PROPERTIES OF ALOE VERA Member of the lily family, Aloe Vera derives its name from the Arabic word 'alloeh', which means bitter. There are about 240 varieties of Aloe grown in the dry regions of Africa, Europe, Asia and America, but is popularly used in commercial products is Aloe Barbadensis Miller. In this article we will discuss the properties of aloe vera and its benefits to health. Aloe Vera Plant The aloe vera plant has been used since ancient times for healing infection and burns. It was used by African hunters to reduce perspiration. Ancient records of Egyptians, Arabs, Africans and Indians have shown that aloe vera plant is used enough. With a high water content, about 96%, the aloe vera plant has been hailed as a medicinal plant with many beneficial properties.The aloe vera plant can be easily grown at home as it requires virtually no maintenance. When the aloe vera leaf is broken, exudes a thick, bitter sap, this gel is used to speed wound healing and reduce inflammation. Benefits of Aloe Vera gel The benefits of aloe vera are manifold. The aloe vera gel is used to treat first degree burns for rapid healing and reduce warts and reduce the painful effects of shingles. The symptoms of psoriasis can be reduced through the application of aloe vera gel.European folk medicine makes extensive use of aloe vera juice to reduce ulcers and heartburn. Aloe vera is also used in dental problems such as bleeding gums. Recent studies have shown that aloe vera might have on cardiovascular health . Benefits of Aloe Vera juice Aloe vera juice is made with the nutritious gel inside the plant. Aloe Vera juice has natural detoxifying powers that ease constipation and bowel limpianr so quebeneficioso for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. However, we must bear in mind that high doses of Aloe juice verapuede cause diarrhea, abdominal pain and electrolyte imbalance. Aloe Vera Creams Today cosmetics and aloe vera products are very popular and are available as lotions, aloe vera creams, powders and soaps.Unfortunately many of these products have a minimum amount of aloe vera or have too many harmful chemicals. Aloe Vera for skin care Lotions with aloe vera increase the availability of oxygen in the skin and therefore helps the synthesis and strength of skin tissue. Many of the products of skin care that contain aloe vera are also fortified with vitamin E and collagen to maintain skin elasticity and flexibility and maintain moisture. Aloe Vera Capsules The properties of Aloe Vera can also be exploited in the form of capsules. These capsules contain aloe vera juice in lyophilized form..