Health benefits

A look at aloe vera and its amazing health benefits

Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee is here with some useful health benefits of aloe vera.


aloe vera has exceptional anti-inflammatory properties

YesYou may have heard of aloe vera and used it as well. Many people apply it to hair or skin. Aloe vera is widely used in skin care products including facial cleansers and creams. But did you know that the health benefits of aloe vera go even further? Yes. Many people swear by aloe vera juice. Aloe vera is rich in protein and is also recommended for weight loss. Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee sheds more light on the same. She shares the various health benefits of aloe vera through an Instagram post.

In the caption, she writes, “Did you know that legendary Egyptian beauty Cleopatra used fresh aloe leaf gel to massage her skin? Aloe Vera has many health benefits apart from being great for the skin.

Anjali continues, “Aloe Vera is widely used in skin care products and shampoos. The easiest way to access this magical plant is to simply keep an aloe vera plant at home. She says it can easily be potted and requires very little water and no care. This undemanding plant grows best in the sun, but it doesn’t mind shade and never complains if the soil is poor, adds Anjali.

Anjali Mukerjee shares the following health benefits of Aloe Vera:

1) Aloe vera has healing and anti-inflammatory properties

2) It soothes burns, cuts and rashes

3) Aloe vera acts as a tonic for the digestive system and prevents constipation

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According to Anjali, seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables are easily considered good thirst quenchers and coolers during the current summer season. The nutritionist talks about a dozen foods that will refresh you. To cope with the searing heat, you can have khas sherbat made from the roots of khas grass. Sabja is one of the brightest refreshing foods and you can devour it in the form of various drinks and desserts. Kokum infused water prevents dehydration, heat stroke and inflammation. Barley water is packed with many health benefits. In summer, you must include coconut water in your diet. Buttermilk is another drink you should relish to deal with the heat. It helps in the digestion process.

According to what Anjali says, even coriander leaves are loaded with various nutrients. Eat cucumber with salads and don’t forget to eat watermelon when you have it in abundance this season.


Indeed, it is important to understand how different foods or plants can help our body heal and feel better.

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