What Aloe Vera Does In Your Body Why Egyptians Called It The Plant Of Immortality


Aloe vera is medicinal, and like all plant medicines, should not be consumed every single day for months on end. I use my intuition when working with plant medicines and never usually consume it for more than a week or two at a time in large doses. When I do use aloe in my smoothies or juices, I cut a piece of aloe about 1 inch long and open up the skin and only add in the clear inner gel of the aloe plant.) Be sure to read the last section about over-use of this plant as well as dose recommendations. I consume fresh aloe, because that’s what I have access to. (Want to experience fresh aloe? . If you’re going to buy aloe juice, I recommend buying smaller bottles and drinking it within a couple of weeks upon opening.

This amazing plant can be consumed or you can apply it on your skin.

Aloe Vera Benefits

  • Treats acne and eczema
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Reduces rashes, boils, and other skin irregularities
  • Helps burns heal
  • Fills in wrinkles
  • Heals wounds
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Regulates the blood sugar
  • Strengthens the urinary tract performance
  • Helps with reducing heartburn and indigestion
  • Improves the heart’s work and the blood’s quality
  • Prevents digestive disorders such as bloating, constipation, IBS and colitis, and soothes the stomach
  • Encourages the production of white blood cells
  • Diminishes the risk for arthritis inflammation
  • Keeps the gums healthy

Aloe Vera Gel

Ingredients:

  • A clean cutting board
  • A sharp filleting knife
  • An aloe plant
  • A clean plate
  • A clean cotton towel
  • A sterile glass jar
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • A food processor (optional)

Preparation:

First, wash your hands and the working surface well. In this way, any unwanted bacteria will be eliminated. Choose deep green leaves which are thick and mature. Ideally, choose at least 4-6 inches long leaves which are near the bottom. Use a sharp knife to cut the leaves. Do this as close to the base as you can. Wash the outer skin of the leaves and the knife well. Remove the serrated edges and skin very carefully. Put the concave side down on a cutting board and slice around the perimeter. Next, run the knife right under the top layer and peel it away. Repeat on the opposite side. Remove the gel, place it is a jar and squeeze lemon juice over it. Keep the jar in the fridge for up to a week.

How to use it:

For topical use: clean and cut the leaf lengthwise and rub the gel on the wound few times a day, until it is completely healed.

For medicinal use: take 30 ml of the gel, 3 times a the day.

Traditional Uses of Aloe Vera from All Around the World


It’s no secret aloe vera is one of the most popular succulents around the world today. For thousands of years, it has been grown for a variety of uses — everything from oral health, skin benefits, and even dietary supplementation. It’s also an example of when traditional use held up to heavy scrutiny and extensive testing.

While the plant likely got its start in southern Africa, you can find it growing in parts as varied as the Mediterranean to areas of the southern U.S.[1] There’s a lot of nutrients and potential health benefits packed into this easy-maintenance plant: “over 200 different biologically active substances.”

Aloe Vera in the United States Today

More and more people are using aloe vera to support their health — digestive health, skin health, you name it.[2] Take care, though, that the aloe vera you’re using doesn’t contain aloin or aloe latex(undesirable components found in the outer leaf portion) because there could be either a harsh laxative effect or drug interactions. Even still, aloe vera makes up a small part of the U.S. market when it comes to its use as a natural remedy.[3]

In the U.S., aloe vera gel is used topically to reduce the appearance of acne, as well as for all sorts of other skin care issues. It’s also used as an additive in beauty products. Many people are starting to drink aloe vera juice for its nutritional value.[4] You can even find gel from the inner leaf of the plant in many grocery stores, as it has gained popularity as an addition to smoothies. What about people from other parts of the world?

Aloe Vera in Egypt

While aloe vera might not yet be quite as well known in the U.S., Egyptians have prized the plant for over 6000 years.[5] One of the first mentions of aloe vera appears in thePapyrus Ebers around B.C. 1550, which shows 12 formulas for using aloe vera therapeutically. It proved so useful that, at one point, it was known as the “Plant of Immortality.” People would even present aloe vera as a burial gift to deceased pharaohs. It is widely believed that queens Nefertiti and Cleopatra also used aloe vera cosmetically.[5][6] Historically, some accounts indicate that the plant was even used to “treat” tuberculosis. [7] The ancient Egyptians were not the only ones who had a long history of using aloe vera in unique ways.

