Greetings friends and members of the Natural Medicine community, in this issue I will share with you some approaches to homeopathic and allopathic effects, which have certain plant substances, present in specimens that grow in desert environments.
This time we will describe Aloe vera
Aloe vera as a plant resource, is recognized globally as the species of greatest medicinal interest, this because, it has multiple phytotherapeutic properties, and also exhibits extraordinary cosmetological properties.
Fig. 2 Vegetative structures of Aloe vera. Author: @lupafilotaxia.
Preparations based on Aloe vera leaf gel produce anti-inflammatory effects due to their ability to inhibit the enzyme Cyclooxygenase, a phytobiological action that leads to a reduction in the production of Prostaglandin (a phytochemical substance that stimulates inflammation and pain), triggering a response that reduces inflammatory suffering.
Fig. 3 Succulent leave of Aloe vera. Author: @lupafilotaxia.
Healing effect on the skin
It has been reported the healing effect of Aloe vera gel on wounds and burns in the skin, this for its natural action in the restructuring of collagen.
Fig. 4 Gel in leave of Aloe vera. Author: @lupafilotaxia.
Aloe vera contains phytochemical substances that act on cellular disorders responsible for the appearance of tumors. It is known that the glycoproteins present in aloe vera gel act on cell division, producing morphologically normal cells that benefit anti-tumor activity.
Alo vera leaf extracts have anti-diabetic effects because the biomolecules present in the parenchymal tissue regulate the carbohydrates in the blood.
Aloe has properties of antibiotic nature, which is why, from the ancestral point of view, leaf extracts are prepared to treat conditions related to bacterial activity.
As I had indicated before, in addition to the pharmacological effects that have been reported in Aloe vera, there are also cosmetological effects essentially due to its moisturizing and detoxifying function, among other cosmetological potential responses.
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