Aloe Vera is often described as a wonder plant as it claims to have several therapeutic properties. It is a succulent plant which stores water in its thick and fleshy leaves. The Egyptians called Aloe Vera ‘the plant of immortality’ and it can perform several miracles for our skin, hair, and health as well. Aloe Vera is used extensively in beauty products. It has been seamlessly integrated into everything we use from beauty cream to health juice and dietary supplements. The plant has a height of one or two feet with prickly leaves in it. We have an Aloe Vera plant in our garden. In Ayurveda, Aloe Vera is advocated as a healer when it is consumed orally or applied.
Mamma says when Aloe Vera is put into our personal care regimen it can treat, exfoliate, restore and provide constant nutrition to the human skin. We use Aloe Vera to treat minor cuts, burn, wounds and dry skin. It is rich in Vitamin C, E, and beta-carotene which give it a nourishing and anti-aging property. It moisturizes our skin without making it greasy hence can be used for all skin types. Daddy says drinking a glass of Aloe Vera juice early in the morning on an empty stomach improves our digestion and cures stomach related problems. Using Aloe Vera is recommended by dermatologist for treating sunburn, stretch marks, removing tan as it can treat the cells on the epithelial level of the skin. It can be used in summer as well as in winter season.
Aloe Vera improves skin elasticity and makes it smoother and supple. Applying Aloe Vera on the scalp helps to remove dead skin cells and thus promotes hair growth. It can work wonders for dandruff related problems such as the itchy scalp. The juice produced by Aloe Vera is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease which causes heartburn, chest pain, and trouble in swallowing. Research shows Aloe Vera can maintain blood sugar and can help reduce the cholesterol level. Using toothpaste made up of Aloe Vera plays an effective role in maintaining our oral hygiene. It prevents gum inflammation and the anti-bacterial property of Aloe Vera protects our teeth from cavity-causing bacteria. Regular intake of Aloe Vera juice can strengthen our immune system.
For planting the tree we should make sure that it receives enough warmth and sunlight. Too much of water can hamper its growth and make it rot. The Aloe Vera gel can be stored for a long time in the refrigerator. We should always use sterilized containers for storing the gel.