Many Aloe Vera products have been created to harness the healing benefits found in the natural Aloe Vera plant. While many of the products possess active Aloe Vera serum, the best way to access the purest Aloe Vera gel is to use the raw gel produced by the plant. Topical use of Aloe Vera plant gel has been dated back to 2100 B.C. where a Sumerian tablet contains reference to medicinal use of Aloe Vera plants. Since that time, people all over the world have moved the plant to every continent because of the traditional uses that are unique to the species. In the twenty-first century, many people benefit from the healing properties of the Aloe Vera plant and cultivate the plants indoors and in outdoor gardens in temperate climates.
Many cooks keep an Aloe Vera plant in a pot on the kitchen window for use when they touch a hot surface to their hand or arm. Before the skin can blister and become sore, the cook simply breaks off a tender end from an Aloe Vera spine, breaks it open, and rubs the soothing clear gel onto the skin. The Aloe Vera gel contains phytochemicals that immediately counteract the skin’s reaction to heat. Skin that has been burned reacts by filling the void between the epidermis and the dermis with serum, which is a component of the blood that remains after red blood cells and clotting agents have been removed by inner skin layers. The serum seeps into the pocket from surrounding areas as a reaction to any trauma experienced on the external skin layers.The skin’s reaction to extreme irritation is to blister in the immediate or surrounding area where the irritant is encountered. Even internal illness can result in skin blisters. Once the blister surfaces, the skin is susceptible to infection. Aloe Vera gel has disinfectant qualities that prevent infection when applied consistently until the blister is healed. Blisters are caused by sunburn, friction, irritation, or allergies.