Aloe Vera is a wondrous plant that has been used for more than 6,000 years! It’s great for so many uses so it’s no wonder people still love feasting on this plant as part of a healthy lifestyle or smoothing it on their skin. The greatest thing about it is that it’s quite easy to grow your own and doesn’t need a whole lot of maintenance.
It comes as a whole plant to prep yourself as you wish. You can get gels to soothe onto your skin, drinks to add to your daily diet and numerous products with Aloe Vera added into it such as Shampoo to make your hair perfectly shiny and healthy.
“Most people use aloe gel as a remedy for skin conditions, including burns, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis and cold sores, but there is a host of other aloe vera benefits. Aloe Gel is used for treating osteoarthritis, bowel diseases, fever, itching, and inflammation. It’s also used as a natural remedy for asthma, stomach ulcers, diabetes and for soothing side effects of radiation treatment. Aloe latex is used to naturally treat depression, constipation, asthma, and diabetes.” – www.draxe.com
Aloe Vera has Antioxidant Vitamins including A, C,E, B12 and Folic Acid. It’s got lot’s of helpful enzymes, minerals, fatty acids. Helpful hormones and sugars as well as gentle laxative compounds.
So, what is it good for?
Well, lot’s of things, anything related to your health that you can think of pretty much. Here’s a breakdown of some of the major ones though.
Digestion – The properties of aloe vera can help to cure irritable bowel syndrome as well as keeping constipation, piles, and other tummy issues from doing too much damage. It can cure your issues and help with ulcers. No more tummy troubles!
Immunity – It has the ability to neutralize harmful bacteria and rejuvenate your body, making you feel great and stay healthy. Always find yourself catching colds? Add Aloe Vera into your diet.
Fighting Cancer – As well as immunity and tummy issues, how about bigger issues like Cancer. Not many of us know of someone that hasn’t passed from this terrible disease, unfortunately. Well, Aloe Vera can help. By aiding your immune system it has been found to help destroy cancerous tumors. It’s actually been proven to be one of the most successful aids in cancer prevention!
Healing – This is one of the biggest ways I use Aloe Vera, anytime I get an open wound, burn, pretty much any type or skin abrasion or irritation. I head straight for the Aloe Vera gel to soothe and help heal. It has been proven to actually accelerate the healing process and is one of the best options for dressing wounds, even severe ones. Oh, and did I mention it can also cure gum disease. Some doctors promote this natural remedy rather than relying on medication. So, next time your gums bleed or you cut your finger, reach for the Aloe Vera.
Skin and Hair Care – Aging skin? Poorly scalp? Buy products with Aloe Vera in or make your own. Or, use it straight from the plant and apply it to your skin and hair. Aloe Vera works wonders for skin and hair care and best of all it’s natural! It’s also great for hair loss if you apply it straight to your scalp and massage it in before your normal hair washing routine. Oh, and we can’t forget to mention that it helps your hair grow quicker as well so go soak your hair and skin in those wonderful nutrients.
Reducing and relieving pain – As well as healing, Aloe Vera heals in other ways as a natural pain reliever. Great for inflammation to help reduce swelling and pain, it works great for arthritis sufferers and muscles and joint paints.
Helping Nausea – Aloe vera juice is excellent for a sick stomach and makes you feel better by bringing a calm feeling throughout the body. This indirectly helps alleviate the feelings of nausea.
Menstruation Relief – extract of aloe vera has shown to be an excellent stimulant of the uterus and intake of its juice is very beneficial during painful menstruation.
What do you think?
Will you be adding Aloe Vera into your diet or lifestyle?
Let me know what you think below. Do you already use it for something? Is it one of your go-to items?
This is just a few of its many benefits! Aloe Vera has also been shown to help with stress, lower blood sugar levels, and cholesterol, soothes acid reflux, improves heart health, and even preserves food!
As I said a little earlier I have Aloe Vera Gel which I use on many skin issues. I also like to drink Aloe Vera occasionally but have yet to find some at a good price range without relying on my skills as a plant mother in order to obtain it.
So, next time something is wrong, whether it’s a pain, tummy troubles, skin issues to even a monthly womanhood issue, give Aloe Vera a try and you will see how beneficial it can be.