The Egyptians named it “the plant of immortality” whereas the Native Amerindians called it the “the wand of heaven”, that said, aloe vera is a natural plant unlike any other.
Usually, aloe vera is used as a solution that can cure scratches, cuts and burns. Aloe vera is made up of vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and minerals that our body needs continuously to accomplish everyday tasks.
The Journal of Environmental Science and Health recently published a study in which it evokes aloe vera as a fierce, antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial solution incredibly useful for supporting and strengthening the defenses of our immune system.
Natural composition of aloe vera
It is an incredibly rich source of calcium, zinc, chromium, selenium, magnesium, iron, potassium, manganese and copper.
As for its enzyme composition, it contains amylase and lipase, the two essential enzymes that ensures excellent digestion by helping to break down more fats and sugar.
Vitamin B12 is essential to ensure the production of red blood cells and aloe vera is able to supply it, because it is rich in this vitamin. Nevertheless, you should not only rely on this food to meet your need for vitamin B12, besides, vegetarians very often make this mistake.
According to a recent study, only aloe vera contains between 19 and 21 amino acids of the 22 that the body needs daily. To treat inflammation or a bacterial infection, aloe vera is very useful given its richness in salicylic acid.
Here are some other uses of the aloe vera that will amaze you:
We all know that natural remedies always need time to act on the body, but know that aloe vera, apart from its anti-inflammatory properties, is able to immediately treat a problem of indigestion, stomach pain or inflammation of the intestines.
In case of arthritis or osteoarthritis, aloe vera is also recommended to relieve joint pain and inflammation.
How to use the aloe vera juice?
To remove dental plaque, it is medically recommended to use aloe vera juice as a mouthwash, thanks to a more beneficial and less toxic effect than the molecule of chlorexidine, the active ingredient of pharmaceutical products. Aloe vera juice is a better option, natural and without any risk to health.
The aloe vera gel is able to cure mouth ulcers in just a few days!
How to consume aloe vera?
Some consume aloe vera directly from the plant, but we would rather advise you to obtain the juice from natural and organic food stores. Also if you can find around you, it is possible to pick leaves of aloe vera and extract the juice yourself.
In case you want to buy aloe vera gel, you have to make sure that it is from the plant itself, because some gels that are sold on the market today do not necessarily come from the aloe vera leaf. Do not forget that the aloe vera juice is particularly pungent, so if you have the opportunity, add honey or lemon to enhance the taste.