Health benefits of Aloe Vera

Health benefits of Aloe Vera

  • Aloe Vera is an ancient remedy that had stood the test of time.

Back in ancient Egypt, aloe vera was not only used for its many health benefits, it was a plant that was considered to be “god-like.”

It was so highly regarded, that the Egyptians called it the “Plant of Immortality.”

Aloe Vera has been used for centuries for a variety of ailments and remedies.

Let’s take a look at the health benefits of Aloe Vera.

Anti-inflammatory:

Aloe Vera is a potent anti-inflammatory plant , and has been often used to relieve arthritis pains and heal wounds. Drinking Aloe Vera juice may also help relieve inflammation from the inside out.    

Burns and sunburns:

Aloe Vera is famous for treating burns. Studies show that using Aloe Vera gel on first and second-degree burns significantly increased the rate of healing.

More studies need to be conducted to confirm these benefits, so please do not treat burns by yourself without consulting your doctor or health practitioner first.

Natural laxative:

Aloe Vera gel is loaded with a substance called aloin, which is considered a potent laxative. Taking dried latex from the inner lining of aloe leaves has been used to treat constipation. Mayo Clinic explains, “Further research is needed to establish dosing and to compare the effectiveness and safety of aloe with other commonly used laxatives.

Cancer prevention:

There have been many studies on the effects of Aloe Vera on tumors. Aloe Vera helps boost the immune system, which may help kill tumors. It also increased levels of nitric oxide in the body, which is believed to help kill tumors. Please talk to your doctor or health expert to see if aloe vera is right for you.

Digestion:

Juice from Aloe Vera can aid in digestions. The juice helps stimulate the enzymes in your body that break down hard food, and helps the digestive system absorb nutrients more effectively.

Genital herpes:

Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory effects, and because of this, it may be useful in treating genital herpes. Studies have shown positive evidence towards these benefits, and more studies need to be done to confirm the results. Aloe Vera gel should not be used or replace prescribed ointments without consulting your doctor or health practitioner first.

Reduces blood sugar:

Aloe Vera gel helps decrease resistance to insulin and lowers triacylglyceride levels in the body, according to the International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology. More studies need to be conducted to confirm these benefits, but the results are promising.

Skin health:

Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, Aloe Vera may help with skin ailments such as dermatitis and psoriasis when applied topically. It is also often used to treat sunburns.

Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The content on our website is for educational purposes only.

For a glowing skin Aloe Vera drink recipe.

REFERENCES:

1. “Aloe (Aloe Vera.” Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 01 Sept. 2012. Web. 22 July 2013.

2. “The Efficacy of Aloe Vera Used for Burn Wound Healing: A Systematic Review.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, Sept. 2007. Web. 22 July 2013.

3. “Hypoglycemic and Hypolipidemic Effects of Processed Aloe Vera Gel.” PhytoMedicineJournal.com. International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology, Feb. 2009. Web. 22 July 2013.

 

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