Aloe Vera Health Benefits

Aloe Vera the Miracle Plant

Smart people through the millennia have prized aloe plants.

• Hippocrates, father of modern medicine, used at least 14 different formulas containing aloe, 2400 years ago.

• It was King Solomon’s favourite laxative.

• Alexander the Great was exhorted by his teacher Aristotle to conquer the island of Succotra where a rare plant called Aloe succotrina grew, so he could have aloe for his soldiers. At least that’s the story that’s been handed down. This early Mediterranean variety of aloe was known to be so potent that Alexander never left on a military mission without hauling a whole forest of the plants with him.

But we don’t have to rely on ancient legends. There’s plenty of contemporary evidence for aloe:

• Bill C. Coats, expert on aloe vera and author of The Silent Healer: A Modern Study of Aloe Vera, tells the story of the old rancher whose prize bull was bitten by a huge rattlesnake. The bull’s leg was swollen to three times its normal size, and the poison was taking a serious toll. It looked like the animal was going to die.

The rancher sliced two oversized leaves of aloe, wrapped them as a poultice around the bull’s leg. A short time later the bull could walk again. Within 24 hours he was completely healed.

 

• Father Romano Zago, a Brazilian priest and author of the book Cancer Can Be Cured, tells this story (plus at least 40 more) in his book:

The uncle of one of his parishioners, Giovanni, was deathly ill with prostate cancer. 

Father Zago visited the man to administer last rites. But he also knew of a remedy he believed could save Giovanni’s life. Try as he might to convince Giovanni’s wife to give it to him, though, she refused, thinking he was offering false hope.

Later Father Zago happened on the man’s son, and convinced him to prepare this drink for Giovanni. The boy promised to give it to his father. A week later, Father Zago learned that Giovanni was released from the hospital. The family thought the reason was to let him die at home.

But then they told Father Zago that the tennis ball sized swelling near Giovanni’s stomach had shrunk, disappeared even. At which time Father Zago declared Giovanni out of imminent danger, saying this was a sign he was improved.

Long story short, Giovanni improved month after month, resumed his life’s work, and lived to be more than 80 years old. 

 

• Dr. Julian Whitaker reported that a 10-year-old boy diagnosed with a rare brain tumor went into remission after drinking whole-leaf Aloe vera concentrate, 8 ounces a day for three months. Surgeons had been unable to remove the entire tumor, leaving his future uncertain, to say the least.

The child was living a normal lifestyle and participating in sports — but still drinking Aloe vera juice every day — at the time of the Whitaker report.

 

Is Aloe the Cure for Everything?

    Fresh aloe gel used as a topical may be the best skin cream on earth. The yellow bitter part of the leaf is a proven laxative. And whole-leaf extracts can help fire up your immune system, reduce swelling, improve healing, kill bacteria and viruses, and improve communication within and between cells.

    But nothing works 100 percent of the time.

    Body chemistries vary. And frankly, some people’s biochemistry may be so out of balance that nothing can heal it. However, Bill Coats says that if anything has a chance of working on such folks, it’s probably aloe.

What’s So Miraculous about Aloe?

    Aloe is one of the world’s most biologically active plants. It contains life’s basic building blocks — essential vitamins and minerals, proteins, polysaccharides, enzymes, and amino acids.

    Most of aloe’s leaves are filled with gel, about 99 percent of which is water. The remaining one percent boasts at least 75 known nutrients — including 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids, 200 active plant compounds such as phytonutrients, enzymes, proteins, oils, monosaccharides and polysaccharides.

    Most people are only familiar with the skin healing aloe offers. But this remedy can do so much more. It has recognized antioxidant, anti-aging, and healing properties.

    Some consider it the world’s most impressive herb. Here are the benefits that have been credited to aloe:

• Stops the growth of tumor cells

• Lowers cholesterol / triglycerides

• Oxygenates your blood

• Eases inflammation

• Relieves joint and muscle pain

• Protects you from oxidative stress

• Supports your kidney

• Protects you from oxalates in coffee and tea

• Alkalizes your body, balancing your acid levels

• Cures ulcers, IBS, Crohn’s disease, and other digestive disorders

• Controls high blood pressure 

• Accelerates healing of physical and radiation burns

• Ends constipation

• Supports heart function, boosts physical endurance

• Speeds wound and injury recovery 

• Hydrates your skin, speeds skin repair

• Prevents candida infections

• Stabilizes blood sugar / insulin levels

• Controls cell communications

What Aloe Can Do for Cancer

Some alternative cancer experts rate aloe a “Stage IV Supplemental” treatment, to be used with highly potent “Stage IV” protocols, like radiation and chemo (should you choose to use them). Some clinics use aloe to boost the effectiveness of the chemo agents cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU).

