Three Reasons to use Aloe Vera; Health benefits

Posted by on November 25, 2011 at 6:00 am.

Aloe Vera Plant

Aloe vera can be traced back to over 6000 years. Egyptians depicted the aloe plant on carvings. Aloe vera is a natural remedy, and its used to treat a variety of conditions. Because of aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory properties, it is effective in treating conditions such as sun burns. Aloe vera gel can be extracted directly from the plant or it can be purchased at many health food stores, drugstores, and online stores.

 

Aloe Vera Soothes Sunburns

 

  1. Sunburns usually effects large areas of the skin. Redness, itching, swelling, scaling, and pain are all symptoms of a sunburn and can leave an individual feeling miserable. Reduce the pain from a sunburn by applying aloe vera juice to sunburned skin. Aloe vera gel or juice is an ingredient that can be found in many sunburn products. Apply aloe vera juice to the affected skin several times daily.
  2. Aloe Vera Promotes Dental Health

  3. Teeth require daily cleaning. We brush them several times daily to remove the plaque, food, and bacteria that can be trapped inside the mouth. Finding a suitable toothpaste is essential in maintaining healthy teeth. Toothpastes with aloe vera juice is as effective as other toothpastes. According to a study published in PubMed, it protects against Candida albicans, Enterococcus faecalis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Peptostreptococcus anaerobius, Prevotella intermedia, and Streptococcus mutans.
  4. Aloe Vera Can Help Eliminate Constipation

  5. Fast paced lifestyles, stress, medication, and poor eating habits are a few causes of constipation. Aloe vera is recognized for its stool softening properties. Aloe also contains a powerful compound called aloin. Aloin is a powerful compound containing strong laxative properties that helps treat constipation. Taking 150 mg of dried aloe vera juice is effective as laxatives, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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This post was written in advance, since I’m away for the Thanksgiving holidays. I won’t be checking my personal mail. My holidays are spent taking a break from everything technology related. I’ll be back soon, and will respond to comments, and visit your virtual homes.

Blessings, Opal

13 Comments

  • Kate Brown Wilson says:

    This is a good news for me, to be honest I really don’t know that aloe Vera have too many good benefits, in our health, the only thing I know aloe Vera is for hair.
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    Opal Reply:

    @Kate Brown Wilson, I keep Aloe plants in the house, they have numerous benefits. I use it often. 🙂

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  • Kate Brown Wilson says:

    Hi Opal can you please tell me where to find Aloe Vera Seeds if it has, cause I would like to plant this on my own backyard. I have to admit this plant will be very helpful in our body system.
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    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Kate Brown Wilson, I’ve never purchased the seeds. I just purchase the plant. I usually get them from a local gardening store. I did a web search and found this article that lists suppliers of aloe seeds http://www.mauritasaloevera.com/AloeVeraUse/Suppliers-Aloe-Vera-Seeds.htm

    Another option is purchasing aloe gel/juice from a local or online store. I mainly see it in whole food stores. I’ve purchased both. It has a lightly bitter taste, and so I usually add about a tablespoon to a smoothie or freshly something I’ve juiced.

    I hope that helps. 🙂

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  • Jennifer says:

    I’ve always been a fan of Aloe!!!
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    Opal Reply:

    @Jennifer, Me too!
    It has so many health benefits. 🙂

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    Jennifer Reply:

    @Opal, I have been reading up on including them into my juices but haven’t tried it myself yet 🙂
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    Opal Reply:

    @Jennifer,Adding a tablespoon won’t change the taste too much, in fact you most likely won’t even detect it. I, and many others, consider it a superfood.

    Jennifer Reply:

    @Jennifer,
    I’ve had Aloe in Coconut Water before…storebought-brew, tho 🙂
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  • Kate Brown Wilson says:

    Thanks for the information Opal , this would really help me a lot, now I am planning when I should start planting Aloe Vera in my backyard.
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    Opal Reply:

    @Kate Brown Wilson, You’re welcome, I never thought about Aloe seeds, but I think I’ll try them out too.

    If you live in a warm climate you can keep them outside year round. I live in Maryland, so I bring them inside when it gets cool. My grandmother, in South Carolina, has some big aloe vera plants! They stay outside (year round). Next time I’m in SC, I’ll have to take some pictures of them. I had no idea they could get that huge. Since they thrive in hot climates, I imagine that has a lot to do with it.

    I’m not sure if you are aware of this, but aloe should be placed in sunlight. Some people plant theirs in direct sunlight, I prefer indirect sunlight. Personally, I noticed the plant didn’t receive any burns (brown spots)that way, as the few that I had in direct sunlight. I also noticed the leaves, on the ones in partial shade, were bigger. It might have been a coincidence.

    Here’s a link for planting information… http://www.thegardenhelper.com/aloe~vera.html I normally use that site if I have questions about a new veggie I want to plant. 🙂

    Another use for aloe is placing it directly on your skin. Aloe helps our bodies absorb Vitamin E. I mix vitamin E with Aloe and apply it to my skin. Aloe can also help clear up blemishes. There’s, lots of amazing benefits to this simple plant. 😉

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  • Mia@Homes says:

    I am really glad to read this your post. All I know is that aloe vera is use to treat hair and to make hair longer. Thanks for sharing this great information about the health benefits of aloe vera besides on hair.
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  • Stephano Pizzaro @ ASEA says:

    True, it is already proven and tested that aloe Vera really helps soothes sunburn. This is a good article! Thanks for posting.
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