Aloe Vera is one of the most well-known medicinal plants in history. The bountiful benefits of aloe vera cut across various industries worldwide. Thankfully, you don’t have to bother about getting the aloe vera plant before you reap its benefits. Many products available in the market today now contain aloe vera. If you’re wondering why the plant is so popular and its uses, we’ve listed key benefits of aloe vera below.
Top 5 Benefits of Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has antibacterial and antioxidant properties
Aloe vera gel contains effective antioxidants which belongs to a large category of substances called polyphenols. Combined with several other compounds in aloe vera, polyphenols prevent the growth of some bacteria that can trigger infections in humans. Also, aloe vera contains antiviral, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties. These make it effective in the healing of wounds and several other skin conditions. A major aloe vera product that has wonderful effects is the Kai (Ocean) Hawaiian Aromatherapy Revitalizing Mist. More so, you can protect yourself from germs by using the Hawaiian Lavender Hand Cleansing Spray or our new Lemongrass & Rosemary Hand Cleansing Spray, both infused with organically grown Aloe Vera gel.
Aloe Vera heals burns
As a result of its cooling, moisturizing, and soothing properties, aloe vera is effective in the treatment of burns. Aloe vera accelerates wound healing and pain relief. More so, aloe vera is less expensive compared to other products. For mild burns or sunburn, you should apply the plant a few times a day to the affected part of the body. But if you have a severe burn, don’t hesitate to seek medical help before applying the plant.
Aloe Vera clears acne
Aloe vera is effective in the treatment of acne. You can either use fresh aloe vera to clear up your acne or buy an aloe vera product made for acne treatment. Acne products with a high concentration of Aloe vera are often less irritating to the skin compared to other regular acne treatments. Some of these products include creams, toners, and cleansers. Depending on the product you choose, it may contain other active ingredients that may benefit your skin. The Volcanic Charcoal Pumice Soap, for instance, contains Aloe Vera which is effective for the treatment of acne.
Aloe Vera is effective for skincare
Aloe vera is effective for keeping the skin clear and hydrated. Also, there are indications that topical aloe vera gel can slow down the aging of the skin. Aloe vera can help your skin hold moisture and enhance skin integrity which is good for dry skin conditions. Some of the leading aloe vera skincare products are our Maui Organics lotions and our Body Butters - both are very good at hydrating dry skins - along with several other products containing aloe vera.
Aloe Vera helps treat canker sores
Canker sores are also known as mouth ulcers. They are often seen inside the mouth or underneath the lip of an infected person. Canker sores often last for about a week. However, several studies have proven that using aloe vera can accelerate the healing of canker sores. Also, other studies have shown that using aloe vera can reduce the pain associated with canker sores.
Aloe Vera is effective for hair loss
One of the enzymes in Aloe Vera is the proteolytic enzymes which is effective in repairing dead cells on the scalp. Aloe vera is also effective as a conditioner leaving your hair shiny and smooth. Aloe vera reduces dandruff and itching of the scalp, it enhances hair growth and conditions the hair. The plant contains a chemical that is similar to that of keratin and it invigorates the hair with its own various nutrients enhancing its elasticity to avoid breakage.