Aloe Vera the magical plant for the 20th century
11 Sep 14 - 05:40
Aloe Vera can be a popular house plant, also known as the miracle plant or perhaps the healer plant for the healing properties. Since it needs warm and dry climate growing, it is no wonder, the flower originates from northern America.
Aloe Vera plant is short-steamed, juicy plant that may grow up to 80 or 100 cm. It has got lanceolate, thick, green leaves. They are fleshy and thorny. A leaf can develop to 7 or 10 cm, weighing 1.5 to 2 kg. The lower leaf of the flower has healing properties. Its gel can be applied onto the skin, whereas, leaves and seeds are eatable parts of the plant.
Aloe Vera contains four layers: the outer protective layer called rind, a protective bitter layer called sap ( it makes Aloe Vera taste bitter),the inner part with the leaf also known as Mucilage gel and inner gel which contains 8 amino acids. These amino acids are in reality healing properties of Aloe vera plant as they are mostly good to a body system but a human body is not able to produce them.
It is well-known that plant has a healing impact on human body. Many experiments had been carried out to find out whether only Aloe Vera gel or the whole plant has healing properties. Here is the description from the procedure which determined the healing properties of Aloe Vera plant of the epidermis.
The moment scientists removed the leaf of Aloe from the mother plant it started diffusing exudate rich with polysaccharide. It was diffusing in the surface directly under the leaf. They remarked that the leaf was trying to heal itself and during this procedure it actually generated a sum of polysaccharide that far exceeded the number found in the original leaf soon after removing.
The actual process of recovery takes place through cell division. The more quickly cells divide the more quickly means of healing comes about. The detached leaf that rushes healing itself becomes the catalyst on the same healing process when introduced to the body of human being.
Aloe Vera plant does three things when placed on the damaged skin:
1. It rapidly tears down dead tissue;
2. It promotes the cell division;
3. It blocks the procedure for scabbing, which results in scarring.
The quicker the damaged skin tears away the greater rapidly cell division and healing can start. It is also cardinal rule for healing injuries, wounds, burns, lesion and ulcer. Aloe also stops the itching and, consequently, the scratching that follows. In this way the guarana plant allows wound healing, lowering of swelling and tissue building.