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Friday, July 8, 2011

Benefits of Aloe Vera

Friday, July 8, 2011

Aloe vera is a succulent tropical plant that has a shape like a fleshy leaves. This leaf has many benefits, both as medicine and for cosmetics.

Aloe vera plant is quite unique because it contains various biologically active compounds, such as mannans acetate, polymannans, anthraquinone, and a variety of lectins. Aloe vera also contains about 75 types of substances that have been known to be useful and more than 200 other compounds that make it fit for use in herbal medicine.

These substances include enzymes that aid digestion and reduce inflammation, all kinds of vitamins except vitamin D, minerals that are necessary for enzyme function, the long chain sugars to rebalance the digestive system; saponins which act as anti-microbial, and 20 of the 22 types of amino acids.

Here are some the aloe vera benefits.

1. Skin care. Its function also eliminates acne, moisturize skin, detoxify the skin, removal of scars and marks, reduce inflammation, as well as repair and skin rejuvenation.

2. Dandruff. Aloe vera can help reduce itching and dandruff. Aloe vera can also be used for treatment of hair before shampooing.

3. Burns. Aloe vera gel can heal and repair the affected skin burns, including burns caused by sun exposure.

4. Immunity. Aloe vera is full of antioxidants that counter free radicals to enhance the immune system.

5. Detoxification. Aloe vera juice is a laxative natural toxins, but also contains various vitamins and minerals that help our bodies cope with stress in daily life.

6. Diabetes. Half a tablespoon of aloe vera juice is given for 14 weeks was shown to reduce blood sugar levels by 45 percent.

7. Indigestion. Aloe vera is useful especially in cases of heartburn and intestinal irritation and ulcers. Aloe vera is known to soothe the esophagus and overcome acid reflux.

8. Oral health. Aloe vera is useful for mouth and gum problems, especially in improving the deteriorating gums.

9. Maintain weight. Aloe vera juice has been used for years to lose weight.

10. Help bowel movements. Aloe latex contains anthraquinone glycosidesaloin A and B that are useful as a powerful laxative.


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