    Aloe is an immune stimulant that helps kill cancer and invading organisms.

    Dozens of studies confirm aloe’s anti-cancer activity — linked to acemannan’s immune-stimulating properties and glycoprotein, as well as anthraquinone and phenolic antioxidants. Acemannan is a substance found in aloe vera leaves. Aloe also boosts nitric oxide, a potent anti-cancer agent used by your immune cells.

    A large epidemiological survey of lung cancer and smoking in Japan suggested that drinking aloe juice prevented lung cancer, as well as stomach and colon cancer. Its impact on existing cancers was unclear.

 

A Word about Cellular Communication

    Aloes contain unique sugars called mannans, which enhance cellular communication — both within and between your cells. 

    These mannans are part of a crucial “telegraph” system capable of preventing or slowing down cancer. Mannans are responsible for billions of messages… and the implications of poor messaging are staggering.

Dramatic Story about AIDS and Cancer

    An AIDS study provides one of the most dramatic clinical proofs about aloe. Nearly everyone in the study who was on the daily aloe regimen got better, as indicated by skyrocketing white T-cell counts.

    One patient from this trial also had advanced liver cancer and was given less than two months to live. His liver was four times normal size. He kept drinking the juice, improved gradually… one year later his tumors were gone. 

    Pathologist H. Reginald McDaniel, MD, also involved with this trial, was initially skeptical. Seeing seriously ill patients improve was good. But what really sealed it for him was a disease of his own — viral pneumonia which conventional medicine couldn’t cure. He drank aloe, and his cure made him an aloe advocate.

Keep Aloe Handy in Case of Trauma Too

    In 2004, researchers discovered that an aloe compound called drag reducing polymer (DRP) could help patients with trauma and severe blood loss. DRP enhances the diffusion of oxygen in the red blood cells supporting your tissues — and allows a traumatized patient to live on less blood.

    This could potentially save many lives from car wrecks, war injuries, and other traumas. Perhaps this was Alexander the Great’s experience too.

How to Choose the ‘Right’ Aloe

    With 300 species of aloe and a host of products all claiming to be the best, how do you choose?

    Aloe vera is certainly the most well-known. Most store-shelf aloe juices don’t go much beyond soothing minor cuts. They’re processed, heated, and diluted. Nor do you have control over previous light exposure.  Also, it’s perfectly legal for aloe juice products to claim “Made with 100% Aloe Vera” on the bottle, when in reality, it may be 99% water and just 1% aloe vera juice. 
The processing method has the largest effect on the number and amount of active ingredients in an aloe vera product. The commercial production process of aloe vera products typically involves the crushing, grinding or pressing of the whole leaf to produce juice, followed by various steps of filtration and stabilization to achieve the desired extract. Although this is easier for the manufacturers, it can result in a product that contains little or no active ingredients.

It turns out, after extracting the gel, heating it and using fillers to make aloe vera products, the health benefits are minimized. In order to stop the common misrepresentations in the industry, and the false idea that all aloe vera products produce the same benefits, the International Aloe Science Council developed a certification program that validates the quality and quantity of aloe vera in approved commercial products. When looking to purchase aloe vera, read the labels carefully and look for this important certification.

 Forever Aloe Vera is grown at our plantations in the Dominican Republic and Texas. Forever Aloe is carefully grown and cultivated, ensuring the highest quality plant possible.

With the perfect balance of soil, the ideal temperature and just the right amount of rainfall, we grow quality into the Aloe plants. On our Dominican Republic plantation, we have over 30 million plants and harvest over 1 million pounds of Aloe per week!

From planting to tending to harvesting, our Aloe plants are carefully nurtured with the same level of care and standards that we put into to every one of our final products. Our farmers harvest our Aloe by hand, treating it with great care.

