Aloe vera is such a fabulous medicinal plant which is full of nutritional benefits. It is a juicy plant and part of the lily family( Liliaceae), the same family that garlic and onion belong to. Different parts of the tree are used for different intention and aloe vera has both internal and external petition. I love the juice of aloe vera and use the juice to clear my skin and recently using it to make salads. I also like to add aloe vera to my smoothies to gain some of the good effects of this fabulous plant. If you take aloe vera every day in the short period of two weeks of time where you do consume it every day to help with a particular issue.
Aloe vera is medicinal, and like all plant medicines. You should not be consumed every single day for months on end. I use my feeling when working with plant medicines and don’t ever use usually consume it for more than a week or two at a time in large doses. When I use aloe vera in my smoothies juices, I cut a piece of aloe vera about 1 inch long and open up the skin and only add in the clear inner gel of the aloe plant. Be confirm to read the last section about over use of this plant as well as does prescribe. I eat fresh aloe vera because that’s what I have an approach to.
Top 12 benefits of Aloe Vera
Aloe vera contains over 200 active ingredients including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, polysaccharides and fatty acids– no surprise it’s used for such a wide range of remedies! The more of the aloe vera leaf is filled with a clear gel-like element, which is approximately 99% of water. Human has used aloe vera treatment for 5000 years – now that’s a long term stable track record! The list of good effects and benefits for this extraordinary plant are a lot. Here is a list of the top 12 benefits of aloe vera:
1. Aloe Vera Is Full of Vitamins & Minerals:
Aloe vera is full of a lot of vitamins including Vitamin A,C,E, folic acid, choline, B1,B2,B3, B6. Aloe vera is also one of the few plants that contain vitamin B12. Some of the 20 minerals are found in aloe vera include: calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper, manganese.
2. Aloe vera is full of Amino Acid & Fatty Acids
Amino acids are the making blocks of protein. There are about 22 amino acids that are needed for human body and it is said that 8 of these are important. In a calculation of the amino acids found in aloe vera range from 18-20 amino acids with all 8 types of amino acids. Aloe vera also includes quite a captivating range of fatty acids. Aloe vera hold three plant sterols, which are important fatty acids– HCL cholesterol (which makes fats level lower in the blood), campesterol and B-sitosterol. All are very helpful in reducing the symptoms of allergies and acid indigestion. Other fatty acids hold lionleic, myristic, caprylic,oleic, palmitic and stearic.
3. Aloe Vera Is An Adaptogen
Aloe vera is a well known adaptogen. An adaptogen is something that increases the body’s natural ability to adapt to external changes and defend illness. It is thought that aloe’s power as an adaptogen balances the body’s system, stimulating the defending and adaptive mechanisms of the body. This will allow increasing your ability to compete with stress(physical,emotional and enviourmental stress like pollution) .
4. Aloe Helps With Digestion
Poor digestion is involved to many diseases. A properly work digestive tract is one of the keys and bases of health. Aloe is known to assuage and overlook the digestive tract and increase improve digestion. The interesting matter about talking aloe vera internally is that, because it is an adaptogen, it helps with either astringency or diarrhea, helping to regulate your elimination cycles in whatever the way you need. It’s been a great cure for people with problems such as peevish bowel syndrome as well as acid reflex. Aloe also helps to lower a number of unfriendly bacteria and in our bowel keeping your healthy interior flora in balance. Aloe is also a vermifuge, which means it helps to rid the body from interior worms.
5. Aloe Vera Helps In Detoxification
Aloe Vera is a gelatinous tree food, just like seaweeds and chia seeds. The main good effects to consuming gelatinous tree foods in your diet are that these gels move through the interior tract absorbing toxin along the path and get eliminated through the colon. This will help the appropriate elimination of waste from your body and help the detoxification of your body.
6. Aloe Vera Alkalize The Body
The disease cannot grow up in alkaline conditions. Most people are surviving and subsisting on mostly acidic foods. For better health, remember the 80/20 rule- 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acids. Aloe Vera is an alkaline forming food. It alkalizes the body, creates balance overly acidic dietary habit.
7. Cardiovascular health
There hasn’t been a lot of research involved in aloe’s effect on cardiovascular health, but there has been some research to show that aloe vera substance injected into the blood, greatly influence the oxygen conduction and diffusion capabilities of the red blood cells. According to a research published in the 2000 issue of the British Medical Journal, beta sitosterol helps to decrease cholesterol. By controlling blood pressure, improving circulation and oxidation of the blood, decrease cholesterol, and making blood less viscous, aloe vera juice may be able to help dicrease the risk of heart disease.
8. Aloe Helps Boost the Immune system
I think given the pressure of our daily lives, every one can use a favor to their immune system. The polysaccharides in aloe vera juice impulse macrophages, which are the white blood cells of our body immune system that fight against viruses. Aloe is also an immune enhancer because of its high level of anti-oxidants, which help to fight against the restless compound known as free –radicals, contributing to the again process. Aloe is also a febrifuge which means it used to reduce or prevent fever.
