5 reasons to say yes to Aloe Vera this winter

Last Updated: Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 17:25

Zeenews Bureau

Since times immemorial, the wonder plant aloe vera has served as a miraculous solution to a plethora of health problems. And now in the modern age too, nutritionists and health researchers have explored the vital essence of this herb. Aloe vera is a versatile plant which can be an answer to a lot of your ailments and that too without any side effects.

As a non-toxin, succulent plant which is widely grown as an ornamental plant, it is gaining popularity as a medicinal plant owing to its numerous health benefits.

Read on as to why you should include this wonder plant in your garden to avail of its advantages.

Benefits for skincare: Aloe vera has wonder benefits when it comes to skin as just by rubbing little amount of aloe vera gel will leave a perfect glow on your skin that you always longed for. It also provides relieve from sunburn. Not just this, it is also helpful in curing blisters, insect bites eczema etcetra.

Helps cure digestive problems: Aloe vera juice helps a lot in detoxifying thereby improving the digestion process. Aloe vera juice and gel both help in fighting constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn and any other digestive tract irritations naturally as they are both good laxatives.

Helps improve immunity: Aloe vera plant is a rich source of vitamins like Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, Folic Acid and Niacin. So, consuming aloe vera daily enhances body defense system thereby protecting you from any kind of oxidative stress.

Helps cure diabetes: Aloe vera when consumed either in the form of juice or gel, serves as a traditional remedy to cure diabetes as it aids in steadying blood sugar levels.

Cure for acne: Aloe vera plant has anti-inflammatory properties that help cure acne and pimple problems. When applied on the affected area, it heals the scars to some extent and reduces the redness. Aloe vera juice can be applied directly to the skin through gels, creams and lotions to cure acne.

Warning: It is recommended to take advice of medical professional or a dietician before taking aloe internally. Also, aloe vera supplements are not recommended for women who are pregnant or lactating.



First Published: Friday, November 23, 2012 - 14:51

More from zeenews

 
comments powered by Disqus