The many benefits of Aloe Vera



Until recently when I joined Forever Living, I hadn’t realised the many versatilities that the Aloe Vera plant has and that it’s a member of the lily and onion family. I’ve used it in many different ways over the years and even taking it in Forever Living products. But there’s so much more to know about this marvellous plant and how it can affect not only us humans, but can indeed help our four-legged friends.

Many of us will have the Aloe Vera plant in our houses and would maybe know it as ‘the miracle plant’. It’s not what I would call a particularly pretty plant, almost cactus like with fleshy thorny leaves, but it is very hardly and will stay moist where other plants will eventually wither and die.

It’s incredible to think that there are around 400 species of Aloe but the true Aloe Vera is Aloe Barbadensis Miller which is widely used for its medicinal properties.

This plant when it is fully grown stands between 60–90cm high with the mature leaf weighing 1.5-2kg and measuring 7-10cm across at its base.

It is the lower leaf that is used for medicinal purposes. When the leaf is sliced open the gel can be applied directly onto any affected areas of skin. The leaves and the seeds are the two edible parts of the Aloe Vera plant.

It’s so versatile it can be used in and for anything. I love the Forever Living products for this very reason. They may be a bit more expensive than some other products, but with Forever Living, because of its long-standing reputation and for the length of time this company has been in business you know that you can guarantee that you will be purchasing the best product that money can buy.

Forever Living is all about the health and wellbeing of our family, friends and our four-legged friends as there is something for everyone to keep us healthy, fit and looking good.

Although Forever Living has been trading for over 35 years it’s still an expanding business with lots of growth potential. The beauty of this company is that it enables you to start your own profitable business and it

gives you the freedom and flexibility to choose where and when you want to work, no overheads and very minimal costs. You can even run it alongside an existing business, which is what I am doing, and it’s proving to be one of the best decisions I ever made.

It’s basically a win win business opportunity, with scope to earn as much as you desire. You can even take it one step further and recruit others into your team, you will be able to mentor them and help them achieve success and encourage them to grow their own business.

Written by Julie-Ann Hunter at Professional beauty academy