Aloe Vera: Introduction & Health Benefits

Aloe Vera: Introduction & Health Benefits - Urban Platter

Aloe-Vera is a succulent plant popular for it’s medicinal properties. The word Aloe Vera derives from the Arabic word “Alloeh” meaning shining bitter substance while “vera” in Latin means true.

Did you know?

The Egyptians called Aloe, the immortality plant.

Soothes Skin irritation

Break off a leaf from the plant, and cut it open lengthwise from top to bottom with a knife. Scoop out the gooey gel inside, and rub it directly onto irritated skin. If you have extra left over, you can keep it refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a week.

Aloe Vera: Introduction & Health Benefits - Urban Platter
Aloe Vera: Introduction & Health Benefits - Urban Platter

Detoxifies body

Aloe Vera juice is a great natural aid to detox. With our stressful lives, we all need to cleanse our systems from time to time. You will need 1 cup Aloe Vera gel and 1 cup honey. Add the ingredients in a blender and blend for 2-3 minutes, pour in a glass and serve.

Helps with Sunburn  

Experiencing burning, blistering and peeling due to skin burn? Well, don’t worry aloe vera to the rescue… It contains antioxidants which prevents the moisture from escaping thereby protecting from sunburn.

Aloe Vera: Introduction & Health Benefits - Urban Platter
Aloe Vera: Introduction & Health Benefits - Urban Platter

Heals Wound 

Aloe vera is a natural antiseptic and it promotes the healing of damaged skin tissue. For wounds,

  • Clean the wound thoroughly.
  • Apply aloe vera pulp to the wound.
  • Wrap tightly with a bandage.
  • Keep the bandage soaked in aloe vera juice.

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