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Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

The Aloe Vera is a medicine plant and name is deri+ved from the Arabic alloeh means “bitter’. It is bitter in taste because the liquid found in the leaves is bitter. There are various species of aloe available and they are near about 500 in number. The Aloe Vera is grown mainly in the dry regions of Africa, Asia, Europe and America.

The Aloe Vera is generally a member of the lily family and is known as “lily of the desert”. It is also known as the plant of immortality. The Aloe Vera is a herbal plant and is used in the treatment of various burns, infections and parasites.

Appearance wise, the Aloe Vera is mainly cactus type. This plant is a unique one and it also belongs to a larger plant family called Xeroids. Aloe Vera exhibits a nutritional value to both animals and humans. Aloe Vera plant is kept in sandy soil that is well drained. Generally the potted plants need filtered sun or full shade.

Aloe vera extract is made by pulverizing the whole leaves of the plant. Normally, the Aloe juice is made from the inner leaf. The Aloe vera plant contains about 96% of water. The rest of the part is made by ingredients like amino acids, minerals, vitamins, enzymes, essential oil and glycoproteins, etc.

The Aloe Vera contains near about 20 minerals, all of which are important for the human body. It also contains eight essential amino acids and fourteen secondary amino acids, thus completing the 22 amino acids requiring for good health. There are various vitamins like Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E contained in Aloe Vera.

Uses of Aloe Vera Plant:

African hunters commonly rub the gel on their bodies to reduce perspiration and their scent. When Aloe Vera, is to be drunk, then one should drink between one to four ounces of Aloe Vera gel twice daily.

Aloe vera plant helps in efficient functioning of certain organs like kidney, gall bladders at least three inflammatory fatty acids. They are very helpful for the stomach, colon and small intestine because they alkalize digestive juices to prevent over acidity. And if acidity occurs, it leads to indigestion.

Aloe Vera finally helps in cleaning the digestive tract by exerting a soothing and balancing effect. The commonly found compound in Aloe Vera is acemannan and it helps in providing immunity, that is it strengthens the body’s natural resistance.

It do so, by activating the T-lymphocytic cells which helps in the development of immune systems. Aloe vera relieves itching due to insect bites and allergies.

The Aloe Vera gel is placed on the burns to relieve pain and prevent and prevent blisters. Aloes also diminishes inflammation, reduces swelling and redness and thereby enhances wound healing.

Aloe vera shows a good moisturizing effect on the skin and is a good treatment for sunburn and skin irritation. Aloe is also used in a treatment is acne and eczema. Aloe’s healing power is increased due to availability of oxygen to the skin.



 


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