Aloe Vera was well known and respected even in the culture of ancient Egyptians and Native Americans. Egyptians called it “the plant of immortality” and the Native Americans as “wand of heaven” because of its huge healing benefits. Many of those healing powers you probably already know. Like ones that it helps to heal the injured skin when cut, burned or scraped with putting directly a slam cut off the plant. This is a plant that can be grown at almost every home in a variety of climates. But this plant could be used, even more beneficially, when taken internally.
Why is Aloe Vera powerful for your health?
It contains more than 200 bioactive compounds like vitamins, amino acids, minerals, polysaccharides etc. The aloe vera juice or gel, preferably not chemically or thermally proceed is antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral, cleaning our body out of toxins and different pathogens.
Aloe Vera has many minerals the boost our metabolism. Ones of these are calcium, magnesium, sodium, copper, iron, zinc, selenium, chromium, potassium, and manganese.
Aloe Vera contains very important enzymes that can help in digestion. They break down the fat and sugar molecules. Ones of those are the known amylase and lipase. Another one Bradykinese, which reduces the inflammation.
One of the essential vitamins that it contain is the vitamin B12. This vitamin is good for the generation of the red blood cells. It is good for vegans and vegetarians, who don’t get this vitamin from the animals’ products. Although you should not rely just on Aloe Vera for the intake of vitamin B12. Besides this, this plant contains other vitamins as well as: A, E, C, B1, B2, niacin B3, B6, folic acid B9, choline and others.
It contains 20 out of 22 essential amino acids that we need in our body. Also, it has salicylic acid, which is preventive against bacterias and inflammation.
This is very good body cleanser. It removes toxins from our inner organs like the stomach, colon, kidneys, liver, bladder and it can be also an instant reliever for upset stomach, ulcers or any gut inflammation. By regular use, it strengthens the whole digestive tract and weakens arthritis.
Aloe vera juice or gel, taken as mouthwash can clean the plaque on our teeth as well because it contains the active chlorhexidine, and by the way, it is natural. According to this, it is actually good for the whole interior of the mouth, healing ulcers.
The most tasty and maybe the best way, is the juice way. You can find it easily in many of the stores nowadays. But also you can make it at home, so you will be perfectly sure that it is not chemicaly trated. Also, you can directly eat the palnt washed, mixed in smoothie, together with other fruits and vegetables you like, so you won’t even taste it if its taste a bit harsh for you.
You can learn even more about this powerful plant here.