Top Benefits of Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has been a famous cactus-like looking medicinal plant for several years. It contains bioactive compounds which can help mend and improve our health. The plant is globally recognized by its bushy, sharp, dense and plump green leaves which store its juice. The leaves can grow about 12-20 inches long. The juice stored in the leaves has a gel like consistency and it contains maximum amount of the bioactive compounds. The gel also has an abundance of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and amino acids. This medicinal plant has been and is still being used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industries for its copious beneficial amalgams.
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Aloe Vera has the ability to lower blood sugar levels:
This plant has been used by healers all over the world for many centuries now. Drinking aloe vera juice has been shown to reduce cholesterol, increase blood oxygenation, boost circulation of fluids and stabilize blood sugar levels. Research has actually proved this to be true. It has shown to reduce the blood sugar levels along with cholesterol in both humans and animals. The juice should be taken twice a day the dosage of 5 to 15 ml.
It helps in the healing of burns:
Aloe Vera is very effective when it comes to burns, particularly sun burns. Which is why after every visit to the beach, people apply Aloe Vera gel on their bodies. It helps in cooling down the scorching effect on the skin. Regular usage of aloe vera on effected spots has shown to provide better results than any other conventional medicines. It accelerates the healing process on the skin while its cool and soothing properties help make the skin feel relaxed again.
It is an effective mouth wash:
Nowadays tooth aches, disease and decay are very common problems. Aloe Vera has the properties to help cure or stop it from the beginning. It does it by reducing the formation of plaque which are bacterial biofilms on the teeth. Aloe Vera kills the plaque forming bacteria, Streptococcus mutans in the mouth. Quick results have been shown by using the gel as a mouth was for just 4-5 days. If used for a long, continuous time period, it has the very effective results in reducing the dental plaque which also causes bad breath. Pure aloe vera juice has more success to minimize the formation dental plaque than any other regular mouth wash and it is also drug free and organic.
Aloe Vera has Anti-bacterial and Anti-oxidant properties:
Aloe vera is packed full of powerful anti-oxidants which help inhibit the growth of certain bacteria which cause harmful infections in the human body. It also helps in the treatment of minor skin infections and minor wounds. Research has shown that aloe vera juice contains salicylic acids, numerous lectins, ploymannans and acetylated mannans out which two of them have anti-bacterial properties. The plant also acts as an anti-inflammatory substance due to the presence of salicylic acid. The leaves and the gel contains most of the anti-bacterial compounds. It can be used both internally and externally. It also now being added to anti-bacterial soaps and creams for everyday use. It helps soothe and moisturize irritated skin. People with sensitive acne prone skin find this to be very soothing and helpful for their skin as the gel kills all the acne causing bacteria and cools the heated skin.
Aloe Vera provides drug free, safe soothing effects for your skin and health from inside out. There are numerous studies still undergoing and exploring for more effects of this plant. Aloe Vera is said to have astonishing therapeutic properties. Now aloe vera is found in various forms, creams, shower gels, lotions, face washes etc.
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