Each one of these categories could have their article in
their right, regarding the individual molecules and ongoing studies into their
effects. For the purpose of this article, we are going to look at how all the
properties of Aloe Vera work together and the benefits they provide.
Digestion – Aloe Vera contains both anti-inflammatory and laxative
components. As a result, Aloe Vera juice can normalize acidity and balance pH to
lessen the formation of yeast. This encourages digestive bacteria and
regularizes bowel processing.
Treatment – The gel of the Aloe Vera plant has a protective effect
against radiation damage to the skin. When Aloe Vera is used on burns, it
allows the area to heal at a faster rate by preventing the UV-induced
Medication – When used a few times a day, Aloe Vera eases the
discomfort and speeds the healing process of cold cores thanks to it antiviral
and anti-inflammatory properties. Since Aloe Vera is also safe to be consumed
by mouth, there is no fear of swallowing the Aloe Vera.
Blood Sugars – Aloe Vera has been shown to reduce the levels of blood
glucose and serum triglyceride concentrations. This makes it a good choice for
those who are diabetic as a natural way to balance their blood sugars.
Scalp Moisturizer – The many nutrients found in Aloe Vera support and
promote the health of your hair and scalp. Can help naturally curb dandruff and
dryness of the scamp that causes itching.
Health – Enzymes in Aloe Vera help break down protein in food to
turn them into amino acids that feed muscle and also fuel cells in the body,
which promotes healthy functioning and gives a natural boost to the immune
Inflammation – There are an incredible number of vitamins and minerals
present in Aloe vera that aid in the reduction of inflammation and fight free
Potential Cancer Fighting Properties – While there is more
research that needs to be done on this, a study that was published in
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked at the therapeutic
properties of one of the compounds in the plant’s leaves, called Aloe Emodin.
The authors suggest that the succulent shows potential to slow the growth of
breast cancer. However, it isn’t conclusive.
Irritations – Topical applications of Aloe Vera are effective in
treating psoriasis, dermatitis, surgical wounds, and many other skin
conditions. A study that was done in 1996 as the Department of Clinical
Physiology in Sweden included sixty patients who suffered from psoriasis. In a
group of sixty patients, half were given an Aloe Vera cream, and the other half
was given a placebo. The cure rate among those who received Aloe Vera was
eighty-three percent compared to seven percent in the placebo group. There were
also no relapses reported after twelve months.
Aloe vera is easy to find just about anywhere. You can grow
your aloe plant at home, or you can purchase aloe gel, latex, juice, and
extracts in your local health food store. It is important to ensure that you
are reading the labels of the Aloe products you are purchasing to ensure they
are certified, as not all aloe products are going to produce the same benefits.
Having your plant is the easiest and least expensive way to reap all of the
benefits of Aloe Vera on a regular basis.