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Aloe Vera in India

As early as B.C. 600, there’s record of Arab traders bringing aloe vera (which they called “desert lily”) to India. Arabs were already separating the inner gel and sap from the outer rind, even grinding the leaves into powder, and this was highly valued; in fact, records from as early as the 17th century show the East India Trading Company relied heavily on aloe for its commercial value. Moving along through history, it’s even mentioned by one of the great religious figures, Mahatma Gandhi, in response to the question of how he maintained his strength while fasting: “You ask me what were the secret forces which sustained me during my long fasts. Well, it was my unshakable faith in God, my simple and frugal lifestyle, and the Aloe whose benefits I discovered upon my arrival in South Africa at the end of the 19th century.” And, like in the U.S., aloe juice products are becoming increasingly popular in India, with anticipated benefits including high vitamin and mineral content, adaptogenic properties, digestive support, and detoxification.

Aloe Vera in Ancient Greece

The first recorded mention of aloe in Greek culture was made by the physician, Aulus Celsus, who focused exclusively on aloe as a purgative. Further mention is made in the text “Greek Herbal” by Pedanius Dioscorides, who notes the sap, not the gel, is the healing agent, and that the more bitter the sap, the more effective. He also comments aloe vera induces sleep, cleanses the stomach, has skin benefits, stops hair loss, and has several other benefits. Greek scholars and doctors alike continued to confirm and expound upon its use throughout history and even up into modern times.

Aloe Vera Usage Across Asia

As early as B.C. 400, the aloe vera plant and processed aloe products were being traded throughout Asia. By 700-800 AD, the Chinese “Materia Medicas” noted its medical benefits, referring to the plant as “Lu-hui” (black deposit) because of its bitter taste. Ever since then, aloe use has swept throughout China, as well as the entire continent of Asia. A group fromTokyo Women’s Medical College has conducted some of the leading research on a lectin found in aloe vera that help supports the immune system.[8] There’s even a popular Japanese yogurt line that uses aloe as one of its key ingredients!

Aloe Names from Around the World

With such amazing uses, aloe vera has earned nicknames from all around the globe–names like the “silent healer”, “burn plant”, “ghai kunwar”, “elephant’s gall”, “isha irazu”, “cape aloe”, the “medicine plant”, and the “first aid plant”. And, while there are lots of other aloe species, none are so heavily utilized as aloe vera.

The Future of Aloe Vera in the United States

As aloe continues to grow in popularity in the U.S, many Americans are educating themselves about natural remedies and the health benefits of improving their nutrition. As more and more aloe products arrive on the market—gels, lotions, creams, juices, and capsules—it’s easier than ever to access the benefits of aloe vera. And, because aloe plants are so easy to care for, more people are growing their own. But, remember, always use caution when consuming fresh aloe. Certain parts of the leaf contain compounds called aloin and aloe latex which will likely cause a pretty severe state of gastric distress. The best thing you could do to maximize the benefits from aloe would be to take a high-quality aloe vera supplement like Aloe Fuzion™. Aloe Fuzion is an incredibly effective aloe vera supplement because it is made from 100% organic inner leaf aloe vera powder. It has the highest acemannan content available today to ensure that you get the most benefit from aloe vera supplementation.

What Aloe Vera Does In Your Body: Why Egyptians Called It The Plant Of Immortality


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Known to the Egyptians as the plant of immortality and to Native Americans as the wand of heaven, aloe vera comes with a wide array of amazing healing properties — some of which you may already be aware. You might even have your own aloe vera plant in your home for those small emergencies like scrapes, cuts, and burns, but did you know that aloe vera is not only limited to topical use and is actually even more beneficial to your body when taken internally?

