Aloe Vera gel is rich in vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and antioxidants. It is anti inflammatory, anti viral ,anti bacterial and anti microbial in nature. Its anti bacterial properties prevent dandruff and fungal infections. It cleanses the hair shaft efficiently by removing extra sebum from it .The proteolytic enzymes present in aloe vera rejuvenate the hair follicles and reduce hair thinning. It is an excellent natural hair conditioner. It also helps to restore the pH balance of the scalp and makes hair healthier, cleaner and shiner .Its regular use protects the hair from harmful effect of ultra violet radiations.
How to cut the leave to extract the gel
To get the fresh gel ,cut the leaf from the end that is closest to main stem. After cutting hold the leaf over a container and let the yellowish latex drip out. Now keep the leaf on the cutting board and make a cut along its length to open the leaf and take out the gel with the help of spoon.
How to store aloe vera leave
The cut aloe leaves can be stored in the fridge for a week. Cover the cut section of the leaf in an aluminium foil or plastic wrap or any moisture retaining cover . Now tuck the entire leaf tightly in a plastic bag , seal it and keep it in the fridge.
Methods to Use Aloe Vera Gel : Some of the methods to use aloe yellowish vera gel on hair are given below :
- . Apply the gel to the scalp . Leave it for an hour and then wash it off with a shampoo. Apply it once in a week for best results.
- Aloe vera gel can be mixed with honey to make a mask .Take two tablespoons of pure aloe vera gel and honey .Mix them and apply it to the scalp. Leave it for an hour and then wash it off with a shampoo.This should be done once in a week for best results
- Aloe vera can be mixed with jojoba oil in equal proportion and then applied to hair. Dip a towel in warm water , drain the excess water and wrap it around the hair . Remove it after 30-45 minutes and wash hair with a shampoo. Apply it once a week for best results.
Consistency is very important for best results. Allergy test on a small patch of skin should be done before applying it on the hair to avoid any kind of allergies .Apply the gel on inside of your wrist and wait for two hours to check the aloe sensitivity of the skin. The remedies mentioned above are beneficial for hair and are supported by Ayurveda. Make aloe vera gel a regular part of your hair care routine and find out the difference yourself.
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And doing all those funny things
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Aloe Vera a succulent has proven medicinal value . It is used extensively in pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industry and accounts for an estimated annual market value of $ 13 billion globally. It is very easy to grow the plant and doesn’t require much care .Its leaves have slimy tissues which store water and these slimy tissues filled with water are commonly called as gel. The gel is rich in bioactive compounds and includes vitamins , minerals, amino acids and antioxidants and is of great use. Some of the uses are:
- Healing – The gel has antibacterial , antiviral ,anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and is applied topically to heal wounds as well as burns.
- Reduces tooth plaque- 100% pure aloe vera juice can serve as a mouth rinse and is quite effective in reducing dental plaque .
- Helps in treating mouth ulcers- Aloe Vera gel application accelerates healing process of the mouth ulcers .It also reduces the pain associated with them.
- Slows aging process – Topical aloe vera gel can improve the skin’s moisture retaining capacity thus improving its quality. Even taking oral aloe vera gel improves the elasticity of the skin .
- Some of the methods to use aloe vera on the skin are:
a) Apply aloe vera gel to the area affected with acne . Leave it for 10 minutes and then wash it off with water.
b) Mix aloe vera juice with a few drops of lemon juice . Apply it on the face avoiding eyes . Wash it off after ten minutes.
c) Mix two tablespoons of honey , one tablespoon of aloe vera gel and one fourth teaspoon of cinnamon powder . Apply it evenly on the face and wash it off with water.
d) Aloe vera spray can be formed by keeping the ratio of water and gel as 2: 1. This spray serves to hydrate the skin without causing excessive oil production .
e) Aloe vera scrub can be formed by keeping the ratio of sugar ,coconut oil and aloe vera gel as 2:2:1
Aloe vera gel is therapeutic and can be used to treat eczema and psoriasis. However doctor's advice is recommended before using it for any medicinal condition .
Aloe Vera gel can be directly taken from the leaves or bottled products can be brought from the market. Oral gel must have decolorized whole leave extract . The oral use of aloe vera may lead to diarrhoea in some cases because of its laxative effects . Some people may be allergic to the gel so a small skin patch test is recommended .
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His name gives hope
Happiness and Sadness
Are all His ways…
He is omniscient
Live in His Will
Have faith in Him
His Benevolence is
Beyond imagination. “
This shall soon pass
The pessimism and morbidity around
The declining health
The restricted freedom
The falling economies
The fearful existence
The fleeting life….
Our prayers will be heard
His grace will fall on us
The happier times will come back
The economies will be restored
The travelling will resume
Children will happily go to school
Parks , malls, hill stations , beaches
Will see the return of happy faces
The lockdown will be the talk of past
The planet will be healed.
Our prayers will be heard
This shall soon pass….
“ His Grace has Intoxicated my soul
The heavenly elixir, I pour
In innumerable poetic vessels
And Sing His praise .
His Grace has liberated my soul From shackles of ego and pride Liberated , it sings and dances Spreading His benevolence All around
His Grace has dispelled the
Darkness of Ignorance
Illuminated soul is ecstatic
Singing His Glory and Grace .”
I am the song of God
I sing His glory
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I feel His presence everywhere
I wonder at His ways
I know His testing times
Are a way to strengthen
I know His Fatherly Love
I know His anger
I know His forgiveness
I know His benevolence
I have faith in His ways
I spread His hope amongst all
I firmly believe in His grace
I know the tough times will soon pass
I know He will heal all !
I know He will bless all!!
May His grace fall on all
May His Divine Love
Remove the clouds of sufferings
May He send elixir to cure all !
O dear Almighty
Heal the World
Restore the Health of the Planet
Your Children Stand Bewildered
Your Children Stand Shattered
Moaning the Untimely Loss
Of Innumerable Precious lives
Lost in these chaotic ,tragic times
We Kneel Before you
We MAKE an earnest Prayer
To Forgive OUR Sins
To Guide us to make a
Panacea And heal