The benefits of Aloe Vera is not just good for external treatment as it is also a good remedy for some digestive and respiratory disorders as well as for alleviating arthritic pain.
Aloe vera, common in tropical regions has been popular as an effective as external treatment for many topical wounds. However, its health benefits is not limited to wound healing only as there are other disorders and ailments that could be treated by this universal herb which could are easily recognizable as stemless or almost stemless plants with succulent leaves that spread outwards in all directions. Be careful though because aloe vera’s leaves have thorny outgrowths that could easily prick your skin.
Benefits of Aloe Vera
The gel from the succulent leaves of the aloe vera is directly squeezed into the skin to easily relieve swelling and itchiness caused by insect bites and stings. It is also popular as treatment of many skin conditions because of its effective action especially for wound healing of burns, bruises, rashes, cuts and scrapes. The antibacterial properties destroys the bacteria and effectively stopping infection. Further, it is also instrumental in rapid wound healing through accelerated cell regeneration. Further, aloe vera is also used to treat acne and even infections life athlete’s foot, psoriasis, eczema and even prevent hair loss.
Aloe vera is known for its ability to soothe and rejuvenate as there are many products that include this herb cosmetic products including gels and lotions. It is believed to be a good skin moisturizer. It has the property to remove dead skin cells and aids in allowing healthy chemicals and substances to penetrate the skin. It also reduces skin pigmentation allowing lighter complexion and even lightening the skin’s dark spots especially in the face. It stimulates the production of elastin and collagen that are both essential in preventing skin aging
However, aloe vera is not limited to external treatment as it has also been found to give the immune system a boost. It can also combat the effects of allergic reactions and treat even some respiratory infections. Moreover, the juice of aloe vera is also good for some digestive system disorder such as ulcer and heartburn which indicates that it has antacid properties. It is believed to have properties that balances the gastrointestinal tract and when ingested, it aids in improving digestive functions. Those who have problems with their digestion specifically indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome claimed they find comfort as the juice have anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the over secretion of stomach acids that oftentimes wreak havoc in the digestive process.
There are also indications that aloe vera alleviates muscle pain and joint pains due to arthritis and rheumatism as it could be instrumental in the regression of such diseases. The aloe vera gel is also used to lower down cholesterol, triglycerides and blood fat lipid levels plus there are also claims that it has a maintaining effect on the blood sugar level.