Aloe vera contains over 200 biologically active, naturally occurring constituents which include polysaccharides, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and minerals that promote nutrient absorption.

According to The Journal of Environmental Science and Health, aloe vera also possesses anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties that assist the immune system in cleansing the body of toxins and invading pathogens. But that isn’t all aloe vera juice/gel has to offer.[1]

Minerals

Aloe vera has loads of minerals including calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper, and manganese. These minerals work together to boost metabolic pathways.

Enzymes

Aloe Vera contains important enzymes like amylase and lipase which can aid in digestion by breaking down fat and sugar molecules. One molecule in particular, Bradykinase, helps to reduce inflammation.

Vitamins

One study  showed that aloe vera actually contains vitamin B12, which is required for the production of red blood cells. That would be great news for vegetarians and vegans in particular, who often do not get adequate amounts of B12 through their regular diet. Keep in mind however, that was just one instance and you shouldn’t rely on aloe alone for your daily requirements of b12. Other studies have shown that taking aloe can assist with the bioavailability of vitamin B12, meaning the body can more easily to absorb and utilize it which can prevent deficiency. Aloe vera is also a source of vitamins A, C,E, folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), and B6.

Amino Acids

Aloe vera contains 20 of the 22 essential amino acids that are required by the human body. It also contains salicylic acid, which fights inflammation and bacteria.

Other Uses For Aloe

Aside from being an excellent body cleanser, removing toxic matter from the stomach, kidneys, spleen, bladder, liver, and colon, aloe can also offer effective relief from more immediate ailments, such as indigestion, upset stomach, ulcers, and inflammation in the gut. It also strengthens the digestive tract and alleviates joint inflammation, making it a great option for arthritis sufferers.

One study found that aloe vera juice, when taken the same way as a mouthwash, was just as effective at removing plaque as the common mouthwash and its active ingredient, chlorhexidine. This is a much better alternative because it is all-natural, unlike the typical chemical-laden options found in stores.

Aloe vera gel has also been found to effectively heal mouth ulcers, which are more commonly known as canker sores.

How To Take Aloe?

Aloe can be consumed straight from the plant, but the easiest and most palatable option is probably aloe juice, which you can find in most health food stores. You can also buy the leaves from many common grocery stores, or harvest your own, and juice them yourself.

You can buy the juice and mix it into your juices and smoothies or just drink it straight up. Make sure you are buying pure aloe juice/gel which is either of the whole leaf or just the inner filet. It does have a somewhat bitter taste though, so you may want to include other things. On the bottle you can find specific dosing instructions, but it would be wise to talk to a natural health expert or do some research into the matter to find instructions on specific dosing.

40 Amazing Uses for Aloe Vera!


Aloe is a plant originally from Africa. The long, green leaves contain aloe gel and a sticky yellow residue called latex.

The gel is the part of the aloe plant used most commonly, both topically and orally. Aloe latex (also known as drug aloe) contains anthraquinone gycosides, constituents that have strong laxative effects, so it is rarely found in commercial laxative products.

 

the spiky, green gem has a rich history of various cultures and personalities who used the plant’s moist middle in a plethora of practical uses. Like Cleopatra who applied the gel to her body as part of her beauty regimen, the ancient Greeks who used it to cure everything from baldness to insomnia to the Native Americans who called aloe vera the “Wand of the Heaven.”

It doesn’t hurt that aloe vera produces at least six natural antiseptics, which are able to kill mold, bacteria, funguses, and viruses. In fact, the plant is so powerful that researchers and scientists are looking into its potential as an AIDS and cancer-fighter.

From all-around health elixirs to simple beauty aids, learn about the various ways to put your little plant to maximal use after splitting the leaves lengthwise down the middle.

40 Ways To Use Aloe Vera

Topical Aloe Uses

1. Pamper yourself to a soothing body rub. Slice aloe leaves lengthwise and use the inner sides as a biodegradable body scrub in the shower.

2. Treat burns from minor mishaps in the kitchen—from grease splatters or hot utensils.

3. For more major kitchen mishaps like a scald, mix some aloe gel and vitamin E oil into a little jar for a homemade burn healer.

