Many of us have that vivid idea that aloe vera is medicinal or useful in some way but little do we know that the plant is very powerful in fighting lots of diseases and conditions. It’s time we opened up our minds as we take a peek at some of the uses that could be accrued from this plant.
1. Food Preservation
We all know that organic food goes bad faster but did you know that aloe vera can be used to counter the decay process? It does this by minimizing bacteria activity. Never let your food go bad again given that you need to do is add a thin layer of edible aloe vera on top of your food and you are good to go.
2. Whitening teeth and Preventing bad Odor
If you are looking for an efficient way to whiten your teeth or fight conditions like gum diseases then aloe vera should be the number one choice. Research has proven that it is quite as effective as those over the counter mouth washes yet it is organic and naturally occurring!
3. Reducing Weight
Aloe vera is known to assist in digestion, detoxification and anti-inflammation which is ideal for those who are looking to reduce weight loss. Just make sure you add aloe vera in your diet frequently and see the results.
4. Balancing Blood Sugar Levels
If you are suffering from diabetes then it’s time you start using aloe vera juice. As little as 2 table spoons of aloe vera juice could do you the magic of controlling blood sugar levels.
5. Skin Lubrication and Protection from Dryness
You might have noticed that aloe vera is among the most used ingredient in lots of cosmetic lubricants in stores today. This largely owed to the fact that it keeps bacteria away from your skin whilst also balancing PH and keeping your skin moisturized. You can thus creatively use the plant juice rather than going for those inorganic products again and again.
6. Fighting Constipation and Heartburn
Research has shown that aloe vera extract extracts are very good in aiding peristalsis along the intestines hence facilitating efficient bowel movement and water retention. This way, chances of constipation is reduced. On the other hand, if you are suffer from heartburns then certain varieties of aloe vera are known to reduce irritations associated with the condition.
7. Treating Infections
By now you know that aloe vera is a good antibacterial. This property makes it very useful in treating wounds in the sense that it speeds up the process of healing. You will also reduce the chances of developing scars by using aloe vera if you use aloe vera for such treatment.
8. Soothing Asthma and Breathing Problems
If you live in that part of the world where you contract that terrible flu or you are probably asthmatic then you should try chopping aloe vera leaves, boil them in water and inhale the vapor. This therapy has been used for years in many countries-especially in the Mediterranean region and it works!
Now, it’s time to make good use of the plant but remember to seek advice whenever you are not sure what to do!
By Egline J.
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