The origin of the Aloe Vera plant is believed to be in Sudan, and its properties have been valued and used for over 6,000 years and recognized by many civilizations, including the Egyptians, Spanish, Persians, Greeks, Japanese, Italians, Africans, and Indians.
In ancient Egypt, Aloe Vera was known as the ‘Plant of Immortality’, as its amazing medicinal properties have been used to treat all kinds of diseases and health ailments. The ancient Egyptians even drew this plant on the tombs of pharaohs.
Here are some of its powerful medicinal qualities in terms of skin health:
Heals Burns Quickly- In 1959, the FDA approved this herb as a natural method to heal burns. Research has shown that it heals burns in a fast and safe way.
Prevents Wrinkles and Improves Skin-Studies have confirmed that Aloe Vera can slow down the aging of the skin, prevents wrinkles, and improves the elasticity of the skin.
Antioxidant and Antibacterial Properties-Aloe Vera is rich in antioxidants known as polyphenols, and strong natural antibacterial compounds, that relieve skin infections.
Treats Canker Sores- This beneficial herb accelerates the healing of canker sores or mouth ulcer, reduces their size, and alleviates the pain they cause.
Reduces Dental Plaque- Aloe Vera effectively fights oral diseases, and reduces plaque as efficiently as commercial mouthwashes.
Relieves sunburns- It soothes the pain and redness due to sunburns and relieves skin irritations.
Here is a list of several other health benefits of this miraculous herb:
- Improves digestion
- Soothes Acid Reflux
- Lowers Cholesterol and Triglycerides levels
- Improves heart health
- Boosts immunity
- Treats constipation and irritable bowel syndrome
- Relieves joint and muscle pain
- Prevents oxidative stress
- Treats gum diseases
- Improves oxygenation of the blood
- Treats PMS symptoms and menstrual pain
- Relieves nausea
- Inhibits cancerous growth
- Treats hair loss and improves hair health
- Soothes arthritis pain
- Lowers high blood sugar levels
To enjoy all these benefits of this herb, you can buy aloe Vera plants at the local plant nursery or online, or purchase Aloe Vera products and gel from the local supermarkets, and pharmacies.
Aloe Vera can be ingested, and topically applied to the skin. You can also combine it with other natural ingredients in order to make it a regular part of your health or beauty routine.