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Aloe for the hair

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Aloe: a cure for the hair

Above all, the benefits that this plant has for man are well known since for over 5000 years there are testimonies of the use of aloe barbadensis for healing purposes. In ancient times magical powers were attributed to aloe and in ancient Egypt it was believed that it was decisive for bringing the soul of the deceased into the realm of the afterlife. Queen Cleopatra used to use it as a moisturizer for the skin and aloe ointment was commonly used in wound healing of soldiers by virtue of its healing effect. Aloe leaves are edible and the juice is a natural tissue moisturizer, useful in detoxifying diets, to relieve stomach pains and to solve constipation problems. It also seems to be very useful for headache relief. It is mentioned in the kamasutra book for having aphrodisiac properties. Already in the times of ancient Rome, we read in Pliny's "historia naturalis" the old man thought that aloe contributed to the arrest of hair loss and made it stronger and shinier. Aloe-based remedies such as compresses or juices to be taken internally were known treatments to combat baldness.


The benefits of aloe

Aloe has among its benefits antiseptic, moisturizing, detoxifying and restorative properties, therefore beneficial not only for hair care but also for maintaining the general well-being of the body. In fact, we must not forget that hair and nails are "mirrors" of our general state of health and therefore to make hair thicker and healthier it is necessary to intervene on the organism in general. It can be helpful to adopt a healthy lifestyle and drink a glass of aloe juice every morning on an empty stomach for at least a month. Aloe juice is an easily available product in herbal medicine at affordable prices. The important thing is to choose a product not added with sugars or artificial colors. The best choice, having the possibility, would be to grow the plant in a pot and prepare the juice directly. Since aloe tolerates drought well and needs no special care, growing it at home may be the best solution.

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