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9. Aloe Vera Is Great For The Skin
Because of Aloe Vera knew curing properties for skin, aloe vera is one of the primary compounds used in the cosmetic industry. It is a known remedial, and is great for applying to burns, rubbing, psoriasis and even to bacterium bites. Aloe acts as a painkiller, acting to help relieve the pain of wounds. It feels especially good to cut a stalk of an aloe vera, place it in the refrigerator and rub it on sun burnt skin- the immediate cold effect feels like an extreme lifesaver. Aloe vera is an antipruritic: A substance that mitigates or prevents scabies. Aloe vera iscontractive: which cause the contraction of body tissues, typically used to decrease bleeding from the minor formation. Due to aloe vera’s high water content ( over 99%) it is great way to hydrate, moisturize and rejuvenate the skin and suite within my general guideline: “ don’t put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t eat!” Aloe Vera improves the elasticity of the skin making it more flexible though collagen and elastic repair. Aloe is an emollient, helping to make soft and mitigate the skin. It helps to stocks oxygen to the skin cells, improving the strength and conjugate the skin tissue and incline to improve blood flow to the skin through filiform dialation.
10. Aloe Vera is a : Aisinfectant, anti-biotic, Anti microbial, Germicidal,
Anti-bacterial, Anti-septic, Anti- fungal& Anti-viral:
Wow, I think that covers all anti-bases. Ok, I admit, that was just a secrete way to add in another 8 good reasons why you should keep an aloe vera as a handy house plant and bodiless it’s uses into your healthy lifestyle. Aloe vera’s active components are sulphur, lupeol, salicylic acid, cinnamic acid, urea nitrogen and phenol which are substances that confine of disease-causing microorganisms and work as a team to provide antimicrobial activity thus eliminating many inner and external infections, also active against bacteria. It helps to work against fungal and viral infection.
11. Aloe Vera Reduce Inflammation
Aloe Vera contains 12 substances, including B-sisterole, which can help to decrease or resist inflammation. This may be able to help with stinging joints due to stiffness and help improve joint elasticity.
12. Weight Loss- A Secondary Effect
Improving your digestion, and detoxifying your body will have a secondary effect of raising weight loss because when you start to raise your digestion you naturally eliminate more efficiently, which will decrease your toxic load on your body and will give more power.
Aloe Vera Intake precautions
This plant is incredibly medicinal, yet there are some cautions against long term use. Just because a few is beneficial, doesn’t mean that a lot is more beneficial. This is an incredibly powerful plant and should be used with a level of respect for its strength. Long term use can make a loss of electrolytes, especially potassium.
Tip: Avoid taking Aloe Vera internally during pregnancy, period , if you have hemorrhoids or degeneration of the liver or gall bladder.
Aloe Vera Dosage
I know there are many aloe vera flavors on the market and some of them may actually be great products. Like I already said, I think for what it is , lily of the desert vital aloe vera juice offers a great product. Moreover, like I always say: “ pure is best”. Aloe vera can grow beautifully much anywhere. When I was living in Canada, I used to have a few indoor aloe vera plants and they did really well. Now that I live in Hawaii, aloe vera grows all over, so I don’t need to buy the sap, I just make it myself. Some companies are selling aloe vera juice which they make by themselves and we should take it regularly but I don’t agree. We need to treat this plant as the drug that it is and by tuning into our bodies we can really start to observe if we’re pulled to this tree for some level of healing. Would we take drug unnecessarily without our bodies really needing it? Obviously not, and that’s the same with tree medicines. If you’re testing a digestive disease or have a sun burn, use it for a short period of time for its course in treatment and then stop and wait at least a month before starting again. When I was living in Vancouver, I bought a big drum of the aloe vera juice and was receiving shots of it in the morning. One of the ways that we can suite our bodies is to simply receive urgent reactions. When I first started taking it, my body was totally fine with it, the taste didn’t bother me and I wasn’t sure that it was ok for my body. After two or three weeks, I would take a shot and I would get a bid of a gag evolution. Our bodies are improving at communicating with us. This was my symbol that the aloe vera drug had run its course in treatment and so I stopped to taking it and I didn’t start taking it again for at least next one or two months. Oftentimes, when people see a product that flourishes weight loss on it, people wish to by passing their feelings and forget that their body is really their best guide. I don’t think in any cultures, aloe vera was used initially every single day- most traditional cultures understand that more isn’t always necessarily better and use it when it actually needed. This way, it confirms the use of the usefulness of the elements of the tree when we are in need of it. One last note about aloe vera juice; it does not have bold spiky taste, so if you can’t contend with taking it purely, mix it in your smoothie or add it to a green juice. Enjoy the many benefits that aloe vera has to offer!