You may be surprised to learn that aloe vera (Barbadensis Miller) contains more than 200 essential nutrients for the skin and body. It is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, astringent, promotes cell regeneration, etc., and has numerous uses, without side effects. Discover the most useful of aloe vera’s benefits for your health!
External applications of aloe vera for your skin
Aloe vera has numerous external applications (for the skin): antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, fungicidal, hydrating, etc.
Hydrating and astringent properties
Aloe vera gel tightens skin tissue, and stops breakouts. In terms of skin problems, it is very effective for fighting against seborrhea, cold sores, rosacea, eczema or psoriasis (and can be coupled with internal usage), but it is also great for blisters, body odour, frostbite, cracked skin, callouses on the feet, warts, and cracked skin around the anus.
Aloe vera gel is very hydrating, it naturally firms up the skin of the face and neck. Its 200 components nourish the deep skin layers.
Aloe vera gel can also strengthen your hair because it penetrates the roots of the hair and revitalises it.
Antibacterial and antifungal properties
Aloe vera is an excellent natural antibacterial, which means it can destroy bacteria for example on wounds. However, it mainly disinfects minor injuries. Furthermore, the gel from this plant promotes healing, and can repair minor wounds and prevent them from scarring.
In the case of fungal infections on the skin, aloe vera gel is an excellent natural remedy because it is fungicidal: it kills fungi, even on the scalp if it is used in the correct doses in a natural shampoo.
Anesthetic and regenerating properties
Aloe vera gel anesthesises infected or irritated tissue, and has a calming, soothing effect. It can therefore stop itching, relieve insect bites, nettle stings or jellyfish stings.
Whether burns are caused by heat, cold, boiling water, sunshine, an electric charge or radiation, aloe vera can have spectacular results because it renews damaged tissue.
In dermatology, aloe vera gel is widely used to stabilise the skin’s pH and to revitalise and accelerate cell regeneration, digesting dead skin cells and deeply hydrating the skin.
It can increase the production of fibroblast cells, which form the dermis of the skin, and can help produce them six to eight times more quickly than usual. Aloe vera speeds up the production of collagen by the fibroblast cells.
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties
As well as its anti-rheumatic and analgesic properties, used to soothe muscle and joint pains, aloe vera is an effective natural anti-inflammatory which gets rid of redness, heat rashes, skin irritations, swelling and inflammation.
Applied by rubbing in or using compresses, it relieves sprains, bruising and tissue breakdown.
Internal applications of aloe vera for your health
Certain aloe vera gels (Barbadensis Miller) are drinkable and make excellent natural health remedies. For example, it regulates the digestive tract, stimulates the immune system and contains vitamins and trace minerals. Before consumption, look into the correct dosage depending on what you would like to use it for.
It strengthens the immune system
Aloe vera contains around 200 valuable nutrients including enzymes, vitamins, bioflavanoids, isoflavanoids, saponin, sugars and essential amino acids which naturally boost the immune system.
It purifies the digestive system
Aloe vera detoxes the digestive tract and its enzymes promote digestion, while improving blood circulation and lymphatic circulation, and the functions of the kidneys, liver and biliary system. Its drinkable gel equally protects the intestines against peptic ulcers. It eliminates digestive difficulties and promotes digestion.
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Aloe vera calms the nervous system, helps you concentrate and fights against sleep difficulties. Say goodbye to insomnia, and naturally!
Drinkable aloe vera in the right dosage helps absorb excess mucus that builds up in the bronchi. It relieves asthma and combats chronic bronchitis, without side effects. It is its Bechic properties which mean it can help you get rid of a cough.
Internal use and external application of aloe vera allows for regeneration and balancing of the organism in those affected by diabetes. You can also apply it to wounds and ulcers caused by circulation problems in the legs or feet.
Infections and viruses
The consumption of drinkable aloe vera gel allows the body to fight against all types of infections, thanks to its anti-bacterial and antiviral properties, which eliminate bacteria and viruses from your system. It is very effective for liver problems because it improves the functioning of the liver. It is a good natural remedy for over-consumption of alcohol.