Aloe Vera typically looks like a green cactus with thick juicy flesh inside. It is grown in home gardens and in pots residing at home. This grows in varied climates specially in hot humid regions. It grows in almost all kind of soil but well-drained soil is best for growth. Various home remedies using Aloe Vera have been practiced since ancient times. Ayurveda names it as ‘Ghrit-Kumari” which means the plant full of clarified butter. The Ancient Greeks and Egyptians named it “the plant of immortality”.
The properties of this plant resembles that of natural fat-free butter. It works to smoothen the passage through which it passes. Thereby repairing any lesions and rejuvenating the passage with moisture. It is often taken as juice to gain maximum benefits of its properties.
Aloe-Vera is one of the essential plants to be grown at home. Its properties comes handy as home remedies for many lifestyle diseases. It is a ready help at hand when you don’t have easy access to chemical based medicines.
It is a great plant to improve wellness. We discuss here some top home remedies where it can be used.
The soft moisturizing core of Aloe Vera plant makes a great juice to drink. It is great for improving digestion and improving the general health of our guts. It naturally repairs and smoothens the intestinal tract.
Aloe Vera is a mild laxative and helps to relieve the erratic bowel syndrome. It works wonders to eliminate waste from our body. The yellow-coloured liquid stuck to the plant from inside is a cure for constipation. A well functioning digestive system works towards improving digestion.
Aloe Vera helps better absorption of nutrients in our body. Thereby, it helps in digestion. Aloe Vera juice taken first thing in the morning on empty stomach helps in weight reduction. The vital vitamins in Aloe Vera are better absorbed by our guts this way. It works to cure indigestion and relieves heartburn.
The juice is prepared by cutting the leaves in small pieces, blending and straining it. This juice is bitter to drink. Add honey and lemon to taste. Have a glassful of juice every morning to see its effect.
Cure for Burns and Skin Diseases
Many beauty hacks essentially contains Aloe Vera gel. A number of creams, lotions and facials the world over has Aloe Vera gel as its base. It is great for skin and for removing skin conditions like acne.
Aloe Vera is rich in vitamin C, E and beta carotene. It can be used with any skin type. It gently moisturizes the skin without leaving it greasy. The natural repair of epithelial cells makes it more flexible. The age related wrinkles are prevented to occur and often reversed on its usage. The gel works well to prevent skin tan or to rectify it. Apply it overnight to see the effect next day. It is helpful is treating stretch marks as well.
One of the home remedies using Aloe Vera is for cure of burns. It comes handy where the gel when applied to the burned skin, prevents further damage. It is helpful in treating minor kitchen scratches and cuts. Insect sting is taken away by its application.
As discussed above, regular intake of Aloe Vera juice on empty stomach improves digestion. Thereby, the inner healing leads to a glow on the skin.
Aloe Vera and Aloe Vera based products are helpful in repairing the skin and keeping it healthy and glowing. It helps the skin when applied externally and brings a radiant glow when taken internally.
Stimulating Hair Growth
Aloe Vera contains enzymes which work to regenerate the dead cells in the scalp. It provides vital nutrients to hair much required for its growth. These properties of Aloe Vera make it popular in the hair-care segment.
It reduces the itchiness on scalp and leaves your hair thick and shiny. Hair masks with Aloe Vera base are available in market for use. However, it is best recommended preparing your own hair mask by picking leaves from your own kitchen garden. Remember that Aloe Vera plant requires very little upkeep.
The methodology of using Aloe Vera as a hair mask is as follows. Take the green leaves and cut it into pieces. Squeeze to extract the gel. Mix it with coconut oil and apply to the root of your hair and on the scalp. Leave it for about half an hour before cleaning with shampoo.
Various variations can be tried using yogurt, lemon or the Indian gram. Aloe Vera deeply moisturizes the hair besides providing vital vitamins. Try out hair mask recommended above this weekend to see the effect yourself.
Like in the case of skin, both external application and intake helps in hair growth and health. Regular intake on empty stomach leaves your hair naturally strong and lustrous.
As Vaginal Wash
Vaginal cleanliness is a very personal subject. Home remedies using Aloe Vera addresses this subject. Aloe Vera makes a natural vaginal wash away from the effects of harmful chemicals constituting vaginal washes available in the market.
The recommended method of preparing natural vaginal wash using Aloe Vera is as follows. Extract the gel from Aloe Vera leaves. Add it to one cup water and use it as a vaginal wash. This helps in treating dryness in vagina.
Aloe Vera comes handy in maintaining vaginal cleanliness. Washes can be made anytime at home using leaves from your kitchen garden.
Aloe Vera support a large industry of skincare products industry. A number of creams, lotions and supplementary food contain Aloe Vera due to its numerous benefits as nutrient and medicine.
Aloe Vera is a must-have in any kitchen garden as it comes handy in a number of home remedies. Usage externally or intake both have beneficial effects on skin, guts and hair. It is said that Aloe Vera can treat anything related to skin.
Do leave your opinion and experiences on using Aloe Vera in your everyday life. Start its usage, keep an Aloe Vera plant in your kitchen garden and don’t forget to use your self-made natural hair mask this weekend!