What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe is cactus plant, which thrives in hot climates. It provides us with a transparent gel and juice which has had many uses for thousands of years.
What does Aloe Vera do in the body?
Aloe vera may have the following benefits: help to protect cells from free radicals; contribute to the relief of menopause and premenstrual symptoms; help regulate menstruation; aid the growth of skin, hair and nails; and help to maintain a normal body weight. It also may support gastrointestinal health by supporting digestion, promoting bowel regularity and intestinal function; and contribute to the natural defences against microorganisms and maintenance of normal immune tissue.
Why do I need Aloe Vera?
Aloe is a very versatile plant and can aid many functions of the body. It is traditionally applied to the skin for skin conditions, sunburn and as a general moisturiser. People also take aloe internally. It is a fantastic product to have in your first aid kit or bathroom cupboard, just in case. Today, many people need support with regulating bowel movements and maintaining intestinal function, as well as regulation of hormones.
How do I take Aloe Vera?
Aloe Vera comes in the form of gels, for topical use on the skin. You may need to let the gel dry and work its way into your skin before dressing. Liquids are for internal use. They can be drunk on an empty stomach or before and after food and is traditionally taken this way for its soothing effects. Dried aloe comes in capsules and is beneficial for stimulating the function of the digestive tract.
Do not use if pregnant or if you have a latex allergy