vera ointment for treating burns. Studies have shown that it can speed up the burn healing process by 9 days.
Lower Blood Sugar
Aloe vera has been helpful in reducing blood sugar levels. But more research is needed on this one.
An ounce of aloe vera gel during your meal may be able to lower your risk of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a digestive disorder that many times leads to heartburn. In 2010, a review suggested that one to 3 ounces of the gel was capable of reducing GERD.
“Applying a cream containing 0.5% aloe extract for 4 weeks seems to reduce the skin plaques.” But the aloe get doesn’t appear to help reduce skin redness.
Be careful about ingesting aloe very supplements and speak to your doctor. Some people have suffered from liver damage after ingesting aloe vera supplements for a long time.
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