Aloe vera, also known as barbados, is increasingly appearing on store shelves in the form of various types of cosmetics or food products. What indicates the great popularity of this plant? What facts speak for its extraordinary action? After the answer, we refer to the following article.
- A few words about aloe and its composition
A few words about aloe and its composition
Aloe vera is a plant grown from Africa for millennia. It belongs to the group of succulents – plants retaining water. The reason for its fame is the versatility of pro-health properties and lower toxicity in comparison to other herbal preparations.
It is also worth paying attention to the multitude of nutrients forming aloe vera.
Among the more than 140 biologically active compounds, for example calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, B vitamins, folic acid, vitamin A and C, linoleic acid as well as endo- and exogenous amino acids are worth mentioning.
In biblical times, aloe vera was used for the preservation and embalming of corpses of the deceased. However, nowadays it has many more applications. First of all, it is herbal raw material for the production of aloe oil, which has a moisturizing and regenerating effect. This product is used in cosmetics for hair care, as well as for the skin for nutritional purposes, eg after sunburn or dehydration.
Alona is also used in medicine. It is used, among others in the treatment of gastrointestinal infections, peptic ulcers, acne or skin damage. It is also worth mentioning its use in the case of kidney stones and haemorrhoids. Neither can one pass indifferently to the use in sports supplementation. At the present time, it is more and more common to encounter the use of aloe vera in problems with excessive body mass.
The healthy nature of alona (aloe juice) is conditioned by its effect on the body. The most important interactions are mentioned
– analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects,
– alleviation of irritation and normalization of the gastrointestinal tract,
– acceleration of intestinal peristalsis,
– stimulation of the human immune system,
– regeneration and moisturization of damaged skin.
The main contraindications to the use of the healing properties of aloe are chronic inflammations of the pancreas and bladder, kidney stones, as well as pregnancy and breastfeeding.
At the moment, there is no clear information as to the correct amount of aloe vera supplementation. In the only human studies, 300 mg of the preparation was used twice a day. Dosage should depend primarily on the goal you want to achieve. Experiments on animals administered with 100 mg / kg body weight resulted in adverse reactions.