The Benefits Of Aloe Vera And Aloe Vera Juice

Table Of Contents

  • History Of Aloe Vera
  • About The Aloe Plant
  • Uses Of aloe Vera
  • Nutrients In Aloe Vera
  • Health Benefits Of aloe Vera
  • Aloe Vera Tea
  • aloe Vera Juice
  • Some Useful Information about Aloe Vera
  • Some Of My Other Hubs On Healthy foods
  • Some Other Hubs On Aloe Vera


History Of Aloe Vera


Latin Name : Aloe barbadensis

Aloe vera is commonly called by various names as Lily of the desert, Burn plant, Fountain of youth, Healing plant, Elephant's gall etc.

In India it is called Ghrit Kumari.

Aloe vera is commonly called Aloe. It is believed to be a native of Northern Africa.

Aloe vera use goes back to over 6000 years in Egypt when the plant was depicted in stone carvings. Egyptians buried dead Pharoahs along with Aloe as they considered it "a plant of immortality". They still grow Aloe around graveyards.

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cut aloe leaf showing gel inside
cut aloe leaf showing gel inside | Source

In India, the Rig Veda has a reference to the Aloe plant sometime dated to 5000 BC. Incidentally, Rig Veda is the earliest Ayurvedic book of natural medicine written by Dhanvantri. Rig Veda recommends Aloe vera for treating disorders of the reproductive system and liver, worm infestation and healing of external wounds.

Later on, in 1550 BC, extensive details of its medicinal uses were documented in Egypt in a document called Papyrus ebers.

By 375 BC, the use of Aloe vera was widespread in India.

Today it is grown in Texas USA, Mexico, South America, Central America, Africa, Australia besides India.

It is often called "the miracle plant" and is the oldest known and the most used medicinal plant. It has about 200 active ingredients which have been proved scientifically and numerous combinations of these ingredients ensure a broad spectrum of activity against disorders in human health.

It has been much used as a traditional folk and herbal remedy. It exhibits analgesic, antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti inflammatory activity.

Many Hindus in North India have a tradition of feeding their newborn a little Aloe mixed with honey in a golden spoon.


About The Aloe Plant

Aloe is a cactus lookalike plant with grey green, thick, fleshy, succulent leaves that have serrated margins. It is almost a stemless plant with the cluster of leaves seemingly springing out of the soil surface.

The plant propagates by way of roots and offsets. Medicinally active principles are found in the gel as well as the rind of the leaves.

The plant grows in hot, dry, tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It grows to a height of 2 to 3 and 1/2 feet. The flowers bloom in summer on a spike that itself is about 3 feet tall, almost as tall as the plant.


Uses Of Aloe Vera


Aloe vera is used in by the cosmetic industry in a big way. It is used in facial tissues to act as a moisturiser and anti irritant.

Aloe vera sap or extract is used make up, moisturisers, soaps, sunscreen lotions, shampoos, shaving creams etc.

The extracts are also used, to dilute semen during artificial insemination of sheep, to preserve fresh food like fruits and legumes.

It is believed that biofuel can be produced from their seeds.

Use of Aloe vera as a natural food flavoring has been approved by the FDA. Some commercially prepared yogurt has Aloe as an ingredient. Beverages like aloe tea,aloe juice are also prepared commercially.


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Nutrients In Aloe Vera

Constituent
Number & Identification
Properties & Activity
Comment
 
 
 
 
Amino Acids
Provides 20 of the 22 human required amino acids & 7 of the 8 essential amino acids.
Provides the basic building blocks of proteins in the production of muscle tissue etc
The 8 essential amino acids are those the human body cannot manufacture
Anthraquinones
Provides 12 anthraquinones: Aloe emodin, Aloetic Acid, Aloin, Anthracine, Antranol, Barbaloin, Chrysophanic Acid, Emodin, Ethereal Oil, Ester of Cinnamonic Acid, Isobarbaloin, Resistannol.
In relatively small concentrations together with the Gel fraction they provide Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antifungal & Antiviral activity. In high concentration on their own they can be toxic.
Traditionally known as laxatives. The antraquinones are found in the sap. The anthraquinone derivatives (anthrones & chromones) comprise the phenolic fraction of the sap. The primary sap component is Aloin/Barbaloin anthrone derivative
Enzymes
Provides 8 enzymes: Aliiase, Alkaline Phosphatase, Amylase, Carboxypeptidase, Catalase, Cellulase, Lipase, Peroxidase
Helps breakdown of food sugars and fats aiding digestion & enhancing nutrient absorbtion
 
