Aloe Vera is a popular house plant, often referred to as the miracle plant or the healer plant because of its healing properties. Since it needs warm and dry climate to grow, it is no wonder, the plant originates from northern America.
Aloe Vera plant is short-steamed, juicy plant that can grow up to 80 or 100 cm. It has got lanceolate, thick, green leaves. They are fleshy and thorny. A leaf can grow up to 7 or 10 cm, weighing 1.5 to 2 kg. The lower leaf of the plant has healing properties. Its gel can be applied on the skin, whereas, leaves and seeds are eatable parts of the plant.
Aloe Vera consists of four layers: the outer protective layer called rind, a protective bitter layer called sap ( it makes Aloe Vera taste bitter),the inner part of the leaf also known as Mucilage gel and inner gel that contains 8 amino acids. These amino acids are actually healing properties of Aloe vera plant because they are mostly beneficial to a human body but a human body is not able to produce them.
It is well-known that this plant has a healing effect on human body. Many experiments had been carried out to determine whether only Aloe Vera gel or the whole plant has healing properties. Here is the description of the procedure which determined the healing properties of Aloe Vera plant on the skin.
The moment scientists removed the leaf of Aloe from the mother plant it started diffusing exudate rich with polysaccharide. It was diffusing from the surface directly under the leaf. They noticed that the leaf was trying to heal itself and during this process it actually generated a quantity of polysaccharide that far exceeded the number found in the original leaf immediately after removing.
The actual healing process takes place through cell division. The more quickly cells divide the more quickly process of healing takes place. The detached leaf that rushes healing itself becomes the catalyst to the same healing process when introduced to the body of human being.
Aloe Vera plant does three things when placed on the damaged skin:

1. It rapidly tears down dead tissue;
2. It promotes the cell division;
3. It blocks the process of scabbing, which leads to scarring.

The quicker the damaged skin tears away the more rapidly cell division and healing can start. It is also cardinal rule for healing injuries, wounds, burns, lesion and ulcer. Aloe also stops the itching and, consequently, the scratching that follows. In this way the plant allows wound healing, reduction of swelling and tissue building.

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Miljana Mladenovic is an author especially interested in health and diet supplements. She writes about natural ways to improve your health using only organic, additive-free products. If you are interested in this topic visit Miljana's website to read about benefits of another magical plant, acai berry, on your body.