Benefits of Aloe Vera


Aloe Vera has been used for thousands of years to treat burns and heal wounds and ulcers. Although it looks much like a cactus plant and
thrives in warm climates, it is actually a member of the lily family.

You want a plant with history? You got it! It is often said the Aloe Vera was part of Cleopatra's secret to beauty. There are also many biblical references to Aloe Vera. Dioscorides, a Greek historian, recommended Aloe Vera as a treatment for burns, kidney ailments and constipation.

The ancient Egyptians were thought to have used Aloe Vera in their embalming procedures. They also used it for sunburns and to retard the aging process.

In the Philippines, it is used with milk for dysentery and kidney infections. The Chinese considered the Aloe Vera sacred and used it for stomach and colon ailments.

Medical Uses For Aloe Gel:
Aloe Vera is most commonly used for healing, moisturizing, and regenerating damaged skin tissue. For external use, the gel that oozes out of the leaves is simply applied to the damaged skin. Internal use involves drinking fresh gel, mixed with fruit juice if you like. Because Aloe Vera is an astringent, one of it's most popular uses is for reducing the size of pores on the face. Aloe Vera will at the same time stimulate skin cell growth.

Aloe Vera gel is naturally rich in vitamin C (to maintain tone of blood vessels and promote good circulation), amino acids (the chains of atoms
constructing protein in our bodies), and enzymes Which rejuvenate aged tissues and promote healthy skin). It can be absorbed easily through the skin.

Aloe Vera can be used to help prevent scarring and to heal minor scars. Aloe
contains substances called uronic acids that are natural detoxicants and may
take part in the healing process by stripping toxic materials of their
harmful effects.

Aloe Gel is a must in your summer First Aid Kit for insect bites, sunburns,
and minor skin irritations.


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