Aloe Vera is one of the most commonly used plants in folk medicine. The gel from the plant has a rich nutritional profile and is great for our skin and immune system. It contains a variety of vitamins, minerals and enzymes which can significantly improve the quality of our skin while also improving our overall health.
Continue reading below to learn some of the main health benefits of the wonderful Aloe gel and how to use it against certain health problems.
Improves your overall health
- 1 fresh Aloe leaf
- 1 glass of water
- 1 teaspoon honey
First, take the leaf and cut off the edges, then slice it up length-wise with a sharp knife and open it. Collect all the gel from the inside, and add about a teaspoon of it in the glass of water. Add the honey in as well, stir with a wooden spoon and take the drink in the morning before breakfast. It will boost your immune system and nourish your body with essential nutrients, effectively improving your overall health.
Strengthens your hair
Using the gel on your scalp and hair will provide amazing benefits. It will improve the quality of your hair and make it grow like crazy. Here’s a nice Aloe hair mask you can use to stop hair loss:
- 1 Aloe leaf
- 1 teaspoon almond oil
Just add the almond oil to some fresh Aloe gel and mix well. Now, massage the mixture on your hair and scalp, leave it on for half an hour, then wash your hair as usual.
Nourishes your skin
As we already said, the gel will nourish your skin with essential nutrients and make it softer and smoother. The gel has been used as a natural remedy against a variety of skin problems including dark spots and acne for centuries. Here’s how to use it:
- 3 oz. Aloe gel
- 3 teaspoons water
- 5 teaspoons alcohol
Mix the ingredients nicely and use the mask on your face every day. It will restore the flexibility of your skin, nourish it and make it look better than ever before.
Regulates your intestinal microflora
Drinking the gel can be a challenge due to the taste, but it has numerous health benefits. Just dilute it with some water and add some orange juice in, then drink the gel every morning to soothe your intestinal lining and destroy harmful bacteria in your stomach. The gel will also boost the beneficial bacteria in your gut, effectively preventing further digestive problems.
If you tried everything on your sunburns and the skin is still inflamed, the Aloe gel can help. Just rub a bit on the affected areas a couple of times a day (or as much as you need) to soothe the irritation and restore the elasticity of your skin.