Useful properties of aloe - treatment of diseases, healing and cosmetic properties of aloe
For several thousand years beneficial properties of aloe used by mankind in industries such as medicine and cosmetology. And in Ancient Egypt, aloe-based composition was prepared for embalming. One and a half or two centuries ago in Europe, doctors prescribed aloe to patients as often as medicines, and modern medicine refers to this "doctor in a clay pot" without a shadow of condescension. However, it should be borne in mind that out of more than 400 species of aloe that exist today, only aloe tree and aloe vera (aloe real or aloe barbados) have medicinal properties.
Aloe is a perennial plant related to succulents, which are distinguished by the fact that they can retain a large amount of moisture in their leaves for a long time. In the wild, aloe grows up to two, and sometimes up to five meters high, at home, the aloe bush does not exceed several tens of centimeters. Under the thin skin of juicy leaves is a thick gel-like mass, which is the healing basis for the medicine.
Two substances can be obtained from aloe vera that are used in both folk and traditional medicine - juice and gel. Aloe juice contains a huge amount of useful substances: trace elements (calcium, potassium, magnesium), vitamins (C, B, A, E), mineral salts, enzymes, tannins, flavonoids, catechins, glycoproteins and polysaccharides. In addition, cosmetologists claim that the aloin contained in aloe leaves neutralizes the harmful effects of sunlight on the skin and gives it elasticity.
But the main wealth of homemade aloe, often called the agave among the people, is natural antibiotics phytoncides, which are successfully used in the fight against viral diseases and inflammatory processes. After analyzing the chemical composition of aloe juice, scientists have found that the plant has anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, cleansing, immunomodulatory, anti-allergenic, antispasmodic and regenerative properties, restoring and supporting the vital functions of the body.
Aloe vera for disease
What diseases does aloe vera treat? Since ancient times, burns and wounds, including purulent ones, have healed with the juice and mass of aloe leaves. Historians claim that Alexander the Great conquered the island of Socotra solely because of the aloe plantations cultivated by the locals. After the victory, it was with aloe compresses that the conquerors treated the wounded soldiers. In addition, aloe juice successfully treats infections caused by staphylococci and streptococci, is used in the treatment of abscesses and phlegmon. Aloe-emodin in the juice, preventing the development of malignant formations, promotes the growth of new, healthy cells.
The beneficial properties of aloe in dentistry are effectively used: in the treatment of stomatitis, periodontitis and periodontal disease, it is shown to chew the leaves or rinse the mouth with plant juice; Acute toothache can be quickly relieved by placing a piece of aloe leaf on a sore tooth. With local baldness, rubbing the agave juice into the scalp with a simultaneous massage of problem areas has a wonderful effect - thus awakening the hair follicles. And they also make masks from aloe, which have anti-aging properties.
Oculists recommend aloe in the treatment of optic nerve atrophy, conjunctivitis, myopia, keratitis, blepharitis and even glaucoma. For this, an aqueous extract of a plant of industrial production is used. In the treatment of skin diseases (dermatitis, eczema, any manifestations of allergies on the skin), aloe leaves are finely cut and used as a basis for compresses. In unforeseen circumstances, with the help of aloe, you can stop bleeding, since tannins and catechins increase blood clotting.
The healing properties of aloe are also used in the treatment of diseases of internal organs, such as, for example, cholecystitis, coronary heart disease, diabetes, chronic constipation, inflammatory diseases of the stomach, intestines, kidneys, urinary and gall bladder. Aloe is also actively used in gynecology. As for cosmetology, there is not a single well-known cosmetics company that does not use the beneficial properties of aloe in its products.
But, despite the existing evidence of the beneficial properties of aloe tree, it must be used with caution, especially when it comes to consuming aloe juice internally. While improper use will not do much harm to your health, you can suffer from some side effects. Therefore, use this "elixir of life" only on the recommendation of a doctor and in strictly prescribed doses.
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Sergey23 Feb 2015 at 16:09
Aloe juice is a great help for me against heartburn. It helps for the stomach, especially if overeating. And I also raise their immunity, in childhood I often had colds. Now, thanks to the aloe juice, he quickly recovered.
Alexandra02 Feb 2015 at 21:19
I have a large aloe bush on my window. He is many years old. Yes, and high. I looked at it and decided to find out if I can use it and how to use it? I liked the recipe for the eyes. I want to try it. My eyes feel uncomfortable. Thank you.
Irina21 Nov 2014 at 20:13
I live in Italy, of course I trust Italian doctors, but they only give me pills and I all believe that there is another medicine, maybe not patented, but also good .. The doctor again told me my diagnosis and smiled, it was milking me horror ... I have to live with this, but for her it is a robot ... .ische said, “dear, don’t search the Internet, otherwise I can refuse to treat you” ... I cried, and she laughed and said you’ll get used to it ... After therapy with corteson, I have half a head of hair got out in two weeks ... it's horror ...
