Oh my what a wonderful healing herb! Aloe vera originates in the Arabian peninsula, but is grown in tropical climates around the world. This cactus like plant has so many healing benefits, it’s truly amazing! The pulp that comes from the leaves is a gel like substance with so much healing to offer! The components in aloe vera have astringent, emollient, anti fungal, antibacterial, immunostimulant, antiviral, anti-neoplastic and gastrointestinal properties. The nutrients in aloe vera consists of amino acids, calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E. WOW! All this goodness in this short stemmed plant.
Uses for Aloe
Aloe heals mouth sores and stimulates cell regeneration. Most skin care products have aloe in them to aid in the healing process. Due to its powerful components (listed above), not only does it kill the bacteria on the skin, but it regenerates it for a healthy look. Aloe is also used in:
- Healing of sunburns
- Healing of cuts and other burns
- The treatment of acne
- Healing of those suffering with rosacea
When taken internally, aloe vera aids in so many different ways. Here are some just to name a few:
- Helps lower cholesterol
- Reduces inflammation
- Increases blood vessel generation
- Soothes stomach irritation
- Acts as a laxative
- Helps symptoms of people suffering with AIDS (boosts immune system)
- Supports a healthy digestive system
- Aids in the healing of bleeding and swollen gums (like a mouthwash)
Many people are now on the aloe vera water and juice kick. Now knowing the extensive benefits of aloe vera, they are selling it like hot cakes! HAHAHA! Really, the best way is to buy the aloe vera plant and put it in your water or fresh juice, therefore you don’t have all those preservatives and extra sugar.
Note: Should not be taken internally during pregnancy.
There are many hair care products out there that contain aloe vera because of its various components, especially the cell regeneration properties (promoting hair growth). It cleanses, treats and heals and conditions the hair and scalp. It leaves your hair feeling brand new, healthy and shiny (not greasy).
Try it and see how much it will change your life, health and wellness. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think if you have tried it. That’s all for now.
Get healthy today and stay healthy tomorrow!