Hormones
Auxins & Gibberellins
Wound Healing & Anti-inflammatory
 
Lignin
Cellulose based substance
Thought to provide penetrating power in Aloe vera skin preparations and may act as a carrier for other components
 
Minerals
Provides 9 minerals: Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc
Essential for good health and is known to work in certain combimation with each other, vitamins and other trace elements
 
Salicylic Acid
Aspirin like compound
Analgesic
 
Saponins
Glycosides
Soapy substance both cleansing and antiseptic
 
Sterols
Provides 4 main plant steroids: Cholesterol, Campesterol, Lupeol, ß Sitosterol
Anti-inflammatory agents. Lupeol also possesses antiseptic and analgesic properties
 
Sugars
Monosaccharides: glucose & fructose Polysaccarides: gluco-mannans / polymannose
Anti-inflammatory action Anti-viral, immune modulating activity of Acemannan
The long chain gluco-mannons are absorbed intact by the pinocytotic process of certain cells lining the digestive tract.
Vitamins
A, C, E, B, Choline, B12, Folic Acid
Antioxidant(A,C,E): neutralises free radicals
B's & Choline involved in amino acid metabolism, B12 required for production of red blood cells, Folic Acid in the development of blood cells
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
source : http://www.aloe-vera.org/nutrients.htm
aloe vera gel
aloe vera gel | Source

Health Benefits Of Aloe Vera


Though there are about 500 varieties of Aloe only 4 to 5 are used medicinally of which Aloe vera also called Aloe barbadensis miller, is the most widely used variety.

Aloe vera is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and glyconutrients ( Phytonutrients and Saccharides).

Some of the health benefits are as follows

  • Skin Healing/ Burn Healing/Sunburn

Aloe vera heals skin that has suffered cuts, scrapes, burns or sunburn. The gel when applied on wounds dries up fast sealing the wounds against dust and dirt ensuring protection from infections. The gel application also increases blood flow to the wound and aids in faster healing.

Application on even 3rd degree burns show that it leaves no scars and restores burnt skin. It heals sunburnt skin too.

  • Benefits In Cancer Tumors And As Follow up After Radiation Therapy

The phytonutrient acemannan in aloe vera boosts immunity and destroys cancer tumors and aids recovery after cancer treatment improving survival rates.

It heals radiation burns due to radiation therapy in cancer treatment. Apply Aloe gel on the area of radiation to heal faster. Radiation has never stopped cancer only disabled people and in fact causes cancer.

Those who have undergone chemotherapy, radiation, surgery or mammography should regularly consume Aloe vera internally and also apply it externally to not only nullify the bad effects of these treatments but to improve overall health.

Aloe extract increased survival rates considerably and reduced radiation induced damage to the germ cells and consequent loss in body weight.

Read abstracts and study about Aloe and cancer tumors reduction here.

  • Aloe Vera consumption Lengthens Life Span

A Study has shown that Aloe vera extends lifespan and reduces the death rate. This study has been done on rats.

  • Aloe Vera Benefits In Kidney Disease

Aloe vera reduces kidney disease and lowers incidence of blood cancer - leukemia. Sodium nitrite is a chemical that is used to delay spoilage and impart a pink color to meat in hot dogs, to make it look attractive. This chemical causes leukemia, brain tumors and other types of cancers.

You can read here about a study done on cancer and sodium nitrite relationship. If you google, cancer and sodium nitrite, you will get umpteen studies that confirm that sodium nitrite causes cancer.

  • Aloe Vera As A food Preservative

Foods, fruits, legumes can be naturally preserved without the use of chemical preservatives. A thin layer of Aloe vera gel application is all that is required. The gel killed bacteria and extended the shelf life of the preserved food.

Read here about an article on an experiment done with grapes. In this case the shelf life was increased almost 5 times.

  • As An Anti inflammatory

Aloe vera reduces inflammations and pain in arthritis and other joint diseases. Consume it internally and apply the gel externally. Along with this, it is necessary to stop foods like white sugar, fried foods, red meat, white flour, which cause inflammations, for it to totally eliminate the inflammation and pain.

