For many, aloe vera is a miracle plant with incredible medicinal properties and nutritional benefits as well as soothing characteristics for the skin. Although it looks like a cactus, aloe vera is a succulent plant that is part of the Liliaceae family, related to the garlic and onion, and has both internal and external applications.
Not only is aloe vera great in smoothies and salads but you can also use it to make beauty products for the skin or to heal burns. It contains vitamin A, B and C as well as minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and zinc, boasting antiseptic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. When ingested it is also said to help with digestion and boost your immune system.
There are so many ways that aloe vera is good for us. Ela Gale, YouTube celebrity has created a great video showing you 10 ways to use aloe vera. Here she show us how to use aloe vera to make a moisturizing body scrub, face mask, acne treatment, and juice for indigenstion and irritable bowl syndrome, amongst other great uses.