Aloe Vera has been used for many generations by people to cure many illnesses. It may be a simple succulent but it provides numerous benefits. This plant does not require much care and is grown countries such as Mexico, Florida and other tropical climates. It can be kept indoors as a house plant during the winter season. Many pharmaceutical companies create creams, shampoos and other products from Aloe Vera.

The Gel found inside of the Aloe Vera is used for many purposes. Some people blend the gel with fruits to create a healthy smoothie. Others combine the gel with peppermint oil and milk to make a home made remedy to cure the common cold. The Gel is also used rubbed over the skin to prevent sunburn or aid cuts and bruises in the healing process. Some of the gel is massaged into the scalp and left overnight. The next day the gel is rinsed from the hair. This works as a conditioner for the hair. However, excess use of the gel can be harmful to an individual's health. It has to be used in small portions in food, and over the skin.

Aloe Vera can be purchased in many grocery stores, health food stores, and Asian stores. Aloe Vera is most effective when it is cut and used the same day. After a few days the gel loses its healing properties and may not be effective in healing ailments. Individuals should consult their physician before using Aloe Vera to cure any ailments. Also, Aloe Vera may cause adverse reactions when used in combination with other medications.

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