6 Health Benefits Of Using Aloe Vera

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.

Also read: 30 Deliciously Healthy Smoothie Recipes 

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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11 habits for a healthier lifestyle

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1 Drink water.

There’s no guide for proper water drinking yet. Everyone is different, but make sure to stay hydrated, your body will thank you.

2 Laugh.

Have some time to release stress through laughter. Remember life should be enjoyed.

3 Sleep.

Your body needs rest. Your brain and your body overall will perform better if you have enough rest. Never miss it.

4 Exercise.

I know, tough one. We all know its benefits, still we miss to do it. It releases stress and releases happy hormones.

5 Have sex.

Speaking of stress relievers. Sex is exercise, pleasure and a stress reliever, all at the same time.  (this only goes for adults)

6 Meet new people.

Hey! New people means new conversations, new ways of thinking and mind opening experience!

7 Leave your phone aside.

You know it. Phone has blue light which harms your eyes. It also takes your attention and may decrease your daily performance. (unless your job depends on it)

8 Music.

Music helps you get in a good mood. Find that music that turns you on and grab se headphones. If you can dance, it’ll be twice as healthy.

9 Track your daily steps.

Try downloading a step counter. Reading the reports on how many steps you took will make you reconsider your lifestyle.

10 Plan your week.

By planning your week,  you’ll be ready for any whatnots. It will also make you feel in control and your stress levels will go all the way down. Make sure to write them in paper, having things in your head could be overwhelming.

11 Watch a good movie / read a nice book.

You’ll train your imagination. You’ll be able to create places to visit in your head. Try to figure out all of the benefits that come from this simple practice.