The Benefits of Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera gel is a natural disinfectant. It is very beneficial as a natural salve and treatment for minor burns. In fact, my mother used to keep Aloe Vera plants handy for just such a use in the kitchen! It is also a soothing balm for sunburn! It can help relieve itching, scrapes, and insect bites. It is a powerful natural aid to help counter digestive disorders such as IBS or IBD. Aloe Vera gel is known for its mucilage, which is a thin clear jelly-like substance obtained from the parenchymal tissue that makes up most of the inner section of the plants leaves. This mucilage gel contains substances such as glucomannans and pectic acid, which are both carbohydrate polymers.
Pure Aloe Vera gel is also antibacterial. It promotes healing. It can help with cuts, constipation, headaches, digestive disorders, burns, stomach ulcers, irregular bowel movements, premenstrual syndrome, skin cancer, stomach disorders, skin disorders, infections, arthritis, IBS, inflammation and allergies!
Aloe Vera gel is, in essence, a complex water storage matrix, which contains mostly water. When you dehydrate Aloe Vera gel, you are left with a very small amount of powder.
Aloe Vera supports these organs and systems: large intestine, stomach, heart, liver, lungs, skin, the immune system, the intestinal tract, the spleen, and the digestive system.
Aloe can reduce or eliminate scars. Aloe vera maintains female hormone regulation. Dried powder is used for hepatitis, liver problems and constipation. It should be used with caution since, the concentrated dried leaf is a powerful laxative. It is also effective against intestinal worms and parasites.
In short, Aloe Vera gel is mainly used for its healing, soothing and moisturizing capabilities. The benefits of Aloe Vera gel can be credited to its many nutrients such as: vitamins (C, folic acid, B1, B2, B3, and B6), calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and copper.