Aloe Vera is an amazing plant. Although the West is only just waking up to the wonders of Aloe Vera, many ancient cultures have been using this wonder plant since time immemorial for cuts, wounds and burns. However, few people are aware of all the health benefits of Aloe Vera in spite of all the attention it has been deriving from the media recently.
Aloe Vera juice is yellow in color and is found in the fleshy leaves of the plant. Since the juice is full of valuable nutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids and trace elements, ingestion of the juice is highly beneficial for the body. Let’s see what those health benefits are…
Health benefits of Aloe Vera
Taking in aloe vera juice is one of the best ways of providing a number of useful nutrients to the body. The thick juice is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and B12, C and E. Aloe Vera is also rich in a number of minerals like sodium, calcium, copper, zinc, manganese, chromium, iron, potassium, sodium and magnesium. Aloe also contains amino acids, 7 of which are essential amino acids (meaning that these amino acids cannot be manufactured by the body).
Aloe vera juice boosts immunity and protects the body from a variety of cancerous growths.
Aloe Vera juice is great for digestion because it is rich in fiber. This aids elimination and may speed up weight loss and promote good health. Taking in aloe vera juice improves bowel activity. It is effective against a number of problems associated with indigestion. Components in the juice destroy harmful bacteria and yeast in the stomach. This in turn improves the digestive system and allows the absorption of important nutrients.
Aloe vera juice brings down inflammation and pain. People who have been drinking aloe vera juice maintain that the juice helps them manage painful, swollen joints. Aloe vera juice has anti-inflammatory properties. Due to this it is good for dental and oral health.
Aloe Vera juice is rich in antioxidants which fight free radicals that lead to metabolic problems, contribute to the aging process, and lead to a number of ailments.
According to a British study, aloe vera may help to prevent or treat ulcers in the gut. It seems like ulcers which are caused by anti-inflammatory drugs are especially susceptible to the juice. It may also be that it helps treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Aloe Vera Benefits To The Skin
Aloe Vera has long been used for skin damage and burns. It may also be useful to treat psoriasis, dermatitis, frostbite, and other skin conditions. This has both a relief and a healing aspect to it. This may also be one reason why some believe that aloe vera is good for your hair.
How To Buy and Consume Aloe Vera Juice
This juice is available commercially. It is available plain or with added flavors including cranberry. Flavored juice may be easier to take in.
It is advisable to drink aloe juice as a part of your daily routine. Start with 2 ounces of juice. You may drink up to 8 ounces daily.
Some people may experience side effects like nausea, allergic reactions and liver dysfunction if they take in more than 2 ounces of juice. If this happens, cut down your total consumption or cease drinking the juice entirely.
I hope that you now see how diverse the health benefits of aloe vera juice are. It is useful for many reasons and is also a rich source of nutrients. That being the case, drinking it is one of the best ways to ensure that you get your daily dose of vitamins and antioxidants.