Aloe Vera has long been the calming gelatinous plant, used for almost all kinds of healing. Inside the plant lies the soothing and cool gel that can miraculously heal almost all sorts of cuts, wounds and burns. The leaves of the plant form a rosette and despite the spiky look and feel it is quite majestic and long-legged. Aloe vera is a very popular plant. Thanks to its wide range of health applications. Its benefits have been known for centuries. But it was only lately that its uses have been greatly introduced to the market.
A few benefits
- Having aloe latex by the mouth can actually help you reduce the source of constipation.
- O.5% extract of aloe cream, if used 3 times daily helps increase the cold sore healing rate in men.
- Itchy skin, rashes on the skin and mouth can also be healed by the usage of aloe vera. Usage of a mouthwash daily, for 8 weeks can result in reduces pain in association to itchy rashes formed in your mouth.
1. Treat constipation
This is one of the best things about this plant. It encourages proper elimination of waste, especially if you are constipated. However, when you sip it, you should not expect instant results. You will need to wait for at least an hour or so to get things going. But do not rely on this natural constipation treatment for so long as it can be dangerous to your intestinal lining.
2. Stimulate metabolism
Some weight loss experts do encourage their trainees to drink at least a cup of this plant’s juice once or twice a week to stimulate their metabolism. By stimulating your metabolism, your body tends to burn more calories faster than its normal range.
3. Activates immune system
The aloe vera juice has the ability to boost immune system. Thus, it makes it an effective agent in boosting your immune function to further help in fighting against HIV-AIDS and ceratin types of cancer.
4. Reduce blood sugar levels
It is not clear yet as to how it can lower someone’s blood sugar. However, in early researches, scientists suggested that somehow it can lower the sugar levels of those suffering from type-2 diabetes. Many researches must be done for better understanding of its effects on blood sugar.
5. Lower blood cholesterol
Taking aloe vera juice can lower cholesterol, according another study. But, just like its effects on levels of blood sugar, more experiments are needed to know how such plant provide this type of uses..
6. Reduce inflammation
The anti-inflammatory properties of this plant can help in reducing the inflammation and irritation caused by burns and wounds. Now, this has been proven by a lot of users of this plant. Although it does not treat those wounds instantly, it can speed up healing time. However, contrary to what other people believe, it does not remove scars.
7. Detoxify the body
The anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties of aloe vera can help in cleansing your body and eliminating harmful chemicals that have been accumulated in your system.