Raw materials can vary up to 500% based on method of harvest, climate, season and storage conditions. To minimize variations and to ensure the quality of our Aloe, the leaves are processed and packed for shipping to our manufacturing facilities within hours of harvest in order to ensure that you get the purest, freshest Aloe Vera gel as it was intended, intact with all its inherent qualities. Forever Aloe Vera Gel is the first to receive the International Aloe Science Council’s certification.

Recommended Doses of Aloe Vera

These recommended aloe vera doses are based on scientific research and publications. Make sure to read the label on aloe vera products before using them, and notify your doctor if you experience any side effects:

• For constipation, take 100–200 milligrams of aloe vera daily.

• For wound healing, psoriasis and other skin infections, use aloe propolis cream three times daily.

• For dental plaque and gum disease, use a toothpaste that contains aloe vera for 24 weeks.

• For high cholesterol, take 2 ounce of aloe vera gel twice daily for two months.

• For inflammatory bowel disease, drink 100 millilitres aloe vera gel twice daily for four weeks.

• For skin burns, use a 97.5 percent aloe gel on the burn until it’s healed.

• For dry scalp or dandruff, use a shampoo with a high content of aloe vera.

• To protect your skin from infection and bacteria, use a skin lotion with a high content of aloe vera gel.

 

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Imagine your skin as a juicy plum – moisturized, taut and smooth. However, as we age our skin loses moisture faster and with environmental factors like pollution and the sun, our skin loses elasticity, luster and firmness.

While we can’t turn back the hands of time, we can restore skin’s moisture balance, stimulate healthy collagen levels and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – making your skin appear more like a freshly picked plum.

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With infinite by Forever™, we’ve created a new way to experience Aloe. Our experts found peptides, natural minerals, botanicals, desert plants and the latest skin science that not only complement Aloe, but actually increase its efficacy and and benefits. You’ll not only see the difference, you’ll feel it, too.

Infinite by Forever™ includes:

HYDRATING CLEANSER

We’ve designed this cleanser with the delicate skin of the face in mind.

We harnessed two key components of the vitamin-rich fruit, the apple: apple extract and apple amino acids to give this cleanser strong protection against the effects of aging. This mild and moisturizing cleanser will leave your face clean and soft without a dry after-effect. Don’t just wash away dirt and makeup, help your skin look and feel younger to the touch while laying a strong foundation for the rest of your anti-aging routine.

 We know beauty is more than skin deep – it starts with nutrition.

Our first ever beauty nutritional supplement to support aging from the inside out. These two small tablets taken daily can support multiple internal body systems as well as your overall health and skin appearance. This unique formula features a proprietary blend of French melon concentrate, phytoceramides and marine collagen to help fight free radicals, reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and increase skin’s bounce, flexibility and hydration.

FIRMING SERUM

Every successful product line has a secret and this is one of ours!

Two powerful ingredients work together with Aloe Vera in this potent elixir to improve skin elasticity, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, soothe and smooth the skin. This stacked formula is a skin scientists’ dream bolstered with the power of nature and the most advanced laboratory findings to help you look and feel your best.

 To complete our powerful line of anti-aging formulas, we packed this cream with over 15 skin conditioning ingredients!

Our Aloe is synergetically enhanced with an anti-aging essential oil blend. Together, these ingredients of the restoring creme deliver proven results for soothing skin and seal in all of the powerful benefits your skin has just received so you can start slowing the sands of time.

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Aloe Fleur de Jouvence®

For centuries, numerous civilizations have used pure, fresh Aloe Vera to help their skin look and feel healthy, young and beautiful. The Egyptians, renowned for their continuous quest for physical beauty as epitomized by Cleopatra, used Aloe Vera for its moisturizing qualities in their efforts to remain young looking. Today, Forever Living Products has captured the full strength of the living plant and blended it into one of the finest skin care regimes available.

Aloe Fleur de Jouvence® (‘Flower of Youth’) is one of the most effective restorative beauty collections ever assembled. It is a collection of six wonderful components – each designed to fill a special part in a complete regimen of facial skin care. Combining the benefits of traditional wisdom with the scientific knowledge of modern dermatology, Forever Living Products has spared no expense in researching and developing excellent products. Displayed in a beautiful container, the collection also includes a mixing spoon, application brush and a mixing bowl. While each of the products is available separately for replacement, it is only through the combined use of all six elements that the full benefits can be enjoyed.

