Natural medicine and cosmetology - Aloe
 Treatment and care with aloe - has already been given a proven and indisputable way to maintain health and beauty.

Aloe - exotics have long become familiar to us - is one of the most popular traditional medicine around the world. The first mention about the healing virtues of this plant found in the works of Dioscorides (~ '78 BC. E.). Aloe has been very popular in the Arab East. In tropical countries of southeast Asia, or wiping with aloe wraps - first aid for sunburn until now, like hundreds of years ago.

Chemical composition

Aloe juice is rich in active substances: antraglikozidy, resinous substances, essential oils, a variety of organic and inorganic compounds. Antroglikozidy juice plants give a bitter taste, and have a relaxing, sun-protection, antibacterial and analgesic effect. Also, a bactericidal effect is hexuronic acid and rhamnose contained in the juice and leaves of plants.

The plant contains vitamins A, C, E and amylase enzyme having antiinflammatory action. Derivatives of anthracene, as a part of aloe juice (salicylic and succinic acids), can significantly enhance human immunity. In addition, fresh aloe juice contains a large amount of necessary human organism micronutrients, including, and rare potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, zinc, cobalt, chromium, aluminum, barium, selenium, nickel, lithium , boron, germanium.

Interesting!   It turns out that drugs with aloe has a powerful cosmetic effect, aloe juice should they contain not less than 20%.

Types of aloe

There are several species of aloe, but only two of them have become popular due to its curative and cosmetic properties. The composition of the juice they have almost identical.

Aloe vera, or familiar to us "home" agave   - Is a perennial evergreen herbaceous plant 60-100 cm with fleshy leaves xiphoides form.
Interesting!   World public opinion poll conducted by a major marketing agency, revealed that people fully trust the aloe.

Aloe vera Or aloe present - a herbaceous, perennial plant with narrow green leaves with dense collected in the so-called outlet. It has long been cultivated aloe vera in many nations as a drug.

Caution   Preparations containing juice or aloe gel, protivopokazyny with severe cardiovascular disease, uterine bleeding and pregnancy. In addition, aloe in any form (other than aloe vera!) Is absolutely contraindicated apply or cancer patients are prone to tumor formation people as aloe accelerates cell growth, including cancer. Before taking drugs with aloe consult with your doctor!

 Natural medicine and cosmetology - Aloe

Homemade recipes with aloe

Cooking raw materials:   Carefully cut away the lower and middle leaves. Then rinse them with filtered or boiled water, give dry. We put in a ceramic container and cover with a lid, put in refrigerator for 10-12 days.

Prepare cosmetics with aloe

- Compress for sensitive skin . Take 1 tablespoon of aloe juice, 3 tablespoons dried lime tea-colored, 2 teaspoons of St. John's wort, 2 teaspoons of chamomile. Dried herbs, mix and fill with boiling water. We insist 20-30 minutes and filter. Add the juice of aloe. Wettable folded several times gauze in the infusion and put on the face for 10-20 minutes. Then we wash with warm water.

- The mask for oily skin . We need 1 egg white and 1 tablespoon of aloe juice. Beat the protein foam and add the juice, stir again. Add a few drops of lemon juice. Cosmetic brush gently, in accordance with skin lines to put the mask into 2-3 layers. Give composition completely dry on your face and wash off with cool water.

- Lotion for mature skin.   Take 2-3 large aloe leaf, finely cut them and fill them with 1 liter of cold boiled water. Boil the resulting composition within 5-7 minutes. Then cooled and filtered. Wipe face in the morning and evening.

- Lotion for oily hair . Before washing the head rub into the scalp a mixture of 1 teaspoon of aloe juice, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of liquid honey and 1 egg yolk. Wrap head with plastic wrap and wrap a towel. After 30-60 minutes, rinse and wash your hair the composition of shampoo. This structure also helps with hair loss.
Author: Inna Sedykh