Botanical name of Aloe Vera Gel and its medicinal uses

Common Names

Aloe Vera Gel

Botanical Name

Aloe vera

Family

Liliaceae

Medicinal Uses

Acne, African, Ayurvedic, Beauty, Burns, Constipation, Cuts & Wounds, Dental/Oral Care, Facial Care, Insect/flea Bites, Pet, Skin Care, Sunburns, Wrinkles.

Properties

Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antifungal, AntiViral, Cathartic, Depurative, Emollient.

Parts Used

Juice of the inner leaf.

Constituents

Amino acids, anthraquinones, enzymes, hormones, lignin, minerals.

Habitat

Cultivation and natural habitat. The aloe grows wild in tropical and subtropical territories. The plant thrives in arid sandy conditions, dry earth which contains clay and lime and can easily be cultivated.

Side Effects

Most people can be allergic to the aloe vera gel, causing skin allergies, redness in the eyes, skin rashes, irritation and burning sensation. Consuming aloe vera juice might cause your blood sugar levels to drop. It has laxative effects, which may up the chances of electrolyte imbalance in diabetics.

How to Prepare

1. Cut the aloe leaf and keep it vertically leaned against the wall for 10 minutes.

2. Rinse the leaves thoroughly.

3. Cut the thorns along the sides of the leaf.

4. Cut open the leaf by splitting the top portion of the leaf.

5. Use a spoon to scoop out the pulp out of the leaf.

6. Grind the pulp in a mixer grinder.

7. Aloe vera gel is used in many beauty products.

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