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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Aloe Vera Flower

My Aloe Vera had bloomed some flowers, and just sharing here:-

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I googled for the use of the flower, however don’t really find any, but of course the aloe vera benefits are there.  My mum even says that for those Aloe Vera to be eaten, it has to be bloomed, and only then it’s safe to eat wor.  Don’t know how true is this..

Aloe vera has a long-held reputation of being good for skin, especially for the treatment of burns. In fact, my grandmother kept an aloe vera plant in her kitchen, which she would use for burns.

Nearly every lotion contains “the soothing power” of aloe vera and you can buy pure aloe vera gels and aloe vera juices in a typical supermarket. On lotions or creams that contain aloe vera, it may also be listed as burn plant, lily of the desert, elephant’s gall, aloin, aloe-emodin or barbaloin.

But what is the truth behind the health benefits claimed by aloe vera users?

What Is Aloe Vera?
Aloe vera is a succulent plant found in locations throughout the world. It has been used for thousands of years to heal wounds and help sooth skin conditions.
Aloe Vera Uses: More than Just Burns
You’ll find people who use aloe vera juice as a laxative to treat constipation, and some say it can help with diabetes, asthma and epilepsy (do not try it for these conditions without your doctor's consent). More commonly, it is used to soothe sunburns and other skin problems -- even to ease arthritis.
Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel and Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe vera juice (or powder in a pill form) is indeed a strong laxative. Anyone taking aloe vera juice should be very careful -- they may be heading for the bathroom more than they want to. Overdoing it could lead to dehydration and other problems.

For skin, aloe vera is best for minor burns and scraps. For anything more than minor, it should not be used as some studies have shown it can even interfere with healing.

Aloe Vera Side Effects
Overall, there are not really any significant side effects to aloe vera, especially if it is used on the skin. Be sure that the aloe vera gel that you are applying is clean (you don’t want to put dirt in a wound or on a burn).

If you are drinking the gel, it can cause cramping and diarrhoea. There is also some evidence that aloe vera juice and powder can lower blood sugar, a big concern for diabetics using aloe vera.

6 comments:

  1. like that i need to eat more Aloe Vera liao hehehe can buy it at hypermarket?

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  2. I like aloe vera drinks. I see one aunty sapu aloe vera juice on her hair eh, she says is good!

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  3. cynthia, i love drinking aloe vera tong sui.. yes, i heard that we must clean it carefully before we boil...

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  4. Aloe Vera is really soothing and healing. I have never have such a lovely plant as yours there though.
    Thanks for visiting my new blog.. Appreciate your support.
    I am feeling so sick with them locking away my old blog, but what can I do?
    Be blessed
    shakira

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  5. i love aloe vera in apple juice

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  6. My mum is a no.1 aloe vera user! We also eat it once in a while, and didn't know that it has to bloom first before it can be eaten!

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