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Aloe Vera Health Benefits

Aloe Vera is a succulent plant and is a part of the lily family (Liliaceae), the same family that garlic and onions belong to. Aloe Vera contains many vitamins including A, C, E, folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B6.

 

Aloe Vera is also one of the few plants that contain vitamin B12.

 

Some of the 20 minerals found in Aloe Vera include: calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper, manganese.

 

Poor digestion is related to many diseases, a properly functioning digestive tract is one of the keys and foundations of a good health.

 

Aloe is known to soothe and cleanse the digestive tract and help improve digestion.

 

The interesting thing about taking aloe internally is that, because it is an adaptogen, it helps with either constipation or diarrhoea, helping to regulate your elimination cycles in whatever way you need.  

 

It’s been a great remedy for people with problems such as irritable bowel syndrome as well as acid reflux.

 

Aloe also helps to decrease the amount of unfriendly bacteria and in our gut keeping your healthy intestinal flora in balance.

 

Aloe is also a vermifuge, which means it helps to rid the body of intestinal worms.

 

The plant has been shown in studies to help heal minor wounds eight days faster than standard dressing, not to mention it’s an antibacterial and contains vitamins and minerals that can ease eczema and psoriasis flare-ups.

 

There is preliminary evidence that aloe consumption may reduce the risk of lung cancer or tumour growth but further research is needed in this area.

 

Aloe has been reported to safely control cholesterol levels in diabetic patients.

 

Aloe Vera juice contains many antioxidants which also fight the free radicals found in our bodies.

 

Free radicals are unstable compounds that are a side-effect of metabolism and contribute the process of aging as well as cause various ailments.

 

Therefore when you drink Aloe Vera juice on a regular basis, your body will have the antioxidants it needs to fight these free radicals and boost your immune system.

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