Aloe Vera Health Topic

Aloe Vera Health Topic

Aloe vera is a plant with a long history of traditional medicine usage for wound healing. It is used topically to relieve burns, and the irritation of skin conditions such as rashes, sunburn, and psoriasis. Aloe vera also has skin conditioning properties, softening and smoothing the skin while restoring its natural pH balance.

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  1. Acemannan (from Aloe) Stimulates Wound Healing

    Aloe vera has long been used as a traditional medicine for inducing wound healing.

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  2. Aloe Vera on WebMD

    Most people use aloe gel topically, as a remedy for skin conditions including burns, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis, and cold sores. Some people also use aloe gel to help surgical wounds and bedsores heal faster. Aloe seems to be able to speed wound healing by improving blood circulation through the area and preventing cell death around a wound. It also appears that aloe gel has properties that are harmful to certain types of bacteria and fungi.

  3. Treating the Skin With Aloe Vera

    Aloe Vera juice and gel proven helpful in treating many types of skin problems, including insect bites, acne, rashes, stings, abrasions, fever blisters, diaper rash, and fungal infections. Aloe Vera used topically kills bacteria and viruses, such as the herpes simplex virus, which causes fever blisters and cold sores, and the herpes zoster virus, which causes shingles. It is also stimulates healing. Aloe vera's value as a skin softener dates back to ancient history, and even today many estheticians ans skin therapists regard it as an important ingredient for skin care products. Aloe vera is good for the skin because it restores the skin to its natural pH balance and gives skin a smoother appearance.

  4. Aloe Vera Shown Effective for Psoriasis

    New research has found that aloe vera provided greater reduction in disease activity than did topical steroids.

  5. Management of Psoriasis with Aloe Vera Extract (0.5% Concentration)

    Patients...self-administered trial medication topically...at home 3 times daily for 5 consecutive days per week. By the end of the study, the Aloe vera extract cream had cured 25/30 patients (83.3%) compared to the placebo cure rate of 2/30...resulting in significant clearing of the psoriatic plaques. Topically applied Aloe vera extract 0.5% in a hydrophilic cream is more effective than placebo, and has not shown toxic or any other objective side-effects. Therefore, the regimen can be considered a safe and alternative treatment to cure patients suffering from psoriasis.

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  6. Top 12 Benefits of Aloe Vera

    Aloe vera is high in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids. Aloe vera improves immune function, aids in digestion, sooths irritable bowel syndrome and acid reflux. Aloe vera's gelatinous texture helps in detoxification, absorbing toxins in the intestinal tract. Aloe vera has antibiotic, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiseptic properties. Aloe vera also has anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe vera is also great for hydrating and rejuvenating the skin.

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Aloe vera has not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for the any of the following topics indicated in the links above: acid reflux, anti-bacterial, burns, irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis, wound healing

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