Aloe Vera is extremely powerful and contains many minerals vital to the growth process and healthy function of all the body’s systems. The ingredients in Aloe can be grouped into the following categories: Vitamins, Minerals, Sugars, Enzymes, Lignin’s, Amino Acids, Anthraquinones, Saponins, Fatty Acids, Salicylic Acid.
Eight benefits from Aloe Vera plant include:
1. Aloe Vera Helps Immune System:
Aloe Vera also seems to be excellent at regulating the immune system. This means it can both stimulate the immune response for those with weakened immune systems either from existing conditions or post-illness fatigue. It can also calm the immune response, such as for hay fever where less immune reaction is beneficial. It may even have a role to play in managing diabetes. Aloe’s ability to detoxify helps keep the immune system in check. The body has a much better chance at fighting off illness and infection if as many nutrients as possible can make their way into the bloodstream. Polysaccharides are the primary component of Aloe Vera gel. These compounds, which are found in plants, create the thick quality of the gel.
2. It Treats Sunburn:
Aloe Vera helps with sunburn through its powerful healing activity at the epithelial level of the skin, a layer of cells that cover the body. It acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish its moisture. Because of its nutritional qualities and antioxidant properties, the skin heals quicker.
3. It Aids In Digestion:
The internal benefits of aloe vera are supposed to be just as amazing. The plant is said to improve the digestion and to relieve ulcers. The juice is also prescribed for arthritis and rheumatism. To test any of these claims, steep the cut foliage in water or chew pieces of the fresh leaf.
4. Helps treat mouth ulcers (canker sores):
Many people have experienced mouth ulcers, or canker sores, at some point in their lives. They usually form underneath the lip, inside the mouth, and last for about 7-10 days. Studies have convincingly shown that Aloe Vera treatment can accelerate the healing of mouth ulcers. In a 7-day study of 180 people with recurrent mouth ulcers, an Aloe Vera patch applied to the area was effective in reducing the size of the ulcers. However, it did not outperform the conventional ulcer treatment, which is corticosteroid. In another study, Aloe Vera gel not only accelerated the healing of mouth ulcers, it also reduced the pain associated with them.
5. Reduces Constipation:
Aloe Vera has often been used to treat constipation. This time it is not the gel, but the latex, that provides the benefits. The latex is a sticky yellow residue found just under the skin of the leaf. The key compound responsible for this effect is called or barbaloin, which has well-established laxative effects.
Aloe Vera has sometimes been used as a traditional diabetes remedy. It is said to enhance insulin sensitivity and help improve blood sugar management. Several animal and human studies in type 2 diabetics have actually found promising results from consuming Aloe Vera extract.
7. Dental plaque:
Tooth decay and diseases of the gum are very common health problems. One of the best ways to prevent this from happening is to reduce the buildup of plaque (bacterial biofilms) on the teeth. In a mouth rinse study of 300 healthy people, 100% pure Aloe Vera juice was compared to the standard mouthwash ingredient chlorhexidine.
8. Stepping up in the battle against cancer.
According to studies, aloe-emodin, a compound in Aloe Vera leaves, could slow down the spread of breast cancer cells. Researchers are currently investigating how aloe may play a role in other types of cancer, as well.