Monday, December 12, 2011

Beauty Pick: Aloe Vera for Beauty

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I've decided to write on Aloe Vera because someone close to me told me they were allergic to Vitamin E (last weeks health pick).  This person shared that they used Aloe Vera for healing of a scar and this is what got me more interested. Testimonies I have gotten from people, Vitamin E works better on healing without leaving a scar than Aloe Vera does; but it is a great alternative. For this week I found Aloe Vera has so many awesome ways to heal. I had to do a Aloe Vera post for Beauty and for Health.

Aloe Vera originated in Africa and in the West Indies. It has benefited man for over 4,000 years. It is known for its natural healing and regenerative properties. In the United States it is grown commercially in California, Florida, Texas and certain green houses in Oklahoma. Aloe Vera has had different names over the years: Greek Scientist called it “ The Universal Panacea.” Egyptians called it “ The Plant of Immortality.” The American Indians called it “ The Wand of Heaven.” Now it is also called “ The Sun Plant ” or “ Lily of the Desert” or “The Medicine Plant.”

Aloe Vera is a good as a toe nail fungus remedy. The regular use of Aloe Vera helps grow healthy shiny nails. Soaking or rubbing the feet with Aloe Vera can help reduce growth of fungi. In a few months time it will help your over all immune system.

For the skin Aloe Vera speeds up the healing process. Aloe Vera is good for scrapes, burns, sun burns and bruised skin as well. It also works well as a long lasting sun screen.

Aloe Vera is good for moisturizing the face. It helps pimples disappear overnight. It also helps with rashes and/or skin with discoloration.

For a hygiene issue that everyone has at some point or another is bad breath. Some have used the actual Aloe gel fresh from the plant. It is rubbed on the gums and the teeth. It also helps with canker sores and boils in the mouth. Another pesky problem for many is dandruff. Some have applied the gel directly to their scalp and over time they have seen the dandruff disappear completely.

If your hair is thinning or missing Aloe Vera will bring it back. It takes about up to a month to see results. It has been reported that the new hair growth will be black in color.

Extra Picky Tip ~ *Aloe Vera should be the Barbadensis Miller Species for maximum benefit *

As always consult with your Medical/Health Adviser before trying or using any herbal remedy. This is for informational purposes only, not to treat or cure any diseases.