You must have heard about the amazing plant called Aloe Vera, and some of you already drank its juice. This is a traditional plant which was frequently used by the Native Americans, and was considered as a plant of immortality by the Egyptians.
It is good that this plant can be easily grown at your own home thus you can always have fresh Aloe Vera on hand. This spiky plant is really efficient remedy used topically for minor cuts, wounds, and burns. However, its potency is displayed when used orally.
This amazing plant incorporates more than 200 active compounds, polysaccharides, enzymes, amino acids, vitamins and minerals that boost the absorption of nutrients. Aloe Vera contains potent antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral characteristics which boost the immunity, removes pathogens and successfully cleanses the body.
Here below are the powerful active compounds of Aloe Vera which contribute to its potency:
- Amino acids
This plant has in its content 20 of the 22 essential amino acids that the body needs. For instance, salicylic acid lowers inflammation and kills bacteria.
Aloe Vera is a great source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E, and folic acid. More specifically, the vitamin B12 contained in Aloe Vera takes key role in the formation of red blood cells. Therefore, this plant is an excellent choice for vegans and vegetarians.
It is packed with iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, calcium, chromium, selenium, manganese, sodium, and potassium. The body needs them for its metabolic pathways.
Aloe Vera contains large number of enzymes in its content, for instance the enzymes amylase and lipase ease the breakdown of fat and sugar molecules within the body.
Other Uses of Aloe Vera
- This ancient plant is excellent detoxifying agent. It cleanses the bladder, spleen, liver, colon, stomach, and kidneys. You can use it in the treatment of indigestion, gut inflammation, ulcers, and upset stomach.
- Aloe Vera gel or juice is great for patients suffering from digestion issues, arthritis, and joint inflammation.
- You can use it as a mouthwash in order to eliminate any accumulation of plaque. Its juice is ideal for treating canker sores and oral ulcers.
- Replace all those chemical-laden lotions, ointments, and pills with Aloe Vera.
The plant contains its juice in the leaves, and all you have to do is to squeeze it and added to your smoothies and refreshing drinks. However, you can always seek for an advice form a natural health expert to inform you about the best way to use your Aloe Vera juice or gel.
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