The Wonder Plant

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Aloe Vera plant is also known as wonder plant around the globe that has been used as a best natural remedy for its potent healing and soothing properties. It is not only a plant in your garden having its root in folklore rather its core of million-dollar industry extents from beauty products to cosmetics, food supplements, herbal remedies, skin care, moisturizers, healthy juice, diet supplements and many more good purposes. It has antiviral and antibacterial qualities therefore extensively used in beauty world. This is the reason; Aloe Vera is known as a wonder plant worldwide.

How to Get Aloe Vera Gel

You can extract Aloe Vera gel from your home garden by following these steps.

  • Wash your hand
  • Cut the outer most leaf of the plant
  • Place the leaf upright for 15-20 mins so that all the yellowish resin drains out
  • Peel the leaves
  • Scoop the gel out with a spoon
  • Blend it in a blender
  • If you have excessive amount of gel preserve it by using a vitamin E capsule for every ½ cup of gel (can be used within 7-8 days)
  • Place the gel in a sterilized glass jar
The process of extracting Aloe Vera gel
The process of extracting Aloe Vera gel

So, here are the top benefits of Aloe Vera for skin hair and weight loss:

Aloe Vera For Skin

Applying the Aloe Vera on face
Applying the Aloe Vera on face

There are so many uses of Aloe Vera for skin purpose. It can exfoliate, regimen, restore and gives striking nutrition to our skin. Once you apply on your skin you will know its effect that how soothing and cooling it is. For this reason, Ayurveda refers to it as a miracle herb that can be used for wounds, minor cuts, dry skin and severe burns.

Aloe Vera For Dry Skin

Take 3-4 teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel, 1 teaspoon of honey, a pinch of turmeric powder and few drops of rose water. Mix it well to make a paste. Apply it on your face, hand and feet for 20 minutes.

Aloe Vera For Oily Skin

Aloe Vera and cucumber juice collectively are really very good for oily skin. they both control the sebum production, hydrate the skin and tightens the pores.

Blend 2-3 table spoon of fresh Aloe Vera gel and half a cucumber and make a smooth paste. Apply this mixture on your clean face. Then wash it after 10-20 minutes with rinse water.

Aloe Vera Scrub

Extract a cup of fresh Aloe Vera, a cup of sugar, two table spoon of lemon juice. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Gently rub scrub into clean face, neck and hands in a circular motion. The crystals of sugar will help to exfoliate your skin and shed off the dead skin cells. Aloe Vera will help you to make your skin neat and clean while on the other hand lemon juice will help to fade out the scars and tan.

Aloe Vera For Acne

Get some Aloe Vera gel in a bowl mix it with blended walnuts having flour like consistency and 1-2 teaspoon of honey. The healing property of Aloe Vera combined with the anti-oxidants from honey and it will give you smooth, silky and clear skin.

Aloe Vera For Sensitive Skin

Get some fresh Aloe Vera gel mix it well with cucumber juice, yogurt and rose oil. Apply it on your skin for 20 minutes. Then wash it with rinse water.

Aloe Vera For Weight Loss

The beauty industry of the world is not alone in this race rather health industry couldn’t resist itself to take benefit of this wonder plant. The plant has unlimited takers around the world. It is used in form of gel in creams and in juices. Britt Brandon wrote a book The Everything Guide to Aloe Vera for Health in which he claims that Aloe Vera can increase the effectiveness of your diet and maximize your weight loss potentials. There is a huge amount of minerals and vitamins that subsidize to weight loss. Aside from the weight loss the presence of amino acid, enzymes and sterols improve the utilization and absorption ability of the body. Aloe Vera is rich with anti-oxidants which means cutting down the free radical in body and boost up our immunity level. It is also used for muscle development. To meet up your target it is compulsory to consume it on regular basis for a long period of time.

Aloe Vera Juice

fresh juice of the wonder plant (Aloe Vera)
fresh juice of the wonder plant (Aloe Vera)

The natural taste of Aloe Vera is so bitter so that it is difficult to consume it easily. Take gel, add some ice cubes and blend it well, you can add some other fruits or vegetable juice which are comparatively sweet in taste. Moreover, you can use the leaves of Aloe Vera for juice blend them, strain and drink. If bitter in taste you can relish it with honey or sugar. Lemon juice can also be used with it.

Hair falling solution

Aloe Vera is a best solution of health hair
Aloe Vera is a best solution of healthy hair

Aloe Vera has an enzyme called proteolytic which repairs the dead skin of the scalp. It also acts like a great conditioner and make your hair more shinny and silky. It promotes the hair growth, prevents itching on the scalp declines dandruff and conditions your hair. Diane Gage the author of book Aloe Vera: Nature’s Soothing Healer said that “Keratin, the primary protein of hair, consists of amino acids, oxygen, carbon, and small amounts of hydrogen, nitrogen, and sulphur. Aloe Vera has a chemical makeup similar to that of keratin and it rejuvenates the hair with its own nutrients, giving it more elasticity and preventing breakage.” 

How to Apply on Hair

Mix equal quality of Aloe Vera gel and extra virgin coconut oil. Apply it thoroughly from roots to tip and leave it as long as you can to have silky and bouncy hair. Aloe Vera is natural ingredient. The best of growing Aloe Vera without the contamination of chemical grow it in your own kitchen. This plant does not need so much care you have to input so little but the output is enriched with benefits.

DIY Aloe Vera Conditioner

This conditioner is especially for those who have dry and damaged hair. Get 2 table spoon of Aloe Vera gel, 3 table spoon of water, 1 table spoon of jojoba oil. Mix it well. Then pour this mixture in a spray bottle. Do not forget to shake it well before using on your hair. This conditioner will keep your hair healthy and hydrated for a long period of time.

Thus, Aloe Vera has a number of benefits concerning our skin, hair, immunity and health.  By popular demand lots of nurseries and farms are producing it to meet the public demand but we can grow this wonder plant easily at home as it requires very little care but in return gives a lot.

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