  • Reduces Risk Of Strokes & Heart Attacks By Reducing High Blood Pressure

Because of consumption of processed foods, fried foods, animal fats, dairy fats. oils blood cells of persons who are on this type of diet clump together. This can be seen with a technique called dark field microscopy wherein live human blood vessels can be seen. It also shows the shape of the blood cells and whether they are clumping together. Clumping of blood cells makes the blood viscous and hampers its free flow.

These clumped blood cells hamper the free movement of blood and consequently oxygen and other nutrients from reaching tissues and brain cells.

Aloe vera not only makes the blood thinner to ensure freer flow but the unique polymers in it increase the capacity of the blood to carry more oxygen to various tissues. By thinning the blood it reduces blood pressure and consequently the risk of stroke and heart attack reduces

Also, more oxygen and nutrient rich blood to the brain slows down diseases like Alzheimer's and improves the brain function like increased memory, increased cognitive function and improvement in learning capacity.

This property of increasing the oxygen bearing capacity of blood is very beneficial in cases of blood loss in accidents etc. Regular consumption of Aloe vera makes the blood remaining in the body to work better all because of the special and unique polymers found in aloe have the property to increase the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood.

  • Cures Dental & Gum Diseases

Swish some gel around in the mouth or apply on the toothbrush and brush the teeth and gums. Additionally take some Vitamin D along with aloe vera internally as it has been found that most sufferers of gum disease are deficient in Vitamin D.

  • Potentiates The Activity Of Antioxidants

Aloe vera strengthens the antioxidant activity of Vitamins C, E and others like the phytochemicals since it increases the capacity of blood to carry them to all tissues of the body as the quality of the blood is improved by making it both oxygen rich and thinner for easier flow.

  • Benefits Hair

Aloe vera promotes hair growth due to its high content of vitamins and minerals. It repairs collagen and elastin, rejuvenates the hair follicles by improving the blood circulation. It cleans the scalp and combats dandruff.

  • Benefits Hydration

Because of the wonderful balance of electrolytes aloe vera juice is better than commercial sports drinks and hydrates the skin and body better.

It can help athletes improve their stamina and performance while at the same time recover faster from exercise or competition induced fatigue.

  • Ends Acid Reflux

Drinking the gel regularly relieves heartburn and acid reflux.

  • Benefits Diabetics

Aloe vera consumption reduces fasting blood sugar levels and stabilizes overall blood sugar levels. Because of the increased blood circulation it benefits by reducing the numbness of extremities experienced by diabetics. Also aids wound healing in diabetics.

Read some extract of a study done here.

  • Lowers Cholesterol And Triglycerides

In persons with high cholesterol and triglyceride levels consumption of aloe vera gel reduces cholesterol and total triglyceride levels.

Read about abstracts of some studies on this effect here.

  • Benefits In Digestive Disorders

Regular consumption of Aloe vera gel relieves digestive disorders like ulcers, Infectious bowel syndrome, Celiac disease and Crohn's disease- an inflammatory bowel disease. The polysaccharides are believed to have these curative effects.


Home Made Aloe Vera Tea Recipe


Aloe vera tea can be made easily from the gel contained in the leaf. On can drink aloe vera tea hot or cold.

In a cup of boiled water add 1 tsp of mashed gel from the leaf. Stir well.
To hot tea, add some fresh lemon juice to counteract the bitter taste of the gel.
To cold tea, instead of lemon juice, add orange juice.

If you so wish, you can purchase aloe vera tea bags from the link provided below.


Aloe Vera Tea


It is rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B12, C & E. It also contains 8 amino acids.

The health benefits of Aloe tea are :

  • Improvement in digestion, correcting stomach disorders, eliminating acid reflux and stopping stomachache.
  • It eliminates the gut parasites like worms and checks fungal growth.
  • It cleanses the liver, stimulates bile production and treats ulcers.
  • Aloe vera relieves constipation, soothes and cleans the intestines, controls IBS.
  • It reduces bloating and distension of the stomach and the accompanying discomforting symptoms.
  • Reduces stress & increases immunity and strength.
  • Caffeine free.
  • Improves metabolism hence burns fat and reduces weight.
  • Detoxifies blood, improves circulation and lowers cholesterol.
  • Cures coughs and headaches.
  • Relieves joint pains.
  • Benefits in diabetes because of the enzymes and the natural sugars it contains.
  • Clears menstrual issues and benefits the female reproductive system.

Aloe tea can be used externally to clean wounds, cuts, burnt skin, rashes, insect bites and wash eyes.


