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Aloe Vera


by Elana Garay
SPORTS EDITOR

Aloe vera is a well known plant that contains a variety of benefits. Aloe vera can be consumed as a drink or eaten raw or used as a gel or used as a laxative.
“Aloe Vera strengthens the immune system, delays the aging process, cures dermatitis, alleviates menstrual problems, reduces arthritis pain, heals wounds, cures nausea, eliminates ulcers, lowers blood sugar levels, prevents diabetes, reduces oxidative stress, inhibits cancerous growth, heals the side effects of radiotherapy treatments, promotes hair growth, and soothes acid reflux symptoms”, stated from the organic facts website.
Aloe vera can be used for medical usage or the regular benefits. Aloe vera is helpful when it comes to skin.
“Historically, aloe was used topically to heal wounds and for various skin conditions, and orally as a laxative. Today, in addition to these uses, aloe is used as a folk or traditional remedy for a variety of conditions, including diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, and osteoarthritis. It is also used topically for osteoarthritis, burns, sunburns, and psoriasis… Early studies show that topical aloe gel may help heal burns and abrasions. One study, however, showed that aloe gel inhibits healing of deep surgical wounds”, stated from the website of National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).
Throughout the ages, aloe vera continues to provide its benefits.