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"Aloe is very beneficial, especially Indian variety; it cleanses the bilious superfluities in the brain and the optic nerves; when applied as ointment on the forehead and temples with rose water, it is beneficial for headache. It is beneficial for ulcers of the nose and mouth, and purges black bile and melancholy.
What Is aloe?
Aloe is a family of flowering plants in the Lily family, which have thick, juicy flesh stalks. Aloe can also refer to the sappy liquid that the plant excretes when its stalks are cut open.
aloe vera is a species of aloe and is the most commonly used type of the plant for healing purposes. It is known as a powerful healing ointment, and many studies have shown that aloe is beneficial in speeding the healing of burns, sunburns, cuts, bites, rashes, and lesions, as well as other conditions like indigestion.
The anti-inflammatory chemical, B-sitosterol is present in aloe vera, and this is what effectively treats many skin conditions arising from insect bites, plant rashes, allergic eruptions, etc. Along with another ingredient, salicylic acid, aloe greatly reduces the time it takes for skin to heal from minor or severe burns.
Health Benefits of Aloe
The internal use of aloe vera has been linked with improved blood glucose levels in diabetics. Other studies have suggested that oral aloe vera gel may reduce symptoms and inflammation in patients with ulcerative colitis. Compounds extracted from aloe vera have been used as an immunostimulant that aids in fighting cancers in cats and dogs; however, this treatment has not been scientifically tested in humans.
Aloe vera extracts have antibacterial and antifungal activities. For example, aloe vera extracts have been shown to inhibit the growth of fungi that cause tinea (fungal infections of the skin), but this has not been proven in humans. For bacteria, inner-leaf gel from aloe vera was shown to inhibit growth of the Streptococcus and Shigella species of bacteria.
Research conducted in Spain showed that a thin layer of aloe vera gel was highly effective in preserving foods. For the experiment, they dipped table grapes into an aloe vera gel, and then stored them at refrigerator temperatures. Untreated table grapes went bad in 7 days, but the grapes dipped in aloe vera stayed fresh for an astonishing 35 days.
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