ALOE VERA: USES, HEALTH AND MEDICINAL BENEFITS
Aloe Vera is respected for its potential healing properties by those who believe in naturopathy. Aloe vera helps to prevent cancer by destroying any free radicals in the body that can lead to abnormal growth of cells or tumors in the body. It contains high level of anti-carcinogenic properties that hinder the growth of tumours. Those who undergo regular radiopathy treatments can protect their body from the side effects of radiation by drinking aloe juice and applying aloe gel to the affected area to cure radiation burns.
Aloe gel has a very soothing effect on the skin. It cures skin dermatitis, gives you voluminous hair and a fit body. So make aloe vera your daily companion to get a holistic health care at the comfort of your home. You don’t need to rely on harsh chemicals when you have a natural option to stay fit and look glamorous always.
Although Aloe is about 99% water, the remaining 1% is extremely powerful and it is thought this is because the close to 100 ingredients work extremely well together (synergistically). Aloe vera contains many minerals vital to the growth process and healthy function of all the body's systems. Aloe vera consist as much as 75 nutrients, 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids and 200 active enzymes. Aloe vera contains Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and B12, Vitamin C and E, folic acid and Niacin. Minerals found in aloe vera include copper, iron, sodium, calcium, zinc, potassium, chromium, magnesium and manganese. The nutrients naturally present in aloe vera makes it a potential herbal product that can be safely used both internally and externally.
Aloe vera when taken internally aids in digestion and effectively cleanses the digestive system. Aloe vera works as a laxative which makes it easier for the food particles to pass through the intestine and improves daily bowel movements. Aloe Vera helps to detoxify and cleanse your body system. Aloe juice helps to treat ulcers and detoxify the digestive system.
Aloe Vera is full of antioxidants, which help to fight free radicals in the body and so boosts immune system and helps you to stay young and fit. It is very useful for those who get frequent attacks of cold, flu, bronchitis herpes, running nose and other respiratory disorders. Aloe Vera is rich in magnesium lactate that works as an antihistamine which helps in reducing the problem of sinus and chest inflammation due to various allergies.
Aloe vera has been used in traditional medicine and general home remedies to cure cuts, wounds, burns, abrasions, inflammations and skin breakage. Aloe vera contains plant steroids which help in reducing inflammation naturally. Aloe vera also contains salicylic acid and its salts salicylates; it helps to curb inflammation by inhibiting the production of hormones like prostaglandins. Salicylic acid is like aspirin and has the potential of reducing inflammation by destroying the bacteria that cause inflammation. You can use aloe vera to reduce inflammation without the fear of side effects. Drinking aloe vera juice regularly eases swollen and painful joints and reduces the stiffness of bones. Aloe Vera’s anti-inflammatory property helps to reduce acne greatly. It does not completely cure the acne; however, it reduces inflammation and redness of the skin to a great extent.
Aloe Vera tonic is wonderful for the female reproductive system and helps to rejuvenate the uterus. It is very beneficial in painful menstrual cycles.
The dried gel of aloe vera is used to treat diabetes as it helps to lower blood sugar level by decreasing insulin resistance and also lowers the triglyceride levels in the liver and plasma. Aloe vera helps to improve the blood quality naturally by decreasing the levels of cholesterol and triglyceride so it prevents cardiovascular disease.
Aloe vera juice also helps in maintaining healthy gums and oral hygiene. Its natural anti-bacterial and anti-microbial actions promote cell growth and healing. Its antifungal properties help greatly in the problem of denture stomatitis, apthous ulcers, cracked and split corners of the mouth.
Aloe vera has several properties that are effective in treating a variety of skin conditions like flaky or dry skin, cosmetic ailments, and hair and scalp problems. The anti-allergic property of aloe vera is useful in the treatment of various skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, itchy skin and other allergic reactions. Aloe vera helps to remove dead cells and replenishes it with new ones, giving the skin a radiant glow.
Axim and Gibberellins hormones found in Aloe Vera have wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe vera helps to treat sun burn at the epithelial level of the skin. It acts as a protective shield for the skin and heals the skin quickly. Aloe vera also helps to reduce stretch marks by healing the wounds. Aloe vera refreshes the skin and makes it vibrant and young and healthy looking. Aloe vera lightens the skin and helps to alleviate sun tanning and hyper pigmentation. Aloe Vera helps in minimizing the swelling of the lips. Aloe vera foot scrub can give you a peacock feather soft foot.
The proteolitic enzymes found in aloe vera help to eradicate dead skin cells on the scalp. Aloe Vera’s keratolic action breaks down the sebum and dead scalp cells. Aloe Vera’s alkalizing properties balances the pH level of the scalp and hair which results in further hair growth and retains moisture in the scalp. It also alleviates pruritic ailments like psoriasis and eczema of scalp. Aloe Vera’s enzymatic properties enable it to destroy excessive dead skin cells of the scalp. It helps to reduce the redness, scaling, itching and inflammation of scalp which directly benefits the hair. Aloe vera is also used in dandruff treatment. Aloe vera is a great conditioning agent that restores the hair’s shine and luster, and leaves the hair silky and smooth. The amino acids present in aloe vera add strength and luster to the hair.
Aloe vera gel is a perfect rinse for oily hair without making the hair brittle. Aloe vera gel also repairs dry and damaged hair in a short span of time. Aloe vera contains a good amount of protein which is necessary for maintaining the good health of the hair.
Alopecia or male pattern baldness is a common hair problem faced by men. This is a kind of hair loss that occurs at a particular part of the head or leads to full hair loss. This scalp condition can be reduced by regular usage of aloe vera.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an auto-immune disease which affects the entire body. The immune system attacks the body tissues, especially, the membranes lining the joint. There is inflammation and stiffness. There is fluid buildup in the joints that makes the matter worse. Aloe Vera juice can help reduce inflammation in the body like rheumatism, inflammation of ears and eyes and arthritis. The plant sterols function like the steroid painkillers, without causing any harm to body. Applying the gel externally can ease muscle and joint pains. But do not forget to use freshly prepared gel.