Aloe vera is a species of succulent plants that is a perennial shrub with short stems. The leaves of this plant are long, thick, and pointy with edges that are serrated or spike-like. A gel-like substance is usually seen in the plant. It is most usually found in the tropics and planted all over the world.
For years, aloe vera has been used for different medical uses because of its benefits qualities, and components which include antioxidants, enzymes, and vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin E as well as being rich in calcium, copper, magnesium, and folic acid.
The aloe vera plant has been studied and discovered and proven to have endless benefits to the human body. It is one of the plants able to withstand any kind of weather or climate conditions and grow well. So it is very possible for anyone to plant it in their home, be it in a garden or a small container and interestingly, they grow even when neglected and even regrows doubly when a leaf is cut off from it.
Medicinal Properties Of Aloe Vera
Aloe vera obviously hasn’t stopped working its wonders. Some of its amazing healing abilities include:
#1. Heals Constipation
The latex obtained from the aloe vera plant has been found to be very effective in soothing and relieving constipation pains and troubles when consumed. This latex is sticky and yellow in color and can be found just beneath the skin of the leaves and contains a compound named aloin or barbaloin which has laxative effects and is responsible for the ability of this plant to function that way.
#2. Heals Issues Related To Male Genitals
The gel-like substance found in the aloe Vera leave has a cooling effect and is thus used for several therapeutic activities such as male enhancement. Even though aloe Vera can be used directly from the plant by simply scooping and extracting the gel from within the leaves, this can constitute a whole lot of mess and so it is much better and preferable to use it in a cream or ointment formulation. Aloe vera is also available in supplement capsule or liquid juice form for internal consumption.
The extracted gel from aloe vera can be applied to the surface of the penis without having any fear and is useful for frequent male organ stretching exercises because the gel contains natural antioxidants that help to maintain good skin health, alleviate redness, dryness, and itching.
But before aloe vera is applied to the male organ, an allergy patch test is highly recommended. This is done by applying a small amount of the gel onto the skin and then checking it after 24 hours, focusing on how the skin reacts or responds. If skin irritation occurs, or an allergic reaction is noticed, refrain from using it to avoid serious complications.
#3. Heals Acne And Other Skin Issues
Aloe vera has so many uses and performs different functions especially on the skin and face and when aloe vera is used regularly in the right way as a skin routine either alone or combined with some other natural skincare remedies, it provides nutrients to the skin that assists to treat, exfoliate, restore, reveal and provide constant, impressive nutrition to the human skin. The slimy texture of natural aloe vera gel is often not an issue since it is neither itchy nor does it cause any skin reactions, rather it cools the skin and also soothes it.
Acne is a skin condition usually caused by the over secretion of sebum by the hair follicles which leads to microorganisms being harbored there causing inflammation of the face. Creams, gels, and ointments with Aloe vera as their major ingredient contain the clear gel found in aloe vera leaves. This clear gel is very effective in soothing the skin, probably from burns or others forms of irritations.
Although there is no proof yet to back up these claims, some people also seem to agree that consuming or ingesting Aloe vera through the mouth helps to hydrate the skin from within. They also claim it heals the skin from within, both of which are very good for the treatment and prevention of acne as well as other skin-related disorders.
#4. Heals Wounds From Second-Degree Burns And Sunburns
Applying aloe vera as a treatment for burns is a very natural and effective way to treat burns with absolutely no side effects attached to it and it is also very suitable for your every skin type. Aloe vera also provides a cooling sensation to areas of the skin that have been burnt.
Aloe vera can be applied to burns in different forms or ways or methods some of these include:
- Using the gel, or juice, that has been cut fresh directly from the leaves and scooped out or squeezed from the leaves to apply directly on the burns.
- Purchasing pre-packaged over-the-counter or commercially produced aloe vera gel that has been kept with preservatives and applying on the skin.
- Getting hydrating after-sun spray mists that contain Aloe vera in them.
- Applying after-sun rescue balms or lotions with Aloe vera as the primary ingredient.
From the above mentioned, experts have strongly advised and recommended that if fresh Aloe vera cannot be obtained from a plant, products that contain 100% pure and undiluted Aloe vera should be gotten for treating burns. And then this should be stored in the fridge. But if this pure aloe vera gel cannot be gotten products that contain very high percentages or amounts of Aloe vera should be the next available choice.
For those that might want to use over-the-counter aloe vera products, they can be sure that some of these often contain other sunburn-soothing ingredients, too. Since Aloe vera alone will not provide sufficient sun protection by itself. Research suggests that herbal formulations that contain aloe vera and an SPF 1416 are effective in sunscreen creams. However, experts recommend that people use an aloe vera product with an SPF 30 or higher
While it is true that Aloe vera whether applied on the skin or taken orally, can provide and offers several benefits for the body, caution still needs to be applied when making use of this gel. Be careful when purchasing a bottle of Aloe vera gel for treating burns, this is because there are many different types of commercial Aloe vera products such as topical gels, digestible gels, and juices, and each work for specific kinds of things in the body. Therefore, it is very important to know which one to take for your specific health concerns. Also, ensure you take very good care of skin before and after exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun as this is really important.
#5. Heals Diabetes
Diabetes is a condition that affects how the body makes use of or utilizes sugar or glucose present in the body. It is a very serious disease that results when an individual has high amounts of sugar present in the blood and the body is unable to metabolize this sugar due to lack of production or lack of sufficient quantity of the hormone insulin. An individual is said to be diabetic if diagnosis indicates that the individual’s blood sugar is equal to or higher than 130 mg/dl, or when it rises to 200 mg/dl or more one to two hours after a meal.
Many studies have been undertaken and research carried out has shown that aloe vera has some great beneficial effects on diabetes. This plant of unique African origin has been confirmed to be effective in the reduction of fast-rising blood sugar levels which is of great benefit especially to patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. It also reduces body fat and weight putting those in check. Therefore, a regular dose of aloe vera is highly recommended for diabetic patients since it is very effective in keeping blood sugar levels in check. For aloe vera juice, the maximum daily dose of 50ml is recommended while the recommended dose for capsules is 200 to 300mg per day.