Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is an ancient plant with soothing properties. It originally comes from the region of Sudan. The health benefits of Aloe Vera are known for over 6000 years, but my first experience with it was only a few years back when I was doing the daily grocery shopping in The Whole Foods in South Beach. I had been in Miami for a while and as a result of an active outdoor life there, I had a deep tan. A man in the flower department of the store recommended me to buy a plant called Aloe Vera and cut a leaf of this succulent, and use the liquid coming out of it as body lotion. He said that my tan would last longer and that Aloe vera would help my skin to maintain healthy and have a beautiful glow. I was immediately sold – who wouldn’t want to have a healthy, glowy complexion.

Later on I found out that there are plenty of different kinds of Aloe Vera products on the market. There are own products for internal and external use, and they can be in the forms of gel, juice and capsule.

So Aloe Vera boosts the health of skin, but it also has a lot of other benefits such as:

Helps body in detoxification

  • especially in cleaning the liver from waste

Treats constipation

  • Aloe Vera consists a lot of water, which helps in waste removal

Manages diabetes

  • helps lowering the chronically high levels of blood sugar

Reduces cholesterol levels

  • especially reducing triglyceride levels

Supports immune system

  • Aloe vera contains antioxidant and has antimicrobial properties

Works as dental remedy

  • removes plaque from teeth and prevents bacteria in the month

Reduces inflammation

  • relieves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and joint related inflammation

Heals Burns

  • allows the skin naturally cool and breathe

Eases menstrual pain

  • reduces overall pain load

Relieves heartburn

  • neutralizes excess acidity and discomfort

 

My TOP 5 Aloe Vera products

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  1. Aloe Vera spray by Avivir

It’s handy to carry in bag as it’s not a huge bottle. It soothes, cools and revitalises the skin.

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2.  Aloe Vera gel with Tea Tree by AloePura

This gel with natural antiseptic tea tree oil moisturizes, softens and helps restore dry & damage skin without breaking a bank. Perfect for stretch marks, sun burn and chapped skin.

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3. Aloe Vera drink by Avivir

It helps to detoxify the body and promotes health and regular bowel movements.

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4. Aloe Vera toothpaste with Q10 and Tea Tree Oil

Only natural ingredients maintaining healthy gums. No fluoride!

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5. Citrus & Aloe Vera green tea by Clipper

Such a refreshing drink during the summer months.

PS. I just had to add this rich & foamy Aloe Vera soap to my list too!

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More about Aloe Vera here!

 

 

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