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Uses For Aloe Vera – You May Never Buy Expensive Products Again

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Aloe vera is one of the easiest houseplants to grow. It requires little in the way of care—simply an occasional watering, warm conditions, and a bit of fertilization now and then. And with this easily grown plant in your home, you are opening yourself to a wealth of medicinal uses.

For many, the path to herbalism at home begins with the aloe plant. The plant has thick, gel-filled leaves which can be easily harvested. Simply slice open one of the leaves and scrape or squeeze out the gel for any one of the following benefits:

9 Health Benefits Of Applying Aloe Vera

Topically Soothes burns (one of the best home remedies for sunburns)

Heals wounds

Calms acne and eczema

Calms rashes, boils and other skin afflictions

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Anti-itching for bug bites

Reduces wrinkles

Conditions hair as a shampoo (may possibly even prevent baldness)

Moisturizes skin

Can be applied as a shave gel

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9 Health Benefits Of Taking Aloe Vera Internally

Soothes stomach upsets and digestive disorders like IBS, constipation, bloating and colitis

Reduces indigestion and heartburn

Stabilizes blood sugar

Promotes healthy gums

Improves the body’s immune function

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Promotes the growth of white blood cells and healthy cells in cancer patients

Strengthens the heart and enriches the blood

Encourages urinary health

Reduces arthritis inflammation

You don’t have to look far for new studies coming out about additional benefits of this plant. While you can purchase the juice at health food stores, homegrown gel is not only cheaper, it might be safer. It’s recommended that you use the largest and most mature leaves to get the most benefits. These leaves are said to contain a greater concentration of helpful gel.

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It’s believed the plant we know today as aloe vera first came from Northern Africa. The first known documentation of its medicinal use was in the ancient Egyptian Papyrus ebers, which provided twelve different recipes for aloe healing. Since then, the succulent plant has been used across the globe as both an ornamental plant, and more importantly, as a healing medicine.

Turn away from pharmaceutical treatment and experience the many benefits of aloe vera today!

This article (18 Mind Blowing Uses For Aloe Vera – You Will Never Buy Expensive Products Again) was created and published by  Why Don’t You Try This and is published here under a Creative Commons license.

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