There are over 240 different species of aloe, growing mainly in the dry
regions of Africa, Asia, Europe and America. The aloe leaf contains over 75
nutrients and 200 active compounds, including 20 minerals, 18 amino acids, and
Cleopatra was the first person to discover aloe vera. She used it in her bath
water and on her eyes and lips, and since her day many cultures have used aloe
vera for skin and beauty care. The bulk of the aloe leaf is filled with gel, 96%
water with the other 4% containing other properties. Applied to wounds, aloe is
a mild anesthetic, relieving itching, swelling and pain. It also acts as an
antibacterial and antifungal, increases blood flow to wounded areas, and
stimulates the healing process. The benefits of aloe are as follows:
- Relieves itching, swelling and pain
- Acts as an antibacterial and antifungal
- Increases blood flow to wounded areas
- Stimulates the healing process
- Moisturizes skin
- Relieves scratches, stings and insect bites.
- Treats allergic conditions of the skin.
- Improves complexion and skin tone.
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