Aloe Vera is a natural plant product that has many mechanisms of action on our body. Studies on the plant have found it is rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, fatty acids, hormones and anthraquiones. All of these play specific roles in the way in which Aloe Vera benefits our bodies.
Effects of skin exposed to UV radiation.
Aloe Vera gel has been reported to be protective against radiation-damaged skin. When aloe vera is applied to sun damaged skin an antioxidant protein is generated in the skin that reduces inflammation and soothes the skin.
The plant steroid found in aloe vera employs an anti-inflammatory effect which promotes healing.
Aloe Vera has the ability to inhibit the antigen-antibody-mediated release of histamine. Histamine is released as an immune response in times of stress and allergy. When histamine is released it may cause itchy eyes, rashes, itchy nose, wheezing and even stomach upsets.
Aloe vera increased the water content in the intestine, stimulates mucus secretion and increased intestinal peristalsis
Moisturizing and Anti-ageing
Aloe vera stimulates fibroblast, which produces collage and elastin; this makes the skin more elastic and less wrinkled. The amino acids in aloe vera also soften hard skin and zinc acts to tighten pores.
Aloe Vera contains 6 antiseptic agents that all have inhibitory action of fungi, bacteria and viruses.