Due to its incredible healing powers, the Egyptians used to call Aloe Vera the plant of immortality.
It is mostly used topically, for treating cuts, scratches or burns, because it`s very beneficial for the skin. That`s why many beauty products contain Aloe Vera.
But you will get the best results from this plant if you consume it.
According to the Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Aloe Vera is a powerful antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal agent, helpful in cleansing the body and boosting immunity.
Aloe Vera contains:
- Vitamins: it is rich in vitamin B12, which stimulates production of red blood cells. Also it contain:
- Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6
- Vitamins A, C and E
- Folic acid
- Enzymes: contains amylase and lipase, both helpful with digestion issues, which break down sugar and fats faster than other enzymes. They also reduce inflammations.
- Amino acids:20 of the 22 essential amino acids are contained in this plant. Also, it contains salicylic acid which is helpful with fighting bacteria and inflammation. Aloe Vera gel can be consumed orally, it is contained in many products for skin care, and used for treating burns, wounds or skin irritations.
- Minerals:Aloe Vera is rich in minerals like iron, sodium, zinc, selenium, magnesium, calcium, copper and potassium, all of the very important for the metabolism, balance blood sugar levels, and other body functions. One tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel a day can help with diabetes, to balance the blood sugar levels even without the regular medications.
Consuming Aloe Vera
If you can`t find a fresh plant and drink fresh juice or gel, buy some bottled one from a healthy food store, but make sure it`s pure juice/gel.