Aloe vera has been the subject of much scientific study over the last few years, regarding several claimed therapeutic properties. The medicinal properties of the Aloe Vera plant have been known and appreciated for centuries.
The Egyptians called it “the plant of immortality”, and it was used to treat various diseases, and soothe skin burns, minor wounds, and cuts.
The aloe Vera plant contains 218 bioactive compounds including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and polysaccharides.
The powerful antifungal and antimicrobial properties of the aloe Vera gel boost the immune system and detoxify the body, and the high amounts of selenium, calcium, potassium, copper, iron, manganese, chrome, and zinc, boost the metabolism and support weight loss.
The gel of this plant also contains enzymes like amylase and lipase, which fight inflammation and decompose sugars and fats.
Furthermore, Aloe Vera is a rich source of vitamin B12 which is essential for the production of red blood cells, as well as 20 out of 22 essential amino acids needed by the body in order to function optimally.
Also, this plant detoxifies the body and treats ulcers and indigestion, and the salicylic acids it contains fight bacteria and soothe skin issues.
Researchers have also found that the aloe Vera gel relives more than 50 common diseases. Additionally, it eliminates plaque buildup from the teeth and alleviates oral ulcers. Yet, due to its bitter taste, mix it with some fruit juice.
You can grow your own Aloe Vera plant at home and extract the gel from the fresh leaves or buy it from health stores, but make sure you always have it at home!
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