Aloe vera is a common household name, known for its cooling properties, most often used to treat sunburn. But did you know it’s also excellent for cleansing and clearing toxins? According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, by cooling, cleansing and clearing, it helps to nourish and rejuvenate the skin. Meaning not only does it go to work on feeding your skin, but equally to hydrate, clear heat (think cystic, sore pimples) and drain away any inflammation. It achieves all this by its unique ability to drain heat via urination. Bring on the Aloe.
Written by Dr. Nat Kringoudis, TCM.