Aloe Vera grows in areas with mild climates where temperatures do not drop for a long time below 0 degrees and can be recognized by its fleshy leaves in the form of lances that grow directly from the ground with saw-toothed edges.
The aloe vera gel is used for therapeutic purposes, but an essential condition must be fulfilled, namely that the leaves are only collected when the plant is 2-3 years old.
Aloe contains a complex of beneficial substances, including aloin and aloe gel. Aloin is a yellowish liquid, located immediately beneath the leaf bark, and it’s used for thousands of years as a laxative.
The aloe gel has anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and collagen-stimulating properties, making it ideal for cosmetic skin care treatments.
The aloe vera gel strengthens the immune system and has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic effects, which helps treat certain skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis.
At the same time, regular Aloe consumption normalizes intestinal transit, promoting digestive system health, increases protein absorption, relieves burns in the stomach and has a calming effect on soft gums and tissues.
The aloe plant is a rich source of minerals such as calcium, sodium, iron, potassium, chromium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc but is among the few sources of vitamin B12, A, B, C, E and folic acid, which can not be properly assimilated only by diet.
All of these nutrients help maintain body weight within normal limits, prevent cellular aging and provide daily energy requirements.