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Plant Of Immortality 5 great reasons to have Aloe Vera at home

Great for the skin and even health challenges, Aloe Vera is a most useful plant which can be used to tackle a host of issues

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Boasting a host of minerals, vitamins and amino acids, Aloe Vera is undoubtedly one of the most medicinal plants around.

Aside the obvious advantage of being rich in minerals, Aloe Vera is also very easily sourced as it graces the garden/flower pot of many a Nigerian home.

Great for the skin and even health challenges, Aloe Vera can be ingested or applied directly on affected areas plus it makes a great cooling agent particularly for us in the tropics who are currently experiencing the super hot weather.

Need more convincing on the perks of Aloe Vera, here are 5 more reasons why Aloe Vera is a great 'ally' to have at home.


  1. Great detoxifier: Wonder why your skin isn't glowing despite the small fortune you may have spent on countless cosmetic products? Then perhaps your body just needs some serious detoxification. Enter, Aloe Vera. Rich in amino acids, vitamins and minerals, Aloe Vera is great in naturally detoxifying the body as it helps aid digestion while ridding the body of waste products. Its also great for indigestion and other stomach/digestion related discomforts.

  2. Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar: Say goodbye to increased sugar and cholesterol levels with Aloe Vera as it helps keep both in check.

  3. Good for acne and burns: As we mentioned earlier, Aloe Vera has great cooling effects which makes it ideal for treating burns and even acne. It also enhances collagen and hyaluronic acid which help rejuvenate skin. So the next time you have a kitchen burn, simply apply Aloe Vera over the affected area for maximum healing effect. Asides this, Aloe Vera is also great for nourishing and moisturising the skin.

  4. Up your vitamin intake: With many ailments on the rise now, the importance of healthy living cannot be overemphasised. Rich in dozens of vitamins including A, C, E, B1, B2, folic acid and minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium and several others, Aloe Vera is a great way to boost your vitamin intake which in turn promotes a healthier, more refreshed you.

  5. Healthy hair: In addition to all of this, Aloe Vera is great in fighting dandruff. Mix with coconut milk and massage into hair to fight dandruff and also for healthier, more luscious hair.



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