Aloe Vera is a priceless treasure in the fight for our health. The appearance may remind us of the agave. In hot countries and in its natural environment to grow up to 5 meters in height. When we grow it in home conditions in the pot, the amount does not exceed one meter. Aloe juice is rich in amino acids, minerals and vitamins. Due to its regenerative properties it helps heal even serious wounds. Learn more about the benefits of aloe vera and start to use it today!
Aloe has been used already 5000 years BC by all ancient civilizations. The first information about the plant, located on clay Sumerian tablets (c. 1750. BC).
This plant has a lot of “nicknames”, eg .: green doctor, silent healer, desert lily, plant of immortality. There are over three hundred varieties of this wonderful gift of nature, but only five of them have healing properties.
In ancient times, aloe vera was used as a perfume, which perfumed clothing and home accessories, as well as the burial cloth. They treated it as a symbol of life after death, sacrificed him dead and adorned the tombs and pyramids.
The Egyptians claimed that “green doctor” give them eternal beauty and health, thus eternal life.
Properties of aloe
Aloe vera has a broad spectrum of activity. Increases resistance, especially in the transition periods (autumn-spring). It has nourishing properties and tonic because it contains easily digestible sugars, minerals and vitamins. In addition, it regenerates damaged skin – it helps in the healing process of wounds, including ulcers. A positive effect on our body detoxifying them and getting rid of all harmful substances. It is helpful in the fight against asthma and allergies, as it has anti-inflammatory and soothing. It has strong antibacterial and antifungal.
Aloe leaves are thick and fleshy, have a wealth of active substances. The most important ones are aloin, aloe-emodin and barbaloina. They are useful in the treatment of cancer (aloe-emodin helps stop the development of leukemia). In addition to the use of natural medicine, it is also used in cosmetics – is rejuvenating and beautifying. Aloe juice also contains substances that inhibit inflammation and alleviate the symptoms of rheumatism and neuralgia.
The use of aloe vera
The juice of the aloe vera can be used in fields such as medicine and cosmetics. Aloe vera is known primarily for its valuable properties, stimulating the immune system. It should be used to strengthen the body during the solstice, and when we are less resistant, eg. Due to a sudden change in climate or after illness.
We can also be used when we have problems with digestion, because it regulates intestinal function, heals ulcers and constipation. It is worth to think about it too, if you want to lose weight, because it has the effect of detoxifying and cleansing. However, in any situation should be guided by the old rule – “what too much of a good thing” – when drink aloe for a long time, we can achieve the opposite effect, ie. The difficulty with defecation.
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Aloe juice can be used for manufacturing various ointments, creams or gels that can help in various skin diseases. It supports the treatment of skin diseases such as acne, psoriasis, ringworm. It may be too strong for sensitive skin.
At the end of autumn, winter and spring, we should prophylactically consume about 5 ml to keep you in good health.
Regular drinking aloe lowers blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Aloe liquid to easily our daily diet enriched with vitamins A, B (particularly B-12), C and E. In addition, it contains calcium, iron, sodium, potassium, magnesium, and above all, the high content of unsaturated amino acids and fatty acids (they help reduce cholesterol in the blood).
It should be used in moderation all products containing aloe vera liquid. As already mentioned, the juice of aloe has laxative properties, which can leach out of our body’s electrolytes and minerals.
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