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9 amazing uses of aloe vera

  • Published at 06:02 pm February 20th, 2017
9 amazing uses of aloe vera
Lowers blood sugar level Aloe vera may have a future in diabetes treatment. According to a study in Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacy, it has been confirmed that consuming two tablespoons of aloe vera juice everyday can reduce the blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. However, the juice, if taken along with diabetes medications may lower the glucose count, which can be very harmful for people with diabetes. Can fight breast cancer Aloe emodin, a compound found in the leaves of aloe vera, shows potential in slowing the growth of breast cancer, as stated by the authors of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Heartburn relief A review suggested that consuming one to three ounces of aloe gel during mealtime could reduce the severity of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a digestive disorder that often results in heartburn. The plant’s low toxicity makes it a safe and mild remedy for heartburn. Reduces constipation The latex, a sticky yellow residue found under the skin of the leaves in aloe vera, has often been used to treat constipation. Although some concerns have been raised about the frequent use of the latex. Improves skin and help prevent wrinkles The application of aloe vera gel has been very effective, when it came to improving skin elasticity by increasing the production of collagen. Studies have also shown that the application of aloe vera can lessen the redness of the skin, also known as erythema. Shaving gel Aloe vera is a natural substitute for those awful shaving gels and creams that are loaded with chemicals. Firstly, the plant comprises of roughly 95 percent water, so it gives a slippery surface that results in a pleasant, close shave. Besides, it is packed with anti-inflammatory enzymes, making it useful for treating rashes after shaving. Finally, it saturates and moisturises the skin, making it more soft and rejuvenated. You can also use aloe vera gel alone, or mix it with other ingredients, like almond oil or eucalyptus oil, for much better results. Makeup remover Aloe vera gel is a natural and gentle makeup remover (easily taks off cosmetics around the eye, where the skin is most sensitive). Simply squeeze a small amount of the gel onto a cotton ball, and gently rub the makeup from your face. Moreover, refrigerated cotton balls soaked in aloe vera gel make a great pack for drained and puffy eyes. Treats sunburn The benefits of aloe vera as a skin moisturiser are outstanding, yet it is often disregarded as a sunburn cure. Because of its cooling and hydrating properties, aloe vera is extremely effective at treating skin which has been damaged by the sun. Apply the gel or oil onto the sunburnt area, and leave it to soak. The aloe will act as a defensive layer on the skin, allowing it to renew its moisture, as hydrated skin recuperates quicker from sunburn than dry skin. Treats bad breath Awful breath, or halitosis, is a medical condition that affects many people on a regular basis. Despite the fact that commercial toothpastes and mouthwashes can help treat it, their ingredients may have other harmful effects. Rather, consider aloe vera. Besides being a powerful antibacterial, aloe contains an anti-inflammatory compound named beta-Sitosterol that is known to soothe acid indigestion, which (along with oral bacteria) is a common cause of bad breath. Mixing aloe vera with baking soda seems to have a particularly powerful effect as well.