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#HealthBytes: 5 amazing health benefits of Aloe Vera
22 Sep 2018
In use since thousands of years, Aloe Vera is a medicinal plant, packed with great antibacterial and antiviral properties.
It is known to have amazing effects on our health- both internally and externally.
Here are the top 5 health benefits that Aloe Vera has to offer.
Aloe Vera helps accelerate the healing of burns
Recognized as a topical medicine, Aloe Vera works wonders for treating skin sores, especially burns like sunburns etc.
Studies have shown that it also accelerates the healing of first and second-degree burns.
Other studies have proved that applying aloe Vera on wounds and burns considerably reduces the average healing time for such wounds.
Aloe Vera can help reduce dental plaque
Dental health issues like tooth decay and gum diseases have become quite common these days.
And the best way to prevent them is by reducing the build-up of dental plaque on the teeth.
In studies concerning use of Aloe Vera as mouthwash, participants found that it was equally effective in reducing and treating dental plaque as your regular mouthwash.
Aloe Vera use also helps treat constipation
The latex found in Aloe Vera also has amazing health benefits on users. It is known to treat constipation, and thus improve digestion.
This happens because of the presence of aloin or barbaloin in the aloe latex, which has great laxative effects.
However, against popular belief, Aloe Vera might not be as good for other, more serious digestive disorders like IBS and IBD.
Aloe Vera may help in reducing wrinkles and improving skin
There's substantial evidence suggesting that topical Aloe Vera gel helps in reducing skin aging.
In a study of women above the age of 45, use of Aloe Vera gel showed increase in collagen production, and improved skin elasticity over a month-long period.
Other studies show that Aloe Vera reduces skin redness, and formation of wrinkles.
Aloe Vera can also help lower blood sugar levels
Aloe Vera can help diabetes patients, as it is known to improve insulin sensitivity, and help with better blood sugar management.
Studies have shown that many Type-2 diabetics have benefited from Aloe Vera intake for maintaining optimum blood sugar levels.
However, these studies have been on a limited scale and more evidence is needed to prove Aloe Vera's ability to manage diabetes.