Aloe Vera


Aloe vera plants are basically tropical succulent plants which grows in arid climates .It is found in Africa , India and other arid regions .It is known for its medicinal value since ages .There are approximately 250 species of Aloe vera in the world .The most commonly known  species of  Aloe vera is “Aloe barbadensis“. Aloe Vera vernacularly known there as “ Ghritkumari or ghekwar“.

Uses of Aloe vera :

Aloe vera gel is used to heal skin wounds ,burns ,rashes ,sores & blisters.
Fresh Aloe vera gel is also helpful in healing insect bites, fungal skin disease & allergic reactions.  .
Aloe vera  is  also helpful in treatment of several diseases like herpes , Hyperlipidaemia,conjunctivitis & diabetes .
Fresh Aloe vera gel when applied on skin helps to reduce acne , sunburn , frostbite ,warts ,eczema  &skin blemishes .imag
Acid inside Aloe vera is used as effective pain killers.
Aloe vera also helps in stopping baldness.
It also helps to reduce the stretch marks and smoothens the wrinkle linings.
Heals the damaged and rough skin with proper skin moisturizing.

Side effects of Aloe vera :

Aloe vera being a natural resource generally has least or very low side effects .
Some times internal use of aloe vera latex may turn urine red, can cause abdominal pain, and cramps because “Anthraquinones” is one of its ingredients.
Some times it is noticed that some people show mild allergic reaction, developing itching or rash with Aloe vera gel .
Some times Aloe vera juice contains small quantity of laxative compound in aloe latex due to improper processing.
Latex shows laxative effects and overuse of latex can cause electrolyte imbalances. In addition intake of  aloe latex can sometimes cause severe intestinal cramps and diarrhea.
Sometimes intake of aloe latex used by pregnant women can cause uterine contractions and trigger miscarriage.
Aloe latex is not recommended for persons with irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal illness, colitis, intestinal obstruction, diverticulosis, appendicitis, hemorrhoids, stomach pain or ulcers.



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  • Bala says:

    Well.. aloe vera is also used as an ingredient for natural ‘sleeping’ tablets , it aids in relaxation and lowers the stress levels to a permissible extent..

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