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6 Amazing Health Benefits Of The Aloe Vera Plant

Aloe Vera is not a new terminology to the majority of us. However, if I were to ask, how many health conditions can you mention that are treated by Aloe Vera? Most of us would not mention even five health conditions that Aloe Vera treats. Therefore, we will be very quick to mention how effective Aloe Vera is as a curative herb. It does not pay to only affirm that Aloe Vera is a magical healer, you have to know when and where to use this herb. We are all aware of the presence of Aloe Vera as one of the major ingredients in most cosmetic products. Due to this, we have come to associate the plant with treatment of sun burns and abrasions of the skin.

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What we do not know is that when taken orally, this herb can be a great terminator in our medicinal arsenal. Before you rush off to your neighbor’s backyard and cut off some Aloe Vera stems, I am going to take us through the plant’s healing properties. At the end of this guide you will be a medicinal guru when it comes to giving advice on the best medicinal herbs.

Aloe Vera as a Vitamins and Minerals goldmine

75!!! That is the exact number of active components present in Aloe Vera. For good health, your doctor must have pointed out to you the importance of vitamins, amino acids and minerals naturally occurring in achieving perfect health. In this herb we have multitudes of vitamins and minerals. These are crucial for getting you into the best health status. In addition, these vitamins are clinically vital in the fight against diseases. So next time you get ill, try and see what the wholesome herb can do for your condition. The following are some of the first class vitamins which are contained by the clear gel and their functions:

  1. Vitamin A

This vitamin type plays a major role in strengthening your immune system as well as for the growth of bones. Viral and bacterial pathogens threatening your body’s immunity are immediately fought off due to the presence of vitamin A in your body. This is what makes Aloe Vera equally important because by taking it, you help boost your body’s vitamin As supply.

  1. Vitamin C

You must get chills at the mention of cancer and cardiovascular diseases but worry no more because in Aloe Vera you get Vitamin C which is a giant in fighting off these two monstrous illnesses. Vitamin C also being part of Aloe Vera provides critical support to the immune system.

Heart diseases can also be greatly avoided if you use Aloe Vera due to the presence of vitamin E

  1. The B type Vitamins

In Aloe Vera, you will come across Vitamin BI, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12. These vitamins play major roles in the fight against diseases as well as keeping the body in perfect health shape both in the short and long term. From maintaining of a strong nervous system, fueling of the body, boosting digestion, treatment of high cholesterol, getting rid of migraines and last but not least providing an everlasting and reliable solution to diabetes. Vitamin B12 has been found to promote healthy blood cells and the manufacture of DNA.

As for mineral components playing a part in improving the body’s arsenal, Aloe Vera has Sodium, Manganese, Calcium, Iron, Potassium and Copper. These compounds make Aloe Vera great as a medicinal herb due to the properties each of these minerals possess.

You may have heard of bad blood, and I do not mean this metaphorically. Bad blood is blood containing dead blood cells. To help prevent this condition, ensure you take a cup of Aloe Vera, you may have to produce a grim face because of the bitter taste. Aloe Vera’s copper minerals are useful in cleaning the blood, prevents osteoporosis and maintain a healthy functioning heart.

  1. Anthraquinones, Polysaccharides and Fatty Acids

Among the 12 organic compounds known as Anthraquinones, we have aloin and emodin. Aloin causes a laxative effect. On the other end, emodin helps in relieving pain. It also works as an antibacterial as well as antiviral agent. In many commercial products, Anthraquinones are often not part of the ingredients. However, here am giving you a secret, you do not have to rely on commercial sedatives as long as you have Aloe Vera in your backyard. Polysaccharides too add to the antiviral property of Aloe Vera whereby they aid in the easing of gastrointestinal setbacks.

Your doctor will recommend you use products with plant based fatty acids. But what the doctor may be reluctant to share with you is that you can find four of these plant based fatty acids in Aloe Vera. The fatty acids are anti-inflammatory in nature and they add pain fighting properties to the wholesome herb.

In wound healing, you can rely on Aloe Vera because of the hormones it adds to your body. These hormones are fundamental in healing of wounds. In addition, Aloe Vera contains 20 amino acids. 7 of these amino acids are essential amino acids. What a bumper, right!

We have looked at the valuable compounds and minerals contained in Aloe Vera which give it its healing properties.  Before we wrap up, it would not cost a moment to know a little more about the plant as a treatment option. I would recommend you do sought out Aloe Vera if you are aiming to achieve the following, come thank me later

  1. Skin Care

Aloe Vera has been proven an effective remedy for a majority of skin ailments. If you are suffering from skin ailments such as cold sores, and psoriasis, you are just as lucky to be reading this post now. Why do I say so with ultimate confidence? Because I know that after recommending Aloe Vera to you, you will come rushing for more medical recommendations. The herb provides a cooling effect on the skin. In addition, it promotes timely healing after applying treatment to the sun burns.

  1. Cancer fighter!

Yes, you can kiss those expensive cancer treatments a goodbye. Well, here is a much cheaper and readily available treatment plan for cancer. When done in combination with chemotherapy, lung cance victims can use honey-aloe mixtures to completely get rid of the chronic illness.

Liver cancer will no longer be a threat to test tube babies due to the presence of emodin in this plant. Breast cancer has disturbed a lot of women. However, they can now have a breather. A study carried out in 2013 proved that emodin, a compound of Aloe Vera, is utterly sufficient in breast cancer treatment.

Aloe Vera is the best herbal product you will come across in the 21st century. However, it has a number of side effects. Before using Aloe Vera to treat certain sensitive illnesses, you may have to consult with your doctor first. Get a piece of this holistic herb and start to mold a perfect health foundation for your body.