Many uses of the aloe plant

Many uses of the aloe plant

You may be familiar with some of the uses of the aloe plant, also known as aloe vera. Perhaps you used it to treat a rash or burn. Then you were a witness of its soothing power. If you are into decorating, you will agree that the plant makes a nice ornament and can attractively add to the décor of any room. One important aspect to remember is that aloe vera has anti-aging and antibacterial properties. This makes it very versatile for treatments that have to do with beauty, but there are also other uses of aloe.

As a cosmetic agent and cleanser

The extract of the aloe vera can help you get rid of raccoon eyes. It can also be used as a face cleanser.  The minerals in aloe vera are antibacterial and will eliminate impurities.

If you want to straighten your eyebrows, aloe can act as a gel to help you make them look tidy. Mix aloe vera gel with cucumber to make a great hydrating mask. Leave it on while you sleep. Speaking of hydrating,  a mixture of aloe vera with oatmeal, corn meal, and body lotion will make your dry feet baby soft. 

Use aloe vera as a facial exfoliator by mixing aloe gel with sugar. This mixture enriches the skin, provides oxygen, and makes it look vibrant. Aloe is also excellent as a shaving cream due to its moisturizing properties.

As a medication

Freeze a cube of aloe and use it for the treatment of burns, insect bites, sun exposure, and many other minor skin injuries. 

Aloe contains vitamin C which can block plaque, which can help to reduce foul-smelling mouth. Besides this, it can help relieve broken or swelling gums.

There have been several experiments conducted to discover great properties of aloe. For instance, a study in Turkey revealed that it can be used for the treatment of diabetes. Aloe has also been proven to help with constipation. 

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