Aloe Vera seems to be the next big thing in natural remedies and beauty product ingredients!
Indians have been utilizing its benefits for decades.
Aloe Vera looks like a cactus and behaves like one too! It needs very less water to survive, has thorns on the exterior and spongy texture with gel-like interior flesh.
In fact, it is this gel which is blended with a little water to make Aloe Vera juice. But in reality, it belongs to the family of lily and onions. Surprised?!
Aloe Vera really worth the noise it has been made or it is all just smoke without much of a fire?
Well, in this section we will explore and try to find how exactly it is good for you and what are its side effect, if any.
Is Aloe Vera Really Good For You?
1. Aloe Vera Kills Germs In Mouth And Keeps Fresh
Foul mouth odor is the most embarrassing condition for anyone.
Sometimes it is a result of improper brushing, plaque formation or teeth and gums related diseases.
Other times, it could be because you ate something really garlicky or gobbled up some onions in salad! Either way, the situation is not at all desirable.
Squishing a strong chemical laden mouthwash more than twice a day is definitely a no-no; so what do you do?
Well, use Aloe Vera juice. Since it is anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, it will kill the germs that toothpastes and mouthwashes claim to do but completely naturally. (1)
For the “food odor”, add a few drops of mint oil in the Aloe Vera juice and gargle which will leave your mouth fresh.
2. Aloe Vera Helps To Improve Skin Health
You love your skin? Well, it is time to pamper it.
Regular use can help you fight fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Since it is anti-bacterial, you can apply it on acne and if you use it daily then rest assured acne will be cleared.
Forget your after-shave lotion, you can use Aloe Vera which soothes your skin and also prevents infections.
Aloe Vera juice is also known to give a clearer and uniform complexion. Though it moisturizes but the water base does not make it leave an oily layer on your skin, which makes it better than most of the over the counter commercial moisturizers.
You can prepare a simple after washout of Aloe Vera juice by adding a few drops of lavender oil to it. Wash your face off with the Aloe Vera juice for bright skin.
You can also apply Aloe directly on burns and sunburns as it soothes and comforts the irritated skin.
3. Get Rid Of Dandruff With Aloe Vera
Yeah, dandruff is a recurring as well as obstinate problem that never seems to leave you completely. Most of the time we use strong solutions in the form of anti-dandruff shampoos, conditioners and even treatment, but they seem to just help in the meantime.
Dandruff returns as soon as you stop using these products. Sometimes, these products tend to damage hair cuticles, make your scalp and hair dryer as well.
So what can you do to get rid of dandruff without getting rid of precious hair?
Using natural products always helps. We recommend our dear friend- Aloe Vera.
- Begin by massaging the scalp with Aloe Vera gel.
- Let it sit for about an hour and then wash it.
- You may use your usual shampoo for the wash and then take a Mug full of Aloe Vera Juice and pour on your scalp and along the length of your hair.
- In the end, just take some Aloe gel on your finger tips and apply to the scalp will prevent dandruff from coming back.
Especially for dandruff caused by microbes, Aloe Vera happens to be a great solution.
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4. Fight Infections With Aloe
The Aloe Vera gel and juice are anti-microbial and anti-bacterial in nature. Simply put, it acts as a great antiseptic. (3)
If you are suffering from any skin infections owing to bacteria or even fungus, application of Aloe Vera will help in warding it off.
It also relieves the resultant itching and burning sensation.
A glass of Aloe Vera juice clears up the nastiest of stomach and intestinal infections. It is also a great way to cleanse intestines.
People who are susceptible to fungal attack on their extremities, especially hands, and feet should wash their feet with Aloe Gel mixed in water for relief.
Regular application of the gel also prevents further occurrence and re-occurrence of infection. What more, Aloe Will also moisturize the feet and leave it crack-free!
Apart from common infections, Aloe Vera acts like magic on mouth ulcers. It cools them and expedites the healing process of ulcers.
The only problem is its bitter taste, but the best of cures are a little rough on the tongue and if they are 100% natural there is really no reason to say no!
5. Aloe Vera Is Loaded With Vitamin C
Aloe Vera is a source of water soluble vitamin- Vitamin C. (4)
Needless to say, it improves the immunity of your body by leaps and bounds. This means better resistance against flu, fever and cough and cold.
Your skin looks better when your body has enough vitamin C. This vitamin is also known to wash out the antioxidants from your body, thereby slowing down the aging process.
The application of Aloe is good for your dental health, but consuming its juice can strengthen your gums and relieve you from bleeding gums.
We say go ahead and plant some Aloe in your garden or even a small pot if you do not have the luxury of space. It is sturdy, grows easily and if you forget to water it for a few days, it will still thrive!
So it’s not just a Myth! Go for it.
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