Aloe vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. The spiky succulent plant grows naturally in dry, tropical climates in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the southern and western parts of the United States. Aloe gel is widely known to relieve sunburn and help heal wounds. But did you know that the potted plant can be used for much more than sunburn relief and household décor ?
Keeping produce fresh- Aloe gel could help fruits and vegetables stay fresh, and eliminate the need for dangerous chemicals that extend the shelf life of produce.
An alternative to mouthwash- Aloe vera extract is found to be a safe and effective alternative to chemical-based mouthwashes. It includes a healthy dose of vitamin C which can block plaque. It can also provide relief if you have bleeding or swollen gums.
Lowering your blood sugar- Ingesting two tablespoons of aloe vera juice per day can cause blood sugar levels to fall in people with type 2 diabetes.
For constipation- Drinking aloe vera juice helps increase the water content in your intestines which helps you pass stool normally. Aloe also helps normalize the healthy bacteria in your gut, keeping your healthy intestinal flora balanced.
Beauty hacks– Keeping aloe vera juice on hand can also be good for a number of beauty needs. Try using it for the following:
- makeup primer (apply before foundation)
- makeup remover
- sunburn soother
- treatment for irritated scalp (mix in a few drops of peppermint oil)