Benefits of Aloe Vera:
Aloe vera has been praised for its numerous benefits since form the ancient times. Studies show that Aloe vera was used in countries like India, Greece, Egypt, China and Japan several centuries ago.
At present it is still used as remedy for digestive problems and to treat hair and skin problems.
Aloe vera can be planted in pots and kept in your backyard. Growing aloe vera requires little space and its leaves can be used in many ways.
Placing an aloe vera plant in our bedroom purifies the air, emits oxygen and allows us to sleep better.
Growing an aloe vera is not difficult as it does not require much watering and the leaves grow quickly.
Aloe vera gel can also be made at our home and can be stored for many days. These gels are also used to make aloe vera juice. Drinking aloe vera daily in the morning has several benefits on our health.
Health benefits of aloe vera:
Digestive and constipation.
Aloin present in Aloe Vera gives latex properties to the plant which helps to relieve digestive problems and constipation.
Aloe vera cannot be in any way replaced with other activities such as healthy eating and exercise to reduce high blood pressure. But its benefits can be a used in complementary with other healthy activities to reduce hypertension.
Blood Sugar Level.
Drinking aloe vera juice daily can help to reduce blood sugar levels. This reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes which is the case of more than 30million people in USA. But exercise and a healthy diet should not be neglected.
Aloe vera flushes out the toxins on our body and is used as a detox. Drinking alow vera juice early in the morning can cure digestive problems.
Aloe based mouth wash is beneficial for dental health. It reduces gingival bleeding and plague.
Skin benefits of aloe vera.
The clear gel inside the Aloe vera is used widely in cosmetics. New products such as soap, moisturizer, and lotion that contain Aloe Vera are produced by beauty industries.
Aloe vera is rich in antioxidants containing Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and several other amino acids.
Aloe vera is known for its hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies show it has anti-aging properties and reduces wrinkles. Aloe products are widely used in cosmetics because it traps moisture making the skin look more youthful.
Aloe Vera also has properties that are beneficial to the skin. It reduces itchiness and inflammation on the skin. Even though it is widely claimed that Aloe Vera soothes sunburn, studies show that they are not very effective for treating sunburn.
Applying aloe vera to patches of dry skin hydrates and moisturizes the skin.
Aloe vera has anti-bacterial and anti-bacterial properties. It is a cleansing agent as well as it helps to remove dead cells.
Not only does aloe vera nourished the face, aloe vera has healing and restoring properties that work well even by applying on the feet. Massage aloe vera on the feet to avoid it from cracking and keep it moisturized throughout the year.
In case of first or second degree burn, aloe vera can be applied to give relief to the patient. Aloe vera has properties that speeds up the healing process of the burn area.
Aloe vera is a remedy even for cuts.
Aloe vera is an effective way of treating acne naturally which appears mostly in adolescents. It reduces the areas of redness on the skin and diminishes acne scars. Several people have proved that aloe gel has helped in diminishing acne.
Hair benefits of aloe vera:
Repairing hair is one of the many benefits of aloe vera. It is both hydrating and gentle on the skin. It is also easy to wash off.
Apply aloe vera, let aloe it sit for 30-45mins on dry or rough hair and wash it off. Aloe vera:
- repairs the dead skin on the scalp
- makes the hair soft
- Results in shiny hair.
- Using aloe vera is a natural way to treat dry and rough hair.
- Aloe vera contains proteolytic enzymes that breaks down dead cells on the scalp and facilitates hair growth by allowing more nutrients to penetrate the hair follicle.
- Getting rid of dandruff might be one of the problems most people face. Applying aloe vera on the scalp of the hair which has anti-fungal properties is a natural way to get rid of dandruff.
- Aloe vera also reduces hair-fall, hair breakage and strengthens the root of the hair.
Side effects related to aloe vera.
- Consuming aloe latex can lead to
- Diarrhoea and stomach cramps
- Weight loss
- Muscle weakness
- Damage the kidney
- Lower blood glucose levels
- Could make more prone to cancer
It is always better to take medical advice and recommendation from a doctor before consuming aloe vera. Overdosage of aloe vera can lead to negative effects on health in the long run.