Amazing healing and medicinal benefits of Aloe Vera plant
I personally love having aloe vera plants at home for all their benefits and healing and medicinal properties. I would sometimes cut off the aloe vera leaf from the plant I have at home and get the gel inside the inner leaf and add it to my green smoothie.
As we all know different plants have different medicinal properties and Aloe Vera plant has many amazing internal and external applications.
Here are the top 10 benefits of aloe vera:
According to a study published in the International Journal of Toxicology, aloe-emodin (AE) which is a hydroxyanthraquinone present in Aloe vera leaves, has a specific in vitro and invivo antineuroectodermal tumor activity. The researchers discovered that the active substance in Aloe Vera known as Aloe-emodin is a new form of anticancer agent with selective activity against Neuroectodermal Tumors.
Studies also show that polysaccharides in Aloe Vera can help to boost the immune system and destroy cancer cells. In fact, a study published in the International Immunopharmacology showed that polysaccharides in the aloe vera display potent macrophage-activating activities like producing large volumes of nitric oxide that has anti-tumor properties. Studies also show that Aloe vera polysaccharides can help to improve the immune system of patients with HIV positive.
In addition, acemannan which is the major carbohydrate fraction obtained from the gel of the Aloe vera leaf destroys cancer cells and improves the recovery of cancer patients who went through toxic treatments like chemotherapy. In a study published in the National Institute of Health, the researchers discovered that acemannan increases the production of an anti-cancer chemical known as nitric oxide (NO) that kills cancer tumors. Acemannan in Aloe Vera is also known to accelerate wound healing, boost immune system and have anti-viral and antibacterial properties.
Aloe vera is also high in a natural substance known as adaptogen that can boost the body’s immune system and increase its ability to fight diseases and illnesses and cope with mental and physical stress.
2. Improving the arthritis pain by reducing inflammation:
Aloe vera can significantly lower inflammation and reduce joint pain and pain of arthritis. Many studies including the one published in the Journal of the American Podiatric medical Association show that mannose-6-phosphate which is the major sugar in the Aloe gel has strong anti-inflammatory properties and can improve wound healing.
In another study, the researchers found out that Aloesin Derivatives in Aloe vera can fight free radicals and has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
A study published in Journal of Ethnopharmacology also shows that extracts of Aloe vera gel have strong anti-inflammatory properties and can inhibit action on the arachidonic acid pathway via cyclooxygenase.
3. Antidiabetic agent that can Lower bad cholesterol, Blood sugar and triglyceride levels:
Many studies have shown that Aloe-Vera can significantly lower the blood sugar level of diabetic patients. In a study published in the Journal of Phytomedicine, the researchers discovered that patients who were given Aloe vera juice twice a day had lower levels of blood sugar and triglyceride.
In another study published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, the researchers found out that patients who took Aloe vera gel extract for a period of 21 days had lower blood glucose, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Many studies have shown that Aloe vera is a great antidiabetic agent and can significantly lower the level of blood sugar in diabetic patients and reduce blood lipid levels in patients with hyperlipidaemia.
4. Skin care:
The gel from Aloe Vera plant has amazing properties and can keep the skin hydrated and nourished. Aloe vera gel can also regenerate new skin tissues and is superior to most expensive skin care and beauty petroleum-based products that have many toxic chemicals in them.
Aloe vera is a great source of essential nutrients, minerals and vitamins and makes a group of antioxidants like vitamin C and E work better together. The powerful antioxidants in aloe vera can get rid of free radicals and toxins and has anti-aging properties by improving blood quality and allowing blood to transport oxygen and other nutrients to body cells.
6. Improving digestive disorders and curing IBS, ulcers, celiac and Crohn's disease:
7. Accelerating healing from wounds and burns:
Aloe Vera Gel is a great external treatment for healing and treating minor wounds, burns, skin irritation, bruises and abrasions.
8. High in nutrients, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids:
Aloe vera contains vitamin A, C, E, folic acid, B vitamins and in particular vitamin B12. Aloe vera has also more than 20 minerals including magnesium, zinc, chromium, calcium, selenium, sodium, iron and copper. There are more than 20 amino acids (with 8 essential amino acids) in aloe vera and the omega 3 fatty acids in aloe vera can get rid of bad fat and bad cholesterol.
9. Aloe Vera alkalinizes the body and helps to detox the body and promote weight loss:
Aloe vera can help to improve the digestion and accumulation of toxins and free radical in the body. Aloe vera can promote weight loss by detoxifying the body from toxins.
Also, Acidity and alkalinity in the human body is proven to be a very important factor to health and vitality. A diet high in fruits and vegetables can help to maintain a correct balance of acid/alkaline level in the body. Aloe vera among other plants can alkalize the body by helping to balance the acidic dietary habits.
10. Great source of antibiotic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial:
The active ingredients in aloe vera known as sulphur, lupeol, urea nitrogen, salicylic acid, cinnamic acid, and phenol can help to prevent the growth of disease-causing microorganisms and fight against infections, fungi and bacteria.