Aloe Vera is a succulent plant, originating in the Arabian Peninsula but grows widely in many tropical climates. It is found in many consumer products including food, beverages, skin lotion, cosmetics, and ointments.
Fun fact: the earliest record of human use for Aloe Vera comes from the 16th century BC in Egypt. According to a study, in ancient Egypt they called Aloe Vera "that plant of immortality."
Aloe Vera has many benefits, some of which include:
- A study showed that Aloe Vera gel is at least as effective as commercial toothpaste in fighting oral bacteria.
- Germany’s regulatory agency for herbs approved aloe Vera for the treatment of constipation.
- It has been shown to promote skin wound healing and to protect from skin damage.
- It has antioxidant and possible antimicrobial properties.
Should you have any health concerns regarding Aloe Vera, please consult your doctor.