Aloe Vera has been used by many ancient cultures over the centuries for medicinal purposes. Ancient Egyptians named it the plant of immortality due to its restorative properties and was often buried alongside deceased pharaohs. The Greeks were also well-known for using aloe vera as a cure-all for various ailments, which supposedly forced Alexander the Great to conquer the island of Socotra to gain its abundance of aloe resource.
The plant has incredible health benefits whether it be ingested in liquid form or used as an ointment. Aloe Vera is widely known to help reduce the healing period of burns with its common usage being for sunburns. However recent studies have shown that it does not help shorten the recovery time of minor burns such as sunburns, but it does alleviate the symptoms. Second degree burns are another story; there have been experiments that show aloe vera reducing the restoration period when compared to other burn treatments such as silver sulfadiazine cream.
Studies conducted by scientist in the last few years have shown that aloe vera juice can be useful in alleviating diabetic symptoms. Ingesting the liquid can greatly stabilize blood sugar levels, boast the immune system, and help your metabolism. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that may help prevent digestive disease such as ulcerative colitis and increase the healing of skin ruptures which are common to most diabetics. The experiments have had addition results that show an overall reduction of bad (LDL) cholesterol and total cholesterol in participants.
Topical creams of aloe vera have started to gain popularity among physicians due to research stating that they alleviate common skin conditions such as psoriasis and seborrhea. Recently genital herpes have shown to be affected by the application of aloe vera and reduces the recovery period of lesions caused by said illness. We at DiabeTV strongly recommend adding the plant into your everyday life.