‘The plant of immortality’, ‘the miracle plant’ or ‘the burnt plant’, the adoring names for Aloe Vera are many. Commonly found in the African region, this unique, nontoxic plant with spear like spikes stores water which gives it its medicinal properties that the world raves about.
Aloe Vera consists of nearly 75 nutrients, 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids and 200 active enzymes. It also contains components like polysaccharides, mannans, anthraquinones and lectins, making it effective for external and internal application.
Today Aloe Vera is a major component of many beauty products because its benefits have been scientifically proven and passed down through centuries. You can use products with Aloe Vera or use the plant extracts directly for a more potent effect.
Skin burns and rashes
Aloe Vera contains analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that make it an effective cure for treating cuts and burns. It can also be used topically to treat razor cuts, blisters, rashes and sunburns. Extract the fresh gel from an Aloe petal leaf and refrigerate. Clean your face and apply it for 15 minutes and wash. This simple remedy will repair you skin tissues and sooth the burnt skin naturally.
Forget miracle cosmetics and creams and try Aloe Vera to visibly reduce signs of aging. The plant contains antioxidants that help to rid the body of free radicals which damage healthy skin cells. It also contains fibroblasts that help the skin manufacture collagen and keep it healthy and elastic. Apply it on your face or drink Aloe Vera juices and smoothies for optimum results.
Aloe Vera as a cure for acne is well touted. The plant has properties that help the body grow new cells which assists the skin to heal more quickly without large amounts of scarring. Apply Aloe Vera to minimize the effects of skin problems like psoriasis, eczema and acne. Aloe Vera also makes a great moisturizer for those with oily skin because it adds moisture without making the skin greasy. Aloe’s benefits aren’t limited to women as men can too make the most of it by using it as a moisturizing aftershave to help balm small cuts.
Aloe Vera for Hair
Aloe Vera’s benefits extend to the hair as well. In fact, its usage to maintain luscious locks can be traced back to ancient Egyptian times. The Proteolitic enzymes found in Aloe Vera help to eradicate dead skin cells on the scalp while its Keratolic action breaks down the sebum and dead scalp cells. Aloe Vera’s alkalizing properties balances the pH level of the scalp and hair which results in further hair growth and retains moisture in the scalp. The plant is also very useful in dandruff because its natural enzymes and anti-fungal properties moisturize the scalp that helps to eliminate the scalp dryness that causes dandruff.