Top 10 benefits of aloe Vera

Aloe vera is one of the most wonderful plants in the world. This is because of its unique nutritional composition and properties. It contains many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which are important for the maintenance of good health. Different parts of aloe vera have different beneficial effects in the body. Aloe vera pulp, which is an innermost part of this plant, is the safest part to take orally and for applying externally on your body. The outer part is aloe leaf latex which has laxative properties and should not be taken in larger amounts for the longer run. The 10 proven benefits of aloe vera are as follows:

  1. Wound healing: Aloe pulp is a very effective topical medicine for skin burns and wounds. It can be applied like an ointment over the needed area. It not only helps with speedy healing but also has soothing effects.
  2. Helps in digestion: Aloe vera helps people with irregular bowel movements and acid reflux. It can also eliminate bad bacteria from our gut making it healthier. Aloe vera cleanse our digestive tract and smoothen it to facilitate digestion.
  3. Constipation relief: Aloe latex or aloe leaf juice helps with the contraction of intestinal muscles and thus helps in easy and smooth bowel movement.
  4. Joint pain and arthritis: Aloe gel should be taken with jaggery in case of joint pain and arthritis issues. It is a very effective remedy and one can feel the betterment within a month.
  5. Anti-aging: If aloe gel is taken orally and applied topically on regular basis, it reduces the signs of aging and keeps you look younger. Also, aloe gel is associated with glowing and smooth skin.
  6. Antidiabetic: Researches proved that aloe vera helps with the utilization of insulin in diabetic patients and hence helps to control diabetes. It is also a wonderful remedy for pre-diabetic or hyperglycemic people.
  7. Immunity building: Aloe vera keeps our cells healthy in our body and has detoxifying agents that clean our system. This helps in fighting against many diseases.
  8. Healthy hair: Aloe gel is a very effective natural conditioner for hair. This can be mixed with some other ingredients like coconut oil and hibiscus flower to make a hair mask to get shiny and smooth hair. It also helps with the hair fall.
  9. Acne prevention: Aloe gel is used in many cosmetics and this is because it can soothe, clean and hydrate our skin. If this gel is applied directly on the face, it helps in the prevention of acne.
  10. Lowers cholesterol: Researches suggested that aloe gel reduces cholesterol levels in the body. Its daily intake is associated with lowering down LDL (low-density lipoproteins) levels in the body which ultimately leads to a healthy heart.
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