Aloe Vera is a wonder plant with lots and lots of benefits for mankind. It has long leaves a with a gel inside, pretty much grows everywhere and need very less care. It is found widely in hotter areas as frequent watering is not required. There are lots of studies going on regarding this plant. Having it at home is a rescue for many issues. Ancient Americans described it as ‘a wand of Heaven’. Be it for a nutrition basis or for soothing an itch, this little plant is helpful for many reasons..
We all know Aloe vera does wonders for us adults but have you ever thought of its benefits for kids. Here we are explaining the benefits and nutritional value of AloeVera plant as a whole.
Active Components With Its Properties:
Aloe vera contains 75 potentially active constituents: vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, lignin, saponins, salicylic acids and amino acids.
It contains vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E, which are antioxidants. It also contains vitamin B12, folic acid, and choline. Antioxidant neutralizes free radicals.
It Contains 8 Enzymes:
lipase & peroxidase.
Bradykinase helps to reduce excessive inflammation when applied to the skin topically, while others help in the breakdown of sugars and fats.
It provides calcium, chromium, copper, selenium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium and zinc. They are essential for the proper functioning of various enzyme systems in different metabolic pathways and few are antioxidants.
It provides monosaccharides (glucose and fructose) and polysaccharides: (glucomannans/polymannose). Recently, a glycoprotein with antiallergic properties, called alprogen and novel anti-inflammatory compound, C-glucosyl chromone, has been isolated from Aloe vera gel.
It provides 12 anthraquinones, which are phenolic compounds traditionally known as laxatives. Aloin and emodin act as analgesics, antibacterials and antivirals.
It provides 4 plant steroids; cholesterol, campesterol, β-sisosterol and lupeol. All these have anti-inflammatory action and lupeol also possesses antiseptic and analgesic properties.
Auxins and gibberellins that help in wound healing and have anti-inflammatory action.
So no wonder why this plant is widely used by people worldwide.
Let’s See What Are The Uses Of Aloe Vera In Our Lives And How Can They Help Our Kids:
1. Heals Wound:
Running around and falling is a natural activity in every home where there are kids so from ancient time onwards, aloe vera pulp has been applied on wounds to help them heal better. The presence of Glucomannan is responsible for stimulating this activity. Do we need
Running around and falling is a natural activity in every home where there are kids so from ancient time onwards, aloe vera pulp has been applied on wounds to help them heal better. The presence of Glucomannan is responsible for stimulating this activity. Do we need any more reason to grow this plant at home?
2. Healthy Skin:
Again this plant has lots of compounds if taken orally or applied tropically enhances the skin smoothness and texture. Skin retains its suppleness after regular application. Kids tend take less care in their health or appearance, so been parents we are concerned about their skin as well. So if you get no time to care them more, then this plant is your.
3. Natural SPF:
If the cosmetic and other chemicals filled in the creams are giving you tension, then this plant is a natural SPF too. Metalothionein presence in the aloe vera gel protects our skin from damage caused by the sun UV rays. This is very important in maintaining our skin from many illness that is caused by over sun exposure. Kids who waste most of their time playing outdoors will badly need this protection.
4. Anti-Inflammatory Properties:
Scientists have wide explained this peculiar property hidden in this plant. It is proven that this plant has strong anti-inflammatory properties.
5. Antiseptic Agent:
Why search longer when you have a leaf of Aloe vera handy each time your kid comes with an injury. It consists of 6 antiseptic agents namely, Lupeol, salicylic acid, urea nitrogen, cinnamonic acid, phenols and sulfur, which saves our body from different types of bacteria, virus and fungi.
6. Relieves Constipation:
Kids tend to eat whatever tasty they get, not thinking whether its healthy or safe. Lack of fibre diet, less water intake etc.. can all be reasons for constipation in children. Aloe vera juice has been laxative by itself can help with constipation. Recommended measure can help soften stool making it easy for kids to potty.