Guatemala Herbal Medicines Use Aloe

Guatemala Herbal Medicines Use Aloe Species

Guatemala Herbal Medicines use Aloe Species species are frequently cultivated as ornamental plants both in gardens and in pots. Many Guatemala Aloe species are highly decorative and are valued by collectors of succulents.

Aloe vera is used both internally and externally on humans, and is claimed to have some medicinal effects, which have been supported by scientific and medical research. They can also be made into types of special soaps.

Guatemala Herbal Medicines Use Aloe Species

Aloe (often called aloe vera) produces two substances, gel and latex, which are used for medicines. Aloe gel is the clear, jelly-like substance found in the inner part of the aloe plant leaf.

Aloe latex comes from just under the plant’s skin and is yellow in color. Some aloe products are made from the whole crushed leaf, so they contain both gel and latex.

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Guatemala Aloe medications can be taken by mouth or applied to the skin. Aloe gel is taken by mouth for osteoarthritis, bowel diseases including ulcerative colitis, fever, itching and inflammation, and as a general tonic. It is also used for stomach ulcers, diabetes, asthma, and for treating some side effects of radiation treatment.
But most people use aloe gel topically, as a remedy for skin conditions including burns, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis, and cold sores. Some people also use aloe gel to help surgical wounds and bedsores heal faster.

There is some science supporting these uses. Some chemicals in aloe gel seem to be able to increase circulation in the tiny blood vessels in the skin, as well as kill bacteria. Together, these effects suggest that aloe gel might be effective in speeding wound healing.

The useful parts of aloe are the gel and latex. The gel is obtained from the cells in the center of the leaf; and the latex is obtained from the cells just beneath the leaf skin.

Guatemala Aloe gel might cause changes in the skin that might help diseases like psoriasis.

Guatemala Aloe seems to be able to speed wound healing by improving blood circulation through the area and preventing cell death around a wound.

It also appears that aloe gel has properties that are harmful to certain types of bacteria and fungi.

Grow Your Own Cure produces and sells Guatemala Aloe and Aloe Vera products through our local pharmacy in Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala as well as in our online store.

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