Aloe Vera the wonder plant is one of those plants which is very easy to plant and maintain.Aloe vera originates form North Africa. Aloe vera is now planted all warm climates of the world. The first written reference of aloe vera is an ancient Egyptian papyrus, which dates back to 3500 BC. Aloe vera has been used for centuries in China and India. Aloe Vera is an ancient plant though it has just gained the recognition it deserves in the last few decades
Aloe Vera is a stemless or very short-stemmed plant growing to 80-100 cm tall, spreading by offsets and root sprouts. The leaves are lanceolate, thick and fleshy, green to grey-green, with a serrated margin. Aloe Vera has the remarkable ability to heal wounds, ulcer and burns. It is also used in a number of skin disorders.
Aloe Vera comes from the aloe vera plant and may be squeezed from its leaves. Purchasing and learning to care for an Aloe Vera plant through the summer can be a wonderfully relieving investment. This healthful moisturizer is frequently used for sunburn and is applied to the affected areas of the skin as a rub to re-moisturize the dried and burnt surfaces. You can also purchase aloe vera creams and ointments that may include other moisturizers or treatments for dry or burned skin.
Aloe Vera’s Benefits
Take 30- 40 ml of Aloe Vera juice daily to prevent acne and skin pigmentation. But do not extract juice from raw pulp as raw pulp when consumed without processing can contain some harmful ingredients that can cause stomach upset. It is better to take the juice from the chemist in pre- packaged form
Aloe Vera stabilizes digestive system and therefore is very essential in providing proper nourishment to the skin. It helps in fighting against any skin diseases It works as magic in burn cases and researches have proved its efficiency in healing wounds faster than any thing. Aloe Vera helps in skin fairness, by fighting extra amount of melanin that has been produced in body.
It helps in fighting with acne and other allergic disorders of skin thereby making pores clear and healthy. It is helpful in erasing blemishes and dark spots
It works as an antioxidant therefore helps in fighting with the age related changes that has occurred with growing age. It helps in slowing down the wrinkles developing on the skin. It helps in increasing circulation of blood thus facilitating easier oxygen exchange between the cells thus providing them nourishment.
Aloe gel can be applied to face to retain moisture in winter as the skin seems to dry out. And it is generally good for all skin types
Though since it is a plant be careful before starting to take aloe internally if you are generally prone to allergies.
Cheers for the Wonder Plant.
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