Aloe vera is also known as ‘plant from heaven’ because of its immense properties and healing tactics. It is rich in minerals, enzymes, hormones, lignin, salicylic acid, sterols, saponins, glucose, fructose, Vitamin A, C, E, B, B12, choline, aloetic acid, ethereal oil and many more.
Ayurveda, Chinese herbal medicine and British herbal medicine have all advocated aloe vera as a healer when applied or consumed orally.
There's nothing better than using home-grown aloe vera, au natural. All you need is one medium-sized leaf to cut open and scoop out the gel. The gel is a natural product that has been used for centuries to heal skin issues such as sunburn, rashes, acne, among others.
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The vitamin C, Vitamin E and beta carotene give it its nourishing and anti-aging qualities. It can moisturise the skin without making it greasy.
Check out our Aloe Vera Facial Cleanser.
Aloe vera or aloe vera-based products can be used all year round and for all skin types. Aloe vera treats the cells on the epithelial level of the skin which is why it's recommended by dermatologists to remove tan, treat sunburn and stretch marks. DIY face mask, anyone?
Bonus! Aloe vera also keeps your hair hydrated, moisturized and promotes hair growth. Check out these hair mask ideas you can try at home.
Drinking aloe vera juice first thing in the morning helps to reduce inflammation, speed up the healing process within, and stimulate digestion. It also helps in improving liver function which detoxifies the body, boosting immunity, and protecting the heart.
Aloe juice is also used for increasing hydration, treating sunburn, soothing the skin, hair care, and relieving heartburn.
Not a fan of the smell and texture? Why not toss it in your smoothie!
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Real talk - ever struggle with a bit of constipation? Aloe vera has a slight laxative quality to it!
When you drink the plant, in a tea or fresh, it can eliminate symptoms of constipation and abdominal pain. Not only that, it can help in weight loss efforts and in balancing cholesterol levels!
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Try out this delicious drink recipe:
Easy Homemade Recipe for Aloe Vera Drink from SmartSexyPaleo.com
There is no doubt that aloe vera is an incredible hydrator and anti-inflammatory, but you should always patch-test before applying it all over your skin, just to make sure you don't have a reaction. And always consume in moderation and consult with your doctor before consuming orally.
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