Aloe vera gel has for centuries been used for medicinal purposes as well as for a variety of other reasons however over the years the many common uses for aloe vera gel have been overlooked to a degree.
Most of us will have heard about aloe vera and one association the general public would be aware of is its use for healing burns and in after sun cream. The cooling aloe gel has a cooling and soothing effect on sunburned skin and most of us will have seen bottles of after sun touting aloe vera on the shelves in our local shops.
While this is one fantastic use of the gel from this amazing plant - there are so many other ways in which using aloe vera can help our general health and well-being but are often not considered.
The aloe gel itself is packed with a variety of ingredients, at least 75 which are known and all of which provide some benefit to the body and the smooth running of the different internal systems.
We've mentioned its use in burns but for any skin irritation issues, the gel can help to reduce swelling, relieve stinging or itching and soothe the skin. Use it for insect bites, hives and rashes, bruises and blisters. Apart from its anti-inflammatory properties, aloe vera gel can penetrate the skin right to the base layer or basal layer and provides nutrition to these cells right from the start.
As the skin renews itself approximately every 28 days, you will soon start to see how your skin can look so much brighter and healthier. Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne can all improve with the use of aloe gel applied topically. It can also delay the signs of aging and the onset of wrinkles in two ways - helps with production of collagen and elastin and contains anti-oxidants, essential for cell protection.
Drinking aloe vera gel is very beneficial in a number of ways. The digestive system can cause many complaints if it is not functioning fully. Aloe vera gel ensures the complete digestive tract stays healthy and when the nutrients from the food we eat finally get to the bowel, the result from drinking the gel allows better absorbsion into the bloodstream.
Waste material will also be processed more efficiently and will be eliminated from the body without difficulty. The benefits on the digestive system alone, can help anyone who has hemorrhoids, stomach problems or ulcers, heartburn as well as bloating and is particularly useful for those suffering with irritable bowel.
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