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Amazing Benefits of Aloe Vera: Nature’s blessing to the health

Aloe Vera (GhritKumari in Hindi) word derives from the Arabic word “Alloe” which means a “shining bitter substance” and Vera means “true”. Aloe Vera belongs to Asphodelaceae and Lilies family. Aloe Vera is a Natural product which is used for centuries for its health and skincare qualities. It is also used in the fields of Cosmetology and Dermatology.  

Aloe Vera Plant is widely used all over the world for several medical purposes also. Aloe Vera is recognized as a super herb as it has miraculous benefits in the digestion process. It is recognized to be the best home remedy for several types of skin-related problems. 

What condition does Aloe Vera need to be grown?

Aloe Vera is very easier to grow and it needs around 7.0 to 8.5 ph of the soil. Aloe Vera performs its best in 13 to 27 degrees Celsius and can be grown in most of the environment but beware of the excess cold. It can easily be grown in a pot or small plant and is suitable to be stored on a balcony also as it doesn’t need that much sunlight as the other plants.

What Science believes about Aloe Vera? 

Medical Science also found Aloe Vera very helpful in treating widespread disorders. Clinical research has shown some very positive results about the functioning of Aloe Vera. Research suggests that applying Aloe Vera gel on acne or any wound helps in the speedy recovery and is also very useful in relieving pain from the scrapes. It is also proven that it is very effective in skin-related disorders and can be used for enhancing beauty. 


Why Aloe Vera is called Super Herb?

Aloe Vera has a wide range of benefits let’s have a look at them:

Healing Agent: Aloe Vera is better known for its healing nature. It is antioxidant and antibacterial. Aloe Vera contains several different growth hormones which increase the collagen content of the wound. This process accelerates the wound contraction and increases the breaking strength of the scar tissue which results in the incoming new skin. Aloe Vera is also very effective in treating the skin which is affected due to the UV and gamma radiations.

Treats Dental Irregularities: Aloe Vera is also found very helpful in treating dental problems like tooth decay, gum diseases, and many more. It is also beneficial in reducing dental plaque. By applying it to the disturbed area it can take a minimum of 4 to 15 days of treatment to heal it. 

Treats Digestive problems: Aloe Vera is very helpful in treating digestive problems like constipation. It is good to consume aloe vera juice in a limited amount for a healthy abdomen.


Treats Skin Related Problems: Aloe Vera treats various skin-related problems like pimples or acne, dark circles even it is used as a beauty agent. It improves skin and makes more elastic and wrinkles free skin. It also retains moisture on the skin and the amino acids found in it help soften the hardened skin. 

What nutrients does Aloe Vera contain?

Aloe Vera contains a wide range of nutrients it like:

Vitamins: It has Vitamin A, C, E, and B12 which are antioxidants. It also contains folic acid.

Minerals: Aloe Vera is rich in Calcium, Potassium, sodium, chromium, magnesium, zinc, and many more.


Hormones: It also contains  Auxins and gibberellin 

It also includes around 8 enzymes, fatty acids, sugar, around 12 Anthraquinones, about 20 to 22 amino acids, salicylic acid, lignin, and saponins.

What are the side effects of Aloe Vera?

Research has shown that it is not good for most serious digestive disorders like IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and IBD (Inflammatory bowel disease). Regular consumption of Aloe Vera can even cause Diarrhea, worsening of constipation, red urine, and hepatitis. 

Therefore, if the Aloe Vera is consumed in the right way then it can be a major lifestyle change and can even enhance the quality of the life. A simple thing we have to do is buy a pot and plant Aloe Vera inside it and take magnificent benefits of it.   


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