Remember all the times when your mother would coax you into drinking that awful tasting Aloe Vera juice early in the morning? Well, ladies, we should all just blindly trust our mothers when it comes to these natural remedies! When everyone in the world is switching to healthy and toxin-free diets, we can’t overlook this super plant’s super powers.
Aloe Vera is a plant that grows in the tropical climate and is cultivated for agricultural, but also, wildly popular, medicinal use. It is renowned as a ‘heal-all’ that cures conditions internally as well as externally.
Here are 7 reasons why Aloe Vera should be included in your health plan:
Improves Stomach Health
Aloe Vera has properties that eases acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Being a vermifuge, this plant helps get rid of worms in your stomach as well. This results in proper digestion that is crucial for a healthy body.
Say Goodbye to Skin Problems
The plant not only treats internal problems but is also known to be excellent to treat acne, scars and dehydrated skin. The use of the plant enhances collagen that helps in rejuvenating skin. It also works as a moisturizer and has anti-aging properties that keep your skin looking fresh and young! What else could we ask for?
The natural gel-like consistency of the plant is extremely useful when it comes to detoxification of the body. This gel absorbs the toxins from the gastrointestinal tract and travels through your body to get discarded eventually.
Supports the Immune System
The polysaccharides in this plant help our body to produce macrophages that defend us against the viruses that attack our immune system.
Bonus: It also has anti-oxidants that prevent cell damage!
Stabilises Blood Sugar
The Aloe Vera juice has shown remarkable benefits for those suffering from blood sugar problems. Compounds, namely Lectins, Mannans, and Anthraquin help regulate the sugar level in the blood stream.
Great for Hair Growth
Aloe Vera maintains the pH level in the body. This boosts hair growth and maintains moisture that is needed. Applying the gel directly on your scalp clears dead skin that could be clogging your pores, and also removes sebum that can cause baldness in a lot of people.
Vitamin and Mineral Intake
Apart from the above mentioned benