Nowadays a lot of brands are coming up with products that contain natural ingredients like neem, amla, aloe vera, ashwagandha and more. Among all these aloe vera is one of the most commonly found ingredients in most of the beauty products. The usage of this spiky succulent plant can not only enhance the beauty of your skin but also improve your health conditions.
What is it?
Among more than 300 different species of aloe, Aloe barbadensis (scientific name) or commonly known as aloe vera is the best and the most prized succulent due to its usage in the health and beauty worlds. This green plant grows in both dry as well as tropical climates. You can find this succulent in different parts of African, Asian, European countries as well as the southern and western parts of the US. The aloe vera juice and gel works as a herbal remedy that can treat digestive problems to skin issues. You can use this plant in raw form or simply use the products available in the market.
How to make aloe vera gel and juice at home?
If you can find fresh aloe vera leaves in your neighborhood, then nothing can be better than using the natural form of this plant to treat all your health and beauty issues.
- To make aloe vera gel: You can simply pluck an aloe vera leaf and wash it properly first. With the help of a knife remove all the thorns properly and then by using a pair of scissors cut open the leaf from side ways. Using a spoon, scrap out all the gel and store it in some air tight container. You can also mix vitamin E oil to the gel and refrigerate it. Use it for making your skin and hair flawless. You can also use this gel to treat sunburn, reduce dandruff, and much more.
- To make aloe vera juice: Cut out a large aloe vera leaf, wash it properly and remove the outer thorns properly. Cut open the leaf with the help of a knife or a pair of scissors. Scoop out the gel with the help of a spoon and transfer it to a clean bowl. If you find any latex (a yellowish substance), then try to remove them. In a blender put two spoons full of aloe vera gel and one cup of water, blend it well for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour the mixture in a glass and add a dash of lemon to it (to enhance the taste and vitamin content). This juice will help to improve your digestion, lower blood pressure, stabilize blood sugar, reduce constipation and more.
If you don’t find fresh leaves of aloe vera succulent near you, then you don’t have to worry about it. There are an array of brands that offer the best quality natural products at the best prices. Some of the aloe vera products are offered by Jeevan Ras, Upakarma, Alo Frut, Wisdom Natural and more. You can find these products easily at any healthcare retail store or from online stores like HealthKart, Amazon, etc.