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Posted Sep 13 2008 11:46pm

Aloe, a popular houseplant, has a long history as a multipurpose folk remedy. Commonly known as Aloe vera, the plant can be separated into two basic products: gel and latex.

Aloe vera gel is the leaf pulp or mucilage, a thin clear jelly-like substance obtained from the parenchymal tissue that makes up the inner portion of the leaves. The gel contains carbohydrate polymers, such as glucomannans or pectic acid, plus various other organic and inorganic compounds. Aloe latex, commonly referred to as "aloe juice," is a bitter yellow exudate from the pericyclic tubules just beneath the outer skin of the leaves.
Aloe Vera is beneficial in the reducing of scalp care, stings, sunburns, sore muscles,
scrapes, scalds, psoriasis, acne, burns, arthritis, sprains, bruises, cold sores and abrasions.
Uses of Aloe Vera

It is useful to treat various skin diseases.

Aloe Vera is utilized in lotions, capsule, gel, creams, spray, liquid etc.

It assists in healing blisters and offers relaxation from itching.

Aloe vera juices are taken to treat any digestive diseases, ulcers and heartburn.

It decreases the intensity of pigmentation and removes the dark spots from the face.

Aloe Vera juice decreases the quantity of stomach juices and acts like an anti-inflammatory.

It is very beneficial in the penetration of healthy matters.

Muscle pain and joints pain is caused because of arthritis and decreased by using aloe Vera gels
or sprays.

It is useful to remove dead cells and applied like a moisturizer.

It is useful to stimulate the creation of collagen and elastin that are essential to prevent the aging of the skin.

Aloe Vera extract is beneficial to reduce the levels of blood sugar.

It is beneficial in curing such as anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties.

Aloe Vera gel offers benefit to decrease the levels of blood fat lipid, triglycerides and cholesterol.

Many patients take aloe Vera drink like a tonic.

It breaks down the fat globules and is useful to decrease obesity.

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