Aloe Vera a succulent plant, also known as Aloe Barbadensis Miller, has thick cactus-like leaves. Aloe may have many medicinal uses when used externally or taken internally. Taken internally, aloe is known to heal inflammatory bowel disease, candida, intestinal infections, ulcers, constipation, hemorrhoids and other disorders of the digestive tract. It may also be helpful for varicose veins and psoriasis. It acts as an astringent, emollient, antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral. Applied topically, aloe will help heal burns, wounds and help stimulate cell regeneration.
For Soothing Your Digestion
Stress is something most of our society deals with today. And it has a direct impact on our digestive system. Digestive disorders which arise from stress are often soothed with aloe. Irritable Bowel Disorder - once a relatively rare disorder - now apparently effects an estimated 30% of the US population. Aloe vera may help soothe and may help heal the digestive tract beautifully.
For Glowing Skin
Aloe vera is causing a hype on the beauty scene, and for good reason too. This plant has been used for decades as a beauty product for glowing skin, as it is fast absorbing. For optimal benefit, it is best to leave aloe on your skin for an hour to get glowing, beautiful and soft skin.
Many use the cactus-like plant to treat acne. The two hormones (auxin and gibberellins) found in this plant provide wound healing properties that reduce skin inflammation. Aloe is soothing and can reduce skin inflammations, blistering and itchiness, while helping the skin to heal more rapidly. Additionally, aloe is effective for healing skin problems, such as psoriasis, acne and eczema.
For Skin Anti-Ageing
Aloe is great for helping improve the skin’s natural firmness and for keeping the skin hydrated. It has been used for decades in anti-ageing skincare. It may also help with stretch marks. The succulent plant is commonly known as a skin healer, moisturiser and skin softener. It is dramatically effective on burns of all types; and is also good for cuts, insect stings, bruises, acne and blemishes, poison ivy, welts, skin ulcers and eczema.
Aloe vera is a remarkably effective treatment for any kind of burn. It relieves discomfort, may speed up healing and also helps to moisturise the skin and relieve dryness. Gently apply a thin layer of aloe gel to the sunburned area. Re-apply aloe every hour until the pain is gone.
Beneficial Nutrient Content Of Aloe Vera
Aloe is packed with nutrients including: amino acids, calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E.
Written by Nic Makim
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