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Health Benefits and Uses of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a nutritious plant species, revered for centuries for its medicinal properties. It is an almost stemless, succulent plant that can grow to be 100 cm long. Its thick leaves are edged with white teethand if you cut open a leaf, you’ll find it’s full of a clear, gel-like substance, referred to as aloe gel. As well as being an effective herbal medicine, Aloe Vera is commonly used for cosmetic purposes.

Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera benefits us, inside and out. Here’s how:

Other Benefits of Aloe Vera:

  • Effective laxative
  • Soothes a baby’s skin
  • Help heal herpes symptoms
  • Soothe and heals sunburns
  • Fight Athlete’s Foot
  • Eye make-up remover
  • Soothe Psoriasis
  • Shrink warts
  • Effective as a general moisturizer
  • Eliminates Eczema
  • Reverse the signs of aging and wrinkles

How to Harvest and Use Aloe Vera

To preserve the potency of Aloe Vera, you can choose to only cut off a piece of the leaf as you need it, or you can make a large batch to use as you like. If you choose to make a large batch, you do it by cutting off a leaf from the stem, rinsing it under water, and cutting through the center to get to the middle where the gel is.

With a spoon, scoop out all the gel, put it through a blender to process, and finally put it in an airtight concealer. Store this in the fridge, until needed. Add 1-2 teaspoons of the gel into smoothies and food to give an extra boost of health to your meals. For skin and hair care, rub the gel topically to wherever is needed and let it dry.

It’s best to cut a fresh piece each time you need it–it’s more potent that way! For those who don’t have Aloe Vera at home, you can get the juice or capsules to buy online or at health food stores.

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