March 2, 2015

Aloevera For Women's Health Issues

Aloe Vera's benefits had been known since times immemorial. While the aloe gel was touted as a health promoter by the Greek physician Dioscorides, it's beauty uses was well-known to the Egyptians. Cleopatra was a great admirer of aloe plant and used it extensively in her beauty rituals. It's indeed a miracle plant with its amazing healing properties. It's seen that aloevera can be used to heal cuts, wounds and even eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis most effectively. Aloe vera can penetrate into the skin layers resulting in prompt healing and rejuvenation of the skin. Not only that it is also used to relieve conditions like arthritis, asthma, heartburn, hemorrhoids, and manage diabetes aside from its topical use.  There is no end to singing the glories of this wonder plant.

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By the way, did you know that Aloe vera is just perfect in resolving women's health issues? That's the reason why this herb is called as "Ghritkumari" or more commonly as "Kumari (maiden)" in Sanskrit. When a girl enters menarche and her reproductive organs are beginning to develop, she goes through a roller -coaster ride and a host of issues, both physical and emotional. Then there are these problems faced by women during their monthly menstrual cycle like heavy menstruation, scanty menstruation, delayed periods etc. Young girls who have just started their periods may have heavy and painful menstruation which are irregular also. While in some women, menstruation isn't too painful, others go through agonies and their periods are often accompanied by bloating, abdominal distension, back pain, fatigue etc. For all these menstrual issues and much more, aloevera is a perfect antidote.

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Did you know that the main ingredient of the most famous Ayurvedic medicine "Kumaryasava" is "Aloe Vera"?  Kumaryasava is used in the treatment of abdominal distention, bloating, digestive tract disorders, respiratory conditions like cough, cold, wheezing, piles etc. Kumaryasava is one of the best Ayurvedic medines for women's menstrual problems.


Dabur Kumaryasava - 680 ml

Home Remedies
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Aloe vera or late periods or irregular periods
Those women who have a problem of a late period or whose periods are irregular or those who have scanty menstruation should take aloe gel mixed with jaggery every morning on an empty stomach a week before the expected date. Amennorrhea or oligomenhorrhea is a result of imbalance of hormones. Alog el works to balance the in-vitro secretion of hormones like oestrogen and progesterone and is extremely beneficial in these cases. Also aloe gel is an emmanogogue and  jaggery is considered a warm food as per Ayurveda and this combination can induce periods on time.

Aloe for painful periods
For those suffering from excessive pain during menstruation such as stomach cramps, back pain, abdominal distension etc. should take aloe gel with honey. Do this for 3 weeks on an empty stomach. Aloe gel relieves pelvic congestion, improves circulation and eases cramps, hence a boon for menhorragia.

Aloe Remedy For white Discharge (Leucorrhea)
Leucorrhea or white discharge can occur for a variety of reasons. It can also be due to microbial infection in the vagina. Since aloe vera is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, oral intake or vaginal use of pure aloe gel can cure this infection and prevent discharge. Also aloe has the ability to tone up the uterine tissue, balance hormones and does help prevent the discharge of any abnormal fluids. Also it helps subsiding symptoms such as fatigue, restlessness and irritation that accompanies leucorrhea.

Aloe For Candida Infection
Candidiasis is is a type of fungal infection that can occur orally, vaginally, gastrointestinally and in the urinary tract. Since aloevera has natural anti-fungal properties, it can be effectively used to combat this infection. Of course, along with the medicines prescribed a medical professional. Rinse your mouth using  pure aloe concentrate twice a day and spit out the residue making sure that you do not swallow any of it.  Apply aloevera gel or use aloe capsules vaginally to manage the infection there. Drinking aloe juice is also recommended to stop the candida from thriving and killing those that are already flourishing. 

