5 Amazing Health Benefits & Uses of Aloe Vera

Dr. Khushbu Suthar

Natural Healing - Leader & Influencer

10:46 AM | 26-07-2021

If there is one plant that is good for your skin, hair, gut and is nutritious too - It is the mighty old Aloe Vera! Read on to know how can you boost your health and look gorgeous by using Aloe Vera in different forms.

For centuries Aloe Vera has been benefiting us in various ways. From ancient sages to new-age doctors everybody recommends it for health & beauty. From bringing positive vibration at home in the form of a potted plant moisturizing your skin, Aloe Vera has got it right in all forms. This plant is used in every part of the world and has been appreciated for its benefits by all.

What is Aloe Vera?

Aloe Vera is a fleshy and succulent plant that grows aplenty in tropical regions.

There is a very interesting story behind this plant, an Egyptian princess who was renowned for her beauty and well-nourished skin was always prodded for her beauty secret. She was Cleopatra, and she has given the credit of her beauty to this medicinal plant, Aloe Vera, which generally grows well in an arid climate such as Egypt. It is full of thorny leaves and a high amount of gel. The best part about this plant is that needs less water to grow and it can be grown in any climate and in any region. That’s why it is a great choice for a potted plant.

Aloe Vera is a stemless plant with a good amount of hydrating gel loaded inside its thick leaves. Due to its high moisture content, this gel is used to treat skin diseases and is a part of various concoctions for easing digestion issues, and certain other health conditions.

Different Species of the Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera Barbadensis miller is the most common variety of Aloe Vera. It can be easily cultivated at home. It is even edible so you can consume it to manage digestive issues like constipation, acidity, inflammation of the colon, frequent nausea.

The leaves of Barbadensis are big and fleshy, that harbor a lot of gel in between.

Aloe Vera Chinensis is another variety that is commonly found and is extremely helpful in treating burn wounds.

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Benefits and Uses of Aloe Vera

If we talk about the advantages of this plant, they are immense. This versatile plant acts well over a majority of the systems of our body.

  1. Digestive System: Due to its rich water content and latex in its gel’s compound, Aloe Vera helps in aiding easy out stools, and hence relieve Constipation, which is one of the most common digestive problems. Aloe Vera helps in maintaining the pH of the stomach, and that’s why it is a good remedy for relieving acidity.
  2. Hair: Applying the aloe Vera gel daily will help you reduce hair fall, make your hair lustrous and reduce graying of hair.
  3. Skin: Vitamin E present in Aloe Vera has been very useful to give the skin a good amount of moisture. It is used to heal skin issues like acne, psoriasis, and urticaria effectively. Regularly applying aloe Vera gel on your skin cools it down and relieves skin diseases.
  4. High Nutritive Content: Three primary vitamins - A, B, C, and Vitamin E are found in Aloe Vera. The nutrition content in aloe Vera is completely healthy for people of any age because it has 96% of water. Water coming naturally from fruits and vegetables are considered to be healthy in digestion and gives us benefit. Hence daily consumption of Aloe Vera will help us fulfill the need for these micronutrients.
  5. Managing Diabetes: Aloe Vera helps in optimizing blood sugar levels. Aloe Vera juice is recommended to diabetics as a morning drink.
  6. Dental Health: Aloe gel can also be used to apply on teeth, it is loaded with Vitamin E which gives teeth a healthy shine.

You should drink around 100-200 ml of Aloe Vera juice daily to reap its benefits.


Easy & Healthy Aloe Vera Recipes:

  1. Aloe Vera Juice
  2. Aloe Vera & Gooseberry Juice
  3. Dandruff Cure

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Grow Your Own Aloe Vera Plant

Why not have this advantageous plant at home? You can grow it in a 100% organic way and enjoy its numerous benefits.

Few tips for Growing Aloe Vera:

  1. Keep more drainage holes in the pot. Stagnant water will not allow Aloe Vera to grow well.
  2. There’s no need to add fertilizers. It can be grown naturally and easily.
  3. Water it only once in two days, it doesn’t require too much water.
  4. Keep it in bright sunlight which is needed for healthy photosynthesis and growth of Aloe Vera.

(About Dr. Khushbu Suthar: I am a Homeopathic Practitioner with a specialization in Diet Planning and Nutrition from Mumbai. I hold a degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy, and by amalgamating these three, my aim in life is to research Mind, Body, and Soul. Flamboyant colors of vegetables and Vivid Psychology of the Human mind is what enchants me. I am an avid explorer of healing, and currently practicing in Bikaner, India.)

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