Aloe Vera is a beautiful plant with numerous health benefits. It originates from Northern Africa and the first uses of the plant have been documented on ancient Egyptian papyruses. Since then, the plant and its medicinal properties have been recognized in the western world and now the plant is used against different health problems.

The gel from the leaves has been used as a natural remedy against various diseases and skin disorders from centuries, which is why you should keep the plant at home. It’s easy to grow and maintain and there are plenty of benefits to reap. Here’s what the plant can help you treat:

  • Treats eczema, acne and other skin disorders;
  • Reduces the swelling and irritation caused by bug bites;
  • Hydrates the skin;
  • Soothes burns and rashes;
  • Accelerates the healing of wounds;
  • Reduces wrinkles;
  • Can be used as a shaving gel.


Consuming the gel regularly will boost your immune system, reduce inflammation in your joints, treat digestive problems such as constipation and IBS, regulate your blood sugar levels, improve your circulation and oral health, increase your white blood cell count and relieve heartburn and indigestion.

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