Aloe Vera is very famous and well-known herb when we talk about skincare or haircare. Aloe Vera acts as a magic on our skin. Aloe Vera repairs damaged skin, reduces hair fall and helps to improve digestion, similar to this there are several other benefits of Aloe Vera which we are going list down today.
What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe Vera is a herb which contains lots of juice inside its stem. We use that Aloe Vera juice to make any kind of remedies. This translucent gel is made up of around 96% water, some organic and inorganic compounds, a type of protein which contains 18 of the 20 amino acids found in the body and lastly, Vitamin A, B, C and E. Another part of the aloe vera plant which is used is the ‘sap’, a yellow-coloured liquid stuck to the skin of the plant from the inside.
Benefits of Aloe Vera
- Helps to heal sunburn
Aloe Vera gel has special properties which help to heal sunburn. The Vitamin C present in the translucent gel of aloe vera makes it work in a very efficient way.
- Reduce Skin Blemishes
Aloe Vera gel helps to reduce skin blemishes due to its anti-oxidant properties. Aloe Vera gel makes you look beautiful and improves your skin complexion.
Aloe vera gel can also be used as a go-to moisturizer. It has shown miraculous effects on oily and acne-prone skin. Aloe vera gel can be directly extracted from the plant and applied to your skin. Alternatively, there are plenty of ready-to-use aloe gels available in the market. But if you are opting for them, make sure that the aloe vera gel in it constitutes 90 to 100 percent of the product.
- Boost Immunity
Aloe vera can help you to boost your immunity. Aloe Vera propels cells to produce nitric oxide and cytokines, which help with your immune system.
- Increase Metabolism
Aloe Vera helps to boost metabolism. Drinking juice of aloe vera daily can actually help to boost your metabolism. You can mix one lemon juice as well to your juice so that it tastes awesome.
What You Need
- 1 large aloe vera leaf
- A sharp knife
- Small bowl
- 3 cup water
What You Need To Do
- Cut out one large and healthy leaf from your aloe plant. You can gently pull them off too, but cutting would be essential if your plant is sturdy, just like mine.
- Remove the outer thorny layer of the leaves with the help of a sharp and pointy knife. This step will expose the latex of the leaves (a yellow layer that resides directly underneath).
- Cut through the latex of the leaf with the same knife and scoop out the inner clear aloe vera gel with the help of a small spoon. The tip of the knife can also be used.
- Transfer the gel into a small bowl.
- In the next step, examine the gel for any latex remnants. Removing the latex is important as they are the one carrying strong laxative properties.
- For making juice, take out two table
- spoons of the aloe gel and put it into a blender.
- Add water and blend it on a low setting for three to five minutes.
- Pour out your juice in a clear glass. You can add a dash of lemon or ginger for added taste.
- Your delicious glass of aloe juice is ready. If you wish, you may also dilute this juice with other juices or water to enhance its taste or flavor. You may also consume it in its natural state, but be aware of its laxative effect.
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