It’s used in traditional Indian medicine for constipation, skin diseases, worm infestation, infections and as a natural remedy for colic. In Chinese medicine, it’s often recommended in the treatment of fungal diseases, and in the Western world, it has found widespread use in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries.
In fact, the manufacturing of aloe vera extracts is one of the largest botanical industries in the world.
Aloe vera is one of the best natural remedies that we can offer our skin. There is a set of properties that make this plant into something incredible that’s worth having around at home.
Aloe Vera is extensively used in beauty products and for good reason. It’s got antiviral and antibacterial properties, and the ability to help treat everything from constipation to diabetes. The green-cactus looking plant that sits out in your garden isn’t just a plant with its roots in folklore, it’s the crux of a million dollar industry that extends from beauty creams to healthy juices and diet supplements. Over time, aloe vera has seamlessly integrated itself into everything we use. But what makes this miracle plant so distinguishable?
The health benefits of aloe vera are numerous, beginning with improving the digestive system, it can result in an optimal health in the long run. It strengthens the immune system, delays the aging process, cures dermatitis, alleviates menstrual problems, reduces arthritis pain, and heals wounds. It also cures nausea, eliminates ulcers, lowers blood sugar levels, prevents diabetes, reduces oxidative stress, inhibits cancerous growth, heals the side effects of radiotherapy treatments, promotes hair growth, and soothes acid reflux symptoms.
This widely useful plant also lowers cholesterol and triglycerides, improves cardiovascular functions, alleviates joint and muscle pain, enhances lifespan, and cures gum diseases. It has been used for ages to alleviate pain since it has excellent anti-inflammatory properties.
Studies are still being conducted to discover more benefits of the aloe plant that will undoubtedly make it more important in the medicinal practices all around the world.
1. Restores the health of your hair
The properties of aloe vera help you restore the health of your hair. The juice of this plant will help you keep your hair healthy by reinforcing it, stimulating growth and making it shine—which is exactly what we are looking for.
In order to get the hair that you want, you just have to prepare a hair mask by following the steps and using the ingredients below:
- aloe vera leaf
- 1 tablespoon of almond oil
Open the leaf vertically and cut it finely. Mix the aloe vera leaf with the almond oil. Lastly, you’ll have to apply the mixture onto your hair. -Wait around 20 minutes and wash off with warm water.
2. The best secret for your skin
If aloe vera had a just one main characteristic, it’d be that it’s one of the best natural products that you can use for skin.
It’s a plant that can moisturize, increase skin elasticity and help slow down the aging process. Thanks to this plant, you can prevent spots or blemishes from forming in a very simple way.
Below are the ingredients that you can use to make an aloe vera lotion:
- 100 grams of aloe juice
- 3 tablespoons of water
- 5 tablespoons of alcohol
In order for the lotion to be effective, rub it onto your face and neck daily. Leave it on for 10 minutes, wash off and apply a moisturizer afterwards.
3. Aloe vera, honey, and lemon
This home remedy is used to treat keloids and regenerate the skin. It is recommended to apply it several times a day for a month to see the results.
- 1 aloe vera stalk
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g)
-Extract the gel from the aloe vera and squeeze the lemon.
-Place the aloe vera, lemon, and honey in a container.
-Mix it well and apply it to the affected area with a cotton wool ball.
-Leave it to act for 20 minutes and remove with fresh water.
4. Aloe vera, egg and honey
This is another home remedy for the hair based on aloe vera that leaves the hair shiny and silky. It is ideal for eliminating split ends and nourishing the hair fully.
- 4 to 5 inch aloe vera stalk
- 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g)
- An egg (if you have very long hair you’ll need 2 eggs)
-Cut the aloe vera stalk off the plant and then cut it horizontally.
-Extract the gel and place it in a container.
-Add the honey and pre-beaten eggs (beaten to a foam)
-Mix gently until you have a uniform cream. Put to one side.
-Wash your hair as usual.
-Apply this mask to the scalp with circular movements.
-Continue through the hair, from the roots to the ends.
-Leave it to act for 30 minutes then rinse with cold water.
-Repeat 3 times a week.