Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis)
History and Anecdotal Information: Originally found in Mesopotamia, the Middle East, and parts of North and East Africa, this short, succulent plant contains a gel that, when extracted, can be used to soothe and heal a variety of skin conditions. The earliest records of Aloe Vera use lay with Ancient Egypt, where it was eventually given the name, the “Plant of Immortality” due to its exceptional healing and soothing properties. Aloe Vera was also popular among the Ancient Romans, Greeks, Indians, and Chinese.
- Vitamin E, A, and C (Antioxidants)
- Minerals: calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese, sodium, zinc, potassium, chromium, and selenium
- Glucose and Glucomannans
- Fatty Acids
- Auxin and Gibberellin Hormones
General Benefits: Aloe Vera can be ingested. It will soothe and heal the digestive mucosa, thus it is great for people with ulcers, irritable bowel and other digestive disturbances including constipation. It is also an effective hand sanitizer.
Skin Care Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-aging, Moisturizing, Soothing, Healing burns, and protecting against sun damage.
Skin Care Applications: Aloe Vera is well-known for treating burns, skin irritations, acne, and wounds, and can also be used particulary when combined with other ingredients as a moisturizer for dry skin. It is also known to relieve psoriasis and eczema, and assists in clearing dandruff.
Rosemira Products Containing Aloe Vera: Aloe & Pink Grapefruit Gel Cleanser, Green Clay & Rose de Mai Gentle Masque, Tamil Sandalwood Stimulating Toner, Bella Rose Anti-Wrinkle Cream, Moisturize Me Citrus Restorative Cream, My Magnolia Firming Cream, Bella Rose I-Renew Eye Cream, Citrus Blossom I-Restore Eye Cream, Indian Magnolia I-Repair Eye Cream