Aloe to beat breast pain
For pain in the breasts during PMS, lactation / milk-swollen breasts or after a still birth or a miscarriage, you can apply semi-solid aloe gel over the breasts and cover it with a thin piece of cloth or cupped cabbage leaves. Read more about it in Cabbage-Home Remedies. External application of Aloevera may sometimes cause allergies, so it is advised to test on a small part of the skin first.

woman with natural aloe gel

Aloe gel for stretch marks
Stretch marks occur when you have loose skin due to excessive weight loss or if you have gained weight and is most commonly seen during pregnancy.  Initially they may appear red and inflamed but with time they tend to fade and come pretty close to your original skin tone. But still they do look unsightly. So if you act on it during he early stages, chances are that it will diminish sooner. Aloevera, is extremely beneficial to the skin  and can repair skin fibres and tissues and hence is one of the best natural remedies to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Especially during pregnancy, when you are sure to get stretch marks, you should begin to apply aloe gel from the later half of your pregnancy and continue for a few months even after delivery.

Usually stretch marks will appear on the abdomen, near the breasts and on the buttocks; so start applying pure aloe gel on all these parts regularly twice a day. Those stretch marks that are already there will fade overtime and the new ones will heal quickly leaving little or no marks. You can make aloe gel more potent to combat stretch marks by adding vitamin-E oil (or else squeeze the contents of vitamin- E capsules into the aloe gel) along with the addition of some olive oil.

Aloevera during menopause
During peri-menopause or menopause, a woman goes through a lot of physical and emotional trauma. Regular intake of Aloe Vera juice helps reduces symptoms in that period like hot flushes, night-sweating, poor concentration, fatigue, poor sleepstress etc. It also help flush out the toxins and keep the system clean.

Aloe juice to pep you up
To feel energetic the whole day, instead of aerated and caffeinated drinks, fruit juice is highly recommended for women. You can add 1-2 tsp of aloe juice to any of the juices like pomegranate juice, apple juice, orange juice, lime juice etc. This will help you fight fatigue and keep you fresh the whole day. Or else you can add 1-2 tsp of juice a glass of water, mix it with some honey or jaggery and have it.

Other Aloe vera - health and beauty benefits
You can find a comprehensive list of other benefits of aloevera in the above mentioned post. Rub on pallid skin or a blistered back, the succulent, skin soothing aloevera is your skin's best friend. Whether it if for oily skin, acne, blemishes, sunburn, gas trouble, dandruff, frizzy hair - you name it, aloe has a remedy for it!

Caution:
Excessive consumption of aloe vera can also lead to diarrhea; hence regulated consumption is highly recommended. Consuming aloe juice or aloe gel during pregnancy is not safe as it is believed to be an emmanogouge and can stimulate uterine contractions. It's also not suitable for lactating mothers as it can cause cause gastrointestinal issues to the infant. Better not to be used orally for children below 5 years of age.

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(Contributed by Smitha)


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9 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:25 PM

    Aloe juice is touted as a natural remedy for the following health problems:

    constipation
    diabetes
    heartburn
    high cholesterol
    inflammation

    In addition, some proponents suggest that drinking aloe juice can boost the immune system, improve skin and hair, increase muscle strength, ease pain and support detox efforts.

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  2. helps to cure constipation

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  3. helps in teeth and gum care


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  4. Sarita2:50 PM

    Aloe is great for maintaining the cholesterol level by reducing triglycerides

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  5. Aloe Vera moisturizes the skin and helps to removedead cells, wrinkles and fine lines. Aloe juice also helps to remove stretch marks.

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  6. Manasa2:53 PM

    NATURES GIFT IS ALWAYS BEST.

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  7. Manasa2:55 PM

    Wow. These are really helpful tips. Have to start growing a plant in my backyard.
    I will drink a glass of this juice daily.

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  8. Aleo vera , any day does magic to the skin and hair.
    with gradual use your skin would be soft and healthy.

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  9. I've not seen a period for 18 months - just started taking Aloe Vera and after one month I came on. Wow! In shock - thought it had gone - I'm 55

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