Refreshing aloe vera gel and juice have been well known for their healthy properties for thousands of years, even by Ancient Egyptians. This plant can be used both internally and externally. Externally, long before Cleopatra’s time, aloe vera had been effectively used to treat burns and digestive problems.
Even though scientist cannot explain how this plant works, they have managed to identify some of the active substituents of its thick, spiky and fleshy leaves.
Aloe vera benefits
Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory substances, and its gel contains compounds which are used to reduce pain and swollen areas.
Its anti-inflammatory activity in combination with its potent healing makes this plant an ideal natural remedy for stimulating repair of damaged tissue. Here is the most common usage of aloe vera:
Aloe vera is rich in nutrients such as 18 amino acids, B vitamins, and selenium.
- Aloe vera juice can be used as a sun lotion. It heals the skin and mucous membranes.
- Aloe vera juice is excellent for ulcers and haemorrhoids.
- For burns, raw and fresh aloe vera juice should be topically applied 1-2 times a day, where accelerated healing will be noticed immediately.
- For an excellent skin complexion, rub aloe vera against your skin 2-4 times a week.
- Aloe Vera cleanse bowel
- The gel can be applied to inflamed skin, to treat acne, sores, nettle rash, psoriasis, and shingles.
Tips on How to Consume Aloe Vera
- Aloe vera can be purchased as a supplement, in liquids like juice, Aloe Vera Gel, or capsules. Ideally, for the best benefits, it should be used fresh. All you need to do is mix aloe vera juice into your cup of water and drink it.
- This plant has a cooling and a moistening effect on the body. If for example, you are feeling a bit hot and dry, you can help yourself cool down and moister your tissues by drinking a little aloe vera with your water.
- Please note: Aloe vera should not be applied to open wounds! Also, the gel could cause an allergic reaction. When using aloe vera for the first time, apply a small amount to the skin to test your response. Even though many species of aloe vera are used in medicine, some of them are potentially toxic. For internal usage, consult your nearest herbal practitioner.