The Aloe Vera plant has been used throughout history for many uses ranging from skin conditions to constipation.
It is a plant well known for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
Aloe Vera is a plant used for the preparation of many home remedies, these are some of its incredible benefits.
- Prevents diseases
The Aloe Vera plant contains very high levels of antioxidants that fight free radicals in your body, neutralizing them and preventing them from evolving into diseases, such as cancer.
A very interesting study carried out in China showed that the stage of development in which the plant is located determines the level of the antioxidant power of it (reaching the maximum concentration of antioxidant at approximately 3 years of age).
- Aid in digestion
Aloe Vera contains 8 specific enzymes that favor digestion. The enzymes of the Aloe Vera help especially in the digestion of the sugars and the fats that contain the foods that we ingest and favor the absorption of nutrients.
- Contains essential amino acids
Aloe Vera contains 19 of the 20 amino acids that our human body needs! The human body only produces 12 of these essential amino acids so the remaining 8 amino acids have to be consumed in the form of food or drink.
Therefore, taking an ampoule of aloe vera or any drink containing Aloe Vera from time to time is beneficial for our health.
- Favors the shine of the skin
Aloe Vera contains 10 of the most important and beneficial minerals for the skin (it is also much cheaper than the “mineral makeup”).
Among these essential minerals for the skin, are calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, sodium and zinc.
The best way to apply it is in the form of gel / aloe vera extract at night before sleeping. In this way we will wake up with a brighter and fresher skin in the morning.
- Helps cure Acne
As we mentioned in the previous section, Aloe Vera contains 10 very important minerals among which Zinc is found.
Zinc, we can often find it in natural vitamins and skin care products to treat blemishes. As much as applying it superficially as ingesting it, it is beneficial for acne. Zinc reduces the amount of natural oil (or sebum) produced in your skin.
It can also help repair skin already damaged by the presence of acne. Studies suggest that the appearance of acne in a person is the result in part of an absence or lack of zinc in the diet of it.
- Reliefs pain
Aloe Vera contains many enzymes (molecules of a protein nature) but there is one in particular that is responsible for relieving pain.
Its name is “Kinase” and helps reduce inflammation when applied to the skin. There are also enzymes that digest all the dead tissue of the wound, leaving more space for healing, but the enzyme kinase is the best known in terms of what pain relief is concerned.
Researchers have discovered that aloe vera is an incredible active agent to prevent the formation of tumors in our body. Despite this, since the research has not finished, they can not claim that Aloe suppresses cancer.
Of the studies that have been carried out in the investigation, one of them was very revealing. The study conducted a survey of a large group of patients with lung cancer and smoking patients.
In the study it was observed that the ingestion of Aloe Vera juice (the gel) prevented lung carcinogenesis.
- Hair growth
Aloe Vera activates the growth of new hair in addition to stimulating existing follicles by increasing blood circulation in the scalp.
Aloe Vera contains a type of enzyme that promotes hair growth in some people. It also cleans the scalp by balancing the pH level of it. When the scalp is clean and has good blood circulation nothing can stop the proper growth of hair.
- Reduce the level of sugar in the blood
The diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by a reduced secretion of insulin (which becomes the pancreas must overexertion to convert sugar into energy).
There was a study that was carried out on 3000 patients with diabetes (but at low levels) that consisted in feeding patients with Aloe Vera gel spread on bread.
In the results it was observed that, in fact, the ingestion of aloe vera had reduced the levels of sugar in the blood in 90% of the case