Before we begin with this article, we would like to ask you a simple question – do you have aloe vera in your home? This plant has become very popular in homes around the world. But the truth is that most people do not know that their decorative plant, actually has incredible healing properties.
This plant is also known as Aloe barbadensis, and it has been used for thousands of years throughout the world. Long ago aloe vera was used for treatment in Egyptian, Greek and Roman society. Then, it also had a long history of healing in South Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. We can easily say that aloe vera is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants on Earth.
Aloe vera plant gel
The health benefits of aloe vera
You should know that aloe vera is a popular natural remedy for diseases of the mouth, osteoarthritis, ulcerative colitis, fever, asthma, or it is used as a tonic to improve health. Kit is even considered as a natural cosmetic product. Aloe vera gel is also often applied to the skin to treat burns, burns, cuts, infections and other wounds. It works by reducing inflammation in the skin, itching and redness. Medical experts claim that it is because of the two compounds: polysaccharides and glycoproteins. Glycoproteins will block pain and reduce inflammation, and polysaccharides accelerate regeneration of the skin and keep it moist.
Many different studies have shown that aloe vera gel treats burns, much better than conventional medicines in terms of shortening the time of healing and pain. Also this plant can be used to treat psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, cancer, ulcers, upper respiratory tract infection, high cholesterol, inflammatory bowel disease and lowers blood sugar levels in people with diabetes type 2 diabetes.
Similarly to coconut oil, aloe vera perfectly whitens the teeth. Its natural properties, including vitamin C, positively impact the plaque, at the same time protecting it from bacteria that cause gum disease. A recent study proved that the extract of aloe vera can be effectively the same as the factory hygiene products for teeth.
It keeps food fresh
If you are buying organic fruits and vegetables, they will more likely quickly deteriorate. However, there is a solution: grease the fresh products with a thin layer of edible aloe vera – this will protect them from the bacteria that accelerate the process of decay.
It regulates blood sugar
A study has shown that two tablespoons of aloe vera juice daily may affect the reduction in blood sugar levels in diabetics. As the juice of aloe vera has a naturally sweet taste, it can satisfy the natural need for sweets, so that blood sugar levels remain within normal limits.
The antibacterial properties of aloe vera make it excellent for use in infected cuts (then used in the form of ointment). It has soothing properties, so it is active on the wound – speeds up the healing process and reduces scarring.
It is used as a lubricant
Lubricants based on Aloe vera have appropriate pH which is suitable for suppression of infection and bacteria.
Agent for dry skin
Aloe vera is the safest and most effective tool that can be used in the daily care of dry skin that needs extra hydration. As it grows in dry regions, aloe vera retains water, which helps it to hydrate itself. In addition to moisturize the skin, aloe vera helps to fight acne and pimples.
Remedy against heartburn
Many people suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as acid reflux, find aloe vera as a great alternative that can be used in place of medications. However, it is important to note that not all kinds of aloe vera are good for use, but certain types of this plant helps with pain in the stomach and heartburn.
It helps with constipation
Studies have shown that aloe vera is more effective than usual laxatives. Aloe vera juice stimulates hydration and bowel function, and facilitates digestion.
How do I use aloe vera gel?
You will need:
Clean cutting board
A sharp knife
The plant Aloe Vera
A clean plate
A clean cotton towel
Fresh lemon juice
Preparation of aloe vera gel:
Wash your hands. It is important to start with clean hands. Also, use clean utensils for preparation, so the gel does not get contaminated. Cut one external leaf of the plant (outer leaves are ripe). There will be enough fresh, healthy gel for your preparation. With regard to the fact that this gel is perishable, it is best to create a small amount. If you have a young plant, be careful not to cut too much at once, because it may get damaged.
Then extract the juice in a jar (put it vertically). Wait for15 minutes and then you can put the leaves on the cutting board and remove the sharp edges from the side. Peel carefully until you reach the gel located in the center of the leaf. Take the gel with a small spoon and put it in a clean glass jar. If you get more gel and want to save it for a month or two, mix 500 mg of vitamin C for every ¼ cup or add a few drops of oil with Vitamin E. Mix the ingredients (you can do this with a blender).
The use of natural gel of aloe vera:
You can use it to treat sunburn. Also, you can prepare some other products for care from it. You can use it if you have a skin irritation.