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Friday, November 15, 2013

HEALTH BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA


Aloe Vera plant is considered to be a miracle plant because of its too many curative and healing health benefits. The leaf of Aloe Vera is filled with a gel containing vitamins like A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, Folic Acid and Niacin. Minerals found in Aloe Vera plant juice are copper, iron, sodium, calcium, zinc, potassium, chromium, magnesium, manganese. All these nutrients have tremendous health benefits when used externally and internally.

Health experts consider Aloe Vera as the most impressive and versatile herb invented by nature. This herb is very safe to use and people from across the globe use this herb for treating various health conditions starting from minor burns to dangerous cancer.

Here are few health benefits of Aloe Vera

Immune Booster
Aloe Vera is full of anti-oxidants which are natural immune enhancers that help to deal with free radicals within the body. Free radicals are the unstable compounds which are bad for the health and contributes to the ageing process. The polysaccharides in aloe vera juice stimulate macrophages, which are the white blood cells of your immune system that fight against viruses.Drinking Aloe Vera juice regularly gives the body a regular supply of anti-oxidants, which can boost and enhance the immune system.

Regulates Weight and Energy Level
Drinking Aloe Vera juice naturally allows the body to cleanse the digestive system. There are many food substances which can cause fatigue and exhaustion which you can solve by taking Aloe Vera juice. When consumed regularly, Aloe Vera juice also allows energy levels to increase and helps in maintaining a healthy body weight.

Cures Gum Diseases
Aloe Vera is extremely helpful for your mouth and gums due to its natural anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. At the same time it contains vitamins and minerals which promote cell growth and healing of bleeding gums and mouth ulcers. When suffering from a gum disease, just sprinkle some Aloe Vera powder on your toothbrush before brushing and within few minutes you will feel much better. Regular consumption of Aloe Vera juice also helps in promoting strong and healthy teeth.

Ends Constipation
Aloe Vera plant juice has natural fibers which helps in digestion and improves the bowel movement. Aloe Vera juice can also be used in treating constipation. When constipated, take aloe Vera juice or gel in order to solve the problem of irritable bowel movement. Remember that after taking aloe Vera it takes about ten hours to get positive results.

Stabilizes Blood Sugar Level
Aloe Vera juice can lower blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 Diabetes by stabilizing blood sugar level and reducing triglycerides. For better result those who are diabetic must take Aloe Vera juice regularly for three months in order to experience a significant drop in fasting blood sugar levels. Also those who are diabetic suffering from peripheral neuropathy (hands and feet going numb) can also get hugely benefitted from Aloe Vera supplements.

Enhances Skin Health
Aloe Vera is one of the natural herbs used in skin care products as it soothes the skin, hydrates it, nourishes it and accelerates the regeneration of new skin tissue. By applying fresh Aloe Vera gel on your face you can enjoy well moisturized, glowing and flawless skin. At the same time Aloe Vera can help to get rid of sunburn skin and can be used to treat blisters, insect bites and any allergic reactions, minor burns, inflammations and more. Even those having sensitive skin can also use Aloe Vera without any problem.

Helps in Detoxification
Aloe Vera is a gelatinous plant food, just like seaweeds and chia. The main benefit to consuming gelatinous plant foods in your diet is that these gels move through the intestinal tract absorbing toxins along the way and get eliminated through the colon. This will help the proper elimination of waste from your body and help the detoxification of your body.

Reduces Heart Attacks
By enhancing your blood quality, you can significant reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes in coming years. To improve the quality of your blood, you must start eating Aloe Vera. Regular consumption of Aloe Vera stops blood cells from clumping together, which is one of the main reasons behin strokes. When the flow of blood is proper, oxygen and nutrients can reach every last organ and cell in your body. Good amount of oxygen reduces the risk of heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure.

An Adaptogen
Aloe Vera is a well-known adaptogen. An adaptogen is something that boosts the body’s natural ability to adapt to external changes and resist illness. It is thought that aloe’s power as an adaptogen balances the body’s system, stimulating the defense and adaptive mechanisms of the body. This allows you an increased ability to cope with stress (physical, emotional and environmental stress like pollution)

Treats Acne
Aloe Vera gel is used in a number of different skin care products that facilitates to treat a wide variety of different skin problems including acne. Acne is a kind of very common skin problem in which the sebaceous glands become more active and inflamed. The anti-inflammatory properties present in Aloe Vera help to get rid of acne and pimples when the gel is applied on the affected skin are twice daily. You can use Aloe Vera skin care products to treat the scars and redness associated with acne.

Halts Inflammation

Using Aloe Vera externally can ease inflammation of joints, reducing arthritis pain. You can also drink Aloe Vera juice to reduce inflammation throughout the body. People who drink aloe Vera juice for two weeks typically begin to experience a significant reduction of inflammation and pain symptoms. With regular consumption of Aloe Vera juice and application of Aloe Vera gel on the affected skin area you can enjoy a pain free life.

Lowers High Cholesterol
Few research works also suggest that Aloe Vera gel can lower high cholesterol level. When used internally, the gel improves the quality of the blood and also lowers the high cholesterol level. Also taking Aloe Vera is far safer than using over the counter or prescribed medicines, which have extremely harmful negative side effects on the body. However those having high cholesterol level should take Aloe Vera supplements only after consulting a doctor.


Aloe Vera Intake Precautions

There are some cautions against long-term use. Just because a little is beneficial, doesn’t mean that a lot is more beneficial. This is an incredibly potent herb and should be used with a level of respect for its potency. Long-term use can lead to loss of electrolytes, especially potassium.

Avoid taking aloe internally during pregnancy, menstruation, if you have hemorrhoids or degeneration of the liver and gall bladder.

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