In ancient times, aloe was THE medicinal plant par excellence. More than 6000 years ago, Aloe Vera was widely used to treat many health problems. The Egyptians called it “the plant of immortality” because of its various applications.
Now, we find Aloe gel, made from the juice contained in its leaves, in various preparations:, make-up removers, moisturizing creams, sunscreens ect … Pure condition, in gel, in ampoules, in capsules, in cubes, it allows you to compose yourself beauty treatments and gourmet recipes …
However, have you ever heard of Aloe Vera and its surprising healing properties ?. You can even grow it to make sure you always have it available in an emergency. But this plant is not limited to a topical use, it is also very useful to treat your internal problems.
There are many reasons to integrate it into your daily life. You can naturally detoxify your body with this juice and boost your immune system. A study reveals that Aloe Vera has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
The benefits of the juice of this plant
The juice of this plant has 20 of the 22 amino acids required by the human body. It also contains salicylic acid that fights inflammation and bacteria (salicylic acid is the active ingredient in aspirin).
There are about 20 minerals in Aloe Vera, including calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper and manganese. These minerals act together to stimulate the enzymatic metabolic pathways. Zinc acts as an antioxidant in the cells of your body and ensures the detoxification of metabolic waste.
This magical plant contains enzymes like amylase and lipase that facilitate digestion by breaking down fats and sugars when taken orally. A particular enzyme – bradykinase – helps to reduce excessive inflammation.
It is one of the few plants that contain vitamin B12 needed for the production of red blood cells. It also has many more vitamins, including A, C, E, folic acid, choline, vitamins B1, B2, B3 (niacin) and B6. Vitamins A, C and E are antioxidants that fight free radicals. Choline and B vitamins are needed for metabolizing amino acids.
Mucilaginous Aloe Polysaccharides (MPA) are long-chain sugar molecules composed of particular mannose and glucose molecules linked together. About 200 AMPs are found in Aloe Vera, they are responsible for the healing properties of this plant. They act as anti-inflammatory agents; have an antibacterial and antiviral effect; improve immune system functions such as promoting tissue growth, as well as cellular metabolism.
Here’s how you can naturally detoxify your body
This plant is a powerful cleanser. It purifies the stomach, kidneys, spleen, bladder, liver and colon. Multiple studies prove that Aloe Vera juice has soothing properties, promotes digestion and relieves stomach problems, even ulcers. Regularly drinking juice from this plant helps relieve inflammation of the tissues, causing joint pain and arthritis. This juice fortifies the digestive tract, the skin and is a natural detoxifier. It is recommended to drink a large glass of Aloe Vera juice at least twice a day.
Make a nourishing, firming, purifying and moisturizing mask, to be applied every week:
- Collect the gel in a bowl, to have two tablespoons.
- Beat with a fork, like mayonnaise, for 5 minutes.
- On perfectly cleansed skin, apply this gel avoiding the eye area.
- Lie down for 20 minutes, forgetting the hectic life.
- Rinse thoroughly with spring water.
A 1st or 2nd degree burn, due to sunburn, fire, radiation therapy?
Just pass a cut leaf – making sure that all the irritating yellow sap is gone – on the place to be treated, for an immediate soothing effect.