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Aloe vera and its Uses




For over 3,500 years, tales of “healing by aloe vera” plants have been handed down through centuries by word of mouth. Aloe vera is known by many different names in India Ghrita kumari in Sanskrit, Guarpatha, and Ghikanvar in Hindi. Basically, it is a member of the lily family, staying moist where other plants wither and die by closing its pores to prevent moisture loss. It looks like a cactus with fleshy thorny leaves. Aloe vera has long been a popular houseplant. Often called the ‘miracle plant’ or the ‘natural healer’, Aloe vera is a plant of many surprises.

All of us are aware of the story of Ramayana when Lakshmana was badly wounded and was nearly killed, Hanuman was called upon to fetch for an herb named Sanjeevani Booti. In today’s era that sanjeevani booti is known by the name of Aloe vera.

There are over 400 species of Aloe vera plant, but the best aloe vera or “True aloe” is Aloe Barbadensis Miller plant which has been the most usefull to mankind because of its medical properties which it contains. Aloe vera plant which is fully grown stands upon to 30-36 inches high, and a mature leaf is 2.5-3 inches wide at the base, weighing 1.5-2kg. Aloe vera has some fantastic natural healing benefits which make it earn the title “Miracle Plant”. Aloe vera is a traditional medicines or herb for skin treatments also but, the main property of aloe vera is its climate. While growing the aloe vera absorb the air and water of that particular area, if the aloe vera plant is growing in area with fresh water and air or hilly area then that aloe vera is usable, but if the aloe vera plant is growing in a polluted city then it will absorb the polluted compound also in it. So, one should choose the aloe vera wisely before applying it to your skin.

Aloe vera plant contains Lignin, Saponins (anti-microbial against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeasts), 18 Amino Acids, 9 Enzymes, 13 Anthraquinones, 11 Minerals and Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, and B12.  Aloe vera is helpful in healing insect bites, rashes, fungus, infection, conjunctivitis and allergic reactions. Aloe vera is used to heal burns, skin wounds, speeding recovery time after surgery, fight frostbite. It creates a “Tumor necrosis factor” which restricts the blood supply to tumors. Aloe vera plant can be used for external use as well as internal use also.


External uses

Aloe vera is known to heal skin. People use aloe vera skin care products to heal cuts, scrapes, and burns. The pregnant woman has been known to use aloe vera lotion and aloe vera gel to make stretch marks disappear.


The healing properties of aloe vera for burns are undeniable. It helps new skin cells form and hastens healing. Aloe vera works well for burns, sunburns and even frostbite.


Aloe vera is used widely in dermatology. It is reputed to be effective in the treatment of seborrhea, herpes, red spots, eczema and fever blisters.

Skin care

Aloe vera can also be used as a treatment for many types of skin conditions. It promotes healthy healing of minor cuts, scrapes, and scratches.


It is proven that the pulp of aloe vera relieves the itching due to allergies and insect bites, as well as aiding in the healing of both man and animals. Even aloe vera can be used on the scalp, hair care, mouth and teeth care.



Internal uses

Aloe vera is not used only for skin care products but can be used internally also. Many people consume aloe vera gel to help with many things. A common thing aloe vera is used for is constipation. Many people also use aloe vera gel to ease the pain or ulcers and arthritis also.


Aloe vera gel acts as a detoxifier and healing agent inside your digestive tract and nearly anyone who has digestive problems may benefit from drinking problem aloe vera gel.

Digestive Function

Aloe vera is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral; it also has the potential to soothe irritations of the digestive tract such as ulcers, colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Cell Function

One of the most remarkable qualities of aloe vera gel is its ability to speed up the renewal process.

Liver, Stomach, Intestine and Immune System Function

Aloe vera gel is high in essential enzymes, which stimulate digestive and liver function. It is full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that can help heal stomach and digestive disorders.

We believe you will come to realize that aloe vera is great for your body both internally and externally.

Ankita Gupta is a young, dynamic, aspiring Entrepreneur and a writer too. Ankita is a travel enthusiast as she loves exploring new places , people and possibilities as well as new creative ideas and art work.. Motive in Life: To motivate people to achieve their goals and success.

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