What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe Vera is an incredible plant. Aloe Vera is a gelatinous plant food, just like seaweeds and chia seeds. Aloe Vera contains many vitamins & minerals and is also high in amino acids & essential fats. Believe it or not it is from the same family that garlic and onions belong to.
What are the Benefits of Aloe Vera?
It helps with digestion and is a great remedy for people with problems like irritable bowel and acid reflux.
Aloe Vera also helps to decrease the amount of unfriendly bacteria and in our gut keeping your healthy intestinal flora in balance. It is not as well known that Aloe Vera can help rid the body of intestinal worms in fact it has many benefits when you are detoxification
Aloe Alkalises the Body
Disease cannot manifest in an alkaline environment. Most people are living and subsisting on mostly acidic foods. For great health, remember the 80/20 rule – 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acidic. Aloe Vera is an alkaline forming food. It alkalizes the body, helping to balance overly acidic dietary habits
Aloe Helps Boost the Immune System
There is a lot of stress in our daily lives, so we can use a boost to our immune systems. The polysaccharides in Aloe Vera juice stimulate macrophages, which are the white blood cells of your immune system that fight against viruses.
Aloe is also an immune enhancer because of its high level of anti-oxidants, which help combat the unstable compounds known as free-radicals, contributing to the aging process. (Free radicals are a bi-product of life itself, it is a naturally occurring process but we can overload ourselves with unnecessary free-radicals by living an unhealthy lifestyle
Aloe Vera is Great for the Skin
Aloe Vera is well known for healing properties of the skin. It helps heal wounds and is great for applying topically to burns, sun burns, abrasions, psoriasis and even to bug bites. Aloe acts as an analgesic, acting to help relieve pain of wounds. Aloe relieves or prevents itching.
Due to aloe’s high water content (over 99% water) it is a great way to hydrate, moisturize and rejuvenate the skin. Aloe increases the elasticity of the skin making it more flexible through collagen repair. Aloe is an emollient, helping to soften and soothe the skin. It helps supply oxygen to the skin cells, increasing the strength and synthesis of skin tissue and induces improved blood flow to the skin through capillary dilation.
Disinfectant, Anti-biotic, Anti-microbial, Germicidal, Anti-bacterial, Anti-septic, Anti-fungal & Anti-viral
Aloe Vera’s active ingredients are sulphur, lupeol, salicylic acid, cinnamic acid, urea nitrogen and phenol which are substances that prevent the growth of disease-causing microorganisms and act as a team to provide antimicrobial activity thus eliminating many internal and external infections, also active against bacteria. It also helps to treat fungal and viral infections.
Aloe Vera helps to naturally Reduce Inflammation
Aloe Vera contains 12 substances, including B-sisterole, which can help to slow down or inhibit inflammation. This may be able to help with painful joints due to stiffness and help improve joint flexibility.
Weight Loss – A Secondary effect
Improving your digestion, and detoxifying your will have a secondary effect in promoting weight loss because when we start to improve our digestion we naturally eliminate more efficiently, which is a primary way they we detoxify – through our bowels. This will lighten our toxic load on the body and will give us more energy.
Note: Avoid taking aloe internally during pregnancy, menstruation, if you have hemorrhoids or degeneration of the liver and gall bladder.