Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Aloe Benefits

Aloe has been used for its medicinal properties for over 3,000 years. The Egyptian queens and well known beauties Nefretiti and Cleopatra used it as part of their regular beauty regimens.

Aloe is a good natural moisturizer used in shampoo 
and pomades to help restore and maintain a healthy moisture balance.Aloe is also known for its soothing properties and can help to relieve a dry or itchy scalp, prevents excessive hair loss, balances ph level, and enhances cellular rejuvenation.

How to Extract

To remove the juice or gel from an aloe vera plant, cut off a mature leaf with a sharp knife . Remove the spiked edges and slice the leaf open. Use a spoon to scoop out all of the gel. For the juice, break the leaf and squeeze it into a cup. Aloe vera juice or gel can be purchased at health food stores.

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