Aloe Vera is a super plant or as the Egyptians called it 'the plant of immortality' with super health benefits. It is useful in all forms available, from its raw gel to its juice and even the extracted from used in shampoos and creams. It has been in Ayurvedic treatment and Chinese herbal medicine since antiquity. Aloe Vera possesses multiple healing qualities and is amazing for your overall health. It is easily available and widely used you can either plant it in your garden or buy pure aloe vera gel or juice.
Here’s a List of Aloe Vera Uses for a Better You!
Aloe Vera has proven to be an excellent recourse for promoting the growth of hair naturally. Aloe Vera gel contains proteolytic enzymes which repair dead skin cells on your scalp. It is an ultimate care package for your hair health. Aloe Vera is also an amazing conditioner it leaves your hair smooth and shiny. Other uses of aloe vera for hair include hair growth, reduces dandruff, prevents itching on the scalp, and conditions your hair.
Keratin, the primary protein of hair it consists of amino acids, carbon, oxygen and small amounts of hydrogen, sulfur, and nitrogen. And guess what? Aloe Vera has a chemical make- up quite similar to that of keratin! It revitalizes your hair with its innate nutrients, providing it with more elasticity and putting a stop to breakage.
You can apply Aloe Vera gel on your entire scalp and hair to treat hair loss. Shampoos that contain Aloe Vera extracts improve the blood circulation on your scalp and keeps you away from mental strain. In fact, Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory properties, which mean if you use Aloe Vera shampoo regularly you will surely prevent the unwanted problem of premature hair loss.
Since your skin needs a proper amount of nutrition of its own. If you include Aloe Vera youre your personal care regimen it can do wonders for your skin. It can treat, restore, exfoliate, reveal and provide constant nutrition to your skin.
The first time I used Patanjali Aloe Vera gel I won’t lie, I felt a little weird because of its texture. But trust me once you get over the slimy gooey texture of natural Aloe Vera gel and apply it to your skin, you will notice the cooling and soothing effect it has on your skin. Did you know that Ayurvedic treatment refers to Aloe Vera as the miracle herb? Its because it can be used to treat minor cuts, wounds, dry skin and severe burns.
Aloe Vera is rich in beta carotene and Vitamin C. E. These nutrients provide you with nourishing and anti-ageing qualities. It moisturizes your skin without making it greasy, which makes it a boon for people with oily skin.
Aloe Vera based products or natural Aloe Vera can be used during the winter as well as the summer and not just by people with oily skin but by people of all skin types. It treats your cells on the epithelial level of the skin, that why it is recommended by dermatologists to treat acne, rashes, sunburn, remove tan, and stretch marks. The simplest way to use Aloe Vera is to apply the gel directly on your skin and another way is to make a pack using Aloe Vera gel along with some other special ingredients from your kitchen.
Like I have already told you, Aloe Vera has been used for skin ailments since the times of our ancestors. The pure inner Aloe gel extracted from its leaf is arguably the best natural remedy for skin abrasions and it also helps in diminishing the early signs of aging on your skin. You must have noticed how nowadays numerous skin cosmetics, topical skin care products and even products of personal care such as toiletries include Aloe Vera extract. Why do you think that Aloe Vera is now recommended as the most widely used component for popular skin care products? Because it is absolutely awesome! That’s why!
Drinking a glass of Aloe Vera juice in the morning also enhances skin health from within, as the properties of the plant work internally.
It's not just the beauty industry that has suddenly rediscovered the benefits of Aloe Vera. The health industry has also gone gaga about it. It has been proven that Aloe Vera can improve the effectiveness of your diet and maximize your weight loss probability. With an abundance of minerals and vitamins that contribute to weight-loss, as well as enzymes and sterols, and amino acids, Aloe Vera juice makes sure that your diet is not only efficient for weight loss, but also enhances your body's utilization and absorption, improving your overall well- being as well as making your weight loss plan successful.
It is packed with anti-oxidants which means it helps in getting rid of free radicals in your body and gives a boost to your immunity. Aloe Vera juice is also a good source of protein so it helps in the muscle development and gives you a substantial amount of energy. There are countless studies that have proven that Aloe Vera juice is effective for weight loss. It is a magical drink, but let get real, nothing can make you lose weight overnight. The same applies with Aloe Vera juice, it should be consumed regularly and over a considerable period of time for it to really work.
A Footnote on Aloe Vera juice: The natural taste of Aloe Vera is very bitter, you must not think of consuming it as is. You can either take the gel and blend it with fruits that taste preferably sweet or you can also mix it up with honey and lemon drink. I prefer buying the concentrated form from the market and blend it with apple juice.
