Aloe Vera – A Wonder Plant
Aloe Vera is a short stemmed shrub, can make people wonder about the results it gives in different kind of illness, often known as ‘Wonder plant’. That is why Aloe Vera has been the subject of scientific research from the decades.
The main parts used of Aloe Vera are Aloe gel and Latex. These both parts are mainly used to treat hair and skin disease and helps to improve the diseased condition.
Here below are some of the benefits of Aloe Vera listed:
Improving health of Teeth and Gums
Application of Aloe Vera gel in tooth and gums can increase the germ fighting ability and decrease the oral-cavity causing bacteria. Aloe Vera latex can reduce the pain in gums. Many scientists have researched regarding comparison of Aloe Vera gel with two widely used tooth pastes and the results are similar in case where health of teeth and gums is taken into consideration.
Aloe Latex mixed in warm water can helps to easy removal of stool.
Antioxidants and Anti-microbial properties
Aloe Vera gel is having antioxidants and anti-microbial properties. Thus, it can be applied on the broken skin and open wounds with a view to avoid the accumulation of sepsis and easy healing.
Protection from Ultraviolet radiation
Aloe Vera gel has a protective effects against Ultraviolet radiation. Application of Aloe Vera gel can reduce the sunburn effects and protect against heavy sun light. Moreover, Aloe Vera gel can also help in the incidents of skin side effects due to radiation therapy for breast cancer. In one of the journals of Radiation Oncology, scientists also reported the preventive use of Aloe Vera gel in treating the side and toxic effects of radiation therapy on skin.
Soothing wounds of Skin burns
Aloe Vera gel can treat the wounds of skin burns and facilitate the healing procedure. One of the authors of scientific journal wrote that Thermal burned patients dressed with Aloe Vera gel showed advantageous scenes in pain relief and early wound epithelialization.
Used in hair care
Direct application of Aloe Vera gel to hair scalp can stimulate the blood circulation and improve delivery of oxygen and nutrition to hair follicles. It often used to prevent the itching of hair scalp due to dandruff. As the dandruff is one kind of fungus growth, the Aloe Vera gel helps due to its anti-microbial properties. Aloe Vera gel can give moisture to the hairs, so, it can be added in Henna preparations or simply the curd and Aloe mixture can be made to apply in the hair. It also fasten the hair growth. Ultimately, Aloe Gel is best to make hairs stronger, smoother and silkier.