Aloe Vera - The Wonder Gel
Aloe Vera - The Wonder Gel needs no introduction. "The Plant of Immortality" as it was called by the Egyptians, can perform miracles not just for your skin and hair but for your overall health as well, which is why it has found a permanent place in my kitchen cupboard.
Here are some of the ways in which Aloe Vera gel helps in enhancing your beauty and heath amongst the multitude other benefits that it provides.
Heals Sunburns and Skin Burns
Aloe Vera helps with sunburns and skin burns through it powerful healing activity at the epithelial level of the skin. Ayurveda classifies it as a coolant providing soothing and cooling properties when applied externally or internally. These properties help in curing sun burns and skin burns at extremely rapid levels when the gel is applied on the affected area.
Acts as a Moisturizer
Due to its water retaining qualities, aloe vera gel has been touted as one of the best moisturizers for all skin types. The gel is made up of 99% water making it an ideal moisturizer for those with oily skin types. It can be applied directly under makeup for an all day hydration of the skin
Treats Acne and and Reduces Skin Blemishes
Aloe Vera is an anti bacterial and anti inflammatory agent. It contains 2 different hormones - Auxins and Gibberellins which render the gel their anti inflammatory and rejuvenating properties. These 2 hormones speed up in treating the acne and preventing any scarring.
Promotes Healthy Hair and Rapid Hair Growth
Aloe Vera is not just good for your skin but it also has multitude benefits for your hair as well. One of the most important benefits is promoting the the overall health of the hair. This happens because Aloe Vera has properties which strengthen the roots of hair thereby preventing hair loss and contributing the rapid hair growth
Aloe Vera is an excellent anti-dandruff agent. This is due to its anti-bacterial, anti inflammatory and moisturizing properties. It also contains proteolytic enzymes that remove dead cells from your scalp and prevent it from re-building. Thus twice a week application of aloe vera gel to hair is more effective in controlling dandruff than any other commercially available products.
Another great benefit of topical application of aloe vera gel is it provides a deep conditioning to hair by maintaining the pH balance of the scalp and hair. Direct application immediately after shampooing gives maximum benefits
Aloe Vera has anti inflammatory properties that help in reducing inflammation when taken internally. Fresh Aloe-Vera gel obtained from a freshly cut leaf can be consumed directly or with some honey and water.
Improves Oral Heath
Due to its anti-microbial and anti inflammatory properties, aloe vera gel is extremely beneficial in improving oral health of a person. Daily use of the gel as a mouth wash along with half a cup of water can help prevent cavities, gum inflammation and tooth sensitivity
The intake of aloe vera can boost your immune system thereby protecting you from seasonal flues and allergies.