The species of the aloe vera plant have been used medicinally since the beginning of the first century. It is one of the most popular plants in the world, and has been native to the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa. Aloe vera has soothing and healing properties that make it one of the best natural remedies for all forms of irritation.
Applying aloe vera to your sunburns is only one of the numerous advantages of this powerful plant. In the article below, you are given list of the incredible life- saving uses of this plant in its various forms.
Similar to the coconut oil, aloe vera has fantastic impact on teeth and their whitening. The plant’s natural properties, including Vitamin C, can power through plaque and protect against the bacteria causing gum disease. A recent study found that aloe vera extract can be as effective as the store bought mouthwash brands.
It Preserves Food
Even though you buy organic vegetables, the truth is that they are more likely to go bad faster than the chemically grown alternatives. However, we offer you the solution: apply a thin layer of edible aloe vera to your fresh products to protect them against the bacteria which lead to spoiling.
Blood Sugar Regulation
Interestingly, a survey showed that two tablespoons of aloe vera juice on a daily basis could lower the blood sugar levels of diabetics substantially. With a naturally sweet flavor, aloe vera juice can satisfy sugar cravings without throwing blood sugar levels overboard.
Due to its powerful antibacterial properties, aloe vera makes a great ointment for infected cuts. Because of its soothing abilities, it also works to actively heal the wound and reduces the creation of scars.
Lubricants on an aloe vera basis are safe and pH balanced which can stave off infections or bacteria.
Aloe vera is the safer and more effective option than beauty care manufactures moisturizers when it comes to balancing the skin’s natural moisture levels, since the latter are packed with chemicals meant to dry the skin and encourage repeat purchase.
Aloe vera, as a plant that thrives in dry and arid climates, retains water and draws moisture in rather than act as a shield against dryness like manufactured products. Despite hydrating the skin, it also helps in the acne elimination process.
Many people suffer from GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and use prescription drugs to mask the symptoms. As you may assume, aloe vera is a great natural alternative and can be sourced in your own backyard.
We must note that not all species of the aloe plant are safe to consume. However, there are aloe vera juices available with can help soothe irritation and reduce the inflammation causing heartburn.
A study discovered aloe vera to be helpful in case of constipation. It has even been shown more effective than conventional laxative drugs. The juice can help the colon retain water and stimulate movement in the lower intestine.
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