Aloe Vera plant is more than decoration. Its use can be traced back 6,000 years to early Egypt. This incredible plant has powerful healing properties and has been used as a remedy for treating different ailments.
How to Take Aloe Orally:
Aloe Vera helps strengthen your immune system and prevent various diseases. What is more, there are potent antioxidants found in its pulp. They have the ability to fight damage caused by free radicals.
Moreover, there is oxidative stress produced by the free radicals. This contributes to the cell aging process. This is the main reason why Aloe Vera is used as an anti-aging skin care product. Furthermore, it helps your skin to create an antioxidant protein, known as metallothionein, known for its ability to prevent radiation damage.
Aloe Vera can reduce inflammation related to injury and arthritis. It possesses powerful antiviral properties. As we said before, it can strengthen your immune system, which in turn inhibits the growth of tumors. Aloe Vera can improve your digestive health, especially if you suffer from ulcerative colitis or constipation.
It is recommended to consume 2 oz. of Aloe Vera in order to get the maximum benefits. Keep in mind that it takes 10 hours before you experience some improvements. You can consume it once a day for 10 days in a row.
How to Apply It Topically:
Aloe Vera has soothing and healing properties and it is used in many beauty and skin products. It induces collagen and elastin production and it helps your skin to retain moisture. In this way, it keeps your skin healthy and youthful. Collagen and elastin are fibrous proteins that have the ability to reduce wrinkles and elevate the elasticity of your skin.
Aloe Vera is an effective remedy for psoriasis and eczema. It binds your skin cells together, thus preventing flaking. It has the ability to reduce the effects of erythema and fight acne. Aloe Vera has six antiseptic agents in its content, including sulfur, phenols, urea nitrogen, salicylic acid, lupeol, and cinnamic acid. They have potent antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. In other words, Aloe gel is an amazing natural remedy and can be used in the case of allergic reactions, bug bites, and poison ivy or oak.
Furthermore, Aloe Vera pulp reduces inflammation on the inside and outside of your skin. It soothes and heals abrasions and burns by preventing infections and stimulating the renewal of skin cells.
It can be applied directly to your teeth and gums. You can use Aloe juice every morning as a mouthwash. This will kill the bacteria responsible for bad breath and gum disease and significantly improve your oral health.
Here Is How to Grow Aloe Vera Plant:
Aloe Vera is a succulent plant. In other words, it is very easy to grow. It is easily found in any health store or local garden store. You can also grow a new plant by transplanting the pups of a mature plant.
In order to grow your own Aloe Vera Plant, you will need the same type of soil as most cacti. You should get premixed cacti soil mix or mix 1 part coir, 5 parts potting soil and 2 parts pumice; or 1 part sand and 1 part soil. Next, you should place the soil in a well-draining pot.
Although it is recommended to keep this plant indoors, it could survive outdoors as well. You should not allow it to sit in the rain. Also, during cool months, the plant should be moved inside. During these months, the plant requires less frequent watering. It is recommended to water it once you notice that the top 3 inches of soil are dry.
Do not forget to mention that you should wait for 6 months before watering your newly planted Aloe.
Aloe Vera plants that have reached the age of 5 years old are the most beneficial. They provide the most powerful health benefits!
Source: Daily Health Keeper
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