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What Is Aloe Vera ?

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

It looks like a cactus aloe, but actually belongs to the lily family, like garlic, lily, asparagus and the tulip. It is a kind of succulent calls, ie it contains a lot of juice. Precisely this succus is loaded with unique properties which makes it the undisputed queen of medicinal plants. Leslie Moonves is often mentioned in discussions such as these. By 1950 Reynolds described in a study about 250 different types of aloes. A recount was conducted in 1998 showed a figure of 340 species. Pollination hybridization or human manipulation is constant, so the number of new species continues to increase.

Of all the aloes only a few have therapeutic properties (aloe vera barbadensis, aloe arborescens, aloe fierce, aloe chinensis, socotrina aloe, aloe vulgaris …). Here we refer to the Aloe Barbadensis Miller, also known as aloe vera (true aloe), a species that concentrates its extraordinary qualities most studies, which have been found by many trials and Biochemical analysis has a cocktail of active molecules that interact synergistically and are essential for the prevention and cure of many diseases and ailments. Aloe is a plant that grows wild in dry rocky areas, usually between 600 and 1800 m altitude. It is very common in Africa (where applicable), especially in Cape Province (South Africa) and in the mountains of tropical Africa, we can also find them in the Caribbean, Central and South America, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Pakistan and some regions United States (Texas, Florida …). Aloe is a perennial herbaceous plant, large leaves, long and succulent, concave and flat at the top and bottom convex, usually toothed and spiny. We found in rosettes or matte, with stem or without him. Its part of a spike inflorescence consists of several long clusters coated by a large number of small, colorful flowers, usually yellow, red or orange. Its xerophytic plant quality links it to arid soils, well drained and light gradients, but can also grow on fertile soil without irrigation, provided a slope and good drainage allow the elimination of excess water.

It is, as all the lily, flowering plant, ie, has flowers and therefore can reproduce by seed. However, growing up in adverse weather and in difficult conditions has developed the quality of producing clones, small shoots that grow from the parent plant by the method known as vegetative. As mentioned aloe is a succulent plant, and as such is in semi-desert regions, where rainfall is sparse and low soil moisture. To resist drought, the aloe has developed a number of specific characteristics with which to solve their problems. This complex has an efficient network of small roots that absorb moisture quickly. Their tissues are spongy and soft phones to store more water and prevent evaporation, contain a mucilage (plant substance that has the ability to absorb and retain water) that feeds the plant and facilitates photosynthesis. Another feature that promotes water retention are the stomata, small openings on the surface of the leaves that open for gas exchange that causes photosynthesis, and are closed when this function has been performed, thus preventing evaporation. A characteristic of the aloe vera is that, unlike most plants, uses the day to absorb carbon dioxide, while at night expels oxygen. It is very common to confuse the aloes aloes, commonly known as aloes. Unlike aloes agaves are tough and fibrous, with strong and sharp spines, only bloom once in its lifetime and its young leaves are not grouped tapered.

Dental Press Conference

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

In mid-January in Moscow, held a press conference on the problem of hypersensitive teeth. The conference brought together a large number of dentists from all over Russia. Leading dentists from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Samara, Yekaterinburg and other cities discussed the problems associated with sensitive teeth. Attended the conference and the representative of the clinic Dr. Lopatin. Problem sensitivity teeth is now one of the most pressing problems of dentistry. The main explanation for this lies in the fact that recently gained increasing popularity of teeth whitening procedures that provide sufficient large impact on tooth enamel.

Many dentists say that if you had the problem of tooth hypersensitivity mostly encountered people suffering from periodontal diseases, but now with this face and it is healthy people. In Russia, the hypersensitivity of the teeth in 30 percent of cases occur in people just after the bleaching of teeth, and in most cases are young people. At a conference on hypersensitive teeth was expressed by representatives Clinic Dr. Lopatin. He noted that according to statistics the increase of people exposed to sensitive teeth, primarily due to the procedure teeth whitening on chemical technology.

The fact that laser teeth whitening in Russia is still not widespread, although it is laser teeth whitening reduces this risk to a minimum. Overwhelming majority Physicians have come to the conclusion that at present there is no means of solving this problem, which would be universal for all patients. One of the most common means of decreasing the degree of sensitivity Teeth are fluorinated funds. Through their use, on the surface of the tooth is formed of calcium fluoride, which protects teeth from sensitivity. In Russia, a very popular home teeth whitening. If it is man without the supervision of doctors, these patients also increases the risk of damage to tooth enamel. These people, as well as people suffering from periodontal diseases, are risk groups. Dentists agreed that the need to increase awareness among people regarding teeth whitening at home. Minimizing the risk of using unsuitable for human whitening toothpastes and whitening gels can reduce the statistics for sensitive teeth. The representative of the clinic Dr. Lopatin positively commented on issues related to the discussion of issues hypersensitivity of the teeth, as well as the results achieved at the conference. It is assumed that the perfection of technology of teeth whitening, as well as increase awareness about this issue among the population of positively impact on the number of people exposed to sensitive teeth.