4. Banish black and blue bruises by swapping on the good goo.

5. Soothe and heal sunburns the feel-good way. Aloe contains cooling properties similar to menthol.

6. Take the sting or itch out of insect bites.

7. Reduce tissue damage from frostbite.

8. Alleviate mysterious rashes.

9. Make feet baby soft with an exfoliating foot mask by mixing together a half cup of oatmeal, a half cup of corn meal, four tbsp. of aloe vera gel and a half cup of unscented body lotion.

10. Help heal herpes outbreaks.

11. Fight Athlete’s Foot.

12. Swab over blisters for quick relief.

13. Use as an antidote to allergic skin reactions.

14. Replace creams and lotions as a general moisturizer for dry skin. Aloe is fast absorbing!

15. Prevent pesky pimples and treat acne.

16. Soothe Psoriasis.

17. Prevent scarring and stretch marks.

18. Help rid of Rosacea.

19. Shrink warts.

20. Reverse signs of aging skin and wrinkles. Cleopatra did!

21. Help eliminate Eczema.

22. Brighten skin. Aloe can decrease pigmentation and dark spots.

23. Make skin new again with an exfoliating, organic sugar scrub by mixing together two tbsp. of aloe vera, 2 tbsp. of organic brown sugar and 1 tsp. of organic lemon juice.

24. For rougher patches mix together an organic salt skin scrub using two cups of sea salt, one cup of aloe vera, one cup of organic coconut oil and two tbsp. of local, organic honey.

25. Speed up hair growth by massaging aloe into the scalp, letting it sit for 30 minutes, and rinsing.

26. Reduce hair dandruff by mixing aloe vera juice with coconut milk and wheat germ oil. Massage into scalp and rinse.

27. Replace aloe with conditioner for silkier, smoother hair.

28. Remove eye makeup.

29. Treat minor vaginal irritations.

29. Treat minor vaginal irritations.

30. Drink aloe vera juice to relieve gastrointestinal disorders like indigestion

31. Sip it to aid in elimination. Many times, it’s recommended for its laxative effects.

32. Take a swig to reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome including bloating and discomfort.

33. Take aloe orally to relieve heartburn, arthritis and rheumatism pain.

34. Boil leaves in a pan of water and breathe in the vapor to alleviate asthma.

35. Drink to lower blood sugar levels—especially for diabetics.

36. Strengthen gums and promote strong, healthy teeth by taking orally or use toothpaste with aloe vera ingredients.

37. Drink to help ease congestion, stomach ulcers, colitis, hemorrhoids, urinary tract infections and prostate problems.

38. Take orally to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides for a healthy heart.

39. Sip to minimize inflammation and infection of the eye and ear.

40. Toast to its general detoxifier and health boosting qualities!

Constituents

Aloe vera contains: anthraquinone glycosides, resins, polysaccharides, sterols, gelonins, chromones.

Usual dosage

Dosage of the herbal remedy made from aloe can differ for one disorder to another, and depends on the person as well, taking one 50-200 mg capsule of the aloe latex a day for a treatment period of ten days can aid in alleviating constipation in the person. The stabilized aloe gel can be applied topically for the treatment of minor burns, the gel can be used as a topical cream to be applied along the affected area of the skin three to five times daily for the treatment of all external injuries in affected individuals. A professional and qualified health care worker must be consulted before any attempt is made to treat more serious burns on the skin using the aloe gel alone. The preferred dose of the aloe vera gel by most people is, for internal purposes, about 30 ml of the aloe gel taken thrice daily during the entire length of the treatment.

