Aloe Vera known as the plant of immortality for Egyptians or wand of heaven for Native Americans has many healing properties. You can use your home aloe vera plant to heal small emergencies like scrapes, cuts, and burns, but aloe vera can do much more to your body when taken interally.
This plant contain over 200 biologically active constituents which include polysaccharides, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and minerals that promote nutrient absorption. It also possesses anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties that assist the immune system in cleansing the body of toxins and invading pathogens.
Aloe Vera contain minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper, and manganese. These minerals will boost your metabolic pathways.
Amylase and lipase these enzymes are most important in digestion by breaking down fat and sugar molecules.
Aloe vera contain B12 witch is required for production of red blood sells this is great news for the vegetarians. Other study have shown that taking aloe can assist with the bioavailability of vitamin B12, meaning the body can more easily to absorb and utilize it which can prevent deficiency. Aloe vera is also a source of vitamins A, C,E, folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), and B6.
There are 22 essential amino acids and aloe vera contain 20 of them. One of them is salicylic acid, which fights inflammation and bacteria.
Other Uses For Aloe
Aloe vera is able to remove toxins from the stomach, kidneys, bladder, liver and from there is a excellent body cleanser.This powerful plant can also offer effective relief from more immediate ailments, such as indigestion, upset stomach, ulcers, and inflammation in the gut. It also strengthens the digestive tract and alleviates joint inflammation, making it a great option for arthritis sufferers.
Study says that taking aloe vera juice as a mouthwash can remove plaque as the common mouthwash and its active ingredient, chlorhexidine. It also can heal mouth ulcers. This is better alternative because it is natural and non chemical.
How To Take Aloe?
It can be consumed directly from the plant but better option is the aloe vera juice. You can buy aloe vera leaves from grosery stores. Aloe vera juice can be mixed with your daily smoothies. It does have a somewhat bitter taste though, so you may want to include other things. On the bottle you can find specific dosing instructions, but it would be wise to talk to a natural health expert or do some research into the matter to find instructions on specific dosing.