For decades, Aloe Vera is the most famous treatment for many maladies, most importantly skin problems. It’s a major ingredient in almost all moisturizers, face masks, shampoos, and other cosmetics. This plant with a cactus-like appearance has a heavenly gel inside (Don’t judge a book by its cover) which is blessed with extremely good healing and soothing properties.
Aloe Vera is my most favorite herbal remedy for all of my problems. So, let’s see how we can reap maximum benefit from it while also taking its side effects into account.
First of all, let’s look at the brighter side.
Benefits of using Aloe Vera Gel
1. Aloe Vera for Acne
Most commonly Aloe Vera is used for the treatment of skin related problems. You can use it on acne-stricken skin to reduce redness and irritation. You just have to scoop out the gel from leaf and lather it generously on your face, leave it on as long as you want or else you can leave Aloe Vera on face overnight and wash it in the morning.
It’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties make it a natural acne healer. By eliminating bacteria from the surface of the skin it minimizes the chance of further breakouts.
So if acne troubles you a lot, make sure you don’t miss out on this remedy.
2. The Healer
A few days ago, my hand got stuck to the iron. It burned like hell!
My mom, a big fan of Aloe Vera, rushed towards her kitchen garden, plucked a piece of Aloe Vera cut it into half, and spread that soothing gel on my burn.
Similarly, a few years back my sister got an allergy from cold, her fingers used to swell and itch like crazy when the temperature went down, and the remedy to ease her itching and swelling was, obviously, Aloe Vera.
Also, my mom used to make Aloe vera gel delight for easing back pain after pregnancy.
Aloe Vera medicinal uses are too many to count. Its very effective in treating burns, itches, sun damage, and many other skin ailments. It’s anti-inflammatory, a natural analgesic, and capable of speeding up cell growth due to the large number of nutrients and vitamins it contains.
3. Aloe Vera for hairs
- You’re fed up with your dry frizzy hairs ruining your every hairstyle?
- your hairs are losing volume day by day?
- Dandruff is your best friend?
Aloe Vera has got all of this covered. Benefits of Aloe Vera for hair are numerous.
It addresses almost every hair problem.
- For dry hairs make a hair mask out of coconut oil and Aloe gel apply it to the full length of your hairs. Starting from the top and ending at the tip of your strands. You can leave this mask overnight and wash it in the morning.
- To regrow the lost locks just mix the Aloe gel and castor oil, leave it in your hairs for about an hour or two. And watch your hair strands grow out to a significant length. It will also nourish and condition hairs preventing split ends.
- Aloe Vera again plays a part when it comes to reducing dandruff. For this you need a mixture of Aloe Vera gel, honey, and coconut oil, apply it generously on your scalp and let it sit for at least 30 minutes, then wash it off.
Here are some health benefits of Aloe vera. Aloe Vera provides a boost to your immune system and contributes to your overall body wellness. Aloe Vera drink detoxifies your body and makes your immunity strong against several allergies. Up till now we have enlisted the use of Aloe gel for topical application. But Aloe Vera is equally good for oral consumption. You can prepare this healthy elixir easily by adding the Aloe gel in lemonade or any of your favorite fruit juice, or else you can have it with plain water too. There’s no special recipe for aloe Vera juice, as you just want to gain benefit from the pure aloe vera gel while keeping the taste bearable. As aloe vera tastes like bitter gourd more or less.
How to cut aloe vera plant
There is no need for rocket science for cutting off an aloe vera. Just cut it from the mid with a knife and scope the gel with a spoon. But doing a certain thing in a right way add colors of joy with the work.
so here is the video; how to do it perfectly.
Side Effects of using Aloe Vera
No doubt there are unprecedented benefits of Aloe Vera for skin. But still, it has some limitations and side effects that may harm you. So here are the side effects that you must know.
- If you’re allergic to the Aloe Vera gel, it can cause skin allergies, skin rashes, irritation, and burning sensation. Always do a patch test on the inside of your arm to check for any sort of harmful reaction before applying it on your face.
- Aloe Vera juice might cause your blood sugar levels to drop. Especially if you are a diabetic, it is better to consult a doctor before consuming it.
- Aloe Vera consumption helps in alleviating constipation, but if consumed in excess it can cause dehydration
- Children younger than 12 should not take Aloe Vera orally as it can cause diarrhea, stomach pain, and cramps.
- Aloe Vera juice can also lower the level of potassium in the body, leading to irregular heartbeat and fatigue. So always consume it in moderation, as excess of everything is bad!
Aloe vera Recipes
Aloe vera ‘the wonder plant’, is a super nutritious and pack o many vitamins. many people wonder that is it edible or not. According to most nutritionists it is edible. You can eat aloe vera straight from the plant. So, here are some aloe vera recipes, you can use to add quality nutrients to your diet.
Aloe vera Smoothie
A beauty conscious person should use Aloe vera for its numerous benefits. Some of the profit you will get by adding Aloe vera gel into your menu are:
- Aloe vera can delay aging by removing free radicles
- It makes skin wrinkle-free by hydrating the skin
- It can prevent hair loss
- It soothes sunburn
so here is the recipe
The ingredients need to make Aloe vera smoothie
one can drink Aloe vera juice alone. but it would be bitter in taste. Therefore blend it with other fruits. A fruit of your own choice, preferably, strawberry and banana, as it masks the taste of Aloe vera. Coconut milk and aloe vera gel. Blend all together and it is ready to serve.
Peel all the green parts of an Aloe vera branch. Chop it in small cubes. Add it in a saucepan along with sugar and lemon juice. sugar is equal to the quantity of aloe vera.
cook over medium to low flame until no longer slimy.
serve alone or with plain yogurt.
Aloe vera is rightly called a wonder plant. It has tremendous benefits. But a person should not use any of the herbs regularly. Everything in larger quantities can be dangerous. try using it once a while and enjoy the benefits.
if you notice any discomfort by using aloe vera. Terminate its application asap. Because it might be NOT FOR YOU.