Medicinal Uses of Aloe Vera


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Aloe Vera is a species of succulent plant that has been well known for centuries for its healing properties. Aloe vera probably grows in arid climates i.e, warm climates. It requires a lot of sunlight and doesn’t need more water.

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Medicinal Uses of Aloe Vera

  1. 1. Aloe vera is a succulent and mucilaginous plant that can grow up to 40 inches in height. Without a stem, its green leaves resemble blades or a sword coming out from a central point. These thick and heavy leaves contain the precious healing gel that provides the medicinal uses of aloe vera. The leaves are notched with small white points. Their orange flowers bloom in the summertime.
  2. 2. Different parts of the plant are used for different effects on the body and Aloe Vera has both internal and external applications.
  3. 3. Medicinal Uses: Aloe Vera contains over 200 active components including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, polysaccharide, and fatty acids- no wonder it’s used for such a wide range of remedies. The bulk of the Aloe Vera leaf is filled with a clear gel-like substance, which is approximately 99% water. The medicinal uses of aloe vera are amazing, as the benefits of aloe vera remedies are truly significant. Aloe vera is very versatile. It's your immediate assistant for relieving burns from sun exposure, chemical burns, or burns from a fire. It's even used in the burn units of some hospitals! However, beyond the emergencies and immediate medicinal uses of aloe vera, it can be added to other ingredients to make soap, facial toners, facial scrubs and masks, after shave, mists, lip balm, salve, tinctures, washes, creams and astringents. One of my favorite ways to use aloe vera is to drink its juice. It's incredibly cleansing and has a really tasty punchy flavor!
  4. 4. Aloe vera is well-loved by many, and a famed household plant. This plant is incredibly diverse in its uses, which are listed below: • Good for irritated or inflamed skin. • Helps repair your skin from the most tender of wounds. • Speeds up the process of healing to burns and other wounds. • Aloe vera is hydrating, rejuvenating and toning for your skin. • Moisturizes and softens your skin.
  5. 5. Aloe Vera Intake Precautions : This plant is incredibly medicinal, yet there are some cautions against long-term use. Just because a little is beneficial, doesn’t mean that a lot is more beneficial. This is an incredibly potent herb and should be used with a level of respect for its potency. Long-term use can lead to loss of electrolytes, especially potassium. Avoid taking aloe internally during pregnancy, menstruation, if you have hemorrhoids or degeneration of the liver and gall bladder.