Aloe Vera is a plant from the lily family and is known for its diverse use for medicinal purposes over centuries. Under various research, scientists have unlocked the use of this universal plant as well as its amazing by-products.Its uses range from healing heartburn to slowing down cancerous cells. The following are the uses of aloe vera plant.
Consumption of 1 to 3 ounces of aloe vera gel during mealtimes can help to reduce Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and other problems related to digestion. It is less toxic thus safe for human consumption.
Keeping Bacteria Away
Aloe vera gel can be used to block bacteria from the surfaces of fruits and vegetables when used on a daily basis. These uses were identified after a recent scientific study using tomatoes and apples.
Used as an Alternative Mouthwash
An extract from the aloe vera plant is safe and very effective when used as an alternative mouthwash compared to the chemical-based ones. This is due to the presence of vitamin C in the plant that can block plague.
Used as a Sugar Regulator
Aloe vera can be used to regulate the amount of sugar in diabetic people. A research conducted by scientists in Thailand shows that when a person with diabetes type 2 consumes 2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice on a daily basis, the level of sugar drops.
A study conducted by scientist fro Nigeria shows that aloe vera gel can be used to relieve constipation.
Used for Hydrating Skin
Your skin can be kept clear and moisturised using aloe vera. The plant grows in dry environment with harsh conditions which make them adapt to such environments by developing thick leaves to store water. The moist leaves and other compounds make up an effective moisturiser.
Slowing down Cancer
A study shows that a compound found in aloe vera plant called aloe-emodin can be used to slow the rapid spread of cancerous cells.