Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis miller) is a succulent plant used in alternative medicine. With a total of 420 various plant species of Aloe vera, it has been popular in Indian medicine for the treatment of many conditions. For centuries, the plant has gained immense popularity for its beauty, health, skin care, and medicinal properties. Aloe vera contains many vitamins, minerals, and other active ingredients that give it many health benefits. Each aloe vera leaf has three main layers. There is an inner gel containing 99% water, and the remaining part made of amino acids, glucomannans, sterols, lipids, and vitamins. There about at least 160 important ingredients identified in aloe vera leaves. Some experts say that the leaf contains 300 to 400 vital components.
Vitamins A, C, and E are potent antioxidants that fight off and neutralize free radicals. Vitamin C is an immune booster and is crucial for the growth of the teeth, bones, and blood. Apart from this, it’s a potent antioxidant that can protect the body cells from premature aging. Vitamin E accelerates the healing process. Aloe vera also contains vitamins B1, B2, B6, and B12 that help in the detoxifying process. Specifically, vitamin B12 is vital for nucleic acid synthesis.