Aloe Vera is a medicinal plant as it works as a solution for many health issues for ages. Its Hindi name is “Ghrat Kumari” or “Kumari”. It is also very popular as a decorative plant as it does not require much attention and can easily grow in a small pot. Aloe Vera is used in various forms and the whole Aloe Vera plant offers various health benefits.
Health Benefits of Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera is a rich source of antioxidant, Vitamin A, C, E and Folic Acid. It also has various minerals like Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Iodine, Zinc, and Selenium. Aloe Vera has been used in Indian medicine system from thousands of years. It is very effective to treat varying number of diseases like fever, skin, gastritis, menstruation and blood disorder. Modern medicine uses it for cosmetic purpose.
Benefits of Aloe Vera in GIT (Gastro Intestinal Tract)
Aloe Vera increases peristaltic movement of intestine. It stimulates liver and gall bladder to release stored bile. Thus, it decreases the chance of gall bladder stone. Also, its juice effectively treat intestinal ulcer.
Benefits of Aloe Vera on worm infection:
Aloe Vera is very effective to kill intestinal worms specially thread worms. It kills worms and flushes them out from body through anal canal.
Benefits of Aloe Vera on reproductive system:
Benefits of Aloe Vera for Skin:
Aloe Vera is a natural blood purifier. It decreases the process of atherosclerosis and secretes bile from liver which metabolize excess fat in blood and intestine. For skin, it is used in every form, from local application to internal consuming. Oral intake of Aloe Vera juice or Aloe Vera gel nourishes skin, removes dark pigmentation, and provides soothing effect.
Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel on burns:
Application of Aloe Vera Gel on burns provides soothing effect. It also kills bacteria of affected site which decreases the chance of secondary infection on burns.
Benefits of Aloe Vera on inflammation:
In case of inflammation, Apply Aloe Vera on affected site. Its application reduces inflammation, especially joint inflammation. Studies support oral consumption of Aloe Vera juice helps to relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Benefits of Aloe Vera for heart health:
Various studies support that oral consumption of Aloe Vera juice reduces cholesterol, blood sugar level and improves blood circulation and the process of internal healing.
Benefits of Aloe Vera for hair:
Usage of Aloe Vera Juice makes the scalp healthy and promotes hair growth as Aloe Vera juice increases the blood circulation on scalp. Applying Aloe Vera hair mask or massaging Aloe Vera Gel moisturizes the scalp and makes hair silky and shiny.
Aloe Vera for Acne:
Root causes of acne are either blood infection or hormonal changes in body. Aloe Vera detoxifies blood and promotes the growth of healthy cells. It also balances hormonal fluctuation. Application of Aloe Vera Gel on skin and consumption of Aloe Vera juice makes skin beautiful and nourished.
How to use Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera Juice:
Oral intake of 10-15 ml of Aloe Vera juice is sufficient. There is no specific guidelines about Aloe Vera juice that one should consume it on empty stomach or not. It can be mixed with other juices also specifically with Amla Juice (Indian Gooseberry).
Aloe Vera Gel:
Aloe Vera Gel can be applied on skin, acne, burn and inflammation etc. It doesn’t need to be washed out because it is completely absorbed by skin.
How to use Aloe Vera plant:
Whole plant of Aloe Vera is in use in Indian medicine system. Formation and decoction of stem and leaves both are in practice. Extract of Aloe Vera is one of the important drugs known as “Rasanjjan” in Indian medicine.
Side Effects of Aloe Vera:
Excessive consumption of Aloe Vera without understanding the need of your body can lead towards serious harm effects.
- Aloe Vera for diarrhea- No, as mentioned above Aloe Vera increases peristaltic movement of intestine. Thus, in a person with soft stomach, it can cause mild to major diarrhea.
- Aloe Vera for bleeding- No, Aloe Vera increases blood circulation. Hence, in a patient of internal or external bleeding, it can cause more severe bleeding.
- For heavy menstruation- No, Indian medicine system (Ayurveda) uses Aloe Vera for induction for menstruation in patient with Amenorrhea or Hypomenorrhoea. If a patient of uterine bleeding or uterine tumor or uterine fibroid mistakenly take Aloe Vera, then it can cause severe bleeding.
- Aloe Vera for pregnancy– No, Aloe Vera juice can cause early miscarriage.
- Aloe Vera for Allergy– Some people may have idiopathic allergy with Aloe Vera. Any product which has Aloe Vera like Aloe Vera Gel, Aloe Vera Moisturizer, and Aloe Vera juice can lead towards miner allergies. In the rarest case, some people can experience very serious form of allergy.
So this is all about benefits of Aloe Vera. If you have any questions regarding this, then please share that in the comment.
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