Each product in Aloe Fleur de Jouvence® has been developed with great care and attention to the daily needs of your skin. We start with pure, Stabilized Aloe Vera gel, and combine it with nature’s unique cellular substance, Collagen, along with exceptional moisturizers, emulsifiers and humectants. This creates a unique skin care range that helps counteract the threat of time, weather and environmental elements. The preventive and restorative Aloe Fleur de Jouvence® program provides a daily skin care regime to help promote the naturally occurring attributes of youth, vigor, freshness and radiance of the skin.

Aloe Vera has always been great for the skin. Now, pamper yourself even more with Forever Living Products Aloe Fleur de Jouvence®!

The Aloe Fleur de Jouvence® Collection includes:

  • Aloe Cleanser
  • Rehydrating Toner
  • Firming Day Lotion
  • Recovering Night Creme
  • Mask Powder
  • Aloe Activator
  • Mixing spoon, applicator brush and mixing bowl

     

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    The Aloe Fleur de Jouvence Collection provides you with all the elements of our restorative.

    STEP 1

    Cleanse

    Aloe Cleanser is the first step in achieving beautiful, flawless skin. Massage Aloe Cleanser into face and neck area every morning and evening. Gently remove with a dampened cloth or tissue.

    STEP 2

    Tone

    Rehydrating Toner is alcohol-free and contains aloe vera, collagen and allantoin for gentle toning. Using a cotton ball, apply Rehydrating Toner in an upward motion every morning and evening.

    STEP 3

    Moisturize (Morning)

    Firming Day Lotion is a hydrating moisturizer that helps skin retain its healthy, vibrant appearance. Gently massage lotion into the face and neck area. It also makes an excellent base for applying your favorite cosmetics from the Sonya Colour Collection.

    STEP 3

    Moisturize (Evening)

    Recovering Night Creme hydrates and soothes, replenishing your skin while you sleep. After cleansing each evening before bedtime, apply generously to face and neck area.

    Aloe Facial

    An Aloe Facial is recommended 2 to 3 times a week to smooth, cleanse and tighten the skin while revitalizing your appearance. Aloe Activator is a superb moisturizing agent and is the ideal partner to work in combination with the Mask Powder. Aloe Activator is also extremely effective as a skin cleanser and freshener.

    Add one mixing spoon of Mask Powder to the mixing bowl. Combine with one mixing spoon of Aloe Activator until the mixture has the consistency of lotion. Use the applicator brush to apply a thin, even film from the neck upward. Relax in a reclining position, limiting facial movement for approximately 30 minutes.

    Apply a moist towel to the face to soften the mask, then gently remove remaining mask and rinse with warm water. Follow with toner and your favorite moisturizer.

    For additional benefits, use Forever Living’s Facial Fabrique Tissue. This revolutionary product heightens exfoliation by refining the pores and tightening the skin. Facial Fabrique’s unique layering design also helps the skin better absorb the many wonderful nutrients found in the aloe vera rich moisturizers from Forever Living Products.

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35 Essential Oil Uses

Essential oil uses range from aromatherapy, household cleaning products, personal beauty care and natural medicine treatments.

The particles in essential oils come from distilling or extracting the different parts of plants, including the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin and peels. In ancient times, Jews and Egyptians made essential oils by soaking the plants in oil and then filtering the oil through a linen bag.

Essential oil benefits come from their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

These healing oils are rapidly growing in popularity because they act as natural medicine without any side effects. Ready to harness the power of the world’s most proven therapeutic compounds? Then let’s talk about the many ways to use these amazing essential oils.

Essential Oil Uses And Recipes

1. All-purpose cleaner: Add three drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil to a few ounces of warm water, then spray countertops to naturally disinfect.

2. Natural mosquito repellent: Combine one drop each of lemongrass oil, citronella oil and eucalyptus oil with one teaspoon of coconut oil to make natural bug spray and rub on exposed skin. Reapply as needed.

3. Sports gear: If your kids play sports, add two drops each of tea tree oil and lemon essential oil to one quart of warm water; next add four tablespoons of baking soda and mix. Use to clean jerseys, cleats and sports gear.

4. Clean air: Diffuse cinnamon essential oil in the air and enjoy its anti-microbial properties.

5. Homemade peppermint patties: Use peppermint oil, coconut oil, dark chocolate and raw honey to make real peppermint treats.

