Why should you include Aloe Vera in your daily regimen

 Why should you include Aloe Vera in your daily regimen

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A cactus-like plant that grows in hot, dry climates, Aloe Vera is cultivated in subtropical regions around the world. Besides being used in cosmetic products, it is also used to heal wounds and heartburn. This is not alone, Aloe Vera has many other health benefits as well.

Reduces blood pressure
Studies have shown that regular consumption of Aloe Vera helps reduce blood pressure – both systolic and diastolic. Researchers say that this may be due to the two anti-inflammatory components in aloe vera — aloe-emodin and aloin. In fact, earlier researches have shown that these two components also have anti-inflammatory properties.

Stabilizes Blood Sugar
Aloe Vera improves glycemic control in people with pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes when used as a supplement – it can be taken as orally as crushed leaves, juice, powder, or an extract. It lowers fasting plasma glucose in pre-diabetic people. This is because Aloe Vera has the ability to reduce glucose absorption in the gastrointestinal tract and lower glucose production.

Aloe Vera in Mouthwash Can Improve Dental Health
Aloe Vera, when used as a mouth wash, helps remove plaque and gingivitis improving dental health.

Fights Skin Aging
Due to its anti-ageing properties, Aloe Vera is used as an ingredient in skin-care products from moisturizers to face masks. This is because Aloe Vera has a high number of muco-polysaccharides, a hydrating molecule that keeps moisture in the skin.
It also activates fibroblasts (a type of cell found in connective tissue), which ramp up production of collagen and elastin fibers leading to tighter-looking skin and fewer wrinkles.

Helps reduce sunburn inflammation
Aloe Vera gel is effective against first- and second-degree burns, reduces skin inflammatuion, redness and irritation, as also soothe and diminish the appearance and prominence of acne and acne scars. Further, applying creams that contain 0.5 per cent of Aloe Vera up to three times a day may reduce redness and scaling. Thanks to its ati-inflammatory properties, it also helps ease eczema flare-ups.



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