- by Dr. Mini Nair
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- Aug 14 2017
What are the uses of aloe vera and how to take it?
Aloe vera has been used as a medicine since 500 years. It has a widespread reputation due to its widespread application in the field of cosmetics. The part of the plant that is used is the pulp, and it is used both externally and internally. Externally it is used to clear off the dark pigmentation of the skin. When the pulp is used on the skin then the sun burn and the tanning. Also it has a positive effect on the dryness of the skin in cases of dry eczematous conditions, psoriasis and in conditions like plain dry skin due to winter. When the pulp is beaten with coconut oil or til oil and applied on the scalp, it encourages the growth of thick long hair and prevents dandruff.
Systemically when the pulp is taken along with sugar candy it calms the stomach and wit turmeric it clears the various liver disorders and it works as a purgative and in cases of constipation works as a laxative too and clears obesity too. In women the pulp is beaten with water and it is given a week prior to their usual menstrual cycle. That even helps in subsiding the condition of dysmenorrhea. So this has various application the form of medicine, that is kumariasavaa, that is aloe vera is used to clear various gynecological conditions of women. So aloe vera has a wide application in the field of Ayurveda, not only cosmetic, not also in the systemic problems also.
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