6. Washing machine: Add 10-20 drops of your favorite scent per load.

7. Vacuum cleaner: Add 5-10 drops of your favorite oil in your vacuum bag or dust container.

8. Homemade sunscreen: Mix coconut oil, zinc oxide, Shea butter, helichrysum oil and lavender essential oil to make homemade toxic-free sunscreen.

9. Eliminate shower curtain scum: Using a 16-ounce spray bottle, use four drops of eucalyptus essential oil and four drops of tea tree oil (Melaleuca) with warm water; spray onto your shower for natural mould killing action.

10. Clean burned pans: Use a few drops of lemon oil and some boiling water to help remove burned food from pots and pans.

11. Wonderful smelling home: Diffuse clove, rosemary and orange essential oils when guests come over, and they will talk about how amazing your house smells.

12. Carpet cleaner: Mix 20 drops of tea tree oil with Borax for homemade carpet powder.

13. Kill pests: Spray orange essential oil and clove oil to kill pests on contact.

14. Lavender cake: Mix coconut flour, raw honey, organic eggs and lavender essential oil and bake at 350 degrees.

15. Eliminate mould: Add tea tree oil to your diffuser to kill mould and other pathogens in the air.

16. Christmas scent: Add a drop of pine, sandalwood or cedarwood oil on a fire log about 30 minutes before burning.

17. Reduce anxiety: Diffuse lavender essential oil around your home to reduce feelings of stress and tension.

18. Spiritual enlightenment: Diffuse frankincense essential oil while praying, meditating or reading to increase spiritual awareness.

19. Bathtub scrub: Mix one-half cup of baking soda, one-half cup of vinegar and five drops of bergamot or lime oil; use as a scrub for a sink or bathtub.

20. Freshen trash can: Put a cotton ball with two drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil at the bottom of the trashcan to help decrease the odour and detoxify.

21. Wash produce: To clean fruit and vegetables, add two drops of lemon oil to a large bowl of water then wash.

22. Clean kitchen smell: Add a few drops of clove, cinnamon or citrus essential oil to a simmering pan of water to get rid of cooking odours.

23. Bathroom freshener: Put a cotton ball soaked in lime or lemon oil behind the toilet for a bathroom refresher.

24. Purify fridge: To freshen up the fridge or freezer when cleaning, add a few drops of lime, grapefruit or bergamot oil to the rinsing water.

25. Mint tea: Use 1-2 drops of peppermint essential oil in your favorite tea for a hint of mint.

26. Eliminate smoke: To remove cigarette smoke, put four drops of rosemary, tea tree and eucalyptus oil in a spray bottle and spray around the house.

27. Detoxify the air: Add peppermint and eucalyptus oil to a gallon of paint to dispel fumes.

28. Get rid of shoe smell: To remove the smell from shoes, add a few drops of tea tree oil and lemon oil to freshen them up.

29. Bridal shower gift: For a cute bridal shower gift, create a “love potion” with essential oils. Use 20 drops of sandalwood, and four drops of cocoa, vanilla and rose oil to unscented lotion.

30. Baby shower gift: Give a wall diffuser with a lavender scent to calm the mom and baby.

31. Flavored lemon water: Use 2-3 drops of lemon oil in water for a delicious citrus flavor.

32. Cleaner dishes: Add a few drops of lemon oil to the dishwasher before washing for a spot-free rinse.

33. Physician kit: Makeover your medicine cabinet and create a family physician kit with essential oils of lavender, lemon, peppermint, tea tree, oregano and frankincense.

34. Foot lotion: What You Need:1 teaspoon beeswax, 2 tablespoons cocoa butter, 4 tablespoons Shea butter, 1 tablespoon  virgin coconut oil, 2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil, 5 drops Peppermint essential oil, 5 drops Melaleuca essential oil – See more at: http://doterrablog.com/diy-whipped-peppermint-foot-lotion/#sthash.N7AnwP4C.dpuf

35. Coconut Salt Scrub: 1 cup organic virgin coconut oil, 1 cup Pink Himalayan (or Epsom) salt, 1/4 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil, 15 drops of your favorite essential oil – See more at: http://doterrablog.com/diy-coconut-salt-scrub/#sthash.1oiiA0iy.dpuf

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Winter Beauty Tips For Cold Weather

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Winter beauty tips for cold weather.

Let me ask you a question, how do you take care of your skin when it’s really cold outside? More than usual? Less than you feel you should? Maybe you want to know how to do it better, but you’re not sure how?

