Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Common name Aloe, Aloe vera, Aloin, Barbados, Jafferabad, Star cactus

Scientific name Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f. is in the family XANTHORRHOEACEAE and is in the sub-family ASPHODELOIDEAE)


Aloe vera is rich in vitamins and nutrients and contains a wide range of amino acids that are beneficial to the body such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9, Choline, 18 amino acids, and also being one of the few plants found containing Vitamin B12.

Aloe Vera Extract
refers to the extraction of gel from Aloe Vera, which contains a plethora of medicinal properties including essential vitamins and nutrients in regard to cosmetology and skin care. When applied on a regular basis, a satisfactory result in more hydrated, healthier-looking skin will be visible. Aloe Vera also helps soothe irritated or inflamed skin from sunburn, revealing smoother, tighter and more radiant skin.

Aloe Vera’s Medicinal Properties and Benefits:

  1. Nourishes, smoothens, and tightens skin.
  2. Hydrates skin and reduces signs of ageing.
  3. Clears acne, prevents skin from bacterial infections, treats acne scars, and reduces excessive sebum production due to its mild acid treatment. (To avoid bacterial skin infections, such use on inflamed pimples is not recommended.)
  4. Treats hyperpigmentation from exposure to sunlight or ageing.
  5. Prevents, not treats, melasma when used on a regular basis.
  6. Removes and prevents pregnancy stretch marks by applying the gel to the abdomen during both pre- and post-natal periods.
  7. Helps treat varicose veins in the legs by applying the gel regularly.
  8. Studies have shown that an active substance found in aloe vera called Aloctin A exhibits anti-cancerous and anti-inflammatory activities.

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