Skin and hair.Aloe vera is a humectant, meaning it draws moisture to your skin, with soothing, cooling and healing capabilities. It is especially effective when used in combination with other natural skin care ingredients like botanical and fruit extracts to help fight signs of aging caused by dryness or sun exposure. We use aloe as a moisturizing base in both our White Tea and Cucumber Facial Toner and our Mulberry and Licorice Brightening Serum.
Alone, aloe gel can be used for the treatment and healing of sunburns, burns, cuts, wounds and abrasions and is considered effective in treating a wide variety of skin inflammations like eczema, dandruff, acne and psoriasis. Aloe can be used straight from the plant and applied topically where needed, just cut off the tip to expose the gel and smooth onto skin directly.
Immune system.Aloe juice and gel can be taken orally as a healthy, natural elixir. Due to the plant's high vitamin and mineral content, it is used, along with other ingredients, to boost immunity and relieve symptoms of diseases. It may even play a role in preventing lung cancer and tumor growth, though more research is needed. In addition, drinking aloe juice can also help to lower blood sugar. Diabetics, people who suffer from autoimmune diseases, and people with high cholesterol can also benefit from this plant.
Digestive system.Both the latex and gel derived from the aloe vera plant are used to treat a host of issues related to the digestive system. Studies show evidence that the plant can be used as a laxative to relieve constipation and can help in eliminating harmful toxins from the body. Additionally, it can help promote better digestion, remedy hyper-acidity and prevent ulcers in the stomach. At the same time, aloe vera help balance intestinal bacterial and protect against the growth of harmful intestinal flora.
As you can see aloe has many external and internal uses. How are you using aloe vera?