Benefits of Aloe Vera for Hair, Skin, and Weight-Loss
Published: 06:18 PM, 13 January 2018 Updated: 03:16 PM, 12 September 2020
Aloe Vera is extensively used in beauty products and for good reason. It`s got antiviral and antibacterial properties, and the ability to help treat everything from constipation to diabetes. Over time, aloe vera has seamlessly integrated itself into everything we use. But what makes this miracle plant so distinguishable?
The aloe vera plant is about one or two feet tall with prickly and bitter leaves, which act as a defense to keep animals and insects from feeding on the plant. The leaves hold a gooey translucent gel, also extremely bitter, and known all over the world for its unbelievable healing properties.
One of the most crucial elements found in aloe vera gel is a complex carbohydrate known as acemannan. It allows nutrients to reach the cells, nourish them and at the same time relieve them of toxins, Ayurveda, Chinese herbal medicine and British herbal medicine have all advocated aloe vera as a healer, when applied or consumed orally. Let`s go over some of its most prominent benefits.
Aloe Vera for Beauty
Once you move past the slimy texture of natural aloe vera gel and apply it to your skin, you`ll notice how soothing and cool it is. And it`s for these exact reasons that Ayurveda refers to aloe vera as the miracle herb that can be used to treat wounds, minor cuts, dry skin and severe burns.
Delhi-based dermatologist, Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj said that Aloe Vera is rich in Vitamin C, E, and beta-carotene which gives it its nourishing and anti-aging qualities. It can moisturize the skin without making it greasy, which makes it a great buy for those with oily skin. She also suggests drinking aloe vera juice early in the morning on an empty stomach because it improves digestion and cures any kind of stomach trouble.
Aloe Vera for Weight-Loss
It`s not just the beauty industry that`s obsessing over the benefits of aloe vera, the health industry can`t stop raving about it either. According to Britt Brandon, the author of The Everything Guide to Aloe Vera for Health, it improves the body`s absorption and utilization, improving overall health as well as weight-loss success.
There are countless studies that prove how effective aloe vera is for weight-loss.
Aloe Vera for Hairfall
Aloe vera contains something called proteolytic enzymes which repairs dead skin cells on the scalp. It also acts as a great conditioner and leaves your hair all smooth and shiny. It promotes hair growth, prevents itching on the scalp, reduces dandruff and conditions your hair.