Aloe Vera is very popular due to its medicinal qualities that have been recognized since ancient times. The gel inside the leaf of the Aloe Vera plant is quite effective for treating burns (including sunburns), rashes and insect stings. The gel is also used in a variety of beauty products.
Aloe vera are tropical and subtropical, succulent plants growing in semi-arid and arid zones. There are approcimately 250 subspecies and varieties (incl. cultivars) found in Africa, India and other regions of Earth.
Extracts from aloe barbadensis, better known as Aloe Vera (“True Aloe”) are widely used in the cosmetics and alternative medicine industries, being marketed as variously having rejuvenating, healing, or soothing properties.
We select only the best leaves with no or little “Anthraquinones” and of originally wild stock from certified organic growers under a ecologically sound permaculture scheme covering East Africa.
Fresh Aloe vera gel in topical applications is helpful in healing insect bites, fungal skin disease and allergic reactions as well as in the treatment of several diseases like herpes, Hyperlipidaemia, conjunctivitis and diabetes.
Fresh Aloe vera gel when applied on the skin helps to reduce acne, sunburn, frostbite, warts, eczema and other skin blemishes.
Aloe vera also helps in stopping baldness, to reduce stretch marks and to smoothen the wrinkle lines, but mostly it is used to heal damaged and rough skin with proper skin moisturizing and the other medicinal values of the plant..
The acid inside Aloe vera is used by some as an effective pain killer, but the intake of aloe latex can sometimes cause severe intestinal cramps and diarrhea or, if used by pregnant women, can cause uterine contractions and trigger miscarriage.
Aloe latex intake is not recommended for persons with irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal illness, colitis, intestinal obstruction, diverticulosis, appendicitis, hemorrhoids, stomach pain or ulcers.