Aloe Vera: The spiky green plant’s wonders
The understated houseplant aloe vera is a “miracle,” or wonder plant, frequently hiding in plain sight. It has long been used as a medicinal plant and nourishes the body from the inside out. It is nutrient-rich, helps with digestion, and even strengthens the immune system. Additionally, aloe vera can be applied topically, meaning that its gel can be utilized to improve one’s skin, particularly the face and hair.
However, let’s first understand how to harvest Aloe Vera gel from the plant so that we may discuss its primary uses and health advantages. If you have an aloe vera plant in your yard, pick off some of its larger leaves or stalks and cut them off at the base. Or you might remove the leaves from the bottom of them. The plant bears thorns, so take care.
Next, remove the thorns from each leaf’s edge with a sharp knife. After that, cut the stalk in half, keeping the gel side facing up. You can also cut the leaf open. Scrape the gel into a container using a spoon.
Refrigerate the gel until all of it has been extracted. You can also purchase Aloe Vera gel from the market if you find this technique to be too time-consuming.
· The white gel of aloe vera contains enzymes, fibre and amino acids that aid in digestion and treat gastrointestinal conditions like colitis and irritable bowel syndrome.
· It helps keep teeth clean and preserve immunity by having antibacterial and antiviral qualities.
· It can treat constipation thanks to its laxative characteristics.
· It has anti-inflammatory properties and aids in reducing rheumatoid arthritis inflammation. The entire body is impacted by the auto-immune disease rheumatoid arthritis. The membranes lining joints are particularly targeted by the immune system’s attacks on bodily tissues.
· Sugar levels can be lowered by drinking aloe vera juice. But before taking Aloe Vera juice, talk to your doctor.
· To combat cancer, it has anti-carcinogenic qualities.
· It contains a lot of magnesium lactate, which is excellent for clearing up chest congestion.
Aloe Vera Skin Care:
· It works well for all skin types.
· Aloe Vera gel has a potent calming effect, thus when applied to the skin’s irritated area, it lessens skin irritation.
Using Aloe Vera on Hair:
· Proteolytic enzymes found in it aid in eliminating dead skin cells from the scalp and extra sebum to encourage hair growth.
· Its alkaline qualities help to keep the pH of the scalp stable and the moisture in the hair.
· Its anti-fungal function aids in dandruff reduction.
· We can mix aloe vera gel into our regular conditioner and use it every day to keep our hair smoother and softer.