Aloe vera is a popular natural remedy for many skin problems as is known to most of us. This plant has been in medicinal use for more than 5000 years now. Earlier it was the best available cure for sunburns, skin infections and acne.
But what if we tell you that there are many other health benefits of Aloe Vera that you probably didn’t know about? Its amazing how this plant which has more than 75 potentially active components ranging from vitamins to enzymes and antioxidants, covers almost all areas of health.
Read on to explore some of such benefits:
During summers, your skin can get really itchy and it might be because of bacterial deposits and fungal infections. Aloe vera dues to its strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, helps soothe the skin and prevent rashes. In such cases, you just need to peel one stem of the aloe vera plant, take its transparent gel and apply it on the affected area. It will bring a cooling effect and will act as an antiseptic.
Acemannan is the super hero compound in aloe with immunostimulant, antiviral, and antineoplastic (anti-cancer) powers. By simply drinking raw aloe juice in the morning, you can stimulate your immune system for a better response.
A lot of people confuse fat loss with weight loss and go a long way in damaging their health by practicing wrong means to lose weight. What you actually need to lose is fat, not weight. Aloe vera helps in minimizing visceral fat accumulation (around the belly) and hence a cup of aloe vera juice every morning before breakfast can kickstart your fat loss journey.
Aloe vera has definite effects when it comes to hair texture and hair loss. It has superb moisturizing qualities that can make your hair soft and shiny after some applications. It also strengthens your hair roots thus preventing hair loss and making it possible to grow hair faster. Moreover, it restores the pH levels which in turn reduces dandruff. For such results on hair, combine aloe vera gel with fresh lemon juice and massage it in your hair. Rinse off after 20 mins with a mild shampoo.
Clinical research has shown significant effects of aloe vera in lowering the cholesterol levels in our body. Thereby it keeps the heart healthy by preventing accumulation in the arteries and blood vessels.
Studies reveal that Aloe vera prevents blood glucose from shooting above the safe limits. Thus it is helpful for diabetic and prediabetic patients who want natural and alternate ways to keep the blood sugar in check. It is a great idea to use aloe vera juice for a 3 months course to see long term effects.
If the target of consuming 2.5 litres of water sounds exaggerated to you, try mixing some aloe vera extract in your water. This would give it flavor and thus stimulating your taste buds, will help you achieve that target easily. Hydrating the body will keep every organ in check, regulate your body temperature and prevent dehydration.
Did you know that aloe vera has a positive role to play in your gum health too? Its antiseptic action reduces chances of infection in the gums. Aloe vera also helps in coping with bleeding gums. Use its gel as a toothpaste to explore this magical impact!
Acid reflux and stomach ulcers are becoming very common these days, thanks to our poor dietary practices. Aloe vera helps keep these troubles at bay, simply by maintaining good digestive health and proper elimination of food from stomach to the intestinal tract. Consume aloe vera juice regularly to improve your digestion.
Indirect or direct effects of aloe vera may lead to complete prevention of tumors and viral attacks Indirect effect may be due to stimulation of the immune system and direct effect is due to presence of anthraquinones. The anthraquinone aloin kills various hidden viruses such as herpes simplex, varicella zoster and influenza.