Indians called it a heavenly stick, because of many health benefits which it gives to people.
Egyptians called it “a plant of immortality”, and Indians “a heavenly stick”. That is not weird, since aloe vera has many health benefits, from which of some you probably know.
Packs of aloe vera are excellent for curing burns and cuts, but do you know that this herb is not limited to external use?
Namely, aloe vera consists of 200 biological active components among which are polysaccharides, enzymes, vitamins, amino acids and minerals which improve absorption of nutrients.
Also, it has antimicrobial and antifungal characteristics, and it helps in strengthening the immune system and cleansing the organism from toxins.
- Among minerals which are found in aloe are: calcium, magnesium, zinc, chrome, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper and manganese. These minerals in combination improve the metabolic pathways, so it is excellent for weight loss.
The plant of immortality contains important enzymes such as amylase and lipase, which help in decomposition of sugars and fats. Especially bradykinesia is important, which appeases inflammations.
Aloe vera is one of the rare plants which consists of vitamin B12, which is necessary for production of red blood cells. Good news for vegetarians because many of them do have enough of this vitamin. Aloe also contains vitamins A, C, E, folic acid, B1, B2, B3 and B6.
Aloe Vera also contains 20 out of the 22 essential amino acids our body requires to properly function. The plant contains salicylic acid as well, which can reduce inflammation in the skin and fight various bacteria. As it cleans the body of toxins, Aloe gel works great against ulcers, indigestion and other health problems related to toxic overload.
According to one study, the Aloe gel can also soothe oral ulcers and remove plaque deposits from the teeth. The gel can be taken undiluted, but it’s best to add some fruit juice in it due to its bitter taste. You can find the gel in most health stores or buy fresh Aloe leaves and extract it on your own by opening them.
Because of all the substances which contains, aloe insensibly helps in curing over 50 diseases, the scientists found out.