|Posted on 25 January, 2017 at 23:00|
have you over done it in the sun this summer? Looking for a quick, instant and effective relief to sun burn? Then aloe Vera is for you!
There are so many great benefits to this amazing product and it is super easy to grow and keep at home and on hand for when you need it.
Aloe Vera is packed full of vitamins A, C, E, folic acid, B1, B2, B3 and B6. It also contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium and copper.
Not only is aloe Vera great for the skin, it can also be great for digestion as it soothes and cleanses the digestive track. It can also assist with detoxification as it is a gelatinous plant food, similar to chia seeds and seaweed. Gelatinous plant foods are ideal as they are a gel base and will absorb toxins as it moves along the intestinal tract.
Your body should also remain in an alkaline state for optimum health. A body and diet high in acid can result in multiple health issues. Aloe Vera is an alkaline forming food meaning that it alkalizes the body and helps to balance acidic dietary habits.
It can also be a handy saver in winter as it helps to boost the immune system. This is also a great addition during any time of high stress, when the body is more prone to becoming run down and infections.
Instead of reaching for a harsh antiseptic wash to heal, soothe, calm and restore cuts and abrasions, simply break off a piece of Aloe Vera and massage the gel onto the area. Re – apply as needed. This can also be a great soother for insect bites and will help to relieve the pain and itch. Aloe Vera is also an antipruritic, which is a substance that relieves or prevents itching. Aloe Vera is an astringent, which causes the contraction of body tissues, and is ideal for the use in reducing bleeding from minor abrasions. Due to aloe’s high water content (over 99% water) it is a great way to hydrate, moisturize and rejuvenate the skin, which is why it is the number one sunburn remedy! After sunburn, the skin and skin cells are compromised and damaged, Aloe Vera increases the elasticity of the skin and assists with collagen and elastin repair. It also has emollient properties, which will hydrate, soften and smooth the skin. It helps supply oxygen to the skin cells, increasing the strength and synthesis of skin tissue and induces improved blood flow to the skin through capillary dilation. It will also reduce inflammation, which is great for red skin or joints and movement.
If your looking for a healthy inspired cleaning substance, add in some Aloe Vera! The active ingredients in Aloe Vera, sulphur, lupeol, salicylic acid, cinnamic acid, urea nitrogen and phenol are all substances that prevent the growth of disease-causing microorganisms and act as a team to provide antimicrobial activity, which will eliminate many internal and external infections, also active against bacteria. It also helps to treat fungal and viral infections.