Irina21 Nov 2014 at 20:25
Irin, I understand you. I do not discuss or condemn medicine. In some areas, as without it? well, no way ... And medicine has stepped far ... thank God that it is so .... But we can always help ourselves with such simple recipes. Of course, this is our CHOICE and our WAY ... There is no one recipe for everyone ... That's for sure ... I would have known it, and everyone is the same ... that would be wonderful how ... I am always looking for everything that is mine ...
Irina20 Nov 2014 at 2:02
Ira, you are good, I read your articles all day .... I wanted to ask you a question a month ago, I found an inflammation of the spinal cord in neurology. Myelitis can I drink aloe from honey ... and how to drink what proportion of honey and aloe?
20 Nov 2014 at 7:11
Irina, thank you for the kind words ... You consult with your doctor. I think that recipe 1 will suit you as a general tonic. And about aloe with honey, I still have a separate article on the blog http://irinazaytseva.ru/aloe-s-medom-naturalnoe-lekarstvo-dlya-zdorovya-i-krasoty.html Read the recipes there too.
04 Mar 2014 at 2:49
The article (as well as all of Irina's articles) is excellent. Aloe is truly a miracle. Perhaps someone will be interested in getting acquainted with the products of Aloe Vera - these are juices, gels, ointments, creams, etc. Products of a German company, there are centers in Russia. The product is truly first class. I hear only positive reviews from all my acquaintances.
24 Feb 2014 at 22:07
The material is very useful and intelligible. To the author Many thanks!
Anastasia13 Nov 2013 at 13:48
Good day! Irina, I have a question for you! Do you think aloe can strengthen the immune system of a child (2 years old). Now they started going to children. garden and I would like the baby not to get sick so often.
Irina13 Nov 2013 at 16:26
Anastasia, aloe juice is very bitter. If the child is not allergic, I think that it is possible to give it with honey on an empty stomach on an empty stomach.
Alexander11 Nov 2013 at 22:48
Hello! Please tell me, they write that Aloe Vera is used for treatment, and Aloe tree (agave) is a stimulant of cancer cells. Is this true? We have two ages growing, but it's somehow scary to use.
20 Jan 2013 at 7:35
Irina, I really liked your site so much useful information. Thank you. I will be your guest.
20 Jan 2013 at 9:37
Valentine15 Jan 2013 at 11:52
Ira, I have heard a lot and for a long time, learned, read, got acquainted with the useful and effective properties of ALOE juice from phytotherapists, but this is the first time I have read such comprehensive information for me. Thank you, God grant you happiness, success, good luck in all days of your life.
28 Dec 2012 at 18:08
The text is promising, I will put the site in my favorites.
01 Nov 2012 at 14:26
You would clarify what is wrong ... It's still interesting to me.
Irina Tkachuk27 Sep 2012 at 21:05
Thanks for the interesting recipes! I have been using scarlet for over a year now and there are wonderful results for the whole family: my mother drinks the gel, feels much better, her 5-year-old daughter has gone eczema, my husband does not have a backache (I rub it with a cream based on aloe), it’s gone bleeding gums (I use aloe toothpaste with propolis), in general, just countless. Only I do not do it myself, but I use finished products based not on the woody scarlet growing on our windowsills, but on the aloe vera (true), belonging to the lily family, which is not a powerful biostimulant and is indicated for pregnant women and for any diseases, i.e. to have no side effects at all. This is just an amazing plant, and the more I learn about it, the more I am surprised!
Tatyana25 Sep 2012 at 13:47
As a child, my mother and grandmother always applied aloe to my broken knees))) and they also treated a runny nose, not that now everyone switched to drops from pharmacies, but they were of no use. Previously, there probably was no family, who would not grow aloe on the windowsill, and now you rarely see this "home doctor". Thank you Irina for the reminders!
Sergey25 Sep 2012 at 8:47
We also grow Aloe at home. It helps a lot, especially when coughing. But, to be honest, I did not know that he still helps with other ailments. Thanks a lot for the article. And Victoria Ivanova's voice is really magical. And the song is amazing.
Iryna25 Sep 2012 at 3:30
Aloe is really great for many diseases. But I did not know that it should not be used for neoplasms in the body. Ira, it's good that you are warning about the possible negative effects of aloe on the body. Thanks for the recipes! And for a sincere gift!
Granny Granny24 Sep 2012 at 23:14
Aloe tree rescued me from an expensive gynecological operation. True, tree-like is not recommended for women, aloe vera is safer. But this is a moot point. I could not get faith and took a chance - I bought two huge tree-like ones. For about six months, I ate them, and everything ended well. And so, in general, they were not often used. I didn’t like to grow it at home, there is not enough space, but it is very spreading. After the repair, there will be an opportunity to grow on a wide windowsill, I will use it.
23 Sep 2012 at 18:53
We use aloe at home constantly, for various ailments. It helps a lot. Thank you for the article!
23 Sep 2012 at 10:45
The voice is amazing! Thank you very much, Irochka! And I realized that I urgently needed to start aloe!)
Tamara22 Sep 2012 at 23:39
A very useful article on aloe. My mother always uses it for almost all diseases and always offers me, and I brush it off and swallow the pills. Now I will definitely use it for all ailments. The musical gift is delicious as always!
22 Sep 2012 at 11:43
To make aloe juice at home, you need to keep the leaves of a three-year-old plant in the refrigerator for 12 days, then rinse them in cold water, grind, squeeze through cheesecloth and boil for three minutes in a water bath. It is necessary to use the resulting juice immediately, as it very quickly loses its healing qualities.
Aloe extract is available in ampoules for injection, in the form of tablets, syrups, nasal drops, oral solution. Aloe injections help improve blood circulation and tissue repair. They are prescribed for the following diseases:
- eye diseases,
- bronchial asthma,
- ulceration of the digestive system.
Similar injections are used for intramuscular and subcutaneous injection. Aloe is injected subcutaneously into the abdomen, less often into the upper arm, and intramuscularly into the thigh or buttock. The dosage is selected strictly individually, taking into account the characteristics of the patient's body, his age and stage of the disease.
When the first signs of a cold and runny nose appear, five drops of aloe extract are instilled into each nasal passage. This leads to a decrease in the swelling of the nasal mucosa, which makes breathing more free. The disinfecting effect is the destruction of pathogenic bacteria and viruses, in particular the influenza virus.
Hypersensitivity to aloe juice is an absolute contraindication to the use of such drops!
Aloe gel contains more than two hundred active components: minerals, acids, vitamins, which are necessary for the human body to regulate the functions of the brain and other internal organs. Aloe gel:
- cleans the gastrointestinal tract, liver with gallbladder, kidneys,
- used to prevent kidney stones,
- eliminates the symptoms of psoriasis and herpes,
- increases the overall resistance of the body,
- recommended for women planning pregnancy,
- prevents cancer.
You can prepare aloe gel yourself at home. With a blade, cut the thorns from the leaf of the plant and make an oblique cut on the large leaves so that the juice flows down. Then the leaf is completely cut lengthwise and the pulp of the white leaf is isolated. The pulp, juice is mixed with vitamins C and E in a blender.
Aloe tincture is an alcoholic or vodka solution made from the leaves and stems of a plant.
The best base for herbal infusions, enhancing their healing properties, is 40-70 degree alcohol. Aloe tincture stimulates the body's defense systems, increases appetite and improves digestion.
It is prepared like this: the lower leaves of the plant are cut off, wrapped in dark paper and placed in the refrigerator for two weeks. Then the leaves are crushed, poured with vodka in a ratio of one to five. Insist the remedy for ten days in a cool place.
Take the tincture half an hour before meals.
Application in cosmetology
Aloe is a medicinal plant that has long been used in cosmetology. Face masks and creams are more suitable for sensitive, combination and allergy-prone skin. Cosmetics with aloe:
- protect from the influence of environmental factors,
- lighten age spots,
- help with pustular eruptions, psoriasis and eczema.
The most popular aloe-based cosmetics are masks for dry and aging skin. Aloe juice is mixed with honey, glycerin, oatmeal, clean water, then whisk everything with a blender, leave for ten minutes and apply in a thick layer on cleansed skin. Keep the mask on your face for half an hour.
Aloe for hair
Aloe has a positive effect on the scalp, relieving dandruff, hair loss, baldness, brittleness. Aloe nourishes hair follicles, heals split ends, makes hair thicker, stronger and more shiny. For medicinal purposes, daily aloe juice is rubbed into the scalp. After the appearance of the first results to improve the condition and structure of the hair, the juice is applied twice a week. The duration of treatment is three months. To reduce the oily hair, rub in aloe juice mixed with vodka two hours before shampooing.
For those who are seriously concerned about hair problems, in particular, hair loss, we suggest that you read the article If you do not take vitamins, Hair may begin to fall out!
Aloe for acne
Aloe juice for acne is very effective due to its cleansing, healing, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and healing effects. It is these properties of aloe that prevent the appearance of scars, scars, and acne spots. The main way to get rid of acne is to regularly wipe your face with a small piece of aloe that has the flesh cut into it.
A face mask for acne is prepared as follows: cut off the aloe leaves, grind them, add protein and pass through a blender to obtain gruel. Then a couple of drops of lemon juice are added to it, applied to clean skin, held for half an hour and washed off.
Aloe medicinal products have the following contraindications:
- diseases of the liver and gallbladder,
Leaves can be viewed as a source of beneficial resins and glycosides. Its presence on the windowsill can replace the first aid kit. The healing substances of the flower will help in the treatment of stomatitis, gingivitis, any inflammatory processes in the oral cavity and in the treatment of inflammatory problems in gynecology. This gift from the gods is able to fight against fungal tissue damage. The antimycotic property of the pulp is also capable of solving health problems in the field of gynecology. The centenary does not cause allergies, there are also no contraindications.
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The amazing qualities of aloe are not limited to the above properties. The application has no contraindications in the treatment of gastrointestinal problems. A person with such disorders can, with the help of its properties, treat problems with the production of bile and normalize the function of other organs of the gastrointestinal tract. Aloe can improve appetite, has a laxative and diuretic effect. Being a storehouse of miraculous properties is due to its ability to solve the problems of gastritis and stomach ulcers. Aloe has no contraindications for solving skin problems. It perfectly relieves sunburn, is able to restore the walls of blood vessels, stopping bleeding and improving blood clotting.
How to grow aloe
Children should be transplanted once a year. It is necessary to renew the soil of an elderly individual every three years. To propagate this beautiful flower, you should use the basal processes, or dividing the bush, as seen in the photo. In addition, agave seeds can be bought in specialized stores. They can also help you grow a healthy bush.
Application in medicine
The amazing qualities of ages are used for medical purposes everywhere.
Aloe vera extracts are part of many medicines. There are no contraindications for treating anemic people with aloe pulp. When this disease is cured, plant sap is added to syrups.
This healing plant is added to iron preparations, as it promotes better absorption of the preparation. Also, there are no contraindications to taking agave for adding to liniment. It can be used by a person with skin problems.
Immunostimulating properties are good for everyone. There are no contraindications for use. Powders can be used by a person suffering from immune disorders as products made from dried leaves.
Its extract can be used by a person with various eye diseases. There are no contraindications to use.
Industrial processing of the agave is carried out for the production of mixtures with ethyl alcohol.
Tablets, which are preparations prepared on the basis of canned aloe leaves, are used by a person with immune problems. There are no contraindications.
Aloe liniment is made from mixtures of eucalyptus and castor oils with the juice of this divine flower. Liniment must not be frozen, as the beneficial properties of the drug will be lost.
The liquid extract from the plant has the property of softening the effect on the liver and kidneys when taking a course of antibiotics. There are no contraindications.
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The use of aloe in cosmetology
The beneficial properties of this flower have been used for a long time in cosmetology in home and industrial remedies. The plant is used for cooking:
- masks that moisturize the face and body,
- creams that smooth the face,
- emulsions for body and face,
- cleansing gels,
- lotions that cleanse the face.
All these drugs help relieve facial skin irritation and allergic rashes. Agave extract can penetrate deep into the skin and improve its metabolism. There are no contraindications for use, regardless of the age and gender of the person who wants to use it. All drugs have no contraindications.
The easiest homemade recipe is to wipe your face, including problem areas, with the inside of the leaves, as shown in the photo.
Aloe is used to prepare healthy dietary meals. Crushed leaves are added to drinks, snacks, salads. Light bitterness can be muffled with kefir or fresh apple. Very often, aloe leaves are added to salads of carrots, apples, plantain leaves, honey. These dishes acquire beneficial immunostimulating properties and a piquant taste. Sometimes aloe is added to other sweet fruit juices.
But don't just eat aloe. You can not give a lot of agave to pregnant women, a person with chronic severe diseases of the kidneys and liver should also be careful about taking the agave.
To make a delicious jam, the leaves must be washed and thorned. Then they need to be dried and weighed. Part of the leaves must be crushed with a blender. Take sugar in a 1: 1 ratio. Add 1 part water and simmer. You need to store this healthy jam in the refrigerator. You need to take it in a tablespoon three times a day with a strong cough.
Aloe vera dessert
Take walnuts, honey, and aloe leaves. Wash the leaves, dry, remove the thorns. Grind nuts and aloe with a blender, add honey. Take in the morning as a healthy tonic.
Aloe Vera Yogurt
To prepare this delicacy, stock up on aloe leaves, unsweetened yogurt, and sugar with one lime fruit. Remove the skin from the leaves so that the dish does not taste bitter. Then cut the leaves into small cubes and mix with lime, sugar and boil so that the mucus from the pulp of the flower disappears. Add yogurt. Store in the refrigerator.
Actually, aloe and aloe vera are one and the same plant. What do you think?
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