Many people are familiar with the popular plant Aloe Vera. We’ve used it in our daily lives for a number of things: Skin care, vegetables, and other medicinal purposes. It is an ancient plant used to improve the standard of human health and lives many years ago.
Nowadays, women have being the popular users of this healthy plant— basically, using it for skin care. Not so many people know the health effects of the plants apart from skin care. It is good generally for the health— excellent. In this article, I’ll show you some of the health benefits of Aloe Vera you probably must have never heard or read about.
Before I drive you into the information you’re about to learn today, let me introduce you to the plant.
What is Aloe Vera
Originating from the Arabian Peninsula, it is an evergreen perennial that grows wild in tropical, arid and semi tropical climates around the world.
In many parts of African environments and homes, it is usually a potted plant cultivated for medicinal and decorative purposes.
It is a short-stemmed plant that stores slimy fluid in its thick and fleshy leaves. Green to grey-green with some varieties, showing white flecks on their upper and lower stem.
As it is widely known to relieve sunburn, acne and helps heal wounds, it more than just these. It could keep you away from the doctor for a long time.
So let’s dive straight into what you’ve never heard before about this natural resource.
- Heartburn Relief: A research carried out in 2010 concluded that an intake of 1-3 ounces of Aloe Vera gel at mealtime could reduce the severity of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, GERD.
Recent research also suggests that the use of purified and decolourised aloe juice can be an effective treatment for reducing stomach acid reflux.
Taking Aloe juice helps too. You can get this at a pharmacy or other health stores for an organic aloe juice.
- Keeps Fruits and Veggies Fresh: A study researched by the Cambridge University Press has discovered that fruits and veggies coated in aloe gel keeps it from harmful bacteria and rottenness. So you can start using aloe Vera as a preservative for your fruits and vegetables.
- It Helps in Rapid Wound Healing: Many people think penicillin is the only substance that helps in rapid wound healing; they never thought of Aloe Vera. Before the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming, Aloe Vera was used in treating sours and wounds, cuts, and burns. It is very effective in treating first degree and second degree burns.
- It Could be Used as a Dental Aid: This natural herb can also be of great help to your teeth. Aloe Vera, according to health experts, contains natural ingredients, which include a healthy dose of Vitamin C, which can be used to block teeth plaques. It can also render effective palliative to swollen and bleeding gums.
Toothpaste have begun to add aloe vera to their products to improve dental health of their consumers.
- It Reduces Blood Sugar Level: Aloe Vera could work really well for diabetic people, helping them manage blood sugar levels by enhancing the insulin sensitivity.
Studies have shown that Aloe Vera could be effective for people with Type 2 diabetes due to its effect on glycerin control.
- It Stimulates Sexual Performance: Aloe Vera helps many men significantly increase their sexual performance. It also acts as a lubricant that absorbs easily. It is a perfect replacement for the toxic lubricant since it comes in gel form.
- Hair Improvement: Aloe Vera contains proteolytic enzymes that reawaken dead skin cells on the scalp, helping your hair grow back again. It can also serve as a great conditioner that helps your shiny and smooth. It promotes hair growth, prevents itching on the scalp, reduces dandruff, and reduces hair breakage.
- Effective for Weight Loss: If you wanna remain sexy and healthy at the same time, Aloe Vera must be part of your list— your regular diet. It must be part of your favorite juices.
It has been very common and also one of the most used ingredients in the beauty and health industry. Britt Brandon in his book, The Everything Guide to Aloe Vera for Health, stated that “Aloe Vera can improve the effectiveness of diet and maximize your weight loss potential. It has an incredible amount of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes and sterols that maximize your weight loss potential and generally improve your health.
- Aloe Vera for Skin: Having talked about some of the incredible things this natural herb could do to you if you use it well, let’s now discuss what it could do for that special skin of yours:
- Acne and Pimples: Ordinarily, taking some gel and rubbing it onto your pimpled face would do but here is a much better recommendation: Take some gel, blended walnuts and mixing honey, rub it on to your face for about a week or two and your face is gonna be brand new.
- Sensitive Skin: Aloe gel, cucumber juice, rose oil and raw yoghurt blended into a paste and rubbed onto your skin for twenty minutes would be a smart ass.
So here is just a tip of what Aloe could do to your life. If you’ve got more recommendations please add it in the comment box below.