Aloe Vera to care for and treat ulcers on the skin

Aloe Vera to care for and treat ulcers on the skin

Aloe Vera is a millenary plant, used as a natural remedy to treat all types of skin problems, including wounds and pressure ulcers. These injuries are usually caused by skin contact, especially in people who suffer from a disease or disease that limits their movement. 

In the Canary Islands, Aloe Vera was already used to treat this type of problem decades ago in patients who have difficulty changing positions or who spend a lot of time in bed or in a chair. In hospitals, they know about this natural medicine for the skin, which helps to regenerate the area and promotes the healing of tissues.

 Aloe Vera on the skin, with the pure juice contained in the leaves, helps wound healing and even prevention. In addition, its disinfecting and anti-inflammatory effect eliminates the discomforts that occur; even to minimize old marks, thanks to its property to accelerate the formation of collagen. Its analgesic benefits reduce pain and its great contribution of vitamins, minerals, vegetable proteins and amino acids strengthen the immune system.

 The Aloe Vera plant contains among its benefits, doses of glycoprotein and allantoin, which are responsible for epithelial regeneration. In addition, the polysaccharides of its juice have anti-inflammatory and relaxing action, minimizing the appearance of bacteria and microbes and reducing the risk of infection.

 In the case of people with mobility problems, this type of ulcer can become a chronic problem, in which the use of drugs has long-term consequences on the organism. The effects of Aloe Vera are effective and generate less impact on the human body, as it is a natural method.

 Health for the skin

 Aloe Vera contains 20 of the 22 necessary amino acids in the human body, in addition to 7 of the 8 considered essential. The amino acids are responsible for building and regenerating the new tissue. In addition, it contains 12 anthraquinones, with antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial effects, as well as analgesic properties. It also contains a substance called lignin, based on cellulose and that allows the properties, vitamins and minerals, to have a deeper action on the skin, penetrating up to three layers.

 The minerals it contains include; calcium, chromium, manganese, potassium, sodium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc, as well as vitamins A, C, E and B, folic acid and antioxidant properties that neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals.

Acemannan is one of its components, which reduces inflammation with an antiviral action, adding 4 types of sterols, salicylic acid with analgesic properties and saponins with cleansed power and antiseptic. 

Scientific evidence

Aloe Vera has not only been used since ancient times for this purpose, which supports it within popular culture not only in the Canary Islands, but as natural medicine throughout the world. There is also evidence and scientific studies that support its effectiveness for the treatment of pressure ulcers of grade one and two, with effects on inflammation, pain, and promoting healing. 

In addition, it is an economically accessible and very cost-effective remedy, unlike medical dressings. The studies also highlighted the low frequency of adverse reactions in the subjects of the analysis. Among the studies that support this effectiveness is the scientific journal CENIC of biological sciences, the publication Global Nursing, the Health Care Slopes Magazine of health sciences and specialized publications in physiotherapy, among other sectors, such as the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or the University of La Rioja, or higher education centers in Cuba, Mexico, the United States and other areas of Aloe Vera cultivation.

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