Miraculous Properties of Aloe Vera

Aloe, aloe everywhere,
for your skin and for your hair,
take a little for your tummy
or rub some on your gums if they feel funny.

While the Aloe Vera plant has been aiding humankind for centuries already, it has not been until recently that it has experienced a revival of sorts within the modern medical community. Many proponents of this green succulent of the lily family claim that Aloe Vera is a miracle plant with hundred if not thousands of health related uses.

Skeptics claim that it is all hype and that many of Aloe Vera’s “cures” are just placebo effects.

Lets us take a little look at a few of the many “miraculous” properties of the Aloe Vera plant to find out what the real deal is with this spiky green beauty.

First, the inner gel of the Aloe Vera contains mucilaginous polysaccharides, which are important building blocks that the human body needs. When applied to the skin these MSP’s aid in skin cell rejuvenation and when taken orally, these long chain sugars help settle the stomach as well as aid in everything from indigestion to irritable bowel syndrome.

The gel also contains many important vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin E   and calcium that are essential to the body and optimum health. The gel also contains anti-fungal and anti-viral properties that can aid in soothing burns and keeping cuts from getting infected when used as a balm.

And, if that’s not enough, Aloe Vera Gel also contains certain enzymes that can aid in digestion.

Many Aloe Gel proponents suggest ingesting a filleted section of the Aloe’s lance like leaf at least once a day to help improve your digestive functions as well as benefit from the cornucopia of nutrients that is contained within. Aloe has tremendous value in boosting your immune system.  Many heath enthusiasts take a tablespoonful of pure Aloe Vera gel daily.  For those who cannot stomach the gel, a liquid form of this wonderful plant can be just as effective.

A pure, unsweetened Aloe Vera juice will provide you with the most benefits.  There are many brands available but the one I like best is George’s Aloe as it has absolutely no taste!  This makes easy to swalow by kids and adults alike.  You can use it as a base for your morning smoothie for an extra dose of invaluable nutrients.

While the watery inner gel is the most sought after part of the Aloe Vera plant, it was the sap found on the inner lining of the leaves that was first used for Medicinal purposes by the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians.

The yellow latex resin works as a powerful cleansing agent that helps get the bowels moving. Ancient people suffering from constipation would take this substance and find themselves cleaned out and ready to go in no time. While this yellowish resin is a powerful laxative, most medical professional do not suggest it’s wide spread use due to the painful abdominal cramping that can sometimes be associated with it. In other words, a little goes a long way.

While many individuals who use Aloe Vera on a regular basis boast about the plant and its many medicinal uses, the professional medical community still remains a bit skeptical on whether the plant can supercede modern medical practices. This of course is a common reaction to any natural remedy that comes at a very low cost and can replace very expensive drugs.

But I never let the FDA or Big Pharma dictate my choices when it comes to natural health remedies, as I realize it is in their best interest to keep such miraculous plants out of the main stream.

Aloe Vera  is non-toxic and contains many beneficial vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and whether it is fully endorsed by the medical community or not, I fully enjoy it’s many health boosting properties and invite to experience them for yourself!

About the Author:

Yulia Berry is an independent health researcher and author of the best selling e-book on aloe vera, “Aloe – Your Miracle Doctor.” She distributes a weekly newsletter regarding home remedies and has written another popular e-book “Pharmacy In Vegetables” and dozens of natural health articles published on hundreds of websites worldwide

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