Aloe Vera (Latin for aloe barbadensis) is a plant that looks very much like a cactus, although it is a member of the lily family. Often touted as the “medicine plant for the 21st century,” Aloe Vera is also known by a variety of other names, such as Barbados Aloe, Curacao Aloe, Cape, Socotrine, and Zanzibar.
The Aloe Vera plant is composed of a high percentage of water (in the area of 96%). The remainder of the plant contains essential oil, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, glycoproteins, and enzymes. Aloe Vera is often used in a number of liquid health treatments in conjunction with other herbs and plants. When made with the juice of the plant, the liquid treatment can be very soothing and calming to the digestive tract, and therefore, can improve many digestive disorders, such as peptic ulcers and colitis.
Properties and Uses of Aloe Vera Liquids
A cathartic is something that encourages the proper movement of the bowels, but often brings cramps along with it. When Aloe Vera is used as a cathartic, it is most often combined with an antispasmodic for a softening effect.
An emollient is a skin dressing or an ointment that is applied topically to soften, soothe and/or protect the skin. Aloe Vera is excellent when used for this purpose. It also improves the look of skin and helps to fight the obvious signs of aging.
Aloe Vera juice is sometimes made into a purgative, otherwise known as a laxative, which brings about a “watery evacuation of the bowels.” Those who need their stools softened or suffer from repetitive constipation can benefit from the use of an Aloe Vera liquid.
Aloe Vera has been shown through many studies to have a very positive impact on healing wounds and burns, as well as preventing the formation of blisters. A vulnerary is any form of first aid that can be administered to wounds or skin abrasions, such as scratches, insect bites and small cuts.
The healing power that is inherent in Aloe Vera derives from the fact that the herb makes it possible for a greater level of oxygen to reach the skin’s surface. The extra rush of oxygen is then able to help repair and strengthen the skin’s connective tissue in a speedy manner.
Aloe Vera Liquids and Injuries
Having an Aloe Vera plant in your home is always a smart idea. If you cut or burn yourself, cut or break off one of the leaves of the plant. The juice from the plant should easily run out of the plant. Apply it to the source of the problem immediately.
Aloe Vera liquid is very useful after a patient has undergone surgery because it helps to prevent the development
of scar tissue in the inside of the body where the incision has taken place. Liquid Aloe Vera should be applied to the incision site many times after the surgery is over. The incision in turn will heal quickly and less scar tissue will be the favorable result.
If you are not ready for the liquid form just yet, then order the Aloe Vera pill called Aloeride to reap the health benefits of this powerful plant.