Aloe Vera (AV) is a moist short stem-less plant from the species ‘Aloe’, first found in North Africa. This plant is also named as ‘Natural Healer’ or the ‘Miracle Plant’. The best thing about this plant is that it can grow in an extensive variety of climates and is indestructible until and unless the roots are drowned or get totally damaged. This plant can even endure the freezing cold temperature to scorching heat.
From thousands of years, people have been using this plant as a healing source and especially to get healthy skin. Aloe Vera is easily grown. In fact, it can be kept in the kitchen in pots for everyday use. It’s better to avoid keeping it in direct sunlight so keeping it beside the window can be useful. Aloe Vera gel also works as sun-screen for people who want to avoid getting tan. It lightens up your skin making it look brighter than usual.
There are many other major benefits of Aloe Vera juice and some of them are as follows:
Helps in losing weight
Aloe Vera is rich in anti-oxidants that help in delaying the formation of free radicals in the body. It stimulates the metabolic rate resulting in consumption of more energy and reducing the Body Mass Index (BMI). There is a saying in Ayurveda that if Aloe Vera juice is taken frequently in a right quantity, it’s equivalent to multiple hard workouts.
Inflammation can be referred as the body’s response to any kind of irritation, injury or infection. Aloe Vera’s salicylic acid or juice is analogous to aspirin which helps in reducing pain and irritation. Pain is a type of inflammation and there are more than 12 substances in Aloe vera juices that help you get rid of it.
Medilexicon’s Medical Dictionary states that ‘Constipation is a condition in which the bowel movements are infrequent and incomplete. Drinking Aloe Vera juice in right amount can increase regulation in your intestinal system. It works by eradicating superfluous microbes off your system helping you appear more regular.
Helps with blood sugar (Diabetes)
The juice helps you regulate your blood sugar level and keep you away from Diabetes. Many studies have showed that drinking Aloe Vera juice brings improvement in glucose level as well. There are three compounds in the juice that help you with the diabetes and they are Mannans, Lectins and Anthraquinones.
Reduces irritation in digestive tract
Drinking Aloe Vera juice which works as adaptogen can normalize your bacterium and make your bowel movement consistent. Not only this, it also helps you get away with worms in your digestive system making you healthier and bolt.
Aloe Vera juice is a natural gel. When we split its leaf, some kind of thick gel flows out. The gel grips on toxins from your gastrointestinal tract and goes out through bowels to get it away from your system. Releasing toxins can also help boost your immune system and lessen the risk of colon cancer.
Reduces your cholesterol
AV juice contains high amount of Beta Sitosterol. Beta Sitosterol is a type of sterol which can bring your blood cholesterol levels in control. It helps to promote good health by absorbing and helping to condense whole cholesterol levels in your body.
There are many other benefits of Aloe as well – they are rich in vitamins and minerals, they go really well with skin making it healthy, it can be applied in burned areas, and it also works as anti-aging agent to name a few. Regular intake of aloe vera juice is really beneficial.