Aloe Vera Juice


Consume 2 ounces of Aloe vera juice every day if you are drinking to correct any health disorder. If the fresh gel is used to prepare juice at home, it can be blended in smoothies, fruit juices, milk etc to offset the slightly unpleasant taste.

Take care to remove only the clear gel for use as juice. Ensure that you do not scrape off the yellowish latex just beneath the leaf surface. It contains the compound Aloin which is a strong laxative.

Aloe vera juice delivers all the healing benefits of Aloe vera gel as given earlier.

At the dosage recommended above, Aloe vera juice rarely gives rise to side effects. Some side effects that are noted with large intake of the juice are : nausea, allergic reactions, dermatitis, liver dysfunction.


Some Useful Information About Aloe Vera


  • Use only the Aloe Vera or Aloe Barbadensis miller variety and not any other.
  • As the Aloe plant loses its active ingredients during flowering time do not use the gel at this time.
  • Freshly removed gel should be used as soon as possible as it loses its activity fast.
  • If purchasing a commercial Aloe product ensure that the product is cold processed and has its MPS ( mucopolysaccharide ) content tested.
  • If consuming a commercial brand of Aloe Vera product find out the polysaccharides content in it and then take it as follows :

    For healthy people - 500 mg of polysaccharides per day.
    For those with serious disorders - 1200 to 3600 mg polysaccharides per day.

Reactions or side effects to Aloe consumption have hardly been reported. So seemingly its consumption is quite safe.

Heat processing can break down the long chained polysaccharides and caramelize the sugars which are the cause of the healing benefits of Aloe Vera. Hence, cold processed Aloe vera products are suggested.

Also, if you intend to use home grown Aloe vera, it is best to put the gel in the blender in the end and blend for the minimum time possible to keep the polysaccharide chain intact.

Aloe Vera contains the maximum MPS ( mucopolysaccharides ) amongst all known plants.

It is best to consult a medical doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding, if you intend to consume Aloe Vera.


Disclaimer

This hub is for informational purposes only. Please consult your medical doctor or healthcare provider before starting any natural remedy, alternate therapy or a new health regime.

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unknown spy profile image

unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Aloe Vera indeed has many interesting uses. Thanks for sharing this Rajan..very detailed hub.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

This one I actually knew about but you have added to my knowledge and that is always a good thing. Great job of research my friend; very useful hub.


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Trinity M 4 years ago

Great hub rajan. I drink aloe vera juice every day. I suffer from pancreatitis and aloe vera juice combined with papaya juice has been touted as a miracle cure. Since I started using the aloe vera my symptoms have almost completely disappeared. I found some of the other uses you mention very interesting and will try a few myself. Voted up and useful.


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas

Rajan, your Hubs are so incredibly comprehensive and wonderful. Again, a wealth of amazing information here. I was surprised to see aloe vera contains so many amino acids as well as minerals. I have several plants around my home and they have come in very handy for cuts and burns. It truly is a miracle plant. Now I'm thinking I should be consuming it as well. Thanks for the tips and videos.

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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

unknown spy, I'm glad you liked the information. Thanks for stopping by.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Bill, I appreciate your read and comments. It is always a pleasure to see you. Thank you.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Trinity, this is feedback about the almost miraculous cure effected by Aloe vera is very useful. Thanks for sharing this info. I appreciate your sparing time to read, vote and comment. Always a pleasure to see you here.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Marisa, Aloe vera has an incredible number of health benefiting compounds and thus it being rightly called a miracle plant. I'm happy to see you have these plants already so you can even use the gel for consumption the moment you wish to.

Thanks for all the kind and appreciative words. It is always good to see you here. Thank you for all the votes and shares.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I didn't know it was good for so many things! I knew it helped burns but that all I knew:)

I feel much smarter after reading your hubs Rajan...oh I guess I am!

Hey did you say "fountain of youth?" I been looking for that thing!


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eHealer 4 years ago from Las Vegas

Rajan, I lived on Long Island and we'd find aloe plants, open them and rub them on our poor sunburned summer skin. I was never aware of how many benefits aloe vera actually had. This is a fantastic hub and should be HOD in my book. Thank you for all your hard work.


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sandrabusby 4 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

Thanks, rajan jolly, as always, I look forward to learning from you about healthy living.


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poojasd7 4 years ago from India

Just so good! I am going to try it out.

Thanks for sharing this piece of useful information. :-)


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Aloe vera has incredible uses and you outline them very clearly in your well-organized hub Rajan. A vote up and useful, as another great hub to add to your collection.


