Benefits of Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera, also known as the ‘plant of immortality’ by the ancient Egyptians, was used for its healing properties since time immemorial. Aloe Vera plants are commonly found in the African regions and belong to the family of Xanthorrhoeaceae, known for its succulent or fleshy leaves.
This nontoxic plant stores water in its leaves and survives in low rainfall and arid regions.
Aloe Vera leaf looks unique; it doesn’t have any stems & the edges of leaves have tiny spikes.
1. Aids Digestion And Treats Intestinal Issues
Aloe vera when taken internally aids in digestion and effectively cleanses the digestive system. Aloe vera works as a laxative which makes it easier for the food particles to pass through the intestine. Thus aloe vera helps those who suffer severe constipation problems.
2. Boost The Immune System
Aloe Vera is full of antioxidants, also known as natural immunity enhancers, which help to fight free radicals in the body. Free radicals cause several diseases and ailments which speeds up the ageing process.
3. Beneficial For The Female Reproductive System
Aloe Vera tonic is wonderful for the female reproductive system. It helps to rejuvenate the uterus. It is very beneficial to drink aloe vera juice if you are experiencing painful menstrual cycle.
4.Treats Respiratory Disorders
This versatile plant is also useful for treating respiratory disorders and is particularly useful for those who get frequent attacks of cold, flu, bronchitis herpes, running nose and other respiratory disorders.Aloe vera contains Vitamin C which helps to prevent colds, cough and flu.
5. Helps Treat Inflammation, Wounds And Burns
Aloe vera has been used in traditional medicine and general home remedies in the recent times to cure cuts, wounds, burns, abrasions, inflammations and skin breakage.
Aloe vera contains plant steroids which help in reducing inflammation naturally. So aloe vera is used in orthodox or traditional medicine as steroidal drugs. Aloe vera also contains salicylic acid and its salts salicylates; it helps to curb inflammation by inhibiting the production of hormones like prostaglandins
You can use aloe vera to reduce inflammation without the fear of side effects. Drinking aloe vera juice regularly eases swollen and painful joints and reduces the stiffness of bones. It is excellent for treating scars, burns and cuts