Many people use aloe vera oil for its rich nutrient composition and impressive health benefits. This vitamin-rich natural oil makes the skin glow and acts as a wonderful emollient.
What is aloe vera oil?
Aloe vera oil is made by soaking aloe vera leaves or gel in a carrier oil, which extracts many of the active ingredients and nutrients. For this reason, the oil isn’t a true essential oil, but it is extremely potent and popular for topical applications and herbal remedies. Made from the aloe plant, scientifically known as Aloe vera, versions of this oil have been in use for cultural and medicinal purposes for thousands of years. According to recent research and ancient texts, aloe vera oil is a skin and hair care specialist. It gives you young, soft, clear skin, and long, dandruff-free tresses.
The Origin Of Aloe Vera Oil
Since the early 1800s, aloe vera is used to treat chronic skin diseases, bruises, burns, wounds, and even constipation. These properties are attributed to the succulent leaves of aloe vera. Their yellow sap and green skin contains anthraquinones, glycosides, carbohydrates, and proteins. These two portions are commonly blended with mineral oil, milk, wine, water, and honey for medical applications. When you combine aloe extracts with oil, you get aloe vera oil.
What Are The Benefits of Using Aloe Vera Oil?
- It accelerates wound healing
People most often use aloe vera as a topical medication, rubbing it onto the skin rather than consuming it. In fact, it has a long history of use in treating sores, and particularly burns, including sunburn. The United States Pharmacopeia describe aloe vera preparations as a skin protectant as early as 1810–1820. Studies suggest that it is an effective topical treatment for first and second degree burns. For example, a review of experimental studies found that aloe vera could reduce the healing time of burns by around 9 days compared with conventional medication. It also helped prevent redness, itching, and infections. The evidence for aloe vera helping heal other types of wound is inconclusive, but the research is promising.
2. It is a Moisturizer And Mosquito Repellent
A mixture of aloe vera gel and olive oil can be used as a topical mosquito repellent. A study was carried out to observe the effect of aloe-olive oil in preventing mosquito bites. The volunteers who applied this oil on naked skin reported fewer mosquito bites as compared to their counterparts. They had smoother skin than earlier. Using this oil could protect you from malaria, dengue, and parasitic diseases as well as nourish your skin.
3. It is Hydrating
Dry skin makes wrinkles and fine lines more visible. Lack of moisture in the layers of your skin results in flaky skin with shrunken pores. This worsens the sensitivity of your skin and may even lead to psoriasis. Aloe vera contains mucopolysaccharides that trap/bind moisture in your skin. Applying aloe vera gel-based cream/lotion/oil improves the integrity of sensitive and dry skin.
4 . It contains healthful plant compounds
The cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and food industries use aloe vera extensively, and the plant has an estimated annual market value of $13 billion globally. Aloe vera is known for its thick, pointed, and fleshy green leaves, which may grow to about 12–19 inches (30–50 centimeters) in length. Each leaf contains a slimy tissue that stores water, and this makes the leaves thick. This water filled tissue is the “gel” that people associate with aloe vera products. The gel contains most of the beneficial bioactive compounds in the plant, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants.
5. It has antioxidant and antibacterial properties
Antioxidants are important for health. Aloe vera gel contain powerful antioxidants belonging to a large family of substances known as polyphenols. These polyphenols, along with several other compounds in aloe vera, help inhibit the growth of certain bacteria that can cause infections in humans. Aloe vera is known for its antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic properties.
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