Aloe Vera is a plant species of the genus Aloe. It grows wild in tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses. Aloe is also used for decorative purposes and grows successfully indoors as a potted plant.
It is found in many consumer products including beverages, skin lotion, cosmetics, or ointments for minor burns and sunburns. There is little scientific evidence of the effectiveness or safety of Aloe vera extracts for either cosmetic or medicinal purpose. Studies finding positive evidence are frequently contradicted by other studies.
Aloe Vera is an amazing plant with many health benefits. It’s native to Northern Africa and the first uses of the plant have been documented on ancient Egyptian papyruses. Since then, the plant and its medicinal properties have been recognized in the western world and now the plant is used against many diseases.
The gel from the leaves has been used as a natural treatment against different health and skin conditions for centuries, which is why you must keep the plant at home. It’s easy to grow and maintain and there are lots of benefits to reap. Here’s what the plant can help you treat:
If used topically, this gel provides numerous health benefits, including:
- Treats acne and eczema
- Moisturizes the skin
- Soothes itching due to bug bites
- Calms boils and rashes
- Can be used as a shaving gel
- Heals wounds
- Reduces wrinkles
- Soothes burns
- Conditions the hair
On the other hand, if ingested orally, the aloe Vera gel will:
- boost immunity
- regulate blood sugar
- stimulate blood flow
- treat constipation, upset belly, colitis, and bloating
- boost white cells
- treat urinary infections
- prevent indigestion and heartburn
- treat arthritis
- keep gums healthy
Consuming the gel regularly will boost your immune system, reduce inflammation in your joints, treat digestion problems such as constipation and IBS, control your blood sugar levels, improve your circulation and oral health, increase your leukocyte count and relieve heartburn and indigestion.