Aloe Vera helps in the proper functioning of your digestive system. The adaptogenic (adaptogen is a natural substance that helps the body adapt to stress) properties of this plant are blissful for your body digestive function. It ensures proper nutrient absorption and also eliminates unwanted elements through smooth excretion. A healthy digestive process positively affects overall health. Drinking Aloe Vera juice can cure irritable bowel syndrome and keep piles, constipation, and other gastrointestinal conditions from causing damage to your system.
Aloe Vera consists of compounds known as polysaccharides. These have the ability to cure ulcers and a host of other digestive disorders. Ulcers are one of the most prominent results of digestive problems that are successfully cured by this plant extract. If you are suffering from ulcers then consume Aloe Vera extract for about a month, you will surely notice positive results.
Drinks made with Aloe Vera juice contain natural detoxifying properties that cleanse your digestive system and the circulatory system. The absorption level of all nutrients accelerates which results in better blood circulation and improvement in your body nutritional quality within the cells. It’s simple when the blood is rich with oxygen it automatically provides nutrients within the cells more effectively. Healthy cells ensure the body ability to ward off infections, hence strengthening the immune system. Aloe Vera has the ability to neutralize harmful bacteria; its revitalizing properties work within the body to keep it active and fresh all day long.
We know that inflammation is the root cause of most diseases. Aloe Vera provides a great number of minerals and vitamins that help you reduce inflammation and fight the damage caused by free radicals.
For instance, Vitamin A plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin, proper vision, and neurological function because it is an antioxidant that reduces inflammation.
Vitamin C is another vital component present in Aloe Vera. It protects your body from prenatal health problems, cardiovascular disease, eye disease and skin wrinkling. Similarly, the presence of Vitamin E a powerful antioxidant, it is beneficial in reducing free radical damage, fights inflammation and helps in naturally slowing the aging of cells.
Aloe Vera’s awesome anti-inflammatory properties also work on the pain and swelling resulting from diseases such as arthritis. Aloe Vera juice is quite effective in calming the swelling and inflammation that are associated with arthritis conditions. Drinking Aloe Vera juice as well as topical application on swelling, both show positive results in curing the pain caused by arthritis.
The super anti-inflammatory properties of Aloe Vera also help it to work its magic on muscle and joint pains too. Applying Aloe Vera gel on the skin eases inflammation of your joints. You can also drink Aloe Vera juice to reduce inflammation all over your body. It has been proven that people who regularly drink Aloe Vera juice for at least two to three weeks experience significant improvements in inflammation issues. But keep in mind that Aloe Vera works efficiently when your diet is regulated towards the same goals. You must reduce the intake of sugar, milk, red meat, greasy foods, and white flour.
The extract of Aloe Vera has also been shown to be an excellent stimulant of the uterus. Drinking Aloe Vera juice can be very helpful during painful menstruation.
You have already read how Aloe Vera helps to strengthen your immune system. The use of Aloe gel also helps destroy cancerous tumors effectively. According to various studies published in International Immunopharmacology (1995), Aloe Vera contains some effective macrophages which produce great volumes of nitric oxide, which has an antitumor potential. There are multiple methods of cancer prevention in naturopathy and the most effective way has been proven to be associated with Aloe Vera. However, some experts say that Aloe Vera, when used alone, may not be that effective in advanced cases, so a combination of proper herbs and advanced therapies must also be included. It is always smart to start any kind of cancer treatment after consulting a physician or a medical professional.
Radiotherapy is an inevitable recourse in most cases of cancer treatment. The patients that go through this often experience many uncomfortable side effects. Topical application of Aloe Vera gel to the radiation area makes the patient feel the soothing effect immediately and it also accelerates the healing response. Drinking Aloe Vera juice under such conditions, it will also help in healing the radiation burns.
Nausea can trouble you due to a host of reasons, such as suffering from a virus or flu, consuming contaminated food, or even due to chemotherapy treatments. There are plenty of medicines for nausea, however nowadays sometimes doctors too prescribe alternative or natural options for treatment. Often, nausea originates from disorders in the digestive tract or the stomach. And we have already noted how Aloe Vera juice is excellent for a sick stomach, it makes you feel relieved by assisting in creating a calm feeling throughout your body. This indirectly helps in alleviating the feelings of nausea.
Hi! I’m Gunjan, a self-proclaimed tea fanatic and intrigued with alternative ways to lead a healthy life. I firmly believe that we should take care of our bodies because it’s the only place we live in.