Yes, Aloe Vera! That green spiky edged, gel filled plant, almost every garden of every household have is incredibly awesome. This wonder plant is put to plethora of practical uses and its application is worldwide. Like Cleopatra, who applied the middle gel to her body as part of her beauty regimen, this plant and its juice is incredible natural remedy having internal and external applications. Aloe vera is a plant that thrives in tropical areas and can work as a houseplant in warm environments. Aloe vera, being antiseptic, anti-bacterial gel is proved wonderful in treating many infections, number 1 thing for skincare and the aloe vera juice is simply superb to keep many diseases in check and maintain the healthy body. Just simply splitting the leaf downwards lengthwise and take out the gel and use it. Aloe vera alone produces six types of natural antiseptics which are able to kill bacteria, virus, funguses and scientists are carrying out researches to find out its potential for diseases like AIDS and cancer.
This health elixir can be put to versatile uses from beauty aid to health tonic and I’m enlisting the benefits of the miraculous, variety oriented aloe vera;
High content of Vitamins, Minerals, Amino acids and fatty acids: Aloe vera is rich in many vitamins like A,C,E, Vitamin B1,2,3 and Vitamin B12 and minerals like calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, selenium, copper, manganese and many others. Many studies have proven the rich composition of vitamins and mineral in aloe vera. Estimates have found there are around 18-20 amino acids and all 8 essential amino acids. It also contains an impressive range of fatty acids which are helpful in reducing symptoms of allergies and acid indigestion. Having all the goodness of essential elements, aloe vera is just unexpectedly healthy.
Adaptogen: It means that a thing that boosts the ability of the body to resist illness and adapt to external environment. It stimulates the adaptive and defensive mechansims of body. Aloe vera’s adaptogenic powers allows you an increased ability to deal with physical and emotional stress. Being adaptogen, it has gind so much popularity in health world.
Antioxidant properties: Aloe vera ia unique which is gelatinous and gives the benefit of absorbing toxins in your digestive tract and having antioxidant properties, it is helpful in proper elimination of toxins and waste from body and thus benefits the liver and helps in detoxification of body.
Great for skin: Because of its anti-healing properties, it is excellent for skin care and really popular among women. The gel part of aloe vera is really effective and provides glowing, healthy, supple skin when applied and even drinking aloe vera juice in morning can do miracles for skin. It is one of the primary compounds used in cosmetic industry. Having high water content, over 99%; it is a great way to moisturize, hydrate and rejuvenate you skin and it also increases the elasticity of skin through collagen and elastin repair. So, certainly aloe vera is best for skin maintenance.
Boost for Immune System: the aloe vera juice contains polysaccharids which stimulates macrophages (white blood cells) of your immune system that fight against viruses. Also, because of its anti-oxidant properties, aloe is an immune enhancer. As it is antipyretic, it is also used in treating fever. Thus, the compounds and nutrients present in aloe vera helps in immune boost.
Cardiovascular health maintenance: Aloe vera has potential benefits in treating heart disease and has positive effects on cardiovascular health. In a research, it was shoen that aloe vera extract injected into blood greatly enhances oxygen transportation. Also, consuming aloe vera gel regulates blood pressure, improving circulation and oxidation of blood and lowers the cholesterol. Blood sugar levels are also increased in diabetic patients.
Aloe Vera Uses:
Pamper yourself by using aloe vera as a soothing body scrub. Slice it lengthwise and and use inner sides as a body scrub in shower.
Use it as an antidote for allergic skin infections or use is as a good moisturizer in place of creams and lotions.
Treats acne and eczema.
Speed up your hair growth by massaging aloe into scalp and also use it as a conditioner for silky, smooth hair and it also reduces dandruff.
Take it orally to treat number of diseases from diabetes, asthma, inflammation, indigestion, ulcers, dental conditions, arthritis etc.
Treat burns from minor mishaps or cuts or scars and also treat insect bites, itches and prevent stretch marks. Can make foot baby soft by preparing foot mask. Treat the sunburns and soothe the skin in good way.
Aloe Vera is a miraculous plant, a health supplement and a super food. Though plant is incredibly medicinal, there are little precautions that one must take. Its okay to apply it to your skin or drink aloe vera juice 3-4 times a week. If you cant cope with taking it straight as it has strong taste, you can add it in smoothie or mix it in your green juice. But Avoid taking aloe vera internally as consuming gel orally or as aloe juice during pregnancy, menstruation or degeneration of the liver and gall bladder.
Well, be little cautious and Enjoy all the goodness and big benefits of aloe vera it has to offer and be healthy and beautiful always.
Healthy Eating. Happy Life.