The benefits of aloe ferox are well-known throughout South Africa. Its long history of medicinal use is a testimony to the healing impact it has had on those who have used the products, that originated from this eye-catching, yet unassuming succulent. A common feature in skincare and cosmetic ranges, aloe ferox, has an abundance of amino acids, minerals and vitamins that are essential in the maintenance and health of the skin.
Notable benefits of aloe ferox infused skincare products are as follows:
Improves the elasticity of the skin, which helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
Reduces excessive dryness and oiliness of the skin.
Helps to keep skin hydrated.
Reduces the sensitivity of the skin, helps to soothe irritation and reduce inflammation of the skin.
Improves skin texture.
Aloe ferox is also known for its detoxing effect once consumed. The bitter exudate, the sap that seeps from the plant, is accredited with having laxative properties. Additionally, it is also positioned as having immune boosting properties, and as an aid in treating viral infections. As a result, of the plant’s active ingredients, aloe ferox is not prescribed to women who are lactating or pregnant, as it could encourage uterine contractions and is known to be harmful to young children.
According to certain studies, aloe ferox juice and tea may assist in lowering cholesterol and reducing the effects of diabetes. While aloe ferox gel has been touted as having wound healing properties. Its sticky composition makes topical application perfect in insulating wounds and speeding up the healing process. Medicinal aloe gel, once adequately prepared, can be taken orally, and is known to have antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects.
Information is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment offered by healthcare professionals.