Aloe Vera: What Are Its Health Benefits?


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Considered by some as a panacea and present in many of our everyday products, aloe vera is however not a new plant species and its cosmetic use as a therapeutic has also been quite popular.

In Ayurvedic medicine, the juice of aloe vera has been used for 3,000 years to treat burns. It was used by Sumerians to relieve nausea and irritation of the stomach. Aloe is a succulent plant, which is capable of storing water in its cells during periods of drought. Therefore it is found in warm regions, even desert, and it is very sensitive to cold and moisture.

Health Benefits Of Aloe Vera

There are over 250 species of aloe, but among them, only 3 or 4 have properties proven to cure. The most interesting of them all is the Aloe Barbadensis Miller, or Aloe Vera. A real panacea, Aloe Vera also works well in local use on the skin, as orally for its therapeutic properties.

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Externally, be sure to choose and advise cosmetics containing the native gel or the pulp of aloe and not of the pulp of aloe spray (the quality and effectiveness is not guaranteed).


The aloe vera gel is suitable for all skin types. Very nutritious, smoothing and softening, he embellishes, softens and improves elasticity. Moisturizer, it is sovereign for thirsty skin: he gets inside 3-4 times faster than water and 7 times deeper. Illuminator, it revitalizes dull skin.

When can you use Aloe Vera on your skin?

  • For the care of the day and night of dehydrated skin
  • In case of frostbite, crevasses
  • To restore tone and elasticity to tired skin
  • To reduce wrinkles and fine lines
  • To restore radiance to the complexion
  • To soothe irritated skin, sensitive
  • In soothing care after shaving or waxing
  • If acne through its properties anti-inflammatory
  • After a burn or sunburn

Digestive System

Internally, aloe vera is involved to balance and improve digestive tract. It soothes and regenerates inflamed intestinal mucosa. It’s also a good regenerating liver cells.

Cardiovascular System

Thanks to its choline, aloe vera participates in the regulation of the rate of cholesterol . It reduces blood pressure by oxygenation and blood fluidity. It decreases platelet aggregation and dilates blood vessels. It is also hemostatic.

Musculoskeletal System

It protects and revitalizes cartilage and tendons with acemannan. Analgesic and anti-inflammatory, it relieves joint and rheumatic pain, sprains, strains.

Over-all Body

Aloe vera has anti-allergic. Antiseptic, fungicidal and bactericidal, it protects the body in case of aggression. It stimulates, supports and regulates the immune system.

In Which Products Will You Find Aloe Vera?

Aloe vera can be presented in numerous forms: in drinks, juices or gels, pure or combined with other plants or fruit. In cosmetic treatments, you will find it in day creams or night, cleansing gels or contractors, lotions, moisturizing Body Care, shampoos, masks, liquid soaps, deodorants, cream aftershave, lip balms, sun protection, first aid creams or gels, among others. You will also find it in daily use products like detergents, toothpastes and mouthwashes, sprays for veterinary use and more.

Beyond the cosmetic and therapeutic uses, lastly note that Aloe Vera is also an ornamental plant, very easy to find and maintain. It is said to also have depolluting virtues, but these effects are quite controversial and need to be more fully demonstrated.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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gerakuom 5pts

how do you make it to be a drinking juice?

shubha Madhusudhan
shubha Madhusudhan 5pts

I have aloe Vera plants. Can I use the gel directly on my skin and scalp?

Carrie Lawrence
Carrie Lawrence 5pts

I taped a half of a leaf chunk (3x2) on my rug burn for 48 hours. I don't think I'll be using petroleum based creams again. The healing is rapid, the cleansing complete and it stopped hurting almost instantly. Best treatment.

Gita Hawa
Gita Hawa 5pts

Garam pani me Namak dal kar gargle karye 3. 4 times .it effects better

Narmadha Rajalakshmi
Narmadha Rajalakshmi 5pts

Mix some aloe vera juice with a little curd,olive oil,coconut oil and half a lemon juice.apply the pack on your hair.wash after 30 mts. You'll feel light and fresh all day.it's a best summer hair pack in our home.

Gita Hawa
Gita Hawa 5pts

2 part Geggrey(gud) 1 part terrmeric powder dono ko mix karke small balls banale .breakfast se pahle ek goli daily khilaye .for 3 months .it is trusted no side effects .but no sweets no cold drink .even ice water bhi nahi.3months se 6months tak bhi le sakte ha.have patience .my son had same problem now he is fine.

Ayurveda 5pts

Yes,does wonders to your skin! :)

Imran Khan
Imran Khan 5pts

11 saal ke bachhe ko tonsil hai pichle 9 saal se. Aaye din tonsil laal ho kat bukhar hota hai. Aaj bhi bukhar hai. Tonsil laal hain. Koi achook dawa bataye

Janet Cisco
Janet Cisco 5pts

Great for stomach ulcers....very claming

Ayurveda 5pts

Thanks for sharing! Rosemary Prather :)

Ayurveda 5pts

Depends on which one use! Latha Naidu :)

Vinay Naik
Vinay Naik 5pts

this plants exactly seen on foto as actual live plant.

Latha Naidu
Latha Naidu 5pts

Canned aloe Vera drink. Is it good for health.

Nitin Prajapati
Nitin Prajapati 5pts

Some aloevera are toxic in nature, how to recognise the safe aloevera??

Trish Murray
Trish Murray 5pts

Diana Lynn Diegel like this Ayurveda page, great info!

Prabha Sasidharan
Prabha Sasidharan 5pts

This is one energetic drink. I like it.for ever company making .

Vera Baci
Vera Baci 5pts

Po alo Vera eshte shume e mire keshtu jemi ne ilac per te semuret ekekkush vlerat nuk na i din xxx💥🌷💞💐😇💋❤️👄💝🌹

Dalene Cox
Dalene Cox 5pts

And if your allergic? How can one be allergic to something suppose to be anti allergic???

Mona Alaiydi
Mona Alaiydi 5pts

Yes its good for my skin but how do I use it

Nancy Gribble
Nancy Gribble 5pts

I would love to try and have another aloe plant but I have a problem killing plants.

Camille Branch
Camille Branch 5pts

Miller Barbadensis Aloe Vera is medicinal and awesome for use internally and externally!

Karen Thornton Abdul-Salaam
Karen Thornton Abdul-Salaam 5pts

Prior to switching to a primarily raw fruit and vegetable diet, I eliminated ALL dairy, wheat and gluten from my diet. Gradually, the eczema that I had been diagnosed with from the time that I was a little girl subsided, without any medication. I hope this helps.

Kendra Horn
Kendra Horn 5pts

Typically that is an external symtpom of autoimmune issues. We see it up in the support groups when you find what is causing the immune to flare. Start with gut is a good start, elimination diet like AIP to find food triggers. Mold exposure, viruses, chronic infections, histamine intolerance, hormone dysregulation, chronic inflammation, heavy metals, yeast, parasites, etc. Gut healing can help, bone broth (will help the skin rebuild collagen), diatomaceous earth (silica for the tissues to rebuild healthy and rid pathogens in the body), some herbs to help heal (aloe, milk thistle, ashawaganda if not allergic to nightshades, etc), probiotics (strains you're not allergic to, ferments may be an issue if you're histamine intolerant)... it's a huge undertaking but many find it's worth it.I haven't found a perfect ayurvedic tie in yet, what they say for my dosha is 100% what I'm near deathly allergic to, so in that respect I'm not much help.

Sanjay Namdev
Sanjay Namdev 5pts

Aloe vera is a herbal medicine and good for skin & lever