Aloe vera gel

History of Aloe vera

The origin of the Aloe vera plant is very ancient and the first certain evidence of its use dates back to 2100 BC in the Sumerian population. In particular, the Assyrians and Babylonians used its gel against digestive problems. In a papyrus dating back to 1500 BC, writings containing formulas and properties of the gel for the use of Aloe vera in various situations were discovered. Egyptian legends tell that even Cleopatra and Nefertiti were aware of its beneficial properties to such an extent that they used to bathe immersed in Aloe juice and goat’s milk. In distant and ancient Tibet, Aloe vera gel is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine because in the past it was believed that this plant restored the balance between the three Doshas. From Tibet,

Aloe Barbadensis Miller

The explorer Christopher Columbus believed that man needed 4 indispensable plants: the vine, the wheat, the olive tree and the Aloe vera since the first is able to cheer up, the second to nourish, the third to give harmony and the last to give health. Aloe vera at that time was in fact used a lot to heal the wounds of soldiers and many began to export it. But where does this miraculous plant come from? Aloe is native to Africa, it loves a hot and dry climate enough to survive where many plants in need of water would die. There are 200 varieties of Aloe known to exist but only one of them possesses most of the therapeutic properties: Aloe Barbadensis Miller. IS’

Uses of Aloe gel

Aloe gel is widely used for external use and especially to remedy burns, wounds and blows. In 1935, a study noted its incredible benefits against X-ray burns and following this discovery, it became even more widely used. Its anti-inflammatory, healing, antimicrobial and immunostimulating properties are also notable. Against burns, therefore, it is able to act both at the level of scarring and at the antimicrobial level, avoiding dangerous infections. However, its usefulness does not stop there: the Aloe gel has an excellent emollient and anti-aging action which makes it an excellent ally as an anti-wrinkle and prevention treatment for dry skin in cosmetics. Finally, the antiviral properties of Aloe vera gel are also a precious remedy for the treatment of herpex.

Massages with Aloe vera gel

Thanks to its emollient and soothing properties, the gel extracted from the Aloe vera plant has a beneficial effect on the body and can also be used for massages. In particular, massaging the painful area with the Aloe gel allows to accelerate microcirculation and soothe irritation. In case of use not out of need but for the pure pleasure of a massage, this precious gel is able to give a deep sensation of well-being and freshness on the whole body. The interest in the extraordinary benefits of Aloe gel also attracted the attention of the giant Durex who created a special lubricating gel with Aloe Vera. The Durex gel can be used on the whole body but also in the external intimate parts and is a valid ally against vaginal dryness.

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