Monthly Archives: November 2013

What is Aloe Vera?

The Aloe Vera Plant is basically a ┬áherb resembling the cactus in apperance, but it is actually a perennial sacculent belonging to the lily family. There are over 400 species of Aloe known to man, of which most are beneficial for the mankind. The most beneficial is the Aloe Barbadensis, which is commonly kn0wn as […]

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Aloe Vera Supports Surgical Recovery

Aloe decreases surgical recovery time, according to a report in the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Onclology. Eighteen acne patients underwent facial dermabrasion surgery, in which lesions are scraped away. Dressings were applied to their faces, with half of each person’s face receiving the standard dressing coated wiht surgical gel, and the other half with […]

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Aloe Vera and Wounds Healing

The bulk of aloe leaf is filled with gel, 96% water with the other 4% containing 75 known substances. Applied to wounds, aloe gel is mild anesthetic, relieving itching, swelling, and pain; it also is antibacterial and antifungal, increases blood flow to wounded areas, and stimulates fibroblasts, the skin cells responsible for wound healing. An […]

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