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This may be one of the cacti that looks pretty. We’re talking about the incredible Aloe vera, it indeed has a place in the hearts of many since ages.
You ought to know:
Aloe Vera is a member of the Old World succulent group known as Aloaceae. The plant has numerous healing properties and has been used across many continents for thousands of years now.
What can it do for you?
Read on to find out more:
For the skin
The plant drools out something that we call the Aloe vera gel. A lot of them bank on this as their go-to moisturizer because it increases the water content in your skin, and leaves it hydrated without making it greasy
It also shows miraculous effects on oily and acne-prone skin.
Aloe vera is an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent because of the presence of gibberellins and auxins. This helps reduce your acne. It also contains polysaccharides that stimulate the growth of new cells. This speeds up the healing process for acne and prevents scarring
Go on, use the drool and make those facial scars vanish.
Hair & Scalp
You might want to spend less on your shampoos and bottles of conditioners because this plant has got all you need to keep your hair as excellent as those models in commercials
Aloe vera contains something called the proteolytic enzymes which repair 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.
Trust those ads anymore? Why don’t you try something that Mother Nature herself made, for a change?
Boosts Immune System
It’s so typical how we get worked up over small ailments like flu and allergies. Let’s not blame it on the weather and take Aloe juices seriously to help the old man – our immune system
Studies show some aloe species contain two powerful substances that help the immune system – acemannan and actin A. The active components in aloe vera fight harmful organisms and have antioxidant effects that protect cells from damage
However, if you are allergic to people, Aloe vera cannot really help (just kidding).
This has to be everyone’s favorite because …priorities!
Did you know it’s a very effective at-home weight loss solution
Aloe Vera is packed with vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, folic acid, and niacin, all of which help to burn calories and reduce body fat. It reduces Body Mass Index (BMI) by helping your body turn carbohydrates and fats into energy rather than storing them.It has a substance called Collagen that speeds up metabolism and ensures that food is stored in the lower intestine for shorter time periods.
Just take this plant and abuse it to whatever extent you desire and it will still help you.
Sensing any problems with your gut? Constipation? Stomach Irritation?
We’ve got you an easy remedy! The AV juice.
Aloe Vera Juice is also a natural laxative. It forces food out of the colon faster, preventing constipation, improving digestion, and detoxifying the body.
For the kind of food habits that most of us indulge, this could be quite essential. No judging…it’s more of a fun fact 🙂
This could be a good overload of information, but if there is one plant you should grow no matter where you are or how much space you have or don’t have, it has to be Aloe Vera.
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