Ancient Egyptians Called It The Plant Of Immortality. This Is What Aloe Vera Does For Your Body

Aloe Vera has found great application as medicinal plant, and it’s been used since forever. We give you the top 8 health benefits of Aloe Vera, and each of them is backed up by science.

Although treating skin injuries, burns and sores is the common use of the chilling plant, it provides many other therapeutic properties as well.

Health-boosting bioactive compounds

The thick plant with short stems tends to store water in its leaves. It’s a common ingredient in cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food products. Its annual market value is estimated to $13 billion globally.

We all know it for its thick, pointy and meaty green leaves. They can grow up to 19 inches in length.

The slimy tissue of the leaves stores water, and makes the leave look thick. This slimy tissue is actually the “gel” you’re using.

It packs the highest concentration of bioactive compounds in the plant. Aloe Vera gel is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants.

Bottom line:

Aloe vera is a popular medicinal plant that is used in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries. Its leaves are full of a “gel” that contains numerous beneficial compounds.

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