Did you know there are more than 240 species of the Aloe Vera plant? But that’s not the incredible part. If you could take just one prickly leaf of this plant, and analyze it in a laboratory, you would find it contains twelve vitamins,
seventy-five nutrients, twenty minerals, eighteen amino acids and two hundred kinetic compounds. All of these elements have uses that can improve your health. They are what make the Aloe Vera one incredible plant!
Aloe Veras aren’t the prettiest plants in the perennial bunch. Originally from Africa, they have thick, curvy green leaves with spikes on the edges that grow up from the stalks. But they aren’t known for their beauty. Instead, their medicinal properties have earned them the nicknames “Nature’s Gift”, the “Plant of Immortality”, and “The Miracle Plant.”
If you have an Aloe Vera plant in your home, you can use it in many ways to improve your health. And it’s easy to do too! All you do is cut off one of the green leaves. Then, cut off the outer skin. Inside, you’ll see a clear gel. Smear this gel on sunburns, cuts, scrapes, abrasions, bee stings, hives, bruises, acne, boils, ringworm, blisters, sores, bedsores and frostbite and you’ll witness its incredible healing properties. Aloe Vera is a natural antiseptic. Once it dries on your skin, it creates a protective sealant over your wound or skin problem. Amazingly enough, cutting off the leaves of the plant doesn’t hurt it either! The plant quickly seals off the end where the leaf was removed and begins to “heal” itself.
The gel from the incredible Aloe Vera plant also has been credited with getting rid of skin wrinkles and psoriasis. When it’s used on a regular basis, it can soothe and heal dry, chapped lips and soften dry, rough skin. In fact, it’s said that Cleopatra used Aloe Vera gel as a body lotion to maintain her beautiful skin!
If you want shiny hair and a healthy scalp, use either straight gel or juice, or a product that contains Aloe Vera, to wash and condition your locks.
Drinking Aloe Vera juice can improve your health in many other ways as well. Aloe Vera juice contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and C. It also contains an abundance of minerals, enzymes and amino acids. The juice of the Aloe Vera plant can help relieve the gas, bloating and abdominal pain that’s associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It can help sufferers of indigestion, stomach ulcers and acid reflux. The juice from the incredible Aloe Vera plant can also help regulate your bowels if you suffer from constipation or diarrhea.
Even if you don’t have stomach problems, taking Aloe Vera juice every day will help your digestive system work properly.
Scientists are even testing the incredible Aloe Vera plant because they think it may be a cure for cancer and AIDS.
If you want an Aloe Vera plant for a houseplant, as well as to use for first aid situations, they can be found at your local nursery. They’re easy to take care of. You can buy topical products that contain Aloe Vera at your local drugstore.
And, if you want to find Aloe Vera juice, visit your local health food store or search the Internet for a reputable supplier.