Aloe Vera gel contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These hormones provide healing and anti-inflammatory properties In Ayurvedic medicine, Aloe is used to effectively heal chronic skin problems, such as psoriasis, acne and eczema.
Aloe Vera was used in ancient Egypt for many purposes which earned it its name “plant of immortality.” Since then, its uses have become more targeted and medicinal, and it’s one of the leading therapies for sunburns.
Aloe vera is a cactus plant that belongs to the Liliaceae family. Various studies have been conducted to examine the benefits of the aloe vera plant and it was found out that aloe vera does, in fact, have many effective cures for treating various skin conditions, from the flaky or dry skin, cosmetic ailments, hair and scalp problems to many more.
It is also said to be useful in treating wounds and burns, minor skin infections, cysts, diabetes, and elevated blood lipids in humans. It also shows promising treatment for more serious skin conditions such as eczema, genital herpes, dandruff, psoriasis, canker sores, skin ulcers and others.
Here are 8 benefits of using Aloe Vera
Through its powerful healing activity at the epithelial level of the skin. It acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish its moisture. Because of its nutritional qualities and antioxidant properties, the skin heals quicker.
- It acts as a moisturizer.
Aloe moisturizes the skin without giving it a greasy feel, so it`s perfect for anyone with an oily skin complexion. For women who use mineral-based makeup, aloe vera acts as a moisturizer and is great for the face prior to the application to prevents skin drying. For men: Aloe vera gel can be used as an aftershave treatment as its healing properties can treat small cuts caused by shaving.
- It treats acne.
Aloe vera gel contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. Gibberellin in aloe vera acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells. It allows the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring.
Aloe is soothing and can reduce skin inflammations, blistering and itchiness while helping the skin to heal more rapidly. Additionally, in Ayurvedic medicine, Aloe is used to effectively heal chronic skin problems, such as psoriasis, acne and eczema.
- It fights to age.
Aloe leaves contains many antioxidants including, beta-carotene, vitamin C and E that can help improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated.
- Stretch Marks
Aloe vera gel can help hide these stretch marks by healing these wounds.
- Good Health
Aloe Vera has over 75 different nutrients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, anthraquinones or phenolic compounds, lignin, saponins, sterols, amino acids and salicylic acid.
- It soothes in periodontal disease.
Aloe Vera is extremely helpful in the treatment of gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. It reduces bleeding, inflammation and swelling of the gums. It is a powerful antiseptic in pockets where normal cleaning is difficult. It also has antifungal properties which help greatly in the problem of denture stomatitis, apthous ulcers, cracked and split corners of the mouth.
Aloe Vera is said to improve the digestion and to relieve ulcers. Some people consider it a laxative, while others attribute that effect to its digestive qualities (which normalises the system and induce regularity). The juice is also prescribed for arthritis and rheumatism. To test any of these claims, steep the Aloe Vera Plant in water or chew pieces of the fresh leaf.
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