Aloe Vera, either as plant or gel or juice can work wonders with our health not only with sunburns but also with skin conditions, inflammations, even cancer! Aloe Vera has been first used 6000 years ago in Egypt and was known as “plant of immortality”! Where does this magic herb comes from and how can we make the best out of it?
What is Aloe Vera and how to best use it
Aloe Vera is a plant from the genus Aloe, which grows in tropical climates but it is also cultivated across the world for decorative and medicinal reasons. It has antiviral and antibacterial properties. The leaves of the plant produce a transparent gel which is full of amino acids and vitamins A, C, E and B12. Smashing the leaves of Aloe Vera plant into the blender and following purification, the Aloe Vera juice is produced, a healthy and mild elixir.
We have to agree; nobody likes to spend all their money on artificial medication! If you thought that pharmaceutical drugs are the only solution to inflammation, diabetes, psoriasis and heart burns, think again! Aloe Vera extracts are perfect home remedies which can provide cheap and natural solutions to your family’s health! Depending on the condition you or your family member has, Aloe Vera gel or juice can have amazing benefits and in no time!
Best treatments with Aloe Vera
The first and most known use of Aloe Vera is the sunburn. Simply by breaking a leaf of the plant and apply it on the sunburned area will not only moisturise the area but also prevent the skin peeling effect. In case the plant is not available, the gel will be exactly as effective. Place Aloe Vera gel on the fridge and then gently apply it on bug bites or wounds. Its natural antibacterial properties and antiseptic properties will ease the pain and prevent swelling and itching.
Due to is natural moisturising and hydrating effects, Aloe Vera can be used daily for skin care. By applying the gel directly on the problematic areas, you can make rashes, blisters, scars and even herpes disappear! Aloe Vera juice can also reduce the frequency and the appearance of acne and can also be used against psoriasis and dermatitis, due its rich compounds.
Aloe Vera contains acemanna, which is a powerful catalyst for the immune system. It also consists of bradykinase which fights inflammations and zinc, ideal to combat zinc deficiency, the 5th leading cause of death worldwide! But its benefits do not stop there. Vitamin A plays a crucial role in controlling healthy vision and neurological function, Vitamin C protects against cardiovascular diseases and prenatal problems and Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant which prevents aging and attacks inflammations.
Aloe Vera juice can relief from heart burns as its admixture controls the acids present on your stomach. This results in better digestion and prevention from gastric ulcer. Moreover, two tablespoons of Aloe Vera juice per day has been scientifically proven that it lowers blood pressure, especially among people with type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, consuming Aloe Vera results in decrease of bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and triglycerides levels which boosts the condition of your heart!
Although still in early stages, research has shown that emodin, a substance found in Aloe Vera leaves, has the potential to decline growth in breast cancer patients.