Benefits of Aloe Vera in food, health and cosmetics

Aloe Vera is common plant but it has many beneficial properties for  us. Aloe Vera has been used by mankind for  thousand of years in many countries. Aloe Vera plant has been widely grown as an ornamental plants in our homes . It is looks good and no need of lots of care. This is also used widely in the traditional herbal medicines of many countries.

Aloe Vera plant is succulent plant belongs to Asphodelaceae family. There are more than 3000 varieties on earth but very few varieties have medicinal property.

Aloe Vera plant  is known from many names includes Chinese Aloe, Indian Aloe, True Aloe, Barbados Aloe, Burn Aloe. In India, commonly known as Gheekumari, Gauvrpatha, in Marathi known as Khorpad, in Tamil known as Kathalai, and in Malayalam known as Chothu Kathalai and many more.

In homes , Aloe Vera has been used from thousand of years as a medicine or as a food. I saw the phenomenal effect of this plant in my grandma home , it had used as a first aid burn treatment . It has property of healing of scar and gives deep coolness in burning .

Aloe Vera contains almost 20 minerals which are essential to the human body. It also contains 8 amino acids and has vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C & E.

Now in modern society, usually we are preferred organic things for everywhere. Aloe Vera is widely used in food , in health products and cosmetics because people's move towards the healthy living. And because of the organic products there is no harmful effects they face.Aloe Vera leaves contain photochemical substance and  has Antibiotic , Anticancer and anti diabetic  properties.

Aloe Vera has direct and Indirect used in food , cosmetics, food supplements, herbal remedies.

Therapeutical benefits of Aloe Vera -

- For Teeth & gums - Aloe Vera used in toothpastes or in tooth gels and it is effective in fighting cavities.
- For Constipation and stomach problems - Aloe Vera juice is very good for stomach problems. And this is easily available in market. Take twice in a day with water which supports the health of the digestive system and provides relief from acidity also.
- For Diabetes-It downs the rates.
- For Cosmetics and Beauty products - Aloe Vera has Moisturising emollient effect due to this , it is used in make up , tissues, soaps, sunscreen, shaving cream or in shampoos.
- For creams and ointments- Used in Eczema, strect marks , burn and wounds

In home, Aloe Vera used in a food also. It can be used in different recipes and in sweats. Aloe Vera gel is very good for skin , it has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. And also protects from UV Rays.