Aloe vera plant is native to North America and comes from Aloe species. This plant does not bearfrostiness and as such it is more suitable to be grown in the warm tropical climates of Australia.
If there is one wonder plant that strengthens the human immune system, cures a wide range of diseases, cures side effects of radiotherapy as well as forms your beauty routine, it is Aloe Vera. Due to its great virtues, it has been used for more than 6000 years in many ways.
Aloe Vera As A Medicinal Plant:
- Aloe vera ensures better nutrient absorption.
- Its liquid has miraculous laxative special effects that relief in smooth excretion.
- It treats irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, peptic ulcers, piles and other gastrointestinal conditions.
- Consuming aloe vera for 3 – 4 weeks brings positive results in treating ulcers.
- It reduces oxidative stress.
- Aloe vera has been used for ages to alleviate pain, especially arthritis pain, since it has excellent anti-inflammatory properties.
- It helps to inhibit cancerous growth.
- Aloe vera cures dermatitis, nausea and acid reflux symptoms.
- It helps to alleviate menstrual problems.
Aloe Vera As A Nutritional Supplement:
The mannans, polysaccharides, lectins and anthraquinones found in aloe vera are extremely beneficial for health. It also has 18 amino acids that deliver numerous health benefits. It lowers blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Aloe Vera As A Beauty Product:
The Egyptian queen and most admired beauty of her time, Cleopatra was a great fan of aloe vera. It truly lives up to its fame as the “plant of immorality”. It greatly contributes to the multi-million dollar beauty and wellness industry of our time, especially in advanced skin care products.
Aloe Vera For The Face:
Sunscreen: Aloe vera gel blocks up to 30% of UV rays of the sun. This attribute, combined with its cooling properties, make aloe one of the best shields for sunburn.
Moisturizer: Aloe can go into the skin’s outmost layer four times more effectively than water, thus improving hydration without clogging the pores or leaving the skin greasy.
Skin-care: Aloe vera gel is naturally rich in vitamins C, E, beta carotene and minerals that help skin heal and regenerate with minimal scarring. It further helps in improving skin elasticity and lightening blemishes.
Anti-inflammatory agent: Soothes inflammation.
Antiseptic agent: Being anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, it keeps out germs and other toxins till the barrier function is restored as well as prevents and heals acne at the cellular level.
Astringent: It decongests the pores, get rid of dirt, microbes and additional sebum. This helps the pores not develop blackheads.
Cleanser: One teaspoon eachextra virgin olive oil and aloe vera gel works perfectly in removing waterproof eye makeup. Using this mixture ensures that there is no over-saturation of chemicals in this most delicate area.
Aloe Vera For The Hair:
Hair growth booster: Pure aloe vera gel increases blood circulation to the scalp and removes the dead skin cells that hamper fresh growth.
Conditioner: Aloe vera gel, combined with jojoba oil or coconut oil and lavender essential oil gives you the smoothest strands.
Anti-dandruff agent: Aloe keeps away all types of dry scalp issues and related itchiness. It hydrates skin to prevent flakiness, banishes fungal infections and keeps oiliness at bay.