Aloe vera has broad, long, fleshy, thick, serrated leaves that fan out from the center of the plant. Aloe vera gel is widely known to relieve sunburn and help heal wounds.These are the medicinal benefits of aloe vera.
Heart Burn relief
Gastroesophagael reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder that often results in heartburn. 1 to 3 ounces of aloe gel at mealtime could reduce the severity of GERD. It may also ease other digestion-related problems. The plant’s low toxicity makes it a safe and gentle remedy for heartburn.
Alternative to mouthwash
Aloe vera extract to be a safe and effective alternative to chemical-based mouthwashes. The plant’s natural ingredients, which include a healthy dose of vitamin C, can block plaque. It can also provide relief if you have bleeding or swollen gums.
You can use aloe vera to keep your skin clear and hydrated. This may be because the plant thrives in dry, unstable climates. To survive the harsh conditions, the plant’s leaves store water. These water-dense leaves, combined with special plant compounds called complex carbohydrates, make it an effective face moisturizer and pain reliever.
It accelerates wound healing
People most often use aloe vera as a topical medication, rubbing it onto the skin rather than consuming it. In fact, it has a long history of use in treating sores, and particularly burns, including sunburn.
It has antioxidant and antibacterial properties
Antioxidants are important for health. Aloe vera gel containsTrusted Source powerful antioxidants belonging to a large family of substances known as polyphenols.
These polyphenols, along with several other compounds in aloe vera, help inhibit the growth of certain bacteria that can cause infections in humans.
It helps treat canker sores
Many people experience mouth ulcers, or canker sores, at some point in their lives. These usually form underneath the lip, inside the mouth, and last for about a weekTrusted Source.
Studies have shown that aloe vera treatment can accelerate the healing of mouth ulcers.
It reduces constipation
Aloe vera may also help treat constipation.
This time it is the latex, not the gel, that provides the benefits. The latex is a sticky yellow residue present just under the skin of the leaf.
It's Lower Blood Sugar
Aloe vera can help lower blood sugar levels. But, people with diabetes who take medicines to lower their blood glucose should be cautious if they’re taking aloe, to prevent lowering the blood sugar to dangerous levels.
Aloe vera has many health benefits. But, along with its wonders are health risks that people should be cautious about.
Soothe Insect Bites
Due to the ingredients in aloe vera that prevents inflammation, it has been used to soothe insect bites. Also, when applied to the skin, aloe vera acts as an antipruritic which reduces or prevents itching.
Helps in Digestion
One of the most popular health benefits of aloe vera is its ability to aid digestion. Consuming aloe vera juice improves digestion and relieves hyperacidity, ulcers, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
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