Ghritkumari ( Indian Aloe Vera) - Benefits of Aloe Vera for Skin

Ghritkumari ( Indian Aloe Vera) - Benefits of Aloe Vera for Skin

Whether you’re dealing with sunburn in summers or dry skin in winters, Aloe vera gel can be antidote of all your skin woes.

Aloevera or Ghritkumari, as termed in Ayurveda, is super moisturizing, evergreen and one of most versatile plant to be found in India.

A member of the succulent plant species “genus”, that grows wild in tropical, semi-tropical, and arid climates around the world.

Well recognized by its thick, tapered and fleshy green leaves, each leaf this plant, is crowded with slimy tissue that stores water. This water-filled tissue is the “gel” we identify with Aloevera products.

The leaf skin extract or the gel collected is exhibited to have Antimycoplasmic properties (to kill the bacteria “Mycoplasma” that lacks a cell wall around their cell membranes).


Egyptians from 16 century called Aloevera as the “plant of immortality” due to its endless benefits. Especially, the gel that contains most of the bioactive compounds found in the plant.

Aloe vera is a habitat plant of the desert, and thrives in dry, unstable climates. Just like any other succulent, this plant survives the harsh conditions by storing water in its leaves and its tissues.

These water-dense leaves when combines with the special plant compounds called complex carbohydrates, turn out to be effective remedy for moisturizing, hydrating and pain relieving.

Its anti-inflammatory, astringent, anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties make aloe vera- the trusted cure for skin and hair problems.

Today, Aloevera is used by many cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries, as when combined with plants and herbs or even solely, its benefits are endless.

Benefits of Aloe Vera gel for skin

All thanks to the essential vitamins, micro-enzymes, minerals and amino acids present in aloe vera. They play a very significant role in improving skin's health by keeping skin supple, elastic and healthy for a longer time.

Accelerates Healing of burns and sun-affected skin

Aloevera is majorly used as a topical medicine, i.e. it is rubbed on the skin more rather than eaten. It is an effective topical treatment for first and second degree burns.

DIY:  Aloe vera Gel and coconut Oil - Take a cup full of freshed aloe vera gel, mix it two tablespoons of coconut oil and few drops of any essential oil ( it can be grapefruit oil or Argan Oil). Blend the ingredients well using a fork or simply in a food processor. Apply it on the sunburn areas, gently massage it and let it absorb. It will surely relieve the burning sensation.

Gives Clear and Hydrated Skin

The phytochemicals present in the aloe leaves are miraculous hen it comes to soothe down your irritated or red skin. The gel-liquid feels cool while it hydrates the skin.

DIY: Aloe vera, honey, and cinnamon face mask- Take 2 tablespoons of pure honey and mix it with 1 tablespoon of pure aloe vera. Add 1/4 tablespoon of ground cinnamon and mix well. Apply the mask to your face, and relax for 5-10 minutes. Rinse well after application.

Aloe vera gel can slow aging of the skin      

Aloe vera can help improve the elasticity of the skin.  When used with lemon and coconut oil, it helps in restoring the skin.

DIY: Aloe vera, Brown sugar and lemon Scrub – Take a tsp lemon peel powder, ¼ cup aloe vera gel, 3 tablespoons of coconut oil , ¼ cup brown brown sugar and a few drops of lemon essential oil (optional). Blend this mixture and apply on your blemishes and pigmented skin.  This wonder scrub will work to brighten and calm the complexion.

Lemon is rich in vitamin C and helps to fight the effects of free radicals that cause the skin to age. The antioxidants in lemon help to soften fine lines and combat pigmentation. Its astringent properties work to fade out facial scars and blemishes.

Aloe vera is truly phenomenal plant that can grow anywhere, and not just for skincare, its juice makes a medicinal remedy for treating constipation, hair problems and much more.