Aloe Vera has amazing health benefits. The herb is known for its medicinal properties and is useful in several health conditions. It helps in halting growth of cancer tumors, eases inflammation, helps in arthritis, lowers cholesterol, prevents kidney stones, soothes ulcers, lowers blood pressure in people suffering from high blood pressure, hydrates skin, provides essential minerals to the body, helps in preventing colon cancer, heals intestine, lubricates digestive tract and ends constipation. Aloe Vera is also helpful in stabilizing sugar levels in diabetics.
Aloe Vera could be easily obtained from Aloe Vera plant. The gel oozes out of the its leaf when it is broken. This gel could be directly consumed or added to desserts, smoothies, Aloe Vera juice etc.
Ten Benefits of Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera for Cancer Tumors: Studies show that polysaccharides found in aloe vera have anti-tumor and immune modulatory properties. Aloe vera gel helps in strengthening immune system and contributes to destruction of Cancer tumors. According to a study published in International Immunopharmacology (1995), polysaccharides of the herb exhibit macrophage-activating activities such as enhancing production of nitric oxide which is known to have anti-tumor properties.
Aloe Vera for inflammation: Aloe Vera reduces inflammation and is useful in condition of Arthritis. Aloe vera is found to have significantly lowered inflammation symptoms in people who drink it for 2 weeks.
Aloe Vera for Skin: Aloe Vera is very effective in enhancing health of the skin. It is one of the key constituents in many skin and eye cremes. In fact, fresh Aloe -Vera gel directly obtained from its plant is more useful than many skin and eye cremes. The gel keeps skin hydrated and nourished. It can be applied directly to the skin and enhances skin glow when it is regularly drunk.
Aloe Vera for diabetics: Clinical studies suggest that Aloe Vera has anti-diabetic properties. In a study it was found that fasting blood sugar levels dropped substantially in diabetic patients who took Aloe-Vera for three months. Aloe Vera is also useful for diabetics with peripheral neuropathy .i.e. numbness in hands & feet, as it improves blood circulation to extremities and reverses sludge blood.
Aloe Vera for lowering Cholesterol: Internal use of Aloe Vera is known to improve quality of blood and impacts blood chemistry in a way to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides in people suffering from high Cholesterol.
Aloe Vera for Joint Pain : Being effective in reducing inflammation, Aloe Vera is useful in easing joint and muscle pain. However, this should be combined with a healthier lifestyle. Consumption of pro-inflammatory foods such as red-meat, sugar, white flour, fried foods, milk etc should be limited.
Aloe Vera for improving antioxidant action: Aloe vera amplifies effects of vitamins and antioxidants. Consumption of aloe vera is believed to improve blood quality, allowing blood to transport oxygen/nutrients to body cells.
Aloe Vera for digestive disorders: Aloe Vera contains Polysaccharides which help in curing various digestive disorders. Aloe Vera also helps in curing IBS, ulcers, Crohn's disease.
Aloe Vera for immunity: Acemannan, a phytonutrient found in Aloe Vera may have anti-cancer properties. In a study on dogs and cats, acemannan was given to dogs and cats undergoing cancer treatment through radiation therapy. It was found that tumors shrunk more in dogs/cats that were treated with Acemannan. Also, survival rate post-treatment improved significantly in Acemannan treated cats/dogs. In another study, it was found that Acemannan improves cells' production of NO (Nitric Oxide) which strongly helps in shrinking cancer tumors. In fact, higher is the production ( upto a limit ) of Nitric Oxide in body, less is the cancer that you may have.
Aloe Vera is one of the most precious naturally existing gel for your health. It contains 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids, 200 active phytonutrients (plant compounds). Regular consumption of Aloe Vera helps in elongating life and improves quality of life by keeping you fit and healthy.