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

Wow! Loads of information about Aloe Vera.I never knew that we can make a tea. Thanks for the aloe vera tea recipe. Useful,Voted up and Shared!


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Awesome Hub. There is nothing better for sunburn than aloe vera! I must see if I can find the aloe vera yogurt!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

This is one of my favorite shrubs. I like looking for it as an ingredient in salves but also enjoy just breaking off a piece of he live plant and using its juice on the skin. Voting this Up and Useful.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Kelly, now that you are aware of the many other benefits of aloe vera I guess you can use it more often. Nice to see you here as always.

Thanks for reading.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

ehealer, thanks for all the appreciative words. I believe aloe vera can relieve a lot of human health issues if we use it more. Thanks for stopping by. Much appreciated.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Sandra. It's always a pleasure to see you here and be appreciated. Many thanks for visiting.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Pooja. Thanks for reading. I'm sure you will benefit from its use. Thanks for visiting.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Christy. It's always a pleasure to have you visit my hubs. Thanks for all the appreciation. I'm glad you liked the info.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Urmila. I hope you will be trying the aloe tea. Thanks for all the nice appreciative comments and sharing the hub. Your visit is much appreciated and nice to see you again.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Rebecca. I agree aloe works much better than these other sunburn creams. I hope you find the aloe yogurt.

Thanks for visiting. Your visit is always appreciated.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Aurelio. Nice to know you prefer aloe to use on the skin. It really soothes and heals faster than many other commercial preparations. Great to have your feedback. Thank you.


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softhard 4 years ago from Kathmandu

Great hub rajan. You might have known in India, Patanjali also sells Aleo vero juice in very low price. It is ok to consume?


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CyberShelley 4 years ago

Hi Rajan, Thanks for once again expanding my knowledge - aloe vera is very popular here at I use it on my skin. Will be using it now for a whole lot more! Voted up & awesome.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Nice to know that aloe vera is available where you live. Appreciate that you will be tying out more of it. That's a big motivation for me to write useful hubs. Glad to see you stop by and thanks for the read and votes shelley.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

I am a big fan of Aloe Vera and all your benefits sound useful and interesting.

as usual...getting 5 stars for your informative hub.

votedup !


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

I love aloe for owies and burns, but didn't know it had so many other uses. Excellent hub, Rajan Jolly! VUMS!


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Rajan

Thank you for sharing the benefits of Aloe Vera and Aloe Vera juice.

I have been extremely bloated lately. I have increased my water consumption but it isn't helping.

I am going to see if my local health food store sells Aloe Vera tea.

Voted up and away

Take care :)


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b. Malin 4 years ago

This was such a Wonderful learning Experience Rajan. I didn't know there were so many incredible uses for Aloe. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and Videos.

I now look forward to Following your Hubs.


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

One of my friends has always included this in his cooking. I thought it was a bit odd, but he swears by the benefits. After reading your hub, I may well have to try to include it in my cooking too!

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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Ruchira, its always good to see you here. Glad you liked the info. Thanks for the visit and votes.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

TT, now that you are aware of the very many benefits of aloe vera, maybe you'd like to try it out more. Thank you very much for giving a visit and appreciating.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Sue, yes you could definitely try aloe vera tea for your problem. I'm sure you'll be able to find it nearby.

Thanks for all the votes and stopping by. It's always a pleasure to see you.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

b.Malin - glad you liked the hub and especially the videos. It's always nice to have a new reader. Thanks for reading and liking.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Brett, cooking reduces the efficacy of aloe vera. It is always beneficial to take advatage of the long chained polysaccharides which get broken when aloe vera is given heat.

If inspite of cooking it still benefits imagine the power of uncooked aloe vera.

Thanks for your feedback. It'll be motivating to many. Appreciate your votes and sharing.


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joanveronica 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

Wow, so much information! A well written, informative Hub, really good! And I can endorse many of the concepts, because I use Aloe Vera here in Chile. Voted Up, useful, awesome and interesting. Have a good day and be happy!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Joan. This is a wonderful ratification of the health benefits outlined in this hub. This sure is going to get the good word that Aloe vera indeed works.

Thanks for sparing time to read and leave your endorsement and give votes too. I appreciate it very much.


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joanveronica 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

I'm back again! I wanted to tell you I shared on FB, Twitter, Stumble and Digg. Have a good day!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Joan. Thank you so much for sharing it all over the place. I'm much delighted and thankful too. You too have a great day.


