Aloe vera is also called as ‘ Plant of immortality ‘ due to its magical healing properties. Here is a list of 8 uses & benefits of aloe vera. How you can use aloe vera in your daily life to improve your health, skin & hair.
Aloe vera is a plant from asphodelaceae family and grows mainly in dry regions of various continents like Africa, Europe, Asia etc. It is being used from centuries for its medicinal and beauty properties. Its juice is very helpful to boost immunity.
SKIN CARE :
Aloe vera can be used for treating wounds, burns, rashes and irritated skin. It has anti aging and moisturizing properties. Aloe vera contains mostly water which helps to hydrate skin. It also contains salicylic acid which helps to unclog pores, reduce acne due to its anti bacterial properties.
Apply fresh washed aloe vera gel on the affected area for treating wounds, burns & irritated skin faster.
BOOST IMMUNITY :
Aloe vera juice contains more than 70 micro nutrients which helps in fighting with free radical damage. It also contains amino acids and enzymes which helps to boost immune system, it also helps to flush toxins out of your body.
Consuming aloe vera juice on daily basis will make your immune system strong, You can simply consume it by diluting in water or add it to your favourite juice.
HELPS IN DIABETES :
Diabetes is a situation in which blood sugar level rises above the accepted value. Aloe vera can be helpful for type 2 diabetes patients. Aloe vera contains elements such as magnesium, zinc, known to be important for improving effect of insulin. It also helps to regulate and improve blood sugar levels.
HAIR HEALTH :
Aloe vera has moisturizing properties which can be used to treat dry scalp and to reduce dandruff also helps in hair growth. Aloe vera hair mask can be used to treat dry scalp it will provide nourishment to hair scalp and will make your hair smooth.
DIY ALOE HAIR MASK :
THINGS YOU NEED :
- Aloe vera gel
- olive oil or coconut oil
- shower cap
- Take quantities according to your hair length.
- mix olive or coconut oil with aloe vera gel
- apply this mixture on your scalp and hair properly
- cover your hair with shower cap
- wrap towel on your hair
- rest for 30 minutes
- wash your hair properly with water
HELPS IN TREATING RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS :
Rheumatoid arthritis include pain and swelling in joints. Aloe vera can help in treating RA because of its anti inflammtory properties. For treating RA you can consume aloe vera juice or you can apply fresh aloe vera gel on the joints or the affected area but wash the fresh aloe vera gel properly as its yellow part on the gel contains toxins.
RICH IN MINERALS AND VITAMINS :
Aloe vera contains some amount of vitamins, minerals, folic acid and also antioxidants which helps to fight with free radicals. Aloe vera contains 7 out of 8 essential amino acids which are required by the body for maintaining its cell and tissue health.
HEART HEALTH :
Aloe vera juice helps to improve blood circulation in the body. It also helps in lowering bad cholestrol and high blood pressure and increases the level of good cholestrol. Aloe vera juice contains good amount of vitamin C which helps to strengthen arteries and veins.
REDUCES ACID REFLUX :
Acid reflux is a condition in which a person feels heart burn. It occurs when stomach acid travels up towards the throat. Aloe vera juice can be consumed as it helps to reduce heart burn.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS AND PREVENTION :
- Only decolorized and purified aloe vera juice should be consumed
- Pregnant women should not drink aloe vera juice it may induce miscarriage
- Aloe latex can cause stomach pain and cramp
- Ifused for long term and in high doses it can cause diarrhea, weight loss and heart disturbance.
ALOE MOCKTAIL RECIPE FOR BOOSTING IMMUNITY
THINGS YOU NEED :
- 2 orange
- 3 tbsp aloe vera juice
- mint leaves
- Mix orange and aloe vera juice
- add little water
- blend them together
- add ice cube and garnish with mint leaves.