7 Amazing Health benefits of Aloe Vera (Ghritkumari)..Aloe vera, a popular medicinal plant, is used for treating skin injuries such as burns and sores, but may also have several other therapeutic properties. We have put together some such uses of this incredible plant for you.*What are its benefits?1 . Instant detox     Aloe vera is full of amino acids, vitamins and minerals making it one of nature’s most effective cleansers. It can help strengthen digestion and rid the body of any waste, thus detoxifying the body naturally.2 . Immunity boost     Aloe vera is packed with immune-boosting polysaccharides which help the immune system function properly. It helps in stabilizing the inflammatory processes in the body like in case of asthma, eczema and psoriasis.3 . Healthy Digestion     A healthy digestive tract ensures that nutrients from the foods we eat are absorbed into the bloodstream. Aloe Vera Gel has laxative and detoxifying abilities. Drinking Aloe Vera juice regularly may improve bowel movements and decrease growth of unfriendly bacteria and yeast.4 . Vitamin punch    Aloe vera juice is packed with vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and folic acid. It’s also rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium and potassium. Deficiencies of these minerals in our bodies may manifest as tiredness. 5 . Oral hygiene     When used as a mouth rinse, pure Aloe vera juice is effective at reducing dental plaque buildup and preventing tooth decay. Aloe vera does this by killing the plaque-producing bacterium (Streptococcus mutans) in the mouth, as well as the yeast (Candida albicans).6 . Hair Care     Aloe vera can be found in some of the best shampoos and conditioners. You can apply it directly to your hair to control frizz. For an itchy or dry scalp you can apply the gel directly to scalp.7 . Healthy Skin      When applied on skin, aloe vera is known for its soothing and cooling effect as well as its antimicrobial and antifungal properties. It helps in healing burns and wounds. It also helps in reducing inflammation caused by acne.*How to take it?As JuiceOne of the easiest ways of consuming raw aloe is to make it into a juice. Mix 3-4 small pieces of aloe meat and gel with water and drink the fluid.You can also soak the cut pieces in water overnight and then drink only the water. You can also blend prepared aloe with fresh lemon or orange juice to mask the flavor.RawYou can use raw aloe in salads by adding small pieces as a topping or larger pieces as the primary ingredient, often with some herb garnishes. CookedYou can gently steam or poach the aloe before using it in juices, salads or even soups and stir-fries for a gentler taste. Fully cooked aloe no longer has a slimy texture, which may make it more appealing.ī