Aloe Vera (also called the “wonder plant”) is a short-stemmed plant which is a key ingredient commonly found in beverages, foods, skin lotion, cosmetics, or ointments for minor burns and sunburns. Aloe Vera’s main Composition is the gel or pulp that can be found inside its leaves and can be used both external and internal as a great and proven medicinal treatment.
ALOE VERA’S MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
- Proteins (Containing 18 Of The 20 Amino Acids)
- Vitamins A, B, C, And E
- Enzymes (Aliiase, Alkaline Phosphatase, Amylase, Bradykinase, Carboxypeptidase, Catalase, Cellulase, Lipase, And Peroxidase)
- Antioxidant And Antibacterial Properties
- Anti-Inflammatory Properties (That Help To Treat Burns)
- Minerals (Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Selenium, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Sodium And Zinc)
- Fatty Acids (4 Plant Steroids; Cholesterol, Campesterol, ?-Sitosterol, And Lupeol)
Numerous Medicinal claims about Aloe Vera proves to be useful for a lot of people. This article will give you some of the most important health benefits and medicinal uses of Aloe Vera that you could probably do at home.
Aloe Vera is rich in Vitamin C, E and beta carotene that gives a nourishing and anti-aging qualities. Aloe Vera contains polysaccharides that give hydrating and anti-inflammatory benefits that are good on our skin. Just pick one Aloe Vera leaves, clean it and cut it in half. Scrub its gel on your face and body, and let it dry.
Herbal experts suggest that drinking Aloe Vera Gel Juice (Gel extracted only don’t include the green part leaves) early in the morning on an empty stomach will also give you healthy and radiant glowing skin.
HEALS WOUNDS AND BURNS FAST
Aloe Vera is more efficient if taken externally or applied to the skin. This plant is proven to treat burns, sores, and wounds. Aloe Vera accelerates the wound’s healing process by 9 days or less. Apply or massage the gel into the affected area and see great healing result.
Aloe Vera contains Proteolytic Compounds which treat dead skin cells on the scalp. It acts as an extraordinary conditioner that will give you a smooth and glossy hair. Applying Aloe Vera gel on the hair and scalp promotes hair growth, prevents itching on the scalp, reduces dandruff and conditions the hair. Just mix the Aloe Vera gel and coconut oil, dump and massage it the hair and leave it for a couple of hours before rinse to see the most effective results.
TEETH AND GUM CARE
a recent study proves that Aloe Vera tooth gels are effective in fighting cavities and other teeth and gum problems. Health experts explain that the latex found in Aloe Vera contains Anthraquinones, a kind of compound that actively heal and reduce pain through natural anti-inflammatory effects.
A recent study claims that Aloe Vera juice is a potent and effective stimulant laxative. When its fluid is drawn into your stool, it is making it softer and helps the digestion of protein and strengthen your body’s intestinal musculature that can ease constipation. Drinking Aloe Vera Gel juice can improve digestion and cures any kind of stomach trouble. However, taking Aloe Vera Gel juice for more than two consecutive weeks can result in the loss of electrolytes. Likewise, pregnant women are also not allowed to drink or take Aloe Vera internally.
LOWERS BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
Aloe Vera enhances insulin sensitivity and helps improve blood sugar management.
BOOSTS IMMUNE SYSTEM
Aloe Vera juice has natural detoxifying components that clean the circulatory and digestive systems. This plant quickens the absorption of the nutrients of the body, resulting in better blood circulation. Aloe Vera also neutralizes and fights different bacteria and viruses.
HOW TO EXTRACT THE GEL FROM ALOE VERA – WHAT YOU NEED
- Aloe Vera leaf
- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- High-speed blender
- Wash the Aloe Vera leaf under running water
- Cut the loaf into 2 or 3 sections
- Cut off the serrated edge (be careful in cutting the edges)
- Carefully cut the bottom edge of the skin down the whole length of the leaf (stay close to the skin while cutting so you could get the whole gel)
- Place your knife right under the rind and slide it along the length of the leaf to pull off the skin
- Use a spoon to carefully scoop out the gel and put it in a bowl
- Put the Aloe Vera gel in a high-speed blender and blend it for 30 seconds
- After blending, transfer the gel into a clean air-tight container
- Fresh Aloe Vera gel will only last for about a week in the refrigerator.
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