Benefits of Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a miraculous gift of nature, full of nutritional benefits, an excellent cure for many diseases from medical perspective. Aloe vera is been traced back to Lily family “Liliaceae”. This medicinal plant is a natural cure of many internal and external diseases, using different part of this “super natural” plant for different purposes, yield various applications. Aloe vera is said to consist of 200 active components including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes etc. a solution for many remedies.
Aloe juice, when mixed with raw clear skin juice acts as a hydrating agent for skin. Aloe “Salad”, used with mint acts as natural cure against many diseases. Many people love to have aloe added in smoothies to gain benefits of plant.
Aloe can survive in harsh and unstable climates due to absorption of water by leaves; this hydrating property can be witnessed in gel-like substance which in composition contains 99% of water. Human for decades have been using aloe as “healing-agent”. Among many benefits of aloe some are listed here:
Aloe a source of Vitamins & Minerals:
Aloe is a natural source of vitamins and minerals, it contains vitamin A, C, E, B1, B2, B3 and B6, in some species vitamin B12 has been found. Beside aloe also contains folic acid. Minerals found in aloe vera include calcium, zinc, selenium, sodium, iron, copper, manganese, chromium, potassium.
Aloe a source of Fatty acids & Amino Acids
Aloe contains amino acid that is very necessary for human body, Among 22 necessary amino acids, 8 of them are of great importance and necessity, gifted with aloe that contains 18-20 amino acids, with all 8 of high necessity. Aloe is a source of fatty acid; it is a constituent of wide range of fatty acids, containing plant sterols, linoleic, HCL cholesterol, linolenic, campesterol, B-sit sterol, caprylic, oleic, myristic, and stearic. HCL cholesterol lowers fats in blood, campesterol, B-sit sterol are used as anti allergic and acid indigestion.
Aloe as Immune system strengthener
Aloe boosts immune system; it acts an adaptogen that increase ability of body to combat illness and external changes, strengthening defense of a body not only against physical and medicinal perspective but also emotional and environmental.
Aloe helps with digestion
Nigerian folk tales label aloe as anti constipation agent, scientist in a research proved “folk tale” true, Aloe cleans the digestive tract, improves digestive system functioning. A healthy digestive system leads to efficient food absorption a step towards healthy body. Irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux and many other diseases like intestinal worms can be naturally cured by using this super natural product. Along with digestive tract cleaning it helps to cope with diarrhea, and in regulation of elimination cycle.
Aloe as anti toxin
Aloe being a gelatinous plant when used in diet acts as an anti toxin agent, it absorbs toxin along the intestinal tract. Gel found in aloe like other gelatinous plant food posses toxin absorption property, thus regulating the proper elimination of waste.
Aloe as Alkalizer
For a balanced health, a body needs 80% alkaline forming foods and 20 % acidic; Aloe vera is a natural source of alkaline food, it would be interesting to know that disease is not supported in alkaline environment. Aloe can keep diseases away.
Study on cardiovascular health improvement revealed using aloe extract when injected into blood multiplies the oxygen transportation many times, alongside increasing diffusion capacity of RBC (Red Blood Cells). Research done by “British Medical Journal” finds “Beta-Sitosterol” to lower cholesterol level. Thus aloe can be used for blood circulation improvement reducing risk of heart disease.
Aloe for skin
Aloe leaves can store water in it this hydrating behavior makes it a perfect product for skin. It heals wounds and burns, soothing effect of aloe is being widely used in many regions of world people use aloe stem and rub it on skin a cure for “sun burn”. It has anti itching effect. According to scientist aloe can saturate deeper inside skin then other skin products thus strengthening skin tissues.
Aloe for weight loss: Aloe is used as “weight lose product”, it improves digestion reduce toxic concentration giving more energy to the body.
Like other medicinal plants, aloe should not be used every single day; good practice is to consume it more than once in a week time. Aloe, no doubt is a miraculous super product of nature, but long term usage can lead to loss of electrolytes especially potassium.
Using fresh aloe plant could be the best source of intake of aloe, although aloe commercial juices are available in market. One can make aloe a home plant; it will not only give a scenic look but a remedy for many diseases.