La plante

A treasure from the Nature

 

Aloe Vera belongs to the Liliaceae family and is endemic to the Mediterranean basin.

Its beneficial effects on beauty and health have been known since ancient times.

The Egyptians described its first uses in the Eber Papyrus, one of the most ancient medical documents.

The nomads of the desert with their caravans carried its use into traditional Chinese medicine, which used it to treat burns and skin problems.

From Hippocrates to Galien, the Greeks and the Romans praised its benefits to health.

With the conquistadors, Aloe Vera travelled to many other lands as a prevention against scurvy.

 

Wherever it was possible to grow it, the plant became a symbol of good health and long life, as can be seen from its nicknames: “Doctor in a pot, Silent Healer, Harmonious remedy...”

After the Second World War, Japanese doctors noticed that irradiated patients treated with Aloe Vera healed more quickly than others.

Since then, modern research has become interested in its composition and therapeutic properties.  Scientific expertise has been added to the empirical.

 

External Use

Aloe Vera helps to stimulate regeneration of the skin cells, optimises tissue repair and healing and is a moisturiser.  It disinfects and cleans small lesions and skin problems.  It relieves congestion following slight contusions and relieves pain following bumps and irritation.  It combats aging, soothes slight burns , insect bites and small wounds and favours the warming up exercising of sportsmen.

For further information on the effects of NATURALOE ALOE VERA on the skin.

Recent studies carried out by the Department of Pharmacology of the University of ALCALA DE HENARES on Aloe juice and gel confirm their beneficial effects on the skin.

Its powerful moisturising effect:  its richness in polysaccharides enables it to penetrate more deeply than other ingredients and forms a barrier to retain water.

Its rapidity in regenerating skin cells:  Aloe has the power to increase the speed of reproduction of fibroblastic cells (the manufacture of collagen) by a factor of 6 or 8.

Its emollient capacity:  the proteolytic enzymes of Aloe eliminate dead cells and stimulate cell division (instant softness)

Its astringent properties:   resulting from the phenolic ingredients of the tannins contained in the plant (its tensioning effect).

These studies demonstrate the effect of Aloe juice in preventing the aging of the skin.

THE INVESTIGATIONS CARRIED OUT SHOW THE VARIETY OF THE MECHANISMS GOVERNING ITS EFFECT

The phenolic ingredients of the gel are capable of absorbing ultra-violet radiation, thus protecting against prolonged exposure to the sun. They postpone and reduce the formation of brown stains due to hyper pigmentation.

 

The phenolic ingredients of the gel have ant-oxidising powers and isolate free radicals in the dermis, thus avoiding the triggering of the oxidising process. The gel contains enzymes that can degrade the peroxide radicals that develop.

 

The various ingredients of the Aloe are able to inhibit the activity of enzymes producing collagenosis and elastosis, thus reducing aging of the dermis.

 

Fibroblasts are stimulated by the Aloe, thus enabling the extra-cellular matrix to be restored.

 

Internal Use

Aloe Vera is also a precious ally for the digestive and immune systems; it facilitates the production of digestive enzymes, helps towards a good balance of intestinal flora, facilitates the elimination of toxins and stimulates the immune system.

 

*Chaire de Pharmacologie de l’Université DE ALCALA DE HENARES