Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera gel is widely known to relieve sunburn and help heal wounds. But did you know that your favourite potted plant can be used for much more than sunburn relief and household décor?

1. Skin care

You can use aloe vera to keep your skin clear and hydrated. This may be because the plant thrives in dry, unstable climates. To survive the harsh conditions, the plant’s leaves store water. These water-dense leaves, combined with special plant compounds called complex carbohydrates, make it an effective face moisturiser and pain reliever.

2. Antioxidant and antibacterial properties

Aloe vera contains various powerful antioxidant compounds. Some of these compounds can help inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.

3. Lowers blood sugar levels

Early evidence suggests that Aloe vera may help with blood sugar management, but more research is needed. Ingesting Aloe vera supplements in the long term could also be hazardous.

4. Reduces constipation

Aloe vera latex has strong laxative effects, making it useful to treat constipation. It does not appear to be beneficial for other diseases of the digestive tract.

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