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nikkiraeink 4 years ago from So. Cal.

Awesome hub! I've always used aloe vera for sunburns but who knew it had so many other benefits.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Excellent hub! I am a big fan of aloe vera. I take it in liquid form in juice daily because it is a great way to keep blood oxygenated and helps prevent cancer. There were so many other benefits I never realized. This is helpful information!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Nikki. I hope you find the information useful to be put into use if needed. Thanks for the read and comments.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Tammy. Good to know you are amongst the so many regular users of aloe vera. It is a great way to keep the blood highly oxygenated as well as thin apart from the other tremendous healing benefits. glad you liked the info.

Always a pleasure to see you here. Thank you.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I'm sitting here sipping on Aloe Vera juice as I read your hub. I will start drinking it more often now that I have learned all of the many benefits from you. I hope it will help my arthritis. Thank you so much for giving me this wonderful information. I have shared it on Facebook and Hubpages.


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Michael Durden 4 years ago

Nice hub. Makes me want to grow some aloe vera myself. Maybe I'll look into that.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Wow! What a wealth of information on one of the most important medicinal shrubs - aloe vera! From your informative hub, I have learnt more and saw aloe vera flowers for the first time in this photo - to me they look like bananas. Remember that I mentioned in your hub based on curing acne that I use aloe vera gel regularly and it proved beneficial for my skin. You also mentioned that you have aloe vera plant at your house which is indeed very good. A well-written, extremely detailed and vastly comprehensive hub on one of Nature's special gifts to people! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up & Socially Shared.


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theastrology 4 years ago from New Delhi

Very informative article about Aloe Vera plant.


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ashish04joshi 4 years ago from India

Awesome hub, Sir...My mom is especially an ardent fan of aloe vera...I'm bookmarking this one to show to my Mom.

Thanks for sharing.


kumar24894 4 years ago from Fuck of HUBPAGES

I used it a lot of times on my face as sunscreen .. It also helps to remove the pimple on the face and body.


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

Wow Rajan, it's a long way down here!!! I, like all others here have found this hub to be very interesting and helpful. My partner and I bought a small property a few years ago and it was all overgrown. We spent weeks weeding and pruning and clearing the place up and we pulled out a whole lot of what we later discovered was Aloe Vera. Luckily it is very hardy and plants soon sprung up again, thankfully. On a few occasions my partner has been stung by wasps (all biting things seem to be attracted to him), and we have found gel from our Aloe Vera to be very soothing to the bites. We also use it on our sunburn and I am tempted to try some of the gel when conditioning my hair also. I will be making better use of our Aloe Vera plants now. Thank you for this informative hub, my votes and best wishes to you Rajan and sharing.


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starstream 4 years ago from Northern California

I am going to try taking Aloe Vera juice after reading your hub. Thanks for all of the information you shared about this healthy plant and it's cancer preventative qualities.


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Peanutritious 4 years ago from Cheshire, UK

A very informative hub. I was first recommended aloe Vera when living in Thailand years ago. I used it on a scar and it's helped it fade quite a lot. I also find it effective when suffering from sunburn.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Audrey, I'm sure taking aloe vera juice on a regular basis will be beneficial in reducing your arthritis problem. glad you liked the info. Thanks for reading and sharing. It is always a pleasure to receive your comments.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Michael Durden - I hope this motivation stays. It feels good to be able to motivate someone to action. Appreciate your read and comments. Thanks.

@ theastrology - thanks for reading.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Ishwaryaa, nice to have so many appreciative comments from you. Glad also that aloe vera has helped in checking your acne problem. I appreciate your reading the hub, leaving your views and feedback, all the votes and sharing this hub.

Thank you very much.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Ashish - so nice to hear you deem it fit to share this info with your mom. Thanks for reading and appreciating.

Kumar - your input is welcome. Thanks for visiting.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Annie. Glad you found out about Aloe vera before you got rid of all of them. Luckily, aloe vera grows very easily and spreads a lot. It is great in skin problems as also in sunburn, insect bites etc. It is a great hair conditioner too. I'm happy to see you like the info and I appreciate all the votes and sharing and good wishes. Thank you.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ starstream - glad you are motivated enough to try it. Thanks for sparing time to read and leave your appreciation.

@ Peanutritious - thanks for your input and glad aloe benefitted you as it has others who have used it. Appreciate your visit and comments. Thanks.


