Aloe vera is a spiny-leafed succulent plant that typically grows in dry, tropical climates. While it is usually referred to by its scientific name aloe vera, it occasionally goes by more exotic names like â€œlily of the desertâ€ and â€œelephantâ€™s gallâ€.
Aloe vera have been used for several years now because of its medicinal benefits. Today, aloe vera is most notably known as a topical treatment for burns, but it is still used in a variety of different ways.
1. Aloe vera gel for skin:
Commercial aloe vera gel is a filtered and processed version of the gooey stuff contained in the center of the plantâ€™s spiny leaves. Bottled aloe vera gels are very convenient for external applications, but you can also just cut open a leaf from an aloe vera plant and use that!
2. Treat minor burns, cuts, scrapes and insect bites.
Generally women use aloe vera gel prior to applying make-up to keep skin moisturized while men often apply to skin after shaving to rehydrate and treat small cuts. Itâ€™s why many people choose to grow aloe as a houseplant.
3. Treat sunburns and reduce tan:
Aloe vera gel can be applied directly to the sunburned area as its anti-inflammatory properties, reduces the redness brought on by exposure to UV rays and soothes the skin. It acts on the epithelial skin layer and provides a protective layer to the skin for retaining moisture.
4. Reduce acne and signs of skin inflammation like puffy eyes and redness :
Aloe vera is an important natural remedy to fight against acne. Its anti-inflammatory properties reduce pimple size while its anti-microbial properties kill bacteria. Rich in vitamin C and E â€“ two of the most important vitamins for our skin. Aloe vera is one of the natureâ€™s miracles for achieving healthy, gorgeous skin. Aloe contains AUXINS and GIBERYLINS, hormones that act quickly to heal wounds and reduce inflammation in the skin of the face.
5. Treat scalp conditions like dryness and dandruff:
Topical application of aloe vera can help promote hair growth. Aloe vera, when used along with castor oil and coconut oil can help with hair growth as it removes dead cells from the scalp. It is a widely used ingredient in many commercial shampoos and conditioners. This is because it works wonders for dandruff and dandruff-related problems such as an itchy scalp.
6. Reduce belly fat quickly: Aloe vera has Powerful antioxidant that helps burn the dangerous visceral fat (fat that wraps the internal organs).