Aloe Vera and Health | Amazing Benefits of Aloe Vera for Your Body, Hair-Care and Skin

For thousands of years, Aloe Vera has been a part of people’s life for its amazing health and skin benefits. The scientific name of Aloe Vera is Aloe Barbadensis and is a thick, short-stemmed plant that stores water in its leaves, and sometimes it is also referred to as a wonder plant.

It's a native plant of North Africa, Southern Europe, and the Canary Islands and now aloe vera is grown in tropical climates all over the world.

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It is best known for treating skin injuries, Aloe Vera leaves are widely used for skin moisturizing and healing purposes. Aloe Vera is also rich in powerful antioxidants which are quite important for overall health. It has rich antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic properties which helps in healing wounds and treating skin problems.

Here I have enlisted a few health and beauty benefits of this wonder plant that are associated with it.

⦁  It Helps in Reducing Dental Plaque

The most common dental health problems are tooth decay and gum diseases and the best solution to prevent these problems is by reducing the buildup of plaque, or bacterial biofilms on the teeth.

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When a study was conducted using 100 percent pure aloe vera juice as a mouth rinse against a standard toothpaste it was found that it can be more effective in killing the plaque-producing bacteria Streptococcus mutans in the mouth and also kills the yeast Candida albicans.

⦁  It Has Potential to Fight Breast Cancer

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A compound with therapeutic properties aloe-emodin is found in the leaves of Aloe Vera. These therapeutic properties have the potential to slow down the growth of breast cancer which is a rapidly growing disease in today’s era. Aloe Vera is a natural remedy to such a deadly disease and is actually a wonder plant.

⦁  It Helps in Weight Loss

In Hindi, the plant is known as Ghritkumari and due to its wondrous health benefits, it is used in the form of gels, cream, and juices by millions of aloe vera lovers around the globe. 

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Being a rich source of vitamins and minerals which contribute in weight-loss, as well as the rich content of amino acids, enzymes and sterols in it, aloe vera ensures your diet is supportive in weight loss and also improves the body's absorption and utilization, which improves overall health and succeeds you in achieving your weight loss goal.

⦁  It Helps in Accelerates Wound Healing Process

Aloe Vera is considered an effective topical treatment for first and second degree burns and mostly used as a topical medication in which people consider rubbing it onto the skin rather than consuming it.

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It is also used in treating sores, and burns, including sunburn very effectively. It prevents redness, itching, and infections and it is also found that aloe vera could reduce the healing time of burns by around 9-10 days in comparison to normal medication.

⦁  It Helps in Treating Canker Sores

It is very common people that people suffer from, commonly known as mouth ulcers or canker sores which usually form underneath the lip or inside the mouth.

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Applying an aloe vera patch to the area affected by ulcers helps in reducing the size of ulcers and even accelerates the healing of mouth ulcers. Along with accelerating the healing process, it also reduces the pain that the problem causes and an effective home remedy for it.

⦁  It Improves Skin and Prevents Wrinkles

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Being rich in antioxidants and antibacterial properties, aloe vera can slow down the aging process effectively and it also helps in retaining skin moisture and improves skin integrity, which leads to better skin ultimately. Aloe vera also helps in fighting other skin problems like acne, eczema, wrinkles, and many others, and also, regular use of aloe vera gel can lead to beautiful and glowing skin.

⦁  It Improves the Hair Health

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Aloe vera cleanses the hair follicle efficiently, and it contains vitamins A, C, and E which contribute to cell turnover which promotes healthy growth of cell and shiny hair. It also has a high content of Vitamin B-12 and folic acid which prevents hair fall. Regular use of aloe vera makes your hair looks healthier, shinier, and softer.

With these amazing benefits both for health and beauty, aloe vera is a perfect remedy to almost all your problems. But before going ahead with it, make sure to consult to your doctor or do a small test on you.

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