Not many people know that Aloe Vera was known as the “plant of immortality” by the ancient Egyptians for its immense medical properties. It’s said that the beautiful Egyptian queen Cleopatra used Aloe Vera on her skin daily.
Belonging to the succulent plant species, it has been used for beauty and medical purposes for centuries. It mostly grows in dry climates and is a very popular indoor home plant today. It is easy to maintain and even easier to use in your daily beauty routine.
The leaves produce a clear gel when broken off and can be directly used to treat scars, sunburns and to soothe skin, thanks to its antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It has been used to treat acne, minor skin allergies, stretch marks and dry skin by several generations before us and even today many traditional remedies include Aloe Vera gel.
1. Aloe Vera prevents acne in different ways. One is its antibacterial properties that prevent bacteria from infecting the pores. Its astringent property removes dirt and oil from the skin, and if you do have acne, Aloe Vera can help your skin regenerate better to avoid scars.
2. Just applying the gel as a moisturizer daily keeps the skin soft and supple throughout the day and helps prevent skin infections.
3. If you find commercial mouthwashes to be very expensive and unaffordable, using Aloe Vera Juice can be just as effective to prevent the buildup of plaque on your teeth.
4. If you start to see the symptoms of skin aging or fear that you would, applying Aloe Vera gel on your skin will definitely help reduce fine lines.
5. Applying pure and natural Aloe Vera can help reverse your hair loss and eventually return your scalp to its former youthful look. Here’s a pro tip – Mix a tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel in two tablespoons of coconut oil and massage your scalp with this mixture twice a week. You won’t regret it.
6. It also contains over 75 different nutrients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, amino acids and salicylic acid. So not is it only good for your skin, but also for your internal health!
7. The Aloe Vera plant is a very helpful plant when you are in need of an immunity booster – it helps in keeping the infections away.
8. It is even said to be an amazing remedy for indigestion. It is known to be a laxative and helps improve digestion by normalizing the system and inducing regularity.
9. If you have constipation or trouble excreting your stool, the barbaloin or aloin which can be extracted from the younger leaves of the Aloe Vera can be a helpful and effective treatment.
The fact that it can be easily grown and maintained at home makes it user friendly and convenient.
So, not only is Aloe Vera, the secret to Queen Cleopatra’s beauty, it is also one of the most beneficial natural remedies to many medical conditions that exist today. Having this bedside houseplant, would be a life changing decision for sure.