Knock Knock! ? Monsoon has arrived!! I always loved rain. Being from Kolkata where monsoon never comes or goes, but stays forever, thanks to the Bay Of Bengal, I am quite accustomed to the moist air, almost throughout the year! Rain shower gets so much of happiness to us. The roaring, soaring temperature goes down, the breeze becomes cooler, the trees/glasses get greener, the colorful umbrellas are out and about. But its your skin which starts behaving strangely during the monsoon . Isn’t it? At times it will appear oily and at other times, dehydrated or extremely dry. Adding to the wound, is the air borne and water borne microbes. Now comes the magical herb, Aloe Vera to our rescue. There is no point beating around the bush! This article is going to celebrate the incredible qualities of Aloe Vera, which is now found in every nursery in your vicinity, and what you got to do is, just get it home!

Aloe Vera is a plant that yields a gelatinous substance, which grew extensively in the Caribbean area and the southern America, is now a house-hold name to many. You may have heard so many times that aloe vera is good for our skin, hair and weight loss.

It was due to my PCOS condition that I started having acne all over the face! (And the courage to speak about it, I get from my fellow #beautybloggers, hatsoff to them!!) ….it was this magical herb that gave me solace in the trying times! Anti-inflammatory in nature, aloe is very high in Amino and fatty acids, which is super good at detoxifying the colon, great for skin and hair, it is alkaline in nature and boosts immunity! Drink it in the form of juice or apply it in the rawest gel-form of it! This thing is a magic for the man-kind.

#1 Aloe For Skin 

If incorporated in personal care regime, aloe vera can treat, restore, exfoliate, reveal and provide constant, impressive nutrition to the human skin. Not just that, it can treat wounds, minor cuts, dry skin and severe burns, magically! Aloe Vera is rich in Vitamin C, E and beta carotene which gives it its nourishing and anti-ageing qualities. What else do you want, but aloe vera! ?

#2 Aloe For Hair Care

This magical herb contains something called proteolytic enzymes which repairs dead skin cells on the scalp. It also acts as a great conditioner and leaves your hair all smooth and shiny. It promotes hair growth, prevents itching on the scalp, reduces dandruff and conditions your hair. Diane Gage, author of  Aloe Vera: Nature’s Soothing Healer says, “Keratin, the primary protein of hair, consists of amino acids, oxygen, carbon, and small amounts of hydrogen, nitrogen, and sulphur. Aloe vera has a chemical make up similar to that of keratin and it rejuvenates the hair with its own nutrients, giving it more elasticity and preventing breakage.”

#3 Aloe Vera For Weight Loss

Britt Brandon, who authored the book, The Everything Guide to Aloe Vera for Health, said:  “Aloe vera can improve the effectiveness of your diet and maximise your weight-loss potential. With ample amounts of vitamins and minerals that contribute to weight-loss, as well as amino acids, enzymes and sterols, aloe vera ensures your diet is not only supportive of weight-loss, but also improves the body’s absorption and utilisation, improving overall health as well as weight-loss success.” DO you hear it peeephul!?

#4 Aloe Vera For  Immune System

The enzymes in aloe vera breaks down the protein that we eat into amino acid and turns the enzymes into fuel for every cell in our body. This enables the cells to work properly. Bradykinase which is found in aloe vera, helps stimulate the immunity, killing the infectious elements in our body.

#5 Aloe Vera For Digestion

This tender perennial herb is anti-inflammatory in nature. It’s laxative components helps in digestion when consumed. When drunk in the juice form, aloe vera normalizes the acidity/alkaline elements and the pH balance inside us. Aloe has an incredible quality to minimize yeast formation thereby encouraging digestive bacteria to regularize bowel processing. Happy Tummy, Happy Us, right!

Antibacterial, anesthetic, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal, Aloe Vera is indeed associated with a lot of “anti’s”! It is believed as per few ancient tales, Alexander The Great had conquered Madagascar for the aloe so his army can use it medicinally. In Egypt, aloe is known as the ‘plant of immortality’ and BY THE WAY, Cleopatra is rumoured to have used aloe vera daily on her beautiful skin to make it mirror like. Do you need any more reasons, why aloe vera is nothing but ‘the magical herb’! So, Let us do ALOE VERA folks!!!!!! Until then, Obrigada Amigas ?

Puja Mj

A corporate trainer by the day. A slow fashion campaigner, social media creator and a mindful lifestyle blogger by moonlight. Through her work in advocacy and environmentalism with non-profits like the Slow Fashion Movement and Remake, she has lead multiple campaigns in the landscape of sustainable and ethical fashion, establishing a robust outreach program for the global slow fashion community.