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Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is species of succulent plant that probably originated in northern Africa and found in many dry regions of the world. Aloe has been well known for centuries for its curative properties, and both oral intake and topical dressings have been recognized to aid healing of any kind of skin wound, burn, or injury - even speeding recovery time after surgery. In recent times as alternate medicines are stepping up, numerous researches are taking place around the world thus humanizing and making us aware of the diverse uses of Aloe Vera.

Nutritional Value of Aloe Vera (barbadensis miller)

Although Aloe Vera is about 99% water, the remaining 1% is exceptionally powerful and it is thought this is because the close to 100 ingredients works extremely well together (synergistically). The ingredients in Aloe can be grouped into the following categories: Vitamins, Minerals, Sugars, Enzymes, Lignins, Amino Acids, Anthraquinones, Saponins, Fatty Acids, Salicylic Acid.
Aloe Vera (barbadensis miller) contains over 20 minerals, all of which are essential to the human body.  The human body requires 22 amino acids for good health -- eight of which are called "essential" because the body cannot fabricate them.  Aloe Vera contains all of these eight essential amino acids, and 11 of the 14 "secondary" amino acids.  
Aloe Vera has Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E.  Vitamins cannot be manufactured within the body, and some cannot be stored by the body, so it is necessary for the diet to sustain a continuous supply. 
When drinking Aloe Vera, it is recommended that - to get a steady supply of these minerals, amino acids and vitamins - one should drink between two to four ounces of Aloe Vera Gel twice daily.
Due to its high concentration of antioxidants, drinking Aloe Vera juice can help protect your cells from free radicals, reduce inflammation in the body, and delay the aging process. It can also help your digestive system and may even reduce constipation.

What's Inside Aloe Vera Gel? 

• Water
• 20 minerals
• 12 vitamins
• 18 amino acids
• 200 active plant compounds (phytonutrients), including:
• Enzymes
• Triterpenes (a phytonutrient that lowers blood sugar)
• Glyconutrients & glycoproteins
• Polysaccharides, including:
• Acemannan, mannose-6-phosphate polymannans
• Phenolic glycosides, including:
• Dihydrocoumarins

Uses of Aloe Vera

Due to its exceptional qualities, Aloe Vera can be used in various medical conditions.Here are some of the most common uses of Aloe Vera.

* Aloe Vera for Skin Care. Due to its anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiseptic qualities Aloe Vera is used widely as a skin tonic, externally and internally. Nowadays many cosmetics companies are using Aloe Vera as one of the key ingredient for their product. But it is advisable to use it freshly by growing it at owns  place and can be obtained by plucking a fresh leaf of Aloe Vera. If you pluck it fresh from the aloe plant, be sure to take one of the outer most leaves, which are the most effective. Slice off the spikes of the leaf. Thinly peel off the leaf's skin. Scoop out enough of the thick, clear pulp and blend it to make it in a gel form. You can directly apply it on the effective area of the skin.
It is very helpful in treating people with acne, and helps reduce the redness and scarring when applied to face and other body parts. 
Aloe Vera has also been known to relieve and/or improve other external skin discomforts such as eczema, psoriasis, ulcers, stings, bites, bruises, sprains and frostbite.
Its is very effective when used after shaving legs, bikini area, face, etc., applying aloe gel will diminish razor burns and heal minor cuts very quickly with no scarring.

* Internal Health Benefits of Aloe Vera.

Aloe Vera has long since been acknowledged to have an extensive range of related health benefits, particularly as a form of first-aid for burns. In The Essential Guide to Vitamins, Minerals and Herbal Supplements, Brewer (2010) identifies the following Aloe Vera benefits:
• Halts the growth of cancer tumors with used internally.
• Lowers high cholesterol.
• Repairs "sludge blood" and reverses "sticky blood".
• Boosts the oxygenation of your blood.
• Eases inflammation and soothes arthritis pain.
• Protects the body from oxidative stress.
• Prevents kidney stones and protects the body from oxalates in coffee and tea.
• Alkalizes the body, helping to balance overly acidic dietary habits.
• Cures ulcers, IBS, Crohn's disease and other digestive disorders.
• Reduces high blood pressure natural, by treating the cause, not just the symptoms.
• Nourishes the body with minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glyconutrients.
• Accelerates healing from physical burns and radiation burns.
• Replaces dozens of first aid products, makes bandages and antibacterial sprays obsolete.
• Halts colon cancer, heals the intestines and lubricates the digestive tract.
• Ends constipation.
• Stabilizes blood sugar and reduces triglycerides in diabetics.
• Prevents and treats Candida infections.
• Protects the kidneys from disease.
• Functions as nature's own "sports drink" for electrolyte balance, making common sports drinks obsolete.
• Boosts cardiovascular performance and physical endurance.
• Speeds recovery from injury or physical exertion.
• Hydrates the skin, accelerates skin repair.
However, there are some cases where Aloe Vera should not be used internally. Examples of when to avoid internal Aloe Vera usage include when pregnant or breastfeeding, as it can result in miscarriage or being passed through breast milk, possibly resulting in infants suffering from stomach problems.

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