What is aloe vera?
Aloe vera is a spiky green plant that is beautiful as an ornamental plant. Moreover, it has plenty of uses. The following benefits can be from medical and cosmetic uses. It is easily cultivated and can be planted in one’s backyard or even in small pots.
Where can I find aloe vera?
Aloe vera has gained a worldwide audience due to its benefits. A number of researches have been done about this plant. Due to this, there are many forms of aloe vera we can find in the market.
Aloe vera can be found in an herbal shop or in an herbal garden. It is easy to grow and replant. Some aloe vera at the shops is sold in a pack like in bottle forms such as aloe vera lotion, moisturizers, aloe vera soap, etc.
What are the aloe vera benefits?
Aloe vera has many natural healing properties and uses. It can be used externally and internally. When used externally, here are the benefits:
When you split this plant, it will produce a gel-like liquid. It relieves itching (rashes, acne and other skin conditions). It relieves pain and burns (cooking burns, blisters or other scalding on the skin).
This aloe vera gel can be made into a facial mask mixed with honey and oats. It soothes dry and cracked lips (due to climate changes) as well. This aloe vera gel can be applied in the hair to moisturize it, making it soft and smooth.
Among the many aloe vera benefits is its moisturizing effect on the skin that soothes sunburn. It reverses the signs of aging and can reduce wrinkles and other fine lines on the forehead and sides of the lips.
It can also be used as a shaving gel, to protect the skin. In addition, it reduces signs of inflammation (such as pain, redness and swelling). It also promotes fast wound healing, such as cuts and abrasions.
As mentioned above, aloe vera can be taken internally and be enjoyed as a juice or a sweet dessert that provides nutrients for the body. Aloe vera is rich in vitamins A, C, E and packed with minerals as well.
Vitamin A promotes good eyesight, while Vitamin C is an immune system booster. It protects the system from infection and other diseases. Furthermore, Vitamin E is for clear and blemish-free skin. Aloe vera contains antioxidants that cleanses and detoxifies the body, helping eliminate toxins.