The earliest recorded use of aloe vera by humans goes back to 16th century B.C. There are records of the Egyptians drawing pictures of aloe vera plants on the walls of the temples.
The healing properties of this plant were utilized for centuries earning the name “Plant of Immortality”.
One of the common myths about the aloes was that the two Egyptian queens, Nefertiti and Cleopatra used it as part of their beauty treatments. Alexander the Great and Christopher Columbus used it to treat soldiers’ wounds.
WHAT ALOE VERA DOES TO YOUR BODY
Research published in the “Journal of Environmental Science and Health” notes that aloe vera contains anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties that aid the immune system to cleanse the body of toxins and invading pathogens.
Nearly 20 minerals are found in Aloe Vera including: calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper and manganese. These minerals work together to boost metabolic pathways.
Aloe Vera is also one of the best body cleansers. It cleanses toxic matter from the liver, stomach, kidneys, spleen, bladder, and is the most effective colon cleanser.
Multiple studies have proven that aloe vera juice exhibits healing and soothing properties for the relief of indigestion, stomach problems and even ulcers. Drinking aloe juice will help your body relieve tissue inflammation which often causes joint pain and even arthritis.
Slicing an aloe vera leaf open lets out a clear to yellowish gel. Save it in a small tupperware container by itself. This gel has a runny consistency to it and has a plethora of positive health benefits. Keep it refrigerated to extend it’s life (Watch the video below: How to make Aloe Vera gel?).
This clear gel works wonders for acne sufferers. The gel can be used as a moisturizer. When used as a remedy, has the ability to draw out toxins from the skin, such as those from an insect bite or from acne.
Use it as a moisturizing face gel every morning to help smooth wrinkles. It is especially helpful for small trouble spots such as pimples and other small blemishes. Just dab a bit on the troubled area three times a day until the blemish disappears.