Aloe vera has a glorious history of being used as a medicine and cosmetic over the last 6,000 years. It is a spiny plant variety that grows even in extremely dry conditions. Most people use the plant as a growth enhancer for their hair by preparing an oil with it. However, aloe vera has several medicinal properties, which include:
» The plant can prevent heartburns, treat abdominal ulcers and solve indigestioncaused by acidity.
» Helps quick recovery from burns.
» Keeps away pain felt during periods.
» It reduces the inflammation in the joints.
» Has anti-inflammatory properties
» Lessens irritable bowel syndrome
» Prevents dehydration. Aloe vera juice contains plenty of Calcium which helps maintain the blood - fluid balance
» Aloe vera also helps the liver expel toxic contents. The plant boosts the functioning of the kidneys. The phyto nutrients in aloe vera ensure that the proper number of enzymes in the liver is maintained.
» Good bacteria in the abdomen are benefited by aloe vera. A type of soluble fibre in aloe vera helps the growth of these bacteria, which prevents constipation as well as diarrhoea.
» Aloe vera juice and gel have a number of phyto nutrients and anti-oxidant compounds. These substances strengthen the immune system of the body and have anti-microbial properties too.
» Makes the skin healthy. As it contains plenty of water, aloe vera protects the skin from ultraviolet radiation
» Blocks the growth of bacteria in the mouth. Helps remove the plaque formed. Aloe vera is beneficial to the health of teeth and mouth.