What is Aloe vera?
Aloe vera is a plant species of the genus Aloe. It is well known for its succulent leaves and widely used among many beauty products in the world. There are many claims about the therapeutic benefits of this plant. However, there is little scientific evidence to backup those claims. Commonly, new studies contradict the positive claims of prior studies.
You may find that some beverages, body lotions and ointments, contain it as one of their key ingredients. Although there is little scientific evidence to backup its benefits, companies still use it on their products.
Aloe Vera is of high nutritional value. It’s rich in vitamins A, C, E y B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12. Aloe vera also contains some minerals.
Benefits of Aloe Vera
1. Reduces swelling
Similarly to cortisone, Aloe vera is anti-inflammatory and anti allergic.
It’s components reduce swelling and also numb pain.
2. Treats burns
Magnesium contained in Aloe gel, makes it a great aid for burns. Spread the gel across the burn and leave the leaf on the skin to help keep the gel fresh while it does the magic. You can tie it with a band aid or a piece of cloth.
3. Acne treatment
Aloe Vera can heal some types of acne.
Aloe vera contains two types of plant hormones. Auxin and gibberellin help cell regeneration, which helps your skin recover from damage.
4. Fights Hairfall and Promotes Hair Growth.
Aloe vera is a great hair conditioner that promotes hair growth, reduces itching, and diminishes dandruff.
5. Aloe Vera is Detoxifying
When ingested, aloe vera has healing and soothing properties. Aloe vera supports digestion and bowel function. Adding it to your detox juices can provide great benefits to your health. Aloe vera has great effects to your liver and kidneys. It is rich in vitamins, mineral, and antioxidants, which help your liver and kidneys to function better.
Used regularly, aloe vera ensures elimination of many toxins in the body.
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6. Great for Oral Health
Aloe Vera’s, anti-inflammatory properties can help your body reduce the symptoms of gum disease. It’s antimicrobial properties will keep bacteria at bay. Many people around the world use it to fight gum disease.
Aloe Vera is considered by FDA safe to be ingested and used topically. However, recently FDA forbidded its use for eye diseases.
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