Aloe Vera Gel

Mar 2019

(Aloe barbadensis)

Is a succulent native to the Arabian peninsula that thrives in hot climates and that can often be seen growing alongside cactuses or palm trees. The gel and latex of the plant are used for ailments ranging from sunburn to constipation with some of the first uses being recorded in ancient Egypt. The gel is healing and moisturizing, cooling, and toning. It has been used to treat burns, for gum inflammations, as a skin moisturizer, and internally for digestive problems. It contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, polysaccharides, mucilage, aloin and anthroquinine–the latter being two of the most studied constituents. It hydrates, refreshes and improves elasticity and tone.