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Why You Should Be Using Aloe Vera
What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe Vera is a "miracle plant" which originated from Africa, but can now grow in many warm climates once planted. The transparent, gel-like substance can be found by cutting open the leaves and can then be used simply as the gel itself, or made into creams or ointments, drinks or powder.
It is widely used within herbal medicine and is beginning to expand into the mainstream pharmaceutical industry.
What are the benefits of using Aloe Vera?
- Aloe Vera is very high and rich in vitamins and minerals
Aloe Vera has vitamins such as A, B1, B2, Niacin (B3), B6, C, E and folic acid. It also contains B12, which is only found in a handful of plants throughout the world.
- Aloe Vera removes toxins from the body
Aloe Vera will absorb the toxins from your gastrointestinal tract. When it takes in these toxins they are disposed of, as opposed to entering your body.
- Aloe Vera fights disease with alkaline
The food you eat should be 80% alkaline, and 20% acidic, but unfortunately most people take in more acidic food than they should. This results in poor health because disease can't survive in an alkaline environment. Aloe Vera is high in alkaline.
- Aloe Vera lowers and reduces high cholesterol
Aloe Vera has a type of sterol in it which has been proven to stop the absorption of bad cholesterol.
- Aloe Vera is good for your skin
It's so good, it's even used in the cosmetic industry! Because Aloe Vera is over 99% water, it's an effective way to moisturize and hydrate the skin. It helps the flow of blood in the skin and improves elasticity.
It helps to lessen the pain of wounds, it's good for burns, itches, insect bites and psoriasis.
- Aloe Vera can treat frostbite
Aloe Vera stops the blood flow from decreasing to the frozen tissues, which is the main cause of tissue loss, or amputation, in frostbite.
- Aloe Vera can protect the skin from harmful radiation
Aloe Vera can fight against skin damage from x-rays, Studies show that Aloe Vera is an effective antioxidant, and protects the human body's natural healing substances.
- Aloe Vera can cure mouth ulcers
Aloe Vera reduces inflammation in the gums and destroys harmful bacteria while it's at it, resulting in the curing of mouth ulcers and less bleeding.
- Aloe Vera improves hair growth and quality
Drinking Aloe Vera juice controls the pH balance (and retains moisture) to ensure healthy hair growth. If you apply this Aloe Vera directly to your scalp (as either gel, or as Aloe Vera shampoo) it can promote more growth as it clears dead skin which clogs up your pores and removes sebum, a substance linked to baldness.
Do you find Aloe Vera helpful?
As you've read above, using Aloe Vera is really beneficial. It is good for your skin and digestive system, your immune system, it helps fight disease and infection, and it soothes burns and wounds.
It's a wonder people don't use it!