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Benefits of Aloe vera

The health benefits of aloe vera are endless. Known as the ‘Miracle Healer’, the inner gel/juice of the Aloe vera plant (Barbadensis species) can be ingested for general health and ailments.

It can also be applied directly onto the skin to heal many skin problems, alleviate aches and pains, reduce swollen/inflamed areas & induce healing in sores, burns, insect bites etc.

Most people that use aloe vera regularly report various benefits and a sense of well being.

Aloe vera contains minerals & vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12 , C, E, Folic Acid and Niacin – Calcium, Sodium, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Zinc, Manganese, Magnesium, Chromium & many more – As well as 20 of the 22 Amino Acids the human body requires.

This includes 7 of the 8 essential ones – the basic building blocks for proteins in the body and muscle tissue.

Aloe vera has many benefits(To read full paper Click Here)

Aloe vera is Good for…

  • Detoxifies the body.
  • Boosts the immune system.
  • Nourishes the body with minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glyconutrients.
  • It normalises the body’s metabolism.
  • Settles nerves – helps one to relax better – even when under stress.
  • Creates healthy brain function – helps relieve brain fog.
  • Acts as an anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation & pain.
  • Arthritis – Soothes & Eases inflammation.
  • Pain relief for deep pain in the joints & muscles.
  • Acts as an antiseptic which kills bacteria, viruses and fungus.
  • Neutralises  free radicals Antioxidant (As contains vitamins A,C,E).
  • Repairs damaged cells/tissue & regenerates new cells/tissues.
  • Speeds recovery from injury or physical exertion.

  • Hair loss – Induces hair growth, strengthens hair.
  • Lowers high cholesterol – See Journal pg 6 Here
  • Boosts the oxygenation of your blood.
  • Alkalizes the body, helping to balance overly acidic dietary habits.
  • Allergies.
  • Boosts cardiovascular performance and physical endurance.
  • Can alleviate ulcers.
  • Helps prevent colon cancer, heals the intestines and lubricates the digestive tract.
  • Illuminates constipation.

 

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Aloe vera is also Good for Skin Ailments

  • A natural moisturizer (works from the inside out so combining your usual moisturizer with aloe will further  enhance the benefits of the skin) 
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Accelerates skin repair
  • Repairs stretchmarks
  • Scars
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Sun/age spots, and other blemishes
  • Stops itching
  • Heals and takes the pain out of burns

 It’s still Not Fully Understood…

How Aloe vera works
Most scientists agree that it combines with many of the body’s tissues, and that it speeds healing, reduces irritation and inflammation from all sources.
It is known that the polysaccharides in aloe vera, which are technically a type of carbohydrate, play a key role in its immunomodulatory and anti-tumor properties.
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 FDA have Concerns about Aloe vera Whole Leaf

The FDA (U.S Food & Drug Administration) announced that studies of ingesting  the whole leaf  internally, of non- decolorized whole leaf (green outer skin & clear gel) extract of aloe vera…They found clear evidence of carcinogenic (cancer forming) activity in  male & female rats

They also stated they need more information on this FDA study here

Experts have Concerns over FDA information…

Experts claim the safety of Aloe vera is solid – Despite a recent FDA analysis reporting ‘clear evidence of carcinogenicity.

Due to FDA scientists  studying Aloe vera, that is ‘completely different’ than what is used in the many  aloe vera products on the market.

Executive director  Roy Upton of the American Herbal Pharmacopeia notes the study used large quantities of aloin-yeilding products …. Article here

This has lead to a lot of Public Confusion”
   Certified Manufactures of Aloe vera…
Remove the green outer Leaf & Aloin 

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Article written by Wen Dee: 

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