devi sapere sull’aloe vera
Aloe Vera (scientific name; Aloe Barbadensis Miller) is a succulent plant that grows spontaneously in the Australian, American, Asian and African tropical regions. Its large, meaty leaves are used to extract a juice and a gel packed with Vitamins A, B, C, D and E, as well as minerals such as iron, chromium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, copper and zinc. It also contains many other active principles with a powerful beneficial activity in our bodies, such as the enzymes Lipase and Protease. Peple drink this juice for its health benefits, while the gel is usually employed for cosmetic and dermatologic purposes.
Aloe Vera is much appreciated for its rejuvenating and refreshing properties when applied on the skin. Its high content of lignin allows it to reach the deeper layers of the dermis to nourish and repair the aged tissues.
Aloe Vera is packed with Vitamin A (a cell regeneration stimulator), Vitamin B5 (which also improves tissue rejuvenation) and Salicylic Acid (used to scrub dead cells off). Aloe stimulates and promotes cell regeneration, repairs tissue damage and speeds up the healing process, so it’s used to treat burns, ulcerations and wounds. It is used a refreshing cream to rejuvenate skin which has been exposed to physical stress including shaving, waxing, irritations and sunburns. It is also used as a natural after-sun lotion.
It helps soothing pain and inflammation thanks to the action of the plant sterols and the Carboxypeptidase enzyme, which significantly increase the skin barrier function. These substances also act as natural antibiotics together with the Saponins, a group of natural compounds known for their antiseptic and antimicrobial properties.
Aloe is used as a potent anti-aging remedy because of its high content of minerals, enzymes, vitamins and antioxidants. It can be used on all types of skins, including the most delicate and sensitive ones because of its protective effects. It can also be used on the dry skin to nourish and rejuvenate them.