Aloe Vera Benefits and Potential Active Constituents

Aloe Vera Benefits

Aloe Vera also called The Plant of Immortality means the ability to live forever. It is a succulent plant and originated from the Arabian Peninsula, or simply Arabia but it grows wild in arid climates, tropical, and semi-tropical around the world or cultivating it worldwide. It has healing and regenerative properties.

Around 200 potentially active constituents are present in Aloe Vera. Those are enzymes, minerals, vitamins, sugars, salicylic acid, lignin, saponins, and amino acids

It has endless health benefits and many people may be aware of its health and skin benefits, which is widely used today in so many ways.

Aloe Vera is included in

  • Food
  • Cosmetics
  • Food Supplements
  • Herbal remedies
  • Medicinal Uses

Skin Benefits of Aloe Vera

  • Contains anti-inflammation and anti-aging properties
  • Lightens acne scars and blemishes.
  • Soothes sunburn.
  • Treats dry skin.
  • Cleanses skin and treats acne.
  • Fights against acne and pimples.
  • Works as a moisturizer and skin brightener.
  • Reduces redness, puffiness, and rashes on the skin.
  • Boosts collagen production.
  • Rejuvenates the skin and provides a healthy, clean, and bright.
  • Increases the amount of oxygen delivered to the skin.
  • Amazing cooling properties.
  • Treats stretch marks.
  • Treats certain skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
skin benefits of Aloe Vera

Hair Benefits of Aloe Vera

  • Consists of Ayurveda remedies
  • Contains proteolytic enzymes which stimulate a healthy hair growth
  • Treat dry scalp
  • Fights dandruff and hair fall
  • Removes dead skin cells from the scalp
  • Forms a protective layer over the hair
  • Keeps the hair safe from environmental elements
  • Moisturizes the hair and scalp
  • Enhance the growth of new hair follicles
hair benefits of Aloe Vera

Other Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

  1. Teeth and gums. It includes toothpaste. It will fights with germs and cavities effectively compare to other commercial kinds of toothpaste
  2. Reduces Constipation Aloe Vera used to treat constipation.
  3. It treats Diabetes and diabetes-induced foot ulcers. It will reduce blood sugar levels/. Regular taking of Aloe Vera will stimulate insulin secretion. So it is more useful for Diabetes patients especially for the patients who are suffering from type 2 diabetes
  4. It contains antioxidant and possible antimicrobial properties. Both flower and leaf extracts of Aloe Vera have antioxidant properties
  5. It protects from ultraviolet (UV) irradiation. It includes many sunscreen lotions and beauty products. It protects from the sun rays and keeps your skin hydrated
  6. It also helps with depression, learning, and memory. It is concluded based on an animal experiment. Aloe Vera alleviates depression and also it enhances memory and learning. It is based on mice experiments.
  7. It treats Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It can improve bowel regularity because it contains natural detoxifying abilities. It helps inhibit unpleasant bacteria and yeast in the gut too. Aloe Vera juice can help to soothe and heal an irritated digestive tract
  8. It heals wounds from second-degree burns. Second- degree burns also called partial thickness burns will go through the dermis layer. These burns will cause pain, redness, and blisters. These burns are often more painful.
  9. Protects from skin damage after radiation therapy

Aloe Vera has the following potential elements which benefit the user further

Minerals from Aloe Vera

It provides magnesium, manganese, selenium, copper, calcium, potassium, sodium, zinc, phosphorous, Iron, Chlorine, chromium

Vitamins from Aloe Vera

  1. Vitamin A: Also called beta-carotene. It is important for growth, development, and good vision. It will maintain the immune system.
  2. Vitamin B: These are water-soluble vitamins. Tissue growth, produce energy and blood. important for cell metabolism
  3. Vitamin C: It helps maintain healthy skin and support the immune system. Plays a major role in skin brightness. Also called ascorbic acid and ascorbate. Protects against cancer and cardiovascular problems.
  4. Vitamin E: Vitamin E deficiency will cause nerve problems. Vitamin is fat-soluble. It may protect against heart diseases while promoting a strong immune system
  5. Vitamin M or Vitamin B9 or Folic acid or Folate: It helps in the formation of blood

    Folic acid converts as folate by the body. Folic acid is used to treat certain types of anemia like lack of red blood cells and folic acid deficiency. It may help to produce and maintain new cells.

  6. Vitamin B3 or Niacinamide or Niacin: A regulator of metabolism. B3 mainly used to treat migraines, high cholesterol, and diabetes. It promotes good digestion and cleanses the body toxins
  7. Choline or Choline Phospholipids: helps metabolism and It is important in the synthesis and transport of lipids in the body

Vitamin A, C, and E act as antioxidants and neutralizes free radicals

Amino Acids from Aloe Vera

Essential Amino Acids:

Isoleucine, Lysine, Methionine, Leucine, Valine, Threonine, Phenylalanine

Amino Acids:

Alanine, Arginine, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Histidine, Hydroxyproline, Glycerine, Proline, 1/2 Cystine, Tyrosine, and Serine

Enzymes from Aloe Vera

Bradykinase, Catalase, Cellulase, Creatine Phosphokinase, Lipase, Nucleotidase, Alkaline Phosphate, Protease, Phosphatase – Amylase

Bradykinase helps in immune building and to reduce excessive inflammation. The remaining enzymes will be helpful in the breakdown of sugars and fats. Catalase will prevent the accumulation of water, Cellulase will help in cellulose digestion, Lipase enzyme is for digestion, Protease is for hydrolyzes proteins, creatine phosphokinase is for muscle enzymes

Sugars from Aloe Vera

It provides

  • Monosaccharides: Glucose and Fructose
  • Polysaccharides: Glucomannans/Polymannose
  • Alprogen means a glycoprotein with antiallergic properties and novel anti-inflammatory separated from Aloe vera gel

Anthraquinones from Aloe Vera

These are phenolic compounds traditionally also called as laxatives

Aloin, Barbaloin, Isobarbaloin, Anthranol, Anthracene, Aloetic acid, Aloe Amodine, Cinnamic acid, Ester of cinnamic acid, Estereol oil, Chrisophanic acid: skin fungus, Aloe Ulcine, Resistol

Aloe Ulcine inhibits gastric secretions, Chrisophanic deals with tranquilizing, these will provide antibiotic, cathartic, fungicidal, germicide, analgesic properties. Thanks to its properties

Lignin and Saponins from Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera consists of the lignin component. Lignin is a structural material of cellulose content. Aloe Vera can soak into all the layers of the skin due to the penetrative properties that it has. So it is beneficial for skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis.

Saponins found in Aloe Vera are soapy substances. Saponins have cleansing and antiseptic properties. The saponins protect against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeasts and they have antimicrobial properties.