Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard of aloe vera before. In fact, you’ve probably used it a few times, especially if you’ve ever had a bad sunburn. There’s no doubt that its cooling and soothing power is a wonderful way to heal your skin. But did you know that aloe vera can be used for more than just burns? There are actually many benefits to the plant, and Health Ambition has an article that covers it all!
They go into the 250 different species of aloe as well as the difference between gel and sap and its history of use in the world. They offer a fascinating look at a plant that most of us think very little about. We recommend taking a look at the link above to get all the insight. For now, we want to focus on the many proven health benefits of aloe vera.
- Digestion: Aloe vera can help you if you suffer from IBS or constipation. Enjoy it as a cup of tea.
- Heart: A study on aloe vera found that patients with angina (heart disease) who consumed aloe vera had fewer angina attacks and a healthier heart.
- Acne: Aloe vera isn’t just great for sunburns; it also works on acne. In fact, it can dramatically decrease your healing time.
- Psoriasis: If you suffer from mild to moderate psoriasis, aloe vera cream, applied a few times a day, can clear up your symptoms in just four weeks.
- Cholesterol & Blood Sugar: Aloe vera can also be used to lower your cholesterol and regulate your blood sugar.
- Wound Healing: As we said when we talked about acne, aloe vera is great for helping your wounds heal because it improves blood circulation.
- Antibacterial: Aloe vera is a powerful antibacterial that can suppress the growth of three powerful bacteria including E. coli.
- Anti–plaque: Did you know aloe is also great for your teeth? When used as a mouthwash, it is just as effective as an antiseptic for plaque prevention.
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