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(Latin name - Aloe L.)

 

General News

It is the evergreen plant with a threaded sukulenta. It belongs to the lily family (Liliaceae), counting 180 species. Occur naturally in southern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. It grows on poor soils, water, sand and rocky areas. Is grown in many countries with hot climates, while in the temperate zone, are grown as a plant room and greenhouses. Woody Aloe (Aloe arboresens) achieved in the natural height of 5 m but raised in Poland does not exceed 1 m produces a highly branched tubular roots, which grow strong, straight stem, branching at the upper and the lower part covered with fragments of dead leaves withered . At the base of leaf stems sometimes after a few shoots, used for vegetative propagation of the plant. Łodygowate leaves are fleshy, green, covered with a waxy bloom. Their edges are sharp spikes. Flowers develops only in natural conditions, very rarely at home.

 

 

Raw material

For pharmaceutical and real household tears the leaves but do not cut down their metal knife. This gives them a fresh aloe juice. Raw materials should come from plants at least three years and before further use should be stored in the refrigerator for 10 - 15 days. Used for factory processing in liquid or solid oral preparations, solutions for injection, for external use, and making simple statements in the home. For these purposes, are also suitable list of other related species: Aloe ferfox L, Aloe Africans Mill, Aloe vera L. juice unprocessed serves as a potent laxative.

 

The active compounds

Fresh aloe leaves and the juice squeezed from it contain polysaccharides linked to proteins in a mucilaginous consistency among them as the primary link aloektynę medicinal hydroksyantrazwiązki - as the main aloin, organic acids, vitamins are soluble in water, considerable quantities of minerals - zinc, copper, magnesium, iron, manganese, boron, molybdenum.

 

Medicinal Properties

Aloe juice contains a substance called the composition of biogenic stimulators. They have anti-inflammatory, bactericidal and bacteriostatic, analgesic - in neuralgiach and headaches, regenerating mucous membranes and skin, Bile and bile, laxatives, inhibiting the growth of certain cancers and, above all, immunostimulatory or stimulating and regenerating the human body's defense mechanisms. Can be used to treat radiation burns. The bitter taste alony stimulates the secretion of gastric juice. In the alternative, is used to treat anemia. Contraindications - preparations of aloe should not be used in diseases of the liver, gall bladder inflammation, bleeding, pregnancy, children under 12 years of age.

 

Application

Preparations based on aloe base used in gastritis and enteritis, ulcerative colitis, gastric and duodenal ulcer, muscle spasm stach, neuralgia, arthritis pain on a background of rheumatic, in bronchial asthma, eye diseases (inflammation of the cornea, opacities, degenerative changes, states after a transplant, conjunctivitis), to treat burns, skin ulcers, skin cracks, in the treatment of bites by animals and insects, rashes, pressure ulcers, periodontal diseases and inflammation of oral mucosa. Can be used as a laxative but is now rarely used because of potential damage to liver cells.

 

Preparations

Currently, the most popular in our market are aqueous solutions of aloe juice.

 

Wine aloe

They can be used in peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenal ulcers of the colon.

Recipe - a family leaves a three-year break, washed and put in the refrigerator for 7 - 10 days. It takes only 50 grams of leaves, thorns removed and cut into pieces of several cm. Then, mix them and add 1 liter of red wine, 50 ounces of honey. After carefully mixing the ingredients and leave in a sealed dark container for 3 - 5 days. Cedzi wine is poured into bottles and store in refrigerator.

Dosage - in the first weeks 3 x 1 teaspoon, and the next 2 - 3 months 3 x 1 teaspoon. After this period, taking a break to do specyfiku 1 - 2 week and repeat the next cycle.

 

Aloe Vera herbal tea

Applies to rinse the mouth and throat, nasal washing lines, washing vulva and anus, tamponowania, compress for sores and festering wounds, the ingots dodbytniczych in inflammation of the anus and rectum. Recipe - cut the leaves into small pieces and put into a thermos flask. Add sage leaves and marigold flowers and plantain leaves. Pour 1 or 1 cup of boiling water, turn off the thermos and let stand for 1 hour.

 

Honey Aloe Vera

Mix the cut list (crush). For every 100g of pulp add 200g of honey, then slowly heated to boiling. Strain through a sieve and leave dense in the refrigerator. Take a teaspoon of the morning on an empty stomach and 1 hour. before dinner. It generally means strengthening, stimulating appetite and przeciwnieżytowym.

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