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faith_love_hope32 4 years ago

Great Hub and very informative! I decided to check out this hub because I use aloe vera for leg pain associated with varicose veins and circulation issues. After I take a lukewarm/cool bath, I apply aloe vera gel all over my legs and I have instant relief. I try to do this every day, it's very helpful.

When I was a child, I remember while visiting my father once, I had a bad migraine. He didn't know what to do for me, my migraines were bad. I can remember he had an aloe vera plant in a bottle with water I think? and he applied the liquid from the bottle onto my forehead with a washcloth. I don't know if it helped, I really can't remember. I just remember the aloe vera in a bottle.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi faith love hope. Aloe vera improves blood circulation so it would be more beneficial if consumed too. I believe it should help with the migraine too because of the anti inflammatory action. Getting positive feedback on a write up is a big boost.

Thanks for reading and sharing your experiences. Much appreciated.


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Hady Chahine 4 years ago from Manhattan Beach

Nice hub! You provided a well defined summary of the many benefits associated with aloe vera. I’ve been drinking Dynamic Health Lab’s aloe vera juice for a while now and love it! I seriously notice the difference, and all I drink is 2 ounces per day. Thumbs up!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Hady. Glad you liked the hub and even nicer to learn that you have been benefitting from consuming Aloe vera Juice. Wonderful feedback. Thanks for reading and voting.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Hady. Glad you liked the hub and even nicer to learn that you have been benefiting from consuming Aloe vera Juice. Wonderful feedback. Thanks for reading and voting.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Rajan,

You are precise and comprehensive...what an awesome organization of text and videos to thoroughly examine the benefits of aloe vera.

I am most interested in trying the tea and thank you for the time and detail you put into this article.

Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks, Maria. I hope you like the Aloe vera tea. I appreciate your sparing time to read and comment.


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Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

What an in-depth hub! Wow. And 200 active ingredients -- I sure didn't know most of the facts you have presented. But I do know aloe sure works miracles on burnt skin. When our children were little, one day my dad was supposed to be watching them at the beach and keeping them in the shade. When I got there, they were in bad shape. By evening, their eyes were like slits. Their faces were so burned. But I had found some aloe at a local store and had them spread it on themselves liberally. In the morning, when they woke up they looked tanned but no longer burned. They had slept comfortably and woke up normal. Aloe is amazing.

Voted up, awesome, useful and sharing.


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newusedcarssacram 4 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

Again something very useful after Avocado Mr. Rajan.

nice...voted up!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Pamela - this is great feedback but not surprising as aloe is great for skin problems. Thanks for reading, voting and sharing.

@ newusedcars - Thanks for sparing time to read and comment.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Aloe Vera is one of my first aid at home. It has definitely a lot of healthy benefits. I sometimes cut off a leave of my aloe vera plant to use the gel for a facial mask. It´s very cooling. I used to buy aloe vera juice and other aloe vera products before from forever living products because they are good but too heavy for my wallet. Thanks for sharing this very organized article. Voted up and shared to my followers.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks, Thelma and I'm glad you like the article. Fresh aloe gel works equally well so there is no need to go for high priced aloe products. Nice to know you use the aloe available at home.

Thanks for reading and sharing the hub.


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Fiddleman 4 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Great hub packed with lots of great information. When I worked at GE as a die caster I was burned by molten aluminum and went to see our facility nurse, she had an aloe plant and broke off a piece and applied the juice to my burn. The pain ceased instantly and my burn healed very quickly.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Fiddleman, its nice to see so many positive experiences with aloe. Thanks for sharing yours and also for stopping by.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I grow aloe vera in our backyard and because it is always producing "babies" I have shared it with many other people. I can personally attest to the efficacy of using it for burns and scratches. Will have to consider using it internally. I know that many people claim many health benefits from doing so. Up votes and sharing.


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carriethomson 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Aloe vera had many advantage wih respect to health issue like hair problem, bad digestive system, skin defects and many more. One should try to keep aloe vera plant at home.

Thanks for the useful tips.....i will surely keep in mind


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Peggy - Thanks for your feedback Peggy. In India we use it for internal consumption too. Thanks for reading and of course sharing.

@ Carrie - Thank you very much for your comments. Appreciate your visit.


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facedoctor1 3 years ago from US

Good hub ..Pretty useful too..Aloe-Vera is really an awesome herb..Quite useful for many skin disorders..Thanks a lot for sharing..Nice videos too..

