Aloe Vera is a green succulent plant with triangular, fleshy leaves and serrated edges. The geographic origin of aloe vera is believed to be in Sudan, and it was later introduced in the Mediterranean region and other warm areas of the world, like Africa, Asia, India, Europe and America.
It is a plant used in many cultures for healing. In traditional Indian medicine is is used for constipation, skin diseases, worm infestation, and as a natural remedy for colic. In Chinese medicine, it’s often recommended in the treatment of fungal diseases, and in the Western world, it has found widespread use in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries.
Aloe vera produces two substances used for medicine: Gel which is found in the cells at the center of the leaf, and the latex which is from the cells just beneath the leaf skin.
Country of Origin: USA
Aloe Vera gel is most popularly used as a remedy for skin conditions, including sunburns, frostbite, cold sores, psoriasis and burns. It can also be used for treating inflammation, making it extremely beneficial to skin health.
In addition, Aloe vera gel contains powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols which can help inhibit the growth of certain bacteria that can cause infections. There is also some preliminary evidence that topical Aloe vera gel can slow aging of the skin.