Side effects and cautions

The topical use of the aloe gel for treatment purposes is essentially harmless for most people, with the rare exception of individuals who may have some allergic reaction to the aloe. While the aloe is safe to use for minor burns, it must be remembered that medical attention is necessary and vital if the burn begins to blisters significantly or is severe in appearance – the appearance of the burn will give you a good indication of the severity of the burn on the skin. Caution is required as the use of the aloe gel can actually impede or complicate the healing of the wound in some types of severe burns and wounds; medical attention is required for such cases. In addition, the aloe based laxative remedies must also be used in moderation, as prolonged utilization of the remedy for over ten consecutive days, can result in uncomfortable aggravation of the constipation, at the same time, continual use of the laxative can bring on dependency to the aloe – these situations must be avoided at all costs. Medical attention may in fact become necessary if the constipation affecting the person shows no sign of relief within a few days of treatment using the aloe laxative – the cause of the constipation may be different and the origin of the problem may in fact be internal.

Common names

  • Aloes
  • Aloe Vera
  • Barbados Aloe
  • Curacao Aloe
  • Kumari
  • Lu Hui

The Multiple Uses of Aromatherapy.


Cuts and Scrapes

A spray of diluted essential oils makes an excellent antiseptic. The germ-killing abilities of essential oils high in terpenes, such as tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus and lemon, increase when a 2-percent solution is sprayed through the air. The antiseptic quality of tea tree actually increase in the presence of blood and pus. Superficial cuts, scrapes and burns may also be treated with a salve. Although studies show that oils are antiseptic when diluted in an alcohol base instead of oil, this may sting in cases of an open wound. Tea tree, lavender, helichrysum, cistus, eucalyptus, rose geranium, sandalwood and rose repair skin damage and encourage new cell growth for faster healing.

Antiseptic Skin Spray
15 drops tea tree or eucalyptus
10 drops helichrysum
5 drops lavender
2 ounces distilled water
1/2 ounce grain alcohol or goldenseal tincture

Combine and shake well before each use to help disperse the oils. Spray as needed on minor cuts, burns and abrasions to prevent infection and speed healing.

Fungal Infections
Treat fungal infection with tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus, myrrh and geranium. Small amounts of peppermint relieve itching. Soak a compress in these essential oils diluted in vinegar, which also deters fungus, and apply to the affected area. A fungal powder is also appropriate to keep the area as dry as possible.

Antifungal Powder
1/4 cup bentonite clay
1 tablespoon goldenseal root powder
12 drops (1/8 teaspoon) each essential oils of:
tea tree
clove
geranium

Combine all the ingredients and powder the affected area liberally. For fungal conditions, such as athlete’s foot, an aromatic foot bath is a great treat.

Soak Those Pups
5 drops tea tree oil
5 drops sage
2 drops peppermint

Fill a portable basin or tub with hot water-or, better yet, sage tea. Add essential oils to water and soak for at least 15 minutes. For feet that sweat excessively, finish with a foot powder.

Rashes Caused by Poisonous Plants
The menthol in peppermint relieves the painful burning and itching of poison oak, ivy or sumac. A 2- to 3- percent dilution (12-24 drops per ounce) in vinegar or witch hazel provides blessed relief to nerve endings. Four cups of quick-cooking oats (they dissolve best) wrapped in a muslin cloth and/or one cup Epsom salts may also be added to a lukewarm bath, or mix a smaller amount and sponge on. Lavender and a few menthol crystals added to a tincture of jewelweed or sassafras are also helpful during the first stages of a reaction. Oil-based products aren’t usually recommended, although some people find that a lotion relieves itching during the later, dry stage of poison oak, ivy and sumac.

Poison Oak/Ivy/Sumac Remedy
3 drops each:
lavender
helichrysum
Roman chamomile
geranium
cypress
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon menthol crystals
1 ounce calendula tincture

Combine ingredients. Apply externally as needed. When healing begins, apply externally 6 drops each stoechas lavender and cistus (diluted to 2 percent) in aloe gel or juice.
Herbal Adjuncts-Take liver herbs such as milk thistle, burdock and dandelion; avoid sweets and fruits. Take vitamin C and pantothenic acid.

Inflammation and Burns
For inflammation, immediately apply a cold herbal compress with an anti-inflammatory oil, such as chamomile, lavender or marjoram. The first step in treating burns and sunburns is to quickly immerse the area in cold water containing a few drops of one of these essential oils, or to apply a cold compress that has been soaked in that water. Lavender oil and aloe-vera juice promote new cell growth, reduce inflammation and stop infection. Aloe, which is so healing it has even been used successfully to treat radiation burns, also contains the natural “aspirin,” salicylic acid.

