Aloe Vera is one of the most powerful natural miracles, with countless healing properties that have been valued for centuries. Because of this, the ancients Egyptians called it The Plant of Immortality, while the Native Americans referred to it as The Wand of Heaven.
This miraculous plant is commonly used nowadays as well, but you should know that its uses are not limited to topical applications on wounds, scrapes, and burns, as it can also be taken internally and thus improve overall health.
Aloe Vera has potent antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties that cleanse the body and boost the immune system.
It helps ward off disease, kill bacteria and protect the function of our cell membranes. Zink is also a key structural component for many hormone receptors and proteins that contribute to healthy, balanced mood and immune function.
It contains more than 200 biologically active, naturally occurring constituents, such as minerals, vitamins, polysaccharides, enzymes, and amino acids.
The minerals Aloe Vera contains, such as zinc, iron, potassium, copper, calcium, magnesium, chromium, and selenium boost metabolic pathways. Moreover, it is high in important enzymes like amylase and lipase, which can help digestion by breaking down fat and sugar molecules.
Among the other vitamins, Aloe Vera is a rich source of vitamin B12, which is needed for the production of red blood cells. It is also abundant in vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, and B6. Let’s not forget folic acid and choline.
When it comes to amino acids, this plant contains 20; including 11 essential ones, as well as salicylic acid, which destroys bacteria and fights inflammation in the body.
Aloe Vera is a potent body cleanser, as it eliminates toxins from the liver, colon, spleen, stomach, kidneys, and bladder, and soothes joint inflammation. Additionally, it relieves ulcers, indigestion, upset stomach, and gut inflammation.
If used as a mouthwash, it removes plaque, sooths canker soars, and improves oral health in a natural and safe way.
How to consume Aloe?
The easiest way to consume it is in the form of aloe juice, which can be bought in health food stores. You can also juice Aloe Vera leaves on your own, at home. Add the juice to smoothies or drink it straight up.
The following dose recommendations are based on scientific research and publications, but it would be wise to always read the label on your Aloe Vera products before using them.
For constipation take 100-200 milligrams of Aloe Vera daily.
For high cholesterol, take one capsule of Aloe containing 300 milligrams, twice daily for 2 months.
For inflammatory bowel disease, take 100 milligrams twice daily for 4 weeks.
Quite a “miracle plant”, would you agree?
That’s it for now; see you all the next time.