Aloe vera is extensively used in beauty products and for good reason. It's got antiviral and antibacterial properties, and the ability to help treat everything from constipation to diabetes. The leaves hold a gooey translucent gel, also extremely bitter, and known all over the world for it's unbelievable healing properties. This translucent gel is made up of around 96% water, some organic and inorganic compounds, a type of protein which contains 18 of the 20 amino acids found in the body and lastly, Vitamin A, B, C and E. Over time, aloe Vera has seamlessly integrated itself into everything we use. But, what makes this miracle plant so distinguishable? There are some incredible benefits of aloe vera.
The ultimate skin care
"Since the skin needs nutrition of its own, Aloe Vera, when formulated into a properly designed personal care regimen, can treat, exfoliate, restore, reveal and provide constant, impressive nutrition to the human skin. Once you move past the slimey texture of natural aloe vera gel and apply it to your skin, you'll notice how soothing and cooling it is. And it's for these exact reasons that Ayurveda refers to aloe vera as the miracle herb that can be used to treat wounds, minor cuts, dry skin and severe burns. Careful when you clean the leaf for its thorns are sharp and you might cut yourself. The yellow slime when you first cut the leaf must be washed off before you apply it on your face.
Aloe vera is an extremely helpful remedy for your skin and it works with all skin types. It not only helps from dry skin peeling off, but also helps rejuvenate the skin, trrats acne and many more. Mix aloe Vera gel with lemon juice and make it into a paste and apply on tanned skin to de-tan easily and effectively.
For healthy hair
Aloe vera contains proteolytic enzymes which repairs dead skin cells on the scalp. It also acts as a great conditioner and leaves your hair all smooth and shiny. It promotes hair growth, prevents itching on the scalp, reduces dandruff and conditions your hair. Aloe vera has a chemical make up similar to that of keratin and it rejuvenates the hair with its own nutrients, giving it more elasticity and preventing breakage. Apply aloe vera gel on your hair from the scalp to the full length of your hair and let it stay for about 30 minutes. Then wash off with luke warm water. Aloe vera not only conditions your hair, but also adds a nice shine to your hair, makes the roots stronger and reduces hairfall drastically.
Weight loss measure
It's not just the beauty industry that's obsessing over the benefits of aloe vera, the health industry can't stop raving about it either. Aloe vera can improve the effectiveness of your diet and maximise your weight-loss potential. With ample amounts of vitamins and minerals that contribute to weight-loss, as well as amino acids, enzymes and sterols, aloe vera ensures your diet is not only supportive of weight-loss, but also improves the body's absorption and utilisation, improving overall health as well as weight-loss success.
The natural taste of aloe Vera is so bitter that you wouldn't think of consuming it as is. Take the gel, dice it into small pieces and blend. Now mix a bit of this with some other fruit or vegetable juice that's preferably sweet. You can also use the leaves of aloe vera, blend them, strain and drink. If you find it too bitter then mix it up with honey and drink. You can also add some lemon to this mix.