Aloe…Not just for sunburn!

Aloe is a summer staple for many because it is a great natural remedy for sunburn. Did you know that aloe has many other health benefits? It is great for your digestion, for keeping your skin hydrated and as a natural anti-inflammatory.

When it comes to digestion, aloe can be extremely helpful for the body to help maintain a healthy mucous membrane system. When my daughter was younger, she had constipation issues. Aloe was so important in helping her digestive system to heal itself. We used George’s Aloe Vera because it tastes like water and can easily be added to any beverage. By soothing her digestive system, we were able to cure her constipation without over the counter medication.

If you’re like me, you have a tendency to get dry skin in the winter. Aloe can be a great way to help protect cells against skin-damaging free radicals in the environment. By promoting healing from the inside out, you can improve the hydration in your skin, and it will show.

Aloe can be a powerful anti-inflammatory. It can help ease joint pain, sun burn, improve acne and reduce overall inflammation in the body. The standard American diet is filled with foods that cause inflammation in the body. It’s important for your health to combat that inflammation to keep your body looking and feeling its best.

This summer, I encourage you to try some aloe in your diet! Be sure to follow the dosage amounts and not overdo it. Sometimes too much of a good thing can be a bad thing!