Aloe vera is one of those magical plants that has numerous uses in beauty, medicine, and even food preservation. The usage of Aloe Vera dates back thousands of years.
When you think about aloe vera, you immediately think of it as a plant that aids in matters related to beauty. This plant is indeed mostly known for its beauty properties.
Aloe vera is often associated with hair treatments. It is a natural conditioner as it moisturises the scalp and the hair. If you suffer from hair fall, aloe vera is great as well. Aloe Vera contains an ingredient called proteolytic enzymes which are meant to repair dead skin cells on the scalp, so your hair will grow stronger. It also reduces dandruff. You’ve heard about keratin and how good it is for your hair, right? Well, aloe vera contains similar active agents to keratin, so it will also prevent breakage and will offer more elasticity.
However, what aloe vera is famous for is its efficacy in treating burns because of its cooling properties. If you go into a pharmacy, rest assured that you will find some type of oil for burns which is made predominantly out of aloe vera. This amazing plant doesn’t work well just for burns, but it also can be used for irritated skin and inflammations such as acne and eczema. Apply the gel on your skin for instant relief.
Although aloe vera is a tropical plant, it can be grown in any country if the conditions are right. Some even see it as an ornamental plant because of its uncommon look. I would have to say that aloe vera is definitely a useful plant to have in your home.
10 Interesting Facts about Aloe Vera
- It reduces hair loss and helps with hair growth
- It can also help preserve food
- Can cure gum disease
- It was used in Ancient Egypt as a beauty regime
- It helps to reduce dandruff
- It was used by Native Americans
- It can help to lower cholesterol and triglycerides
- It can cure menstrual problems
- Works as a conditioner for hair
- It prevents oxidative stress
Aloe Vera is one of those truly unique plants that are blessed with a series of benefits for humans. Apart from the obvious beauty-related benefits, aloe vera can help with much more. Having said that, skincare is where aloe vera thrives, as it soothes wounds and hydrates the skin, whilst at the same time repairing it and maintaining it, like no other substance. Aloe Vera is a blessing for our skin.
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Aloe is the best plant to have around 😀
Couldn’t agree more with you, Megan! 🙂
Well, I suppose the Aloe plant that sits on my dressing table will be used for something practical now and not only look pretty. Bye plant, hello healthy skin and hair!