Aloe Vera is a small cactus like plant that you will see in the gardens of several individuals around the world. While its medicinal properties were not known earlier, the last decade has seen a boom in the use of aloe in various products relating to skin and beauty. Its gel has a miraculous soothing power. It is not only beneficial for your skin but for your general health as well.
Aloe Vera is recommended for sensitive skin that is prone to skin burns, rashes and pimples. Individuals suffering from eczema are advices to put Aloe Vera gel on their skin to reduce the rashes. In fact it fights against almost all skin diseases. It is also known for slowing down the appearance of wrinkles on the skin due to its high moisture content.
If consumed in the juice form, Aloe Vera increases blood circulation and increases nourishment. Aloe Vera juice is also known to cure heartburn, arthritis, rheumatism as well as asthma. It can also act as a laxative.
It works like a magic wand over burns, cuts and wounds. It has a soothing effect and wounds heal faster as compared to other medications.
Aloe also works as an age defying agent by reducing signs of aging. It reduces blemishes, acne and zits. Pregnant women must use aloe gels of their abdomens post delivery to take care of stretch marks.
In general Aloe Vera works as a detoxifier and must be consumed regularly. However pregnant women must stay away from aloe juices as it triggers contractions thus making consumption at this stage highly dangerous. Infants and children are also advised not to consume aloe as it tends to have reverse effects on them.
All said and done the plant is natural and can have no side effects so indulgence cannot cause too much harm. However, one must be cautious of the overuse of any product or substance. If you feel the onset of a feeling or symptom after the consumption then it is recommended that you discontinue its use and speak to your medical practioner immediately.