Benefits Of Aloe Vera

Have you ever had a skin irritation? They can be very annoying because they are either irritated by clothing, exposed to the air, or needing to be bandaged. Also irritated skin is usually something that others notice and comment on, so you are consistently reminded that you have it. Earlier this summer I became infected with poison ivy. I had only had it one other time in my life. Unfortunately this time I had a few bug bites on my legs as well as a scratch. The oil from the poison ivy plant was able to get into my blood stream; the resulting rash was very painful and itchy.

After several days of using over the counter remedies as well as homeopathic cures I went to the doctor. She gave me a steroid shot and suggested that I continue with what ever creams or ointments gave me the most relieve. Due to the extent of the rash she told me that the scars may take as long as five months to heal. When I was telling this to my mother she reminded me of the benefits of aloe vera. This is a plant that she always had in the house when we were growing up. My grandmother was a firm believer in the benefits of aloe vera. This plant is used in many lotions or by itself to eliminate scars and to sooth the skin. My mother used the leaves of this plant to keep my brother’s hand from scaring after a burn. She would break off the leaves and squeeze out the liquid that was inside and rub this directly onto the burned area. The burn that he had on his hand was quite severe, however it was hardly noticeable one mom began using the plant on it.

Once my mother reminded me about the benefits of the aloe vera plant I went to a local nursery and bought one. The plant I bought was quite large and very healthy looking. I explained to the woman why I was buying the plant. The owner of the nursery over heard my conversation. She asked me if all the pus had come out of the poison ivy. She looked at my legs and suggested that I place the insides of banana peels on them to draw out all the pus. Once this was done I should mix the aloe with vitamin E and rub it on the skin. I was amazed at how quickly the banana peel helped the rash area to dry up and the aloe and vitamin E were very soothing to the area. It took a month to clear this up, but I have no marks of any kind in the area where I had the poison ivy.
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Nutritional Supplements

Many people work hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle. No matter how careful people are about their health, proper diet and exercise alone isn’t enough to ensure that the optimal benefits are fully attained unless nutritional supplements are added into the mix. Adding quality nutritional supplements into your diet can make all the difference.

You’ve probably heard a lot about antioxidants and there is good reason for all the hype. These natural cancer fighters are known for their outstanding contribution to a healthy body. While many of us try to get enough antioxidant rich foods into our bodies, we often fall short.

Nutritional supplements that are rich in antioxidants are ideal for just about every person’s regimen. In order to ensure that you are getting enough of these vitamins and minerals, it is wise to add some supplements into your daily routine. These nutritional supplements come in a few forms.

While many people opt for vitamins that come in pill form, others prefer to take liquid nutritional supplements. There are a few reasons that you may want to consider this approach. Some argue that the pill form is not completely absorbed by the body but the liquid form goes right to work.

There are those who believe that vitamin E is only available in liquid form (even if the liquid is in the form of a capsule). These individuals are a little leery of products that claim to have vitamin E in a solid form. The verdict is still out on this discussion but you might as well add vitamin E in gel capsules or liquid form on to your nutritional supplement list.

Another product that you might want to consider is fiber supplements. Fiber is all important in a person’s diet. However, very few people get enough of this element throughout the course of the day. In fact, some suggest that the average person gets less than half the recommended daily allowance.

There are many reasons to add a fiber full nutritional supplement to your diet. Fiber works to block fat and calories from being absorbed into your system. It helps you feel full and satisfied throughout the day and it works as a natural way of staying regular. This nutritional supplement is perfect for anyone interested in losing or maintaining weight.

Vitamin B is another must for anyone who wants to add quality nutritional supplements to his diet. This vitamin works to help the nervous system stay healthy and regulated. Vitamin B deficiencies have been linked to weight gain, depression and attention deficits.

Choosing the right nutritional supplements for your specific needs may seem overwhelming but it is manageable if you consider your overall health as well as your goals.

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