During these cold winter days, we might not want to put on too much makeup, which can dry out the face and make our skin dull. The key to winter skincare is moisture!

One of the fabulous things about Forever’s makeup is that it contains Aloe Vera, which soothes and calms the skin. Forever’s skincare boasts the same fantastic ingredient to help us achieve the best results when applying makeup.

Step 1
First,  cleanse your face with the Sonya® Aloe Purifying Cleanser from the Sonya® Skin Care Collection. Tip: You can also use the Sonya® Aloe Deep-Cleansing Exfoliator three times a week to scrub away dull skin.

Step 2
Apply the Sonya® Aloe Deep Moisturizing Cream, and on fine lines, you can add the Sonya® Aloe Nourishing Serum, which I simply adore. The smell and the texture it gives the skin is fantastic! Plus, the moisturizing cream keeps my skin smooth and moisturized all day.

Step 3
As my makeup base, we want something that easily evens out the skin, but still makes it look natural. I use the aloe BB crème Sandy with SPF 20. It protects your skin since there is UV factor, and also gives your complexion some color.

Step 4
Add a little Delicate Finishing Powder in Dark  to your cheekbones for some definition and the Brilliant Blush in Mia on to the apple of your cheeks, which really has that “winter pink” color to it and gives a fresh and healthy look.

Step 5
Apply the black Defining Eye Pencil right at your lash line to give extraordinary depth and to complete the natural look.

Can you believe all this takes is seven minutes? Until next time, take care of yourself and remember that beauty starts from within!

Stay Flawless
Olga Esau

Coconut Oil And Essential Oils

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Coconut Oil is an all-natural carrier oil that readily absorbs into the skin, making it an ideal oil for topical therapies.

Coconut oil is a must have for those with sensitive skin. Dilute with any essential oil when using topically to help with skin sensitivities.

If you accidentally get an essential oil to close to your eyes, put some coconut oil on the eye or around the eye area for quick relief. Don’t, however, use water, as it will only make it worse.

Dilute essential oils with coconut oil when using on infants and children. It allows one drop of essential oil to go a long way without irritating their sensitive skin.

  • Use coconut oil  with Lavender oil after being in the sun
  • Use it to remove eye makeup, just a couple of drops will do it!
  • Use coconut oil with a few drops of On Guard for oil-pulling
  • Running a bit through your hair makes a great shine boost and smoother hair.
  • Mix a 15ml bottle of Grapefruit in a bottle of coconut oil and use it as a daily after shower moisturizer
  • Use a blend with Maleleuca and rub it on dry itchy scalp. Helps sooth and stop itch. Added bonus – makes hair silky smooth

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dōTERRA®’s Fractionated Coconut Oil is an all-natural carrier oil that readily absorbs into the skin making it an ideal oil for topical application. Its feather-light emollient effect provides a soothing effect that is excellent for dry or troubled skin. It leaves skin feeling silky smooth, not greasy like other vegetable carrier oils. It is completely soluble with all essential oils and is colorless, odorless, and will not stain or go rancid.

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BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA

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Aloe Vera, also known as the ‘plant of immortality’ by the ancient Egyptians, was used for its healing properties since time immemorial. Aloe Vera plants are commonly found in the African regions and belong to the family of Xanthorrhoeaceae, known for its succulent or fleshy leaves. This nontoxic plant stores water in its leaves and survives in low rainfall and arid regions.  Aloe Vera leaf looks unique; it doesn’t have any stems and the edges of leaves have tiny spikes. Aloe Vera is highly regarded as a miracle or wonder plant for its healing properties. You must have seen this ornamental plant in terrace gardens, but didn’t realize it’s worth. The various healing properties make aloe vera a favourite choice among organic and fitness enthusiasts. This magical plant is used for the treatment of various kinds of diseases and illness. Aloe vera consist as much as 75 nutrients, 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids and 200 active enzymes. Aloe vera contains Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and B12, Vitamin C and E, folic acid and Niacin. Minerals found in aloe vera include copper, iron, sodium, calcium, zinc, potassium, chromium, magnesium and manganese. The nutrients naturally present in aloe vera makes it a potential herbal product that can be safely used both internally and externally. This exotic plant contains other beneficial compounds like polysaccharides, mannans, anthraquinones and lectins. The presence of these nutrients makes it possible to use aloe vera for variety of therapeutic purposes.

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