Aloe vera is a plant originated in Africa which can be used in a variety of ways, being renowned for its healing properties. Also known as “lily of the desert”, it has been used for thousands of years, and, ironically, it contains 95% water and only 5% vitamins, enzymes, minerals, essential oils etc. Even though it is a miraculous plant, you can easily grow it in your house as it develops rapidly and needs little attention. You can use the extract of the leaves for various skin-related conditions:
- for dandruff, silkier hair or to boost hair growth: apply on your hair and scalp as if you would apply shampoo every time after you wash your hair.
- Treat acne, minor skin irritations and lesions and even prevent stretch marks by rubbing it to your skin. It is effective even with insect bites, as it can stop the itching sensation prone to appear
- It aids healing herpes
- Allergic skin reactions can be easily tamed as well
Furthermore, aloe vera juice brings along other confirmed health benefits, even though it might not taste so well:
- Aloe contributes to cancer prevention and helps fighting cancer
- Maintains a healthy balance as far as the acids in the stomach are concerned
- It improves the immune system and general health
- It has detoxifying properties so it works miracles along with a healthy diet.
- Anti-oxidants are contained in high dosages in the juice, so it enhances the immune system
- It cleanses our digestive system, increases our daily energy level and allows us to control our body weight easier.
- It is high in vitamins, thus it is very nutritious
- If you can find a toothpaste that contain aloe vera, using it is definitely a good idea, as it fights against bacteria and contains the vitamins you need to facilitate growth and healing.