By Kavya Singh
Aloe Vera is not called the healing plant for no reason. For centuries, this houseplant has been used for medicinal purposes, to heal burns, treat skin problems, keep hair soft & smooth, generate hair growth and reduce inflammation of the body.
The rise of aloe
Egyptians were probably the earliest to use Aloe and it was touted to be the secret ingredient behind Cleopatra’s youthful skin and beauty. From the Egyptians, the Jewish sect 'Essenes' started using aloe in their diet for longevity. Roman historians quote that the regular use of aloe vera increased the life span of Essenes to 125 from their average of 39. As this plant’s magic powers became known, people started cultivating it in large numbers and it entered our contemporary lifestyle.
Aloe for skin
Apart from being called the healing plant, Aloe has one more name – burn plant. It works like a medicine to soothe burns, cuts, bruises, scalds and wounds. Using aloe vera based skin products
will protect you from sun burn, wrinkles, acne, eczema and skin wounds. Especially, for shaving bruises
, an aloe based face wash, shaving gel or after-shave is beneficial for quick healing. Packed with vitamins C and E, aloe keeps skin supple and prevents it from drying out.
Pulp squeezed out from fleshy aloe stems and leaves has nutritional benefits
for the entire body. It promotes internal healing, cleansing, repair and has anti-carcinogenic properties. Aloe boosts the body’s immunity and being rich in fiber, has laxative properties and aids digestion. It also reduces triglycerides to maintain cholesterol levels and its anti-inflammatory properties gives relief from joint pains.
Aloe for Hair
From detangling, revitalizing the scalp, preventing dandruff, restoring PH levels to controlling frizz and generating hair growth, the benefits of aloe vera for hair are endless. Applying the gel of this plant after washing and conditioning your hair will give excellent results. Go for readymade aloe vera hair gels
that lock the goodness of aloe & vitamin E, making hair stronger, smoother and shinier. Aloe gel also seals your hair’s moisture and holds it well so you can set it the way you want.
Source: The Man Company
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