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Benefits of Aloe Vera and Its Uses

Updated on January 20, 2015

Aloe Vera Health Benefits

Aloe vera is a stemless plant which grows to 60-100 cms, and believed to be originated from Africa. The leaves are grey-green in color and thick and fleshy. Aloe vera is grown in Africa, Asia, Europe and America, and is widely used for medicinal purposes over centuries. It is also grown as ornamental plant. It is called as 'adaptogen' because this miracle plant adapts to the needs of the body. It is used internally and externally. Several scientific research papers have been published worldwide showing the wonderful properties of aloe vera such as their anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-bacterial benefits.

Scientific name- Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller

Aloe vera Benefits

Aloe vera is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. Both aloe vera juice and gel are rich in calcium, sodium, iron, potassium, zinc, manganese, folic acid and Vitamins A, B1,B2,B6, C and E. There are more than 75 active constituents in aloe vera.

Aloe vera Juice for Skin

Aloe vera Skin Benefits - Aloe vera is used on the skin for purposes of bruises, sunburn, dry skin, rashes etc.

Aloe vera juice prevents pesky pimples and treats acne.

Soothes Psoriasis.

Uses as a general moisterizer for dry skin.

Helps in reducing wrinkles.

Reduces pigmentation and dark spots.

Brightens skin.

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For osteoarthritis - When it is taken along with Chondroitin sulfate, MSM and Vitamin C, it is helpful in the structure and health of cartilage.

Aloe Vera Gel Benefits

Aloe vera gel is used for healing first degree of burns for rapid healing.

It is helpful in shrinking warts on the body.

Useful in psoriasis.

The gel is useful in treating facial edema.

Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe Vera Juice Benefits also make this plant a very important plant for us.

  • Aloe vera juice contains natural detoxifying powers and hence it is used for easing constipation and cleansing the bowel.
  • For those who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, known as IBS, juice of this miracle plant is highly helpful. Helps in the growth of good bacteria in the gut to keep the digestive system in order.
  • Helpful in reducing rheumatoid arthritis pain.
  • Use of fresh gel is effective in reducing muscle and joint pains.
  • Aloe vera juice is also helpful in maintaining a healthy weight loss.
  • Maintains cholesterol level by reducing triglycerides in blood.
  • Aloe vera juice benefits include oral hygiene by reducing gingivitis and plaque formation.

Health Benefits of Taking Aloe vera

Since aloe vera contains various nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids, which are required for body's healing and repairing purposes. No wonder many users consider Aloe vera as a wonder plant or miracle plant. It is also called as 'plant of immortality' by the Egyptians.

Aloe vera is also helpful in healing Herpes outbreak.

Uses as an antidote for allergic skin rashes.

Aloe vera is used externally and orally, in various forms.

However, more scientific studies are required to authenticate these claims. Read this article

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Aloe vera with famous people

There are records to say that Mahatma Gandhi sustained his fasting period during the struggle of freedom with the help of Aloe vera. Queen Cleopatra of Egypt and Alexander the great, had used this wonder plant in some manner.

George Ebers first discovered its antiquity in 1862 in an Egyptian papyrus dated 1550 BC.

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The information provided in this hub is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician, or health care provider before taking any home remedies, supplements or starting a new health regime.


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