No this is not a recent discovery, in fact the Egyptians have been known for using this plant over a hundred years ago! Egyptian beauty, Cleopatra, is believed to have used aloe vera cream in her beauty regimen. And not just for beauty, the ancient Egyptians used aloe vera for medical purposes too.
Here are 5 benefits of using this secret beauty and health ingredient:
Due to its high water content aloe vera is excellent for hydration, moisturising and rejuvenation of skin.The juice of aloe vera can effectively treat acne, reduce sunburns, make skin firm, fair and beautiful. It is also known to heal wounds and is great for applying topically to burns, abrasions, eczema, psoriasis and bug bites.
Aloe vera is the answer to all your hair problems, it is so beneficial that with regular use a bad hair day becomes a total myth! It will make your hair smooth, soft and damage free for good. The anti-inflammatory agents in this natural product are a good treatment for an itchy scalp full of dandruff.
Detoxification, Digestion and Weight loss
The consumption of aloe vera helps absorb toxins while passing through the intestinal tract and eliminate through the colon. It helps flush toxic substances from the body. Add aloe vera juice to your detox program either in the detox juice or detox smoothie, or by itself mixed with water.
Aloe is also known to soothe and cleanse the digestive tract and help improve digestion. An interesting thing is that it helps with both constipation and diarrhea.
The detoxification and digestion further results in weight loss too. Aloe vera juice is an easy and natural weight loss solution; it reduces weight by stabilising the metabolic rate and helping burn fat.
Strengthens the Immune System
Aloe vera juice can help strengthen your immune system due to its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Aloe vera juice contains polysaccharides, important components of a healthy immune system, so you are not only helping it by keeping things cleaner on the inside, you are providing it with nutrients it needs. Drink this juice daily to keep your immune system strong and well nourished.
Improves Blood Circulation
Aloe vera juice can help improve the circulation of blood throughout the body, which not only improves the condition of your heart, but can relieve other symptoms as well like cold fingers and toes, feeling fatigued, or having a mental fog. It helps increase the size of the capillaries, allowing blood to flow more freely and easily.