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Audrey Baker 3 years ago from Arizona

I never would have guessed there was an aloe vera yogurt! My mother always had an aloe vera plant, which came in handy for burns. I wish I could keep plants alive so I could have one as well.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ facedoctor - thank you for stopping by.

@ Audrey - it is very easy maintaining an Aloe plant and it propagates easily too. You could easily manage to keep and maintain one for handy use of its many benefits. Thanks for coming by.


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sfrentz06 3 years ago from Sterling Heights, MI, USA

Very interesting hub! I have wanted to try drinking aloe vera juice, but didn't know enough about it. I have had some digestive issues and maybe this can help. I have used the live plant in the past on my skin, what a great moisturizer!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Shawntell,

Aloe vera juice is great for digestive issues. This would certainly help. I'm glad you could find something of benefit from the hub. Thanks for stopping by.


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SINewsome 3 years ago from New York

Great topic! I love the benefits of drinking aloe


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for stopping by Sophie. Good to learn that you are availing benefiting of aloe.


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Kalmiya 3 years ago from North America

Thanks for your very informative hub about aloe. I have used fresh aloe on burns with good effect. I also think it's very good for the skin. Definitely a plant to keep around the kitchen!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for reading and sharing your experience with aloe. Much appreciated.


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carrie Lee Night 3 years ago from Northeast United States

rajan jolly: Thank you for writing such an informative hub :) I support anything that comes directly from the earth. Have a great weekend


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Carrie. Appreciate the visit and have a good day.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

rajan - When I lived on the island of Kauai, Hi., I used to have aloe vera growing in my yard. I would simply cut off small piece of the plant when I wanted some. Very handy and nice and fresh. Thanks for your hub which I could have used to learn about the benefits of the juice. I do drink it now. Up, across and sharing!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Audrey, the fresh aloe gel from the leaf needs no processing and can be used straight. Thanks for stopping by and the sharing too.


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titi6601 3 years ago

Thank you for sharing this great information with us!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks titi.


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kulewriter 3 years ago from Florida

People should know as much as they can about aloe vera, because the benefits outweigh the taste! Seriously, aloe vera must be a gift from heaven.

Years ago, I sold products for an aloe vera company. From my research I learned much, especially that there are literally 1,000's of variations of the aloe vera plant, only a few of which are medicinal. You have referenced aloe vera barbadensis, which is the correct one for proper medicinal and health-giving properties.

Another important datum is that the true strength of aloe vera is so powerful that it eats through plastic. I would, therefore never purchase an aloe vera juice product that was not inside of a darkened GLASS bottle. A juice in plastic would have to be more water than aloe vera. For my money, only glass-bottled juices is the way to go, aside from topica lusage straight from the barbadensis plant.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Kulewriter, thanks for adding to the information here. This very important aspect of aloe vera purchase will benefit readers.

Thanks for stopping by.


Jeanette McGowan 3 years ago

I have recently began taking Aloe for a persistent digestion problem - excess acid produced and constant diahrrea. After only a week, my stomach is beginning to feel better and am able to eat. But I find that I am now mildly constipated. Do I need to increase my water intake? I am taking 2 ounces, twice a day.

Thank you for your assistance


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Jeanette, you can reduce the dose to half and see. Thanks for stopping by. Also drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.


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Zubair Ahmed 3 years ago

Hi another great hub rajan,

Very good info, I used take Aloe capsules many years ago. Haven't taken any for a long time but some of the health benefits you mention I guess i'll have to start again.

Ta


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for reading Zubair and for sharing your thoughts.


payal 2 years ago

I am 14yrs I want to grow height give me some tips for that


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rajan jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Payal, do stretching exercises, eat a nutritious diet and do the 7 pranayams suggested by Baba Ramdev. You can read the article written by me on yoga and pranayama on this site.


Nitish Singh 2 years ago

will aloe vera help in increasing height


shashank 2 years ago

Will aloe vera juice reduces weight


prakash 19 months ago

Can aloevera juice by patanjali i.e aloevera orange flavour taken.Whether flavoured element decreases it benefits. Pl reply thanks in advance


Evie Sterne 14 months ago

Thanks for sharing interesting skin care benefits of aloe Vera. I totally agree with your concern that Aloe Vera has incredible benefits and no other cream or products give a fast result. Due to this reason, I'll only prefer to use 100% pure and natural Aloe Vera products only for better care of my skin whenever I have to go outside.

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