Is Aloe Vera really beneficial?

Aloe Vera is often promoted as a wonder ingredient in cosmetics and medicine. It is supposed to have healing, soothing and rejuvenating properties. No wonder, you see a lot of new generation cosmetics and drugs claiming to contain aloe vera.

A closer look at the various technical literature shows that there is no concluding scientific evidence to prove its  beneficial properties. There are even some cautionary remarks about the indiscriminate use of aloe vera.

Wonder what is the real truth.

This image is from Besant Nagar beach on a car-free Sunday morning.


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Fresh aloe vera and its extract being sold to fitness freaks on Besant Nagar beach

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