Sunburn Spray
50 drops (1/2 teaspoon) lavender oil
4 ounces aloe-vera juice
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
1 tablespoon vinegar

Combine ingredients. Store in a spritzer bottle, and shake well before using. Use as often as needed to reduce pain and speed healing. Keep the bottle in the refrigerator for extra cooling relief.

Insect Bites and Other Critter Attacks
For mosquito or other insect bites that don’t require much attention, a simple dab of essential oil of lavender or tea tree provides relief. Chamomile and lavender essential oils reduce swelling, itching and inflammation, and together with tinctures of echinacea and plantain often prevent an allergic response. (If an allergic reaction does occur, take 1/2 teaspoon of echinacea tincture internally.)

First-Aid Remedy
3 drops each:
lavender
tea tree
German chamomile
helichrysum
1 ounce calendula infused oil

Mix together. This remedy is excellent for skin irritation, bites, stings, burns, inflammation, bruises or scrapes.

Adding essential oil and tincture to clay keeps the medicine reconstituted, preserved and ready for an emergency. As the clay dries it pulls toxins from stings and bites to the skin’s surface to keep them from spreading, while also pulling out pus or embedded splinters.

Clay Poultice
12 drops lavender essential oil
1 tablespoon bentonite clay
1 teaspoon each tincture of:
echinacea root
chamomile flowers
plantain leaves

Put clay in the container to be stored. Add the tinctures slowly, stirring as the clay absorbs them. Add lavender oil, stirring to distribute it evenly. Store poultice in a container with a tight lid to slow dehydration; it will last at least several months. If the mixture does dry out, add distilled water to reconstitute it.

Nothing is more annoying than trying to enjoy the outdoors while shooing away pesky insects. Many people don’t care for the smell of citronella, a traditional repellant, but this formula smells great.

Insect-Aside Bug Repellant
5 drops eucalyptus
2 drops orange
4 drops lavender
2 drops lemon
8 drops cedar
1 drop peppermint
1 drop clove
1 drop cinnamon
2 ounces carrier oil

Mix together and apply liberally. Keep out of eyes.

Few “creepy crawlies” can survive the following blend. Use for skin fungus, scabies or other nonspecific critters.

Cootie Oil
10 drops thyme linalol
3 drops lemon
5 drops lavender
5 drops rosemary
1 drop clove bud
1 drop cinnamon bark
2 ounces carrier oil

Combine ingredients. Apply as needed.

Herbal Adjuncts – Jewelweed leaves, garlic, black-walnut hulls and the lichen usnea are all specific against fungus, and can be used as an external wash or soak.

Source: www.oawhealth.com

 

Aloe Vera Juice and its wonders.


Aloe Vera is a common plant found in the garden of each and every Indian house, also it is famous only for the moisturizing abilities which is why it forms the main element of several beauty products across the world. There are many people who surely know that the secret for beautiful women in the world Cleopatra is said to be goat milk but there are very few people who know that even Aloe Vera is the secret for her beauty.

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It is a known fact that aloe vera grows perfectly in climate which is warm and dry hence there are many botanists who believe that this plant has its origins from deserts of Africa where the climate suits this plant’s growth. Apart from this the reason for availability of this plant across entire world so much is its ability to adapt to any nature apart from this people also have taken up the duty of carrying this plant from one place to other in order to gain advantages from this plant even in various other areas.

Though there is no duty taken up by anyone to officially promote this plant it can be surely said that aloe vera still stands to be hugely getting recognition across the world for being the main ingredient in healing any burns and bruises. However this does not mean that aloe vera has to be applied externally instead the juice extracted from aloe vera has to be included in the diet though it might leave the mouth with bitter taste.

However with the several advantages it has to offer it can be surely said that there are people who are willing to leave this bitter taste in their mouth for some time. For all those who are aware of cocktail might be happy to know that taking aloe vera juice will be something similar to a cocktail of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, Niacin and Folic acid. Well this is not the end to advantages since there are even minerals like Sodium, Iron, Copper, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Chromium and Manganese along with 19 other amino acids among which 8 of which cannot be produced by the body on their own.

Also taking in aloe vera juice before meal will make help the body in getting all the necessary nutrients from the food being consumed, further it also increases the absorption of several vitamins which are taken daily. However it is not necessary for a glass of juice to be consumed but it will be sufficient to take 80gms of juice 3 times in a day to do its work on the body.

Here we are to give you detailed benefits that can be gained from this plant and its juice:

1.   Helps in weight loss:

Presence of an element named collagen in Aloe Vera is the one responsible to feeding those cells present in hair and skin, also it is not easy to digest hence needs lot of energy for digestion resulting in losing lots of weight. For all those who have tried several weight losing methods should once give a try to aloe vera juice.

 

1.   Boosts Immunity:

Anti-oxidants present in aloe juice are found to provide full support to the immunity system which helps in fighting free radicals and environment pollutants throughout the day. This juice also is said to regulate the process in which our body’s immune system works.

 

1.   Treats Constipation:

People suffering with constipation can drink aloe vera juice after which it is necessary to wait for about 10 minutes to see the result, also this juice is known to help in bowel movement and treating chronic constipation. However it is also suggested to see that this juice will not be taken in larger quantities which otherwise will cause damage to the intestine lining.

 

1.   Anti-inflammation:

Aloe Vera is found to have 12 substances which constrain inflammation apart from this it is also being considered best medicine for people suffering with arthritis, therefore reducing any swelling or pain in the joint.

 

1.   Improves digestion:

Aloe Vera juice helps our digestive system by ensuring that the body takes in all the necessary nutrients by increasing bowel movements. This juice also lessens the development of bacteria and yeast in the gut, apart from which it helps in lessening the heartburns and any other problems in digestive system.

 

1.   Treat diabetes:

If aloe vera juice is taken for 3 continuous months it has been proved that this will help in treating diabetes by having a check on the sugar levels. Apart from controlling diabetes it is also known to increase blood circulation and taking a reverse turn of sludge blood.

 

1.   Get beautiful skin:

As informed in the start of this article presence of collagen is enough to help in keeping a check on the skin health, collagen is the main element which provides nutrition to the skin also preventing skin ageing. Aloe vera also is best medicine to cure minor cuts, burns or any skin irritation.

It is better to add aloe vera juice in the diet however it has to be taken care that this juice should not be consumed more than 2 to 4 oz daily which when crossed with result in allergic reactions or nausea which is also felt when vitamins are taken in huge quantities.

Source: http://greenyatrablog.com

Easy, Natural Ways to Remove Facial Tanning.


Homemade tips to get rid of sun tan.

 

 

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Here are some of the most popular and effective home remedies and methods to remove that horrid sun tan.

You can apply these natural packs to get rid of the tan from your face, arms, hands, neck, back and feet the natural way. These age old home treatments need at least a week of regular use to obtain noticeable results against the tan and to get your natural colour back.

We tend to use fairness cream which contain bleach that are harmful to the skin in the long run and should be avoided.

– A mixture of lemon juice, rose water and cucumber juice should be applied on the face as a face pack. Lemon juice is citric acid that helps remove the tan and the cucumber and rose water are cooling agents.

– Mixing together some honey and lemon juice and applying it on the affected area can be one of the best anti tan pack mixtures.

– Preparing a paste of some raw milk, turmeric and some lemon juice. This mixture should then be applied on the skin and be allowed to remain till it dries up. Thereafter, it should be washed with some cool water.

– Prepare a mixture of oats and buttermilk. This mixture should be rubbed onto the tanned area as the oats will help in exfoliating the skin and on the other hand the butter milk is known to be extremely soothing for the skin.

– Mixing together some gram flour, lime juice and some curd on the affected area on a regular basis gives best results against tanning.

– Applying some fresh lemon juice and allowing it to remain for at least 15 minutes on the elbows, knees or patchy areas helps remove the tan and making it fair.

– A regular use of fresh coconut water on the hands and face is known to be very effective in getting rid of a tan as well as making the skin supple and soft.

Aloe Vera gel is an excellent remedy for taking care of dark tans. It will lighten the skin in as little as a week, if applied everyday to the affected area. However, aloe has the property of making your skin photosynthetic and can darken it if you go out in the sun without sunscreen lotion. This makes it important to remember to use sunscreen every time you go out.

– A cream with equal parts of milk powder, lemon juice, honey and almond oil can be applied and left on for 20 minutes. This will help lighten your tan. You can store this for about a week and use it thrice daily for best results.

– Apply a paste made with turmeric powder and lime juice thrice a week. This will lighten the skin colour considerably and remove the tan.

– Soak almonds overnight and grind them into a fine paste the next morning. Add equal quantities of milk cream to the paste and apply on the affected area to make the skin fair.

– Apply a paste of oatmeal, yogurt, a few drops of lime and tomato juice. Wash this with cold water after half an hour and see the difference.

– Mash the papaya pulp and massage the sun tanned area. Papaya is excellent for the skin and also helps in anti-aging.

– Combining ash gourd juice with multan mitti and applying it all over the face helps reduce the tan considerably.

 

 

Sun tanning remains a perennial problem for us with a long summer season where the sun is harsh enough to wreck our facial skin, inducing dryness, rough patches and overall tanning. While over-the-counter creams and lotions can reduce the intensity of the tanning, they cannot remove it comprehensively. For those with sensitive skins where using such chemically-formulated products is not an option, tanning becomes an even bigger issue. Thus, it makes sense to get familiar with some easy and natural ways of removing sun tan.

Daily Anti-Tan Remedy

You can use various types of flours to make a daily anti-tanning face pack. Your choices include jao atta or flour of oats that exfoliates in the gentlest manner. A similar pack prepared Corn Flour helps to lighten the skin tone. Flour prepared from lentils or dals combines the anti-tanning actions explained above.

Weekly Anti-Tan Remedy

Prepare a natural anti-tanning face-pack cum scrub at home by mixing some sugar and essential oil like mustard oil. Add a few teaspoons of honey and mix the ingredients vigorously until they turn into a smooth-textured paste. Add a few drops of lemon juice and beat the ingredients with a spoon. This paste acts like a scrubber due to the presence of sugar crystals. Scrubbing helps to remove the outermost, i.e. dead and darker, layer of the skin. Presence of honey and lemon ensure that the scrubbing doesn’t cause any harm to the skin and vitamin C of lemon acts like an antiseptic, alleviating the dryness too. To counter the dryness, apply pure aloe vera gel to the face. Rub this lightly over your face and wash it off with lukewarm water. This is best done before retiring to bed at night.

Monthly Anti-Tan Remedy

To ensure that the skin-darkening effects of tanning are neutralized, you need to use a face pack aimed specifically at lightening your skin tone. The safest option in this niche is using a Turmeric & Sandal Wood pack. Both these ingredients are commonly found in many skin creams. Both are easily available in the powdered form. Just mix equal amounts of turmeric and sandal wood powder and mix them with some rose water. Keep this face pack on for at least 25 minutes.

Keep Away From Tanning Foods

This might be shocking for you but there are food items with established tanning properties. These food items are commonly used in skin-tanning aids used by the fair-skinned Europeans and Americans.

Egg Yolkshigh in vitamin A and High-Density Lipoproteins, a higher yolk intake and application has been a skin tanning formula in the West for decades.

Carrots—they contain carotene that is formed of carotenoids. Most natural tanning aids retailed in the West mention carotenoids as the main ingredient underling its tanning potency.

Besides these natural anti-tanning remedies and precautions, the most basic and potent solution remains restricting your exposure to sunlight. Use everything at your disposal, including wearing anti-glares, covering yourself with an umbrella, chunni/dupatta or just walking in the shade to keep out the sun.