Aloe vera (Aloe
barbadensis Milleer) is a kind of thorny plant from the arid region of the
African continent. Because the benefits of aloe vera are so amazing, the
ancient Egyptians called the aloe vera plant as a plant of immortality. Not
only that, a doctor from ancient Greece called Dioscordes, mentions if one of
the benefits of aloe vera that has the property to treat various types of
diseases. For example, sore throat, boils, hair loss, hemorrhoids, and skin
bruises, cracked and blisters (Wahyono E dan Kusnandar, 2002). That’s why I
tell you the substances contains in aloe vera for our body.
First aloe vera contains two types liquids. That is
Clear fluid like jelly and yellowish liquid containing aloin. Aloe vera jelly
is only obtained by splitting the stem of aloe vera. Jelly contains anti
bacterial and anti fungal substance that can stimulate fibroblast, the skin
cells that work to heal the wound.
Second substance is Aloe vera type barbadensis milleraman
consumed, because it contains 72 substances needed by the body. Among the 18
kinds of amino acids, carbohydrates, fats, water, vitamins, minerals, enzymes,
hormones, and drug classes. Give the complete content, aloe vera is not only
useful for maintaining health, but also overcome various types of diseases. For
example, being able to lower blood sugar levels in insulin-free diabetes within
10 days of normal sugar levels (Brandon, 2015).
And the last one of the substances contained in aloe
vera is aloe emodin. That is organic compound of the quinone anthrax group that
activates insulin signaling levels, such as the insulin-beta-and-substrate 1,
phosphatidyl inositol-3 kinase, and increases the rate of glycogen synthesis by
inhibiting glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta, making it very useful to reduce the
risk of sugar blood.
So it can be concluded that, aloe vera plant has
many benefits in the field of health because it contains various important
substances. These substances include, lignin, saponins, vitamins A, B1, B2,
B12, C, enzymes and others. These substances are instrumental to lower blood
sugar levels in diabetics, and can cure other diseases.