Aloe vera is a succulent plant that belongs to the lily family. It is commonly used for soothing sunburns and for healing wounds. But did you know that this incredible plant, which is known for 5,000 years, has many more benefits?
Do you suffer from constipation? If so, include aloe vera juice in your diet every day. It has a laxative property that increases the water content in the intestines and helps in emptying them naturally.
Studies suggest that regular intake of aloe vera juice improves blood glucose levels, making it ideal for diabetics. It also improves insulin sensitivity.
Inflammation is one of the main causes of Asthma. The anti-inflammatory properties of the plant helps patients suffering from asthma.
It contains nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, Zinc and folic acid. The antioxidant properties of these nutrients helps in boosting immunity. Importantly, the plant helps in building immunity without any side effects or any allergic reactions.
A study was conducted where the effects of aloe vera were compared with two popular drugs for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD.) The results concluded that the plant is a safe and effective treatment for reducing all the major symptoms GERD, without any side effects.
Aloe vera helps in protecting the oral cavities and soft tissues. It is also a natural remedy for bad breath, which is caused due to bacteria in the mouth. Studies have shown that it can be used as a regular toothpaste to eliminate cavity-causing bacteria.
Cold weather can give you canker sores, chapped lips and other problems. Studies show that applying aloe gel on the sores directly can speed up the healing process. If the gel is not available you can also drink aloe vera juice.
Symptoms of IBS include bloating, cramps, abdominal pain etc. It’s been shown that having aloe vera juice could provide relief to help people suffering from IBS.
The most common form of arthritis is Osteoarthritis. It’s known as a “wear and tear” of the joint cartilage and bone. Aloe vera, when taken orally, can help reduce the pain caused by osteoarthritis.
The anti-inflammatory and the anti-bacterial properties of aloe vera are known to reduce the discomfort, redness, itching caused by allergies. The best form of aloe vera for allergies is to buy a pure/organic form of aloe vera gel.
Aloe vera is available in different forms such as a lotion, capsules or juice. Add a little aloe vera to your diet and benefit from its amazing properties.