Other than its uses as a treatment for various purposes, at present the production process uses less chemicals. Most people turn their attention to more natural products and aloe vera has become a main ingredient in many cosmetics and skin care. It is considered to be a primary herb in health and beauty that most people turn to.
What is in aloe vera?
• Aloctin A and Aloctin B reduces inflammation and helps heal wounds.
• Barbaloin restrains bacteria.
• Polysaccharide stimulates wound healing.
• Aloemicin and Aloecutin restrains the spread of cancer viruses.
Aloe vera has many benefits for the body so at present aloe vera can be found as a main ingredient in skin care, anti-acne products, shampoo, shaving cream, lotion and even face masks. Source from R&D Newsletter. Year 19th. Issue 3. July- September 2012. Government Pharmaceutical Organization. Studies show that aloe vera extract has UV protection and other properties such as antioxidant, anti-aging, and anti-inflammation.
An important active ingredient in aloe vera is the aloe gel. The ingredients found in aloe gel are Polysaccharides, Glycoproteins, Anthraquinone and some type of Enzymes that reduces inflammation. Studies show that aloe gel has the ability to help treat burns from heat and radiation. Studies show that aloe gel can help relieve pain and reduce the chances of inflammation. The mechanism that causes inflammation will slow down and increase the duration of recovery of the Epithelium cell after exposure and sun burn. Aloe gel can protect the skin cell from Gamma-rays, x-ray, and UVB. Aloe gel can also suppress UVB-mediated inflammation towards Langerhans cells in the epidermis which results in immunomodulatory and decreases skin hypersensitivity. Furthermore, aloe gel can also scavenge free radicals.
Studies show that the solution concentration in aloe gel formula is the appropriate treatment for radiation and heat burns. It should have a concentration of no less than 70% of the formulation. Aloe vera cream can also protect the skin from the UV by absorbing the radiation at a long wavelength of 290-320 nanometers which is an amount that affects the process of Melanogenesis or the process of melanin in the skin that can cause it to darken.
Aloe vera is also a top exported herb in Thailand. It shows that aloe vera is also widely accepted abroad. Its properties are considered to work as a miracle that covers both the health aspect of your body inside, out. It can be used on the body and consumed as well and is predicted to be one of the few herbs that will always be in demand.