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The gel within the skin of the aloe vera plant contains many beneficial vitamins and nutrients, including vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, E, and folic acid, iron, sodium, copper, zinc, calcium, potassium, chromium, magnesium, and manganese. This healing plant is known for its benefits to both the inside and outside of the human body.

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1. Treats Sunburn

Everyone should apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 before spending time in the sun, but most of us forget once in a while. The resulting sunburn can be painful, but aloe vera gel can ease the pain and promote healing. The plant is also useful for treating blisters, other burns, and sites of allergic reactions. Aloe has been shown to protect against the sun's radiation damage. Some studies suggest that compounds in the plant can speed healing and encourage cell regeneration.

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