Aloe Vera is much more than a decoration. The benefits from its use can be traced back to early Egypt. This wonderful plant has very powerful healing properties and has been effectively used as a treatment for various health issues.
Taking Aloe orally:
Aloe Vera prevents various diseases and strengthens your immune system. It also contains a lot of antioxidants located in its pulp, that fight off damage caused by free radicals. The main reason why Aloe Vera is used as an anti-aging skin product is its prevention of oxidative stress produced by the free radicals. It also helps your skin in creating the protein metallothionein, an antioxidant known for preventing damage caused by radiation. Aloe Vera reduces inflammation caused by arthritis and injuries. It contains antiviral properties that strengthen your immune system and prevent the growth of tumors. Aloe Vera improves your digestive system, especially if you have ulcerative colitis or constipation. The recommended amount of Aloe Vera in order to get the maximum benefits is 2 oz. It takes about 10 hours before you can experience some improvement. You can consume it once a day for about 10 days in a row.
Applying Aloe topically:
Aloe Vera contains healing and soothing properties and it is contained in almost all of the skin and beauty products. It helps in the production of elastin and collagen and it helps your skin retain moisture. Elastin and collagen are fibrous proteins that reduce wrinkles and increase the elasticity of your skin. Aloe Vera is an effective treatment for eczema and psoriasis. It binds skin cells together, preventing flaking. It prevents and treats acne and reduces the effects caused by erythema. Aloe Vera contains 6 antiseptic agents like sulfur, urea nitrogen, phenols, salicylic acid, cinnamic acid and lupeol. They have potent antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. In other words, Aloe gel is a great natural remedy and can be used for bug bites, allergic reactions and poison ivy or oak. In addition, Aloe Vera pulp reduces inflammation on the outside and on the inside of your skin. It heals and soothes burns and abrasions by preventing infections and renewing skin cells. You can apply it directly on your gums and teeth. You can use it as a mouthwash every morning. This will kill the bacteria, that causes bad breath and gum disease and will improve your overall oral health.
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Aloe Vera is very easy to grow. It can be found in any local garden or health store or you can also easily grow a new plant by transplanting the pups of a mature plant. For growing your own Aloe Vera plant, you will need the same soil as most cacti. You can get premixed cacti soil mix or you can mix 1 part coir, 2 parts pumice and 5 parts potting soil; or 1 part soil and 1 part sand. Next, place the soil in a well-draining pot. It is recommended to keep this plant indoors, it can also survive outdoors. Just do not allow it to sit in the rain and during the cool months move it inside. During these months, the plant does not need frequent watering. You should water it when you notice that the top 3 inches of soil are dry. Remember that you should wait 6 months before watering the newly planted Aloe. Aloe Vera plants that are 5 years old are the most beneficial and they contain the most powerful health benefits.
Source: Daily Health Keeper
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