Aloe vera has huge healing properties. It can be ingested by liquid or capsule or used topically to heal damaged skin. Lets look at aloe vera as a topical treatment first.
Aloe vera can be used to soothe irritated skin from a rash to a burn, whether it is a burn from the sun or a scalding pot. It is anti inflammatory and cooling on the skin. It promotes healing with minimum amount of scaring. It is very beneficial to use on skin where there is chronic itching, maybe from dermatitis or psorrasis. As it has anti fungal, anti viral and anti bacterial effects, it is the perfect solution after bites eg. mosquitos. Aloe vera benefits the skin and is regularily used in cosmetics as it is has anti aging properties, therefor reduces wrinkles and fine lines through increased formation of collagen and elastin.
Taking aloe vera juice as a supplement whether it is a juice or capsule is hugely benefical for an amount of ailments. Along with benefits mentioned above it also holds vitamins and minerals essential for daily function. Aloe vera is naturally rich in calcium, manganese, sodium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, iron, vitamins A, C, E, B. Packed with antioxidants, fighting fee radicals and the damage they cause. Aloe vera helps the body utilise all these vitamins and minerals efficiently. It is a great support to the digestive system because of its magnesium, B12 and fibre content. Aloe vera juice has anti inflammatory properties which can help alleviate any inflammation in the body.