• Bassma Al Jandaly, Editor In Chief

Benefits And Uses of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. An evergreen perennial, it originates from the Arabian Peninsula, but grows wild in tropical, semi-tropical, and arid climates around the world. It is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses.

Aloe vera gel is known to relieve sunburn and help heal wounds. But this plant can be used for much more than this.

When it comes to beauty benefits, dermatologist refers to aloe vera as a natural healing agent due to its abundance of antioxidants, enzymes, and vitamins A and C.

Aloe vera is widely used today in:

  • Food – it is approved by the FDA as a flavoring.

  • Cosmetics.

  • Food supplements.

  • Herbal remedies.

A study stated that consuming 1 to 3 ounces of aloe gel at mealtime could reduce the severity of heartburn. It may also ease other digestion-related problems.

Aloe vera is considered a natural laxative and consuming aloe vera will support digestion.

taking two tablespoons of aloe vera juice per day can cause blood sugar levels to fall in people with type 2 diabetes, according to different studies.

Aloe vera lso can be used for skin care as...

1. Face Moisturizer and make up remover due to the fact that the water-dense leaves combined with specific plant compounds called complex carbohydrates make [aloe vera] an effective face moisturizer,”

2. Pimple Spot Treatment

Aloe vera may but not the deep one.

3. Repair Damaged Skin

Given aloe’s hydrating capabilities, it can be helpful in treating skin by replenishes the moisture of the skin.

4. Under Eye De-Puffer

With aloe vera’s ability to reduce inflammation and its powerful antioxidant properties, the ingredient can also be great for de-puffing the eye area. Gently apply the gel under your eyes to improve circulation, flush out the fluid build-up, and reduce swelling.

5. it heals wounds from second-degree burns

Aloe vera gel contains 1 percent silver sulphadiazine cream for the treatment of second-degree burn wounds.

6. Aloe vera can be used for dandruff and putting it on hair roots can stop hair falling and it can make the hair silky and shiny.

How to use the plant

  • Remove 3-4 leaves at a time, choosing thick leaves from the outer sections of the plant.

  • Cut them close to the stem. Most of the beneficial nutrients are found at the base of the leaves.

  • Wash and dry the leaves.

  • Trim the prickly edges with a knife.

  • Using a knife or your fingers, separate the interior gel from the outside of the leaf. The interior gel is the part of the aloe that you’ll use.

  • Allow the yellow sap to drain from the leaf. This is the aloe vera latex. If you plan to use the latex, you can catch this in a container. If you’re not planning to use the latex, you can dispose of it.

  • Cut the aloe gel into slices or cubes.

  • You can put the aloe into a blender and then strain the substance to remove the pulp.

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