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Aloe Vera – A Multipurpose Plant

Aloe Vera is also termed a “wonder plant” because of its rejuvenating qualities. It has excellent astringent and healing properties and is extensively used in cosmetics and beauty products for all good reasons. It has anti-viral and antibacterial properties and the ability to treat your skin effectively. Ideal for people with oily skin as it offers a moisturizing effect minus the greasiness. Moreover, Aloe Vera has been treating various health conditions for thousands of years, such as eczema and psoriasis.

What does Aloe Vera gel contain?

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Aloe Vera gel mainly contains aloeferon, anthraquinone, and acemannanAloeferon is attributed to adequate cell multiplication properties, thereby increasing the rate of healing of the skin.

 For External Use:

  • Aloe Vera gel is used primarily to treat skin conditions
  • It is beneficial as a moisturizer for acne, acne marks, pimples, eczema, skin blemishes, and wrinkles that appear mainly on dry skin
  • It relieves pain and swelling caused by insect bites, bruises, and minor wounds
  • It is beneficial to repair dry skin

For Internal Use:

For internal use, Aloe Vera gel is suitable to treat gastritis and gastric ulcer. This gel coats the gastric mucosa softens it protects it and reduces acidity for its wealth of mucilage.

Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

Deep cleans oily hair

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Aloe Vera contains vitamins A, C, and E which contribute to cell turnover, promoting healthy cell growth and shiny hair. Additionally, the presence of vitamin B-12 and folic acid in Aloe Vera gel has benefits like preventing hair loss.

Applying Aloe Vera juice to hair cleanses the hair follicle efficiently, stripping off extra oil accumulation on the scalp and residue from other hair products. The build-up of oil and debris can also block pores and hinder hair growth.

Lowers Acidic pH of Body 

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Your body is sensitive and fragile when it has an acidic ph. Most harmful bacteria grow in this acidic ph and can cause you a whole list of diseases. You can change your internal body environment by eating more alkaline food.

The Aloe Vera Juice increases the alkalinity nature of the body and helps in the reduction of acidic ph. Thus, if you add alkaline food to your diet it will you to remove the bacterial growth.

Boosts Healing of Wounds

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It is now a known fact that Aloe Vera is highly beneficial for burns, cuts, and other injuries. This is because Aloe Vera boosts the healing of wounds, i.e., reduces the time of healing. This is true especially in the case of 1st degree and 2nd-degree burns. It’s a great skin burn treatment. It also helps to speed up skin cell reproduction as much as eight times. Aloe Vera is also known to penetrate the epidermis, i.e., the outer layer of the skin faster than water.

Helps To Moisturize the Skin

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Unlike regular, market-bought moisturizers, Aloe Vera gel when used as a moisturizing gel doesn’t leave a greasy film on the face and the skin. In fact, it unclogs the pores and softens the skin. It can be also used as an aftershave treatment. This is because the Aloe Vera gel helps to keep the skin hydrated and heals burns by razors and smaller nicks & cuts. Aloe Vera also helps to treat dry skin.

Anti-Aging Solution

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Dry skin makes wrinkles and fine lines more visible. Lack of moisture in the layers of your skin results in flaky skin with shrunken pores. This worsens the sensitivity of your skin and may even lead to psoriasis.

Aloe Vera contains muco-polysaccharides that bind moisture in your skin. It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin fibers, making your skin more elastic, plump, softer, and younger.

Reduces Infection and Acne

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Those who suffer from acne will find respite in Aloe Vera. It helps in gentle cleansing, and its antimicrobial properties treat pimples without causing any damages to the skin. It is an antiseptic that allows protection against bacteria. Aloe Vera contains polysaccharides and gibberellins. These help in the growth of new cells and at the same time, reduce inflammation and redness. It also works as an astringent that reduces the size of pores, flushing out the excess sebum, microbes, and dirt.

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