Aloe vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. An evergreen perennial, it originates from the Arabian Peninsula but grows wild in tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses.
Aloe vera is also used in alternative medicine and first aid. Both the clear gel and the yellow latex are used externally on humans for skin ailments. The species is a natural source of the digestive enzyme bromelain.
Aloe vera has been used for centuries as a herbal medicine for a variety of ailments. Traditional uses include treating burns, wounds and skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
When used on the skin, aloe vera can be either applied directly to the affected area or ingested in gel form. When applied to the skin, aloe vera is generally safe, but it can cause skin irritation in some people.
When taken orally, aloe vera is generally considered safe, but there can be some side effects, such as diarrhea and cramping.
Aloe vera is a popular ingredient in many commercial skin care products, including lotions, creams and ointments. It is also available in dietary supplement form.
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