Known as the “plant of immortality” to the Ancient Egyptians , Aloe Vera is a plant that only a few people in this world haven’t heard of. Also the Native Americans have called it “a heaven wand.”
Treating small cuts and wounds or burns with Aloe Vera is very effective. It can heal them in very short period of use. Also aloe vera is very helpful and effective if it is taken internally.
Over 200 biological phytochemicals are contained in the aloe vera, like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, polysaccharides. All of these are promoting nutrient absorbing.
Studies from the Environmental Science Journal have written that it has strong antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties, which are very helpful to the immune system to cleanse itself from toxins.
Here is a nutritional profile of this herb:
It is very rich and contains a lot of B12 vitamin, this vitamin is needed for red blood cells production. It contains huge amounts of B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E and A vitamins. Also contains folic and choline acids.
Aloe Vera helps the digestive system very much, because it contains a lot of enzymes like lipase and amylase. These also burn fat and breaks down sugar molecules, it also reduces inflammation.
Iron, potassium, copper, zinc, selenium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, sodium, chromium and many others are the minerals that are contained in Aloe Vera, these together are improving the metabolic system.
- Amino Acids
Aloe Vera can fight bacteria and inflammation, because it contains very important acids like salicylic acid, which is the natural replacement for Aspirin.
Uses of Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera can detoxify the kidneys, colon liver, bladder, stomach and spleen. It can also cleanse the blood. It’s very helpful for gut inflammation, indigestion, constipation, upset stomach etc.
Therefore it is very helpful for eliminating plaque, treating arthritis or even treating canker sores.
How to consume Aloe Vera
Mostly it is consumed by preparing the juice from the Aloe Vera leaves or directly consuming the plant. Purchase the Aloe Vera juice in healthy food stores and notice that it should be 100% natural.
Once you have it, add it to your smoothies and fresh juices.