For over 3,500 years, tales of “healing Aloe Vera” plants have been handed down through the centuries by word of mouth. It is probably one of the most discussed but least understood medicinal plants in history. The ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Babylonians, Indians, and the Chinese have all used Aloe Vera as a medicinal plant. The virtues of Aloe Vera date back to many ancient civilizations, including those of Persia, Egypt, Greece, and Africa—just to name a few, although the earliest documented use of Aloe Vera comes from the ancient Egyptians. Even Alexander the Great conquered the island of Socotra (in Yemen) to have the Aloe for his “fighting” army. From the times of Cleopatra to the more recent Mahatma Gandhi, they have all sampled the goodness of this Aloe Vera, also known as “nature’s silent healer”.
Throughout the years, aloe vera has been called by many names, like Potted Physician, Wand of Heaven, Wonder Plant, Heaven’s Blessing, and Plant of Life. Monsoon humidity-filled weather brings a lot of beauty woes and skin issues. We wonder how to combat these skin problems. Well, Aloe vera is one of the best home remedies to fight monsoon woes both internally and externally. Nutrient-rich Aloe leaf contains Aloe vera and contains over 75 nutrients, including 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids, and 200 other compounds, along with numerous health and beauty benefits that you cannot afford to miss. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, soothing, and healing properties that help keep your skin glowing. Aloe Vera is great for hydration of the skin, aloe vera has anti-ageing properties, anti-inflammatory properties and soothing properties help relieve the skin and prevent breakouts. Aloe Vera helps relieve sunburn too. It acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish its moisture.
Aloe Vera is not only beneficial to our skin and hair on the outside, but it is also an excellent internal cleanser that aids in the removal of toxins and the absorption of nutrients. The monsoon season leads to a lot of digestive disorders. Aloe Vera helps cleanse the system and ensure better nutrient absorption. FLP’s aloe vera gel is 99.7% pure inner leaf aloe vera gel with no added preservatives. It supports healthy digestion, promotes immune health, supports nutrient absorption, and helps maintain natural energy levels. This is a must-have to stay healthy this monsoon season. At Forever Living Products, India, we have some amazing products that carry the goodness of stabilised aloe vera gel to be used externally. Forever’s aloe vera Gelly is a back-to-basics formula that embraces the power of aloe in its purest form. This thick, translucent gel is almost identical to aloe vera’s inner leaf, so you know you’re getting the best of aloe, just as nature intended. It lubricates sensitive tissue, soothes, moisturizes, and conditions. It doesn’t stain clothing and is as close to pure, inner-leaf aloe as you can get. Aloe sunscreen offers full-spectrum protection that locks in moisture with skin-soothing aloe. Aloe Sunscreen with SPF 30 protection from UVA and UVB rays has natural zinc oxide sunscreen that offers superior protection. It soothes, moisturizes, protects, and is water resistant for 80 minutes.
Forever’s aloe bio-cellulose mask provides potent, energising hydration using forward-thinking technology and natural ingredients. It rejuvenates dull skin to help fight the signs of aging. It soothes skin, reduces the appearance of redness, and unveils soft, supple skin for a complexion that glows. This monsoon lets us protect our skin and health with the multi-faceted, multi-functional aloe vera.
The author is Country Sales Manager at Forever Living Products.