Aloe Vera : The Magic Potion For Your Body

By: Niharika Choudhary
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We face thousands of problems with our skin and hair and never think before rushing to get them sorted out, either at some expensive saloon or at a dermatologist's clinic.

The remedy to most of our skin and hair problems lies in a pot that is in our balcony or our kitchen garden. Yes! We are talking about the all-time favourite plant, Aloe Vera.

Did you know that the Egyptians called aloe vera' the plant of immortality'?

Aloe vera is a magical remedy for all your health troubles. Be it skin problems, hair issues or any kind of a health disorder, aloe vera seems to have calmed down every such problem.

Aloe vera can be used in the form of a cream, lotion, gel, serum, spray or with face and hair packs. It can also be consumed raw or in the form of juice or tablets.

Aloe vera works wonders for the body. When mixed with some other Ayurvedic or natural ingredients, its goodness increases manifolds.

Here, we are listing down the different uses and benefits of aloe vera, so that you make sure to bring this awesome garden plant to reap its maximum benefits for yourself and your loved ones.

Aloe Vera : The Magic Potion For Your Body

Best Skin Treatment

You just need to get in the habit of applying aloe vera on your skin, either in the form of a gel or cream; or the best one, take a stalk of aloe vera, slice it from the centre and rub it on your face and the other desired parts.

Aloe vera is the best moisturiser ever, it is non greasy in nature, it increases the water content in your skin and leaves the skin feeling hydrated and soft.

It is also an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent and it reduces acne, heals sunburn as well as the redness that is brought about by the constant exposure to UV rays. It helps in reducing the tan and lightens up the skin tone.

Aloe vera removes the dead skin cells, improves the elasticity of the skin and makes it smoother and supple, thus preventing the early signs of ageing.

It stimulates the growth of new cells, fastens the healing process and prevents the appearance of scars. It can also be used to treat small cuts, bruises and insect bites.

Better Than All The Hair Spas

Aloe vera works as the best hair care treatment as well. It can be used with hair packs, mixed in oil, applied or rubbed on to the hair scalp in the form of juice or just raw.

The best benefit of aloe vera is that it maintains the pH value of your scalp, thus keeping the scalp moisturised and well conditioned. It promotes hair growth, conditions the hair, removes the dead skin cells and also eliminates dandruff.

Aloe vera has reserves of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which help it to fight against all kinds of hair-related infections. The use of aloe vera moisturises your hair, leaving it smooth and glossy.

Health Benefits

Aloe vera is the powerhouse with reserves of anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants. Its consumption helps to eradicate free radicals that cause damage to our body cells. When taken in the form of a juice, aloe vera helps to soothe the irritation in the stomach lining and oesophagus.

Studies have shown that aloe vera can reduce the concentration of cholesterol in your vital organs.

Aloe vera also comes with oral benefits, as it helps fight the cavity-causing bacteria. Aloe vera thus boosts your immune system.

On the whole, aloe vera is the one-stop shop for almost all of your problems; however, pregnant and breastfeeding women should restrict the use of aloe vera, as it may cause complications to the mother and baby. Too much intake of aloe vera can be harmful for people with diabetes as well, as it lowers the blood sugar level. Similarly, it should also be avoided by people who are about to undergo a surgery.

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