Known to the Egyptians as the “plant of immortality, ” Aloe Vera is very easy to grow yourself, yet very few people do. If you don’t grow your own, you should always have some good Aloe Vera Gel on hand – it has so many uses! It really is one of the plants of many uses.
Here are our Top 5 Uses for Aloe Vera Gel.
Aloe Vera Gel can be used to soothe burns and sunburns. It can also be used to soothe insect bites, blisters and rashes; fight athlete’s food, diminish bruising and even reduce tissue damage from frostbite.
Did you know that aloe vera gel can replace lotions as an everyday moisturizer for dry skin? Aloe vera gel has been known to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, reduce the appearance of stretch marks and decrease pigmentation. It can even help alleviate frustrating skin issues like eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
Drinking aloe vera juice can help alleviate indigestion, constipation and irritable bowel symptoms. It can also help ease stomach ulcers, hemorrhoids, urinary tract infections, colitis and prostate issues.
Aloe vera gel can help support healthy teeth and strengthen gums when taken orally or when using toothpaste that includes aloe vera.
Taking aloe orally can help relieve arthritis pain, lower blood sugar levels, reduce cholesterol and triglycerides. It’s also known for its detoxification properties.
You should be able to find aloe vera gel at your local health food store. Healthy Planet also offers a variety of aloe vera products. And, this month, you can get Jamieson Aloe Vera Gel for only $4.99 – that’s 17% off the regular price! This aloe vera gel is recommended for topical use only.
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Chrystal Johnson, publisher of Happy Mothering and founder of Green Moms Media, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family’s life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who’s willing to listen. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.