Here are 5 surprising benefits of aloe vera

Aloe is well known for its ability to soothe sunburned skin, in addition to being a popular succulent plant to have around the house. It’s also a pretty resilient little plant that can thrive even with minimal attention. Here are a few other things you might not have known about it:

  1. Aloe is more effective at treating burns and other injuries than most ointments. In addition to cooling and soothing burns, it can also heal blisters, abrasions and rashes. Because it’s non-toxic, it’s also ideal for young children.
  2. Keeping indoor aloe plants will improve the air quality in your home or office. Aloe can absorb and neutralize volatile organic compounds (VOCs), often found in plastics and household cleaners.
  3. Aloe can heal skin conditions, like eczema, acne or warts. It has even been found to be beneficial for frostbite.
  4. Aloe vera reduces the itchiness and inflammation of bug bites and helps prevent them from becoming infected.
  5. Aloe can help improve your overall digestion, and will soothe an upset stomach when consumed.


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