So many benefits or function of aloe vera that we know. From healthy hair, teeth, moisturize the skin, to treat wounds, all can. All thanks to the saliva of this powerful plant.
Key properties Aloe vera is in the flesh of the leaves that has shape like a clear gel. In addition to a lot of water, ‘saliva’ aloe vera keeps a variety of biologically active substances. Among these are anthraquinons that have laxative effects (stimulating bowel work), polysaccharides known as acetylated mannose or acemann (carbohydrate classes useful for immunity, wound and antiviral healing, and cancer in animals).
In addition, there are also substances that act prostaglandin in wound healing. Other ingredients are fatty acids (triglycerides, cholesterol, steroids, uric acid, lignin, and salicylic acid), enzymes, amino acids, vitamins (B1, B2, B6, C and E), minerals (calcium, sodium, manganese, magnesium, zinc, copper, and chromium).
There are still more antiinflammatory compounds such as glycoproteins and salicylates, as well as other compounds that stimulate skin growth and connective tissue.
Reported from various sources, here are the benefits of aloe vera:
1 Heals Wounds
Healing this wound with aloe vera is possible because the content of various vitamins and minerals such as vitamins C, E, and zinc. These substances also have antifungal and antibacterial effects that can give you benefits to prevent the occurrence of infection in the wound.
Only by polishing, this plant helps to accelerate the healing of burns and superficial wounds, sunburn, frostbite, radiation wounds, some types of dermatitis (skin inflammation), psoriasis, cuts, insect bites, plant allergies, boils, abrasions, and other dermatological problems. But it should not be used on internal wounds or surgical wounds.
If applied to a wounded or burning skin, replaces the liquid without stopping the oxygenation process, accelerating healing, and minimizing scarring.
2 Facial skin care
Aloe vera is rich in vitamins and minerals making it a favorite ingredient in the cosmetics industry. Especially as emollients, fresheners, and skin moisturizers.
If used regularly, it can accelerate the lethality of dead skin cells and renew the growth of new skin cells. In fact, it is also efficacious for acne prone skin; not only heal but also regenerates the skin. With its penetration ability, Aloe vera replaces lost fluids and improves skin tissue from the outside and inside.
3 Keeping the hand smooth
If the skin of your hand tends to be dry, stiff, and rough and with brittle nails, use Aloe vera or cosmetic products containing this composition.
This plant is useful to restore moisture and skin elasticity and strengthen the nails. In fact, the active composition, pH balance, and amino acid content in Aloe vera restore skin elasticity. Then it can rejuvenate the epidermis, and strengthen the nails.
4 Use Aloe Vera for Hair Care
Usefulness in hair has been known for centuries. This plant is known to overcome dull, brittle, falling, and dandruff hair. In fact, ancient parents also use aloe vera to nourish hair.
How to massage the scalp regularly using Aloe vera gel or shampoo. Both as a shampoo, hair lotion, or direct use of hair (as in creambath) this substance works like a conditioner.
On the scalp, it becomes moisturized as in the skin of other areas. This Plant can strengthen hair roots, renew the epithelial cells, moisturize and nourish the scalp. All this thanks to the protein content of Aloe vera.
5 Oral and dental care
To maintain healthy teeth and gums, use mouth wash and toothpaste made from Aloe vera.