Aloe Vera contains over 200 active components including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, polysaccharide, and fatty acids. This makes it a wonder plant used for such a wide range of remedies.
It is a succulent plant and part of the lily family (Liliaceae). The bulk of the Aloe Vera leaf is filled with a clear gel-like substance, which is approximately 99% water.
Benefits and Medicinal Uses of Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera Is High in Vitamins & Minerals
Aloe Vera contains many vitamins including A, C, E, folic acid, chlorine, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B6 and rare vitamin B12. Some of the 20 minerals found in Aloe Vera include: calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper, manganese.
Aloe Vera is High in Amino Acids & Fatty Acids
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. There are about 22 amino acids and 8 of these are essential for the human body. Estimates of the amino acids found in aloe range from 18-20 amino acids, with all 8 essential amino acids.
Alove Vera has an impressive range of fatty acids. They lower fats in the blood, helps in reducing symptoms of allergies and acid indigestion.
Aloe Helps with Digestion
A properly functioning digestive tract is one of the key foundation of good health. Aloevera is known to soothe and cleanse the digestive tract and help improve digestion. Aloe keeps the gut healthy by maintaining the intestinal flora in balance. Helps to rid the body of intestinal worms also.
Aloe Helps in Detoxification
Aloe Vera; a gelatinous plant cleans the intestinal tract by absorbing toxic waste and eliminating through the colon. It helps with the proper elimination of waste and the detoxification of your body.
Aloevera Lowers Cholesterol
Aloevera contains Beta sitosterol which helps to lower cholesterol. This regulates the blood pressure, improves circulation and oxidation of the blood. It lowers cholesterol, and makes the blood less sticky.
Aloe Helps Boost the Immune System
Aloe vera is an immune enhancer. Its high level of anti-oxidants help combat the unstable compounds known as free-radicals, contributing to the aging process. It’s antipyretic quality helps to reduce or prevent fever.
Aloe Vera has Healing Properties
Aloe’s healing properties for the skin, makes it a primary compound in the cosmetic industry. It is great for applying topically to burns, abrasions, psoriasis and even to bug bites.
- Acts as an analgesic; acting to help relieve pain of wounds.
- An antipruritic: A substance that relieves or prevents itching.
- An astringent: which causes the contraction of body tissues, typically used to reduce bleeding from minor abrasions.
AloeVera is a Skin Rejuvenator
Aloevera has a high water content (over 99% water). It is a great hydrator, moisturizer and rejuvenator for the skin. Aloe increases the elasticity of the skin making it more flexible through collagen and elastin repair. Aloe is an emollient, helping to soften and soothe the skin.
Aloevera gel is an effective remedy for the sunburn.
Cut stem of aloe, refrigerate and rub the gel on sunburn skin for the quick soothing relief.
Disinfectant, Anti-biotic, Anti-microbial, Germicidal, Anti-bacterial, Anti-septic, Anti-fungal & Anti-viral
Aloe Vera’s active ingredients are sulphur, lupeol, salicylic acid, cinnamic acid, urea nitrogen and phenol. These substances prevent the growth of disease-causing microorganisms. Eliminates internal and external infections. Active against bacteria and helps to treat fungal and viral infections.
Aloe Helps Reduce Inflammation
Aloe Vera contains 12 substances, including B-sisterole, which can help to slow down or inhibit inflammation.
Weight Loss is a By-product
Aloevera juice helps to improve your digestion. It detoxifies your body by eliminating toxic waste from the body. Helps in weight loss and improving energy levels.
Aloe Vera Intake Precautions
This plant is incredibly medicinal, yet there are some cautions against long-term use. This is an incredibly potent herb and should be used with a level of respect for its potency. It’s long-term use can lead to loss of electrolytes, especially potassium.
Avoid taking aloe internally during pregnancy, menstruation, if you have hemorrhoids or degeneration of the liver and gall bladder.