Aloe Vera in Ayurveda: The Miraculous Herb for Skin, Hair, and Overall Health
Aloe vera is a plant with antioxidant and antiseptic properties. It is known for its benefits for hair and skin health, but it can also help with irregular periods, improve the immune system, and be used as a laxative.
Here are some Ayurvedic tips utilizing aloe vera.
- Treating dark spots
Blend aloe vera pulp with 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice. Applied the mixture over the face.
- Treating burn and sunburn
Apply aloe vera gel over the injured area.
- Body cleansing
Drink 5-10ml of aloe vera juice daily.
- Hair conditioning and hair growth
Massage the scalp with aloe vera gel. Leave it for 30 minutes then rinse.
Drink 10-15ml of aloe vera extract.
Mix 1-2 teaspoons of aloe vera juice and 2 teaspoons of honey into a glass of water
- Treating irregular periods
Mix 3 grams of aloe vera with 2 grams of honey. Consume this daily before breakfast for 3 months.
Aparna K. BAMS, MD, PhD
Aparna is one of the few specialists worldwide with a PhD in Ayurveda. Born into an Ayurvedic family which operates a traditional Ayurvedic Panchakarma hospital in Kerala, India, she grew up observing her father, the renowned Dr Padmanabhan.