Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Aloe Vera for Skin and Stomach remedies

Health benefits of aloe vera

Treats digestive disorders: There are claims that intake of aloe vera juice helps in maintaining a healthy digestive tract. It is known to soothe digestive issues such as constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. It contains anti-inflammatory fatty acids that are helpful for the stomach, small intestine and colon. It is said to alkalise digestive juices and there by prevent heartburn. It also helps clean the digestive tract by exerting a soothing, balancing effect.
Helps in detoxification: Aloe juice is said to have natural detoxifying properties that cleanse the digestive and circulatory system. This promotes blood circulation and a higher rate of absorption of nutrients from food.
Has anti-ageing properties: Aloe gel is known for its anti-wrinkle properties. Aloe penetrates the many layers of the skin, hydrates, nourishes and regenerates the cells, which has the potential to delay appearance of wrinkles.
Heals wounds: Topical application of aloe vera gel is known to be effective in healing wounds.
Cures pimples: There is conflicting opinion regarding this, but many suggest application of aloe gel to treat pimples. Aloe is said to have anti-bacterial properties which can help kill the bacteria and treat acne.
Erases blemishes and scars: Many swear by aloe vera’s ability to erase blemishes and scars. If you have a plant, squeeze the leaf and apply the gel and leave it overnight. This is said to help.

When not to use aloe vera:

Avoid aloe preparations if you are pregnant, breast feeding or menstruating, as it can cause uterine contractions.

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