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A Directory of Herbs and their therapeutic properties - Aloe Vera ( Aloe Vera )
Aloe Vera is a versatile herbal remedy and has a long history of popular use. It comes from the aloe vera plant. The plant has large, bladelike leaves are the source of aloe gel. Aloe preparations for oral use contain either the colorless juice that comes from plant's top layer or a solid yellow latex obtained by evaporating the juice.


Used for:-

  • Acne
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Common cold
  • Constipation
  • Digestive disorders
  • Headaches
  • IBS
  • Skin condition (abrasions, cuts, irritation, burns, sunburn and wounds).
  • Varicose veins

Parts of the plant used:-
Juice of the inner leaf and the flowers

Properties:-
Analgesic, Emollient, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antifungal, AntiViral, Abortifacient.

Constituents:-
Anthraquinone glycosides, resins, sterols, gelonins, chromones.


Contains Nutrients:-

Precautions:-
Avoid exceeding the recommended dose, because it can be a powerful laxative at high doses. Avoid if breastfeeding.

Other names:-

General:-
Aloe Vera has been used for many centuries popular in Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, Ancient Egypt and the Persian Empire.Its original use as a skin lotion and as a healing agent for cuts, blisters and wounds, still make it highly regarded today.
In Korea, Aloe is still widely used in a popular set of energy drinks and tea, marketed for its benefit as an antioxidant and for relief of constipation. Drinkers also report higher energy levels.

 



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