Adriano de Sanctis of Aloe-vera-proprieta.com sent me a complete and exhaustive document on Aloe Vera which I also propose to you. The field of application of the Gel obtained from the leaves of the Aloe Barbadensis Miller plant, better known as Aloe Vera, are many, thanks to the therapeutic properties of this plant, which is made up of innumerable active ingredients and nutrients (including Anthraquinone Mucopolysaccharides, Vitamins and another 150 active components). Aloe Vera thanks to its properties is used as an anti-inflammatory agent, contains fatty acids, campesterol and B-Sisterol, controls and eradicates infections thanks to natural antiseptic agents (such as sulphur, phenols, lupeol, salicylic acid, cinnamonic acid and urea nitrogen). The extract is also used as a regenerating agent due to the enzymes providing penetrating power and the ability to rid the body of dead tissue while the amino acids provide a solid foundation for the regeneration of healthy tissue. When you list the list of beneficial properties of aloe vera it's almost hard to believe. It almost seems to have taken a step back in time and listened to the enthusiastic descriptions of those charlatans who sold miraculous potions wandering through the squares of the 19th century. Many people wonder how it is possible for a single plant to have such a wide range of beneficial effects. How does aloe vera be one of the most powerful detoxifying agents, one of the most effective immune system stimulants, a strong anti-inflammatory agent, an analgesic, a cell growth stimulant, a tissue recovery accelerator, an antiseptic, a rich nutrient source and digestive aid all at the same time? According to one of the most successful American nutritionists, Dr. Bruce Hedendal, of the Hedendal Chiropractic and Nutrition Center, the key to aloe vera's power lies in its rich content of a class of long-chain sugars known as mucopolysaccharides (mps). . He believes that mps are as essential to the body as the bricks to a house. They are normally found in every cell of our body, and we are able to make them ourselves in the first ten years of our lives. Later, we have to rely on external sources and few plants are a richer source than aloe vera. But what do these mps do? What function do they play in our body? They probably act as a lubricant for our joints, coat the colon preventing the reabsorption of toxic waste materials and also, among many other benefits, form a barrier against microbial invasions of our cells. However, everyone agrees in attributing the properties of Aloe Vera not to a single active ingredient contained in the plant, but that it is the synergistic effect of the plant as a whole that stimulates some natural mechanisms, already present in our body, and perhaps weakened for various reasons. In fact, it is known that Aloe Vera contains a wide range of vitamins, mineral salts, enzymes and unique biochemical substances:
- Aloe Vera strengthens and reactivates the immune system, particularly rich in a mucopolysaccharide known as acemannan , recently isolated by an American company, Carrington Laboratories. Acemannan works by interacting with the immune system, aiding rather than overriding it. It is a potent stimulator of macrophages (the white blood cells that destroy bacteria, cancer cells, etc.) to produce immune agents such as interferon and interleukin.
- Aloe Vera detoxifies and purifies the body, when consumed internally as a drink, using the gel, aloe vera acts as a mild purifier and detoxifier, through the digestive system and penetrating into the tissues. It sweeps away dead surface cells, helps regenerate new ones and promotes healthier tissue, accelerating the healing of wounds, lesions and ulcers. It also has the same effect when applied externally to injured skin.
- Aloe Vera is a powerful anti-inflammatory, widely used in the treatment of conditions such as osteoarthritis, where it performs a steroid-like function without the side effects, and rheumatoid arthritis, it can also reduce the redness, pain and swelling associated with muscle tension, strains and sprains, tendonitis and bruises, burns and sunburn.
- Aloe Vera is a coagulant and healing agent, it stimulates cell production through the activity of amino acids. Aloe Vera is rich in amino acids which are the building blocks for new cell formation and provides 20 of the 22 amino acids the body needs for growth.
- Aloe Vera is a natural antibiotic, it is able to cure a wide range of infections, it has a great bactericidal capacity including infections of fungal origin. It is recommended for use in cases of athlete's foot, ringworm, thrush and vulvitis, warts, warts, hemorrhoids and worm infections.
- Aloe Vera has anti-aging properties, the presence of vitamins and in particular vitamin C and vitamin E, which together with the antioxidant trace elements (manganese and selenium, as well as other substances such as proline and saponins, allow the body to better counteract the radicals free and the effects of aging on the epidermis.
- Aloe Vera regenerates cells, has the ability to promote cell regeneration so as to make it a powerful regenerating agent for all types of wounds, both internal and external. Aloe vera stimulates the absorption of calcium and phosphorus thus accelerating the healing of broken bones.
- Aloe Vera hydrates tissue, aloe vera is an amazing skin moisturizer.
- Aloe Vera is an antipyretic, eliminates the feeling of heat in sores, ulcers and inflammation.
- Aloe Vera is an anesthetic, it relieves all pain, especially muscle and joint pain and has a calming effect on the nerves. This is because aloe contains various analgesics and can easily penetrate the layers of the dermis, loosen the nerves and reduce inflammation.
- Aloe Vera is an intestinal balancer both in case of dysentery and constipation. Professor Danhof consultant for the major pharmacological research institutes in the world and for the American Food and Drug Administration, claims that aloe vera, thanks to its magnesium lactate content, improves digestion without causing diarrhea by promoting a greater balance of symbiotic bacteria gastrointestinal.
- Aloe Vera is a highly nutritious food, rich in essential nutrients such as proteins, vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, carbohydrates and mineral salts. It also contains vitamin B12 which is useful for those who follow vegetarian diets, notoriously lacking in this essential vitamin for the central nervous system.
- Aloe Vera stimulates the production of endorphins and has a pain-relieving and analgesic action.
- Aloe Vera stimulates metabolism and cell growth, for tissue reconstruction. It has an energetic and revitalizing effect due to its ability to stimulate important physiological functions and the ability to increase the production of human fibroblasts 6-8 times faster than normal (fibroblasts are cells found in the dermis and are responsible for the production of collagen , a skin support protein that makes it firm and supple).
Even if it is a natural remedy, it is recommended that all those with health problems consult their doctor.