This plant is even used by Cleopatra and Christopher Columbus, and it is called by different names, such as the “wonder plant,” “burn plant,” “lily of the desert” or well known among the people – Aloe Vera.
The plant originated from Sudan, but today you can find it in almost every part of the world.
Aloe Vera is among the richest plants with active compounds (75), including amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. It contains a high amount of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, and E.
In the spiky leaves can be found “tons” of magnesium, calcium, iron, sodium, potassium, and copper.
Aloe Vera is a multipurpose plant with amazing healing properties. It can be applied orally, for alkalizing the body, boosting memory and learning skills, strengthening the stomach lining and relieving constipation.
Topically it is commonly used for the treatment of skin abrasions, burns, sunburns, redness, and swelling.
The Top Uses of Aloe Vera:
- Makeup remover
Because of a soothing and calming effect, it is used instead of the regular makeup removers.
- Hair conditioner
It is applied to the scalp and should work for 2 minutes.
- Shampoo booster
To get a silky hair, you should add Aloe Vera to your regular shampoo.
- Boosts hair growth
Due to the enzymes in Aloe Vera is stimulated hair growth.
- Acne treatment
Try to use it on your acne, as Aloe Vera gel reduces inflammation.
- Prevents/reduces stretch marks
Aloe Vera prevents and reduces the appearance of stretch marks, as it has regenerative properties.
- Treats sunburns
Thanks to the antiseptic effect of Aloe Vera it is used for relieving sunburns.
- Skin moisturizer
Aloe Vera moisturizes the skin and brings enough oxygen to it.
- Treats herpes, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and skin allergies
The gel of Aloe Vera is easily absorbed in the deeper skin layers and for this purpose and its healing properties is beneficial in the treatment of herpes, psoriasis, skin allergies, dermatitis, and other skin conditions.
Aloe Vera is an amazing lubricant.
- Shaving gel
As Aloe Vera smoothens skin and prevents irritation it is commonly used as a shaving gel.
- Makes nails stronger
Both the juice and the gel can be used to strengthen your nails and soften cuticles.
- Heals swollen gums
Aloe Vera boosts your body’s defense system when you apply the gel onto the affected area.
- Relieves menstrual cramping
Aloe Vera juice relieves pain, fatigue, and cramping.
- Fights flu and cold
Aloe Vera is rich in minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. All of them are working in a synergy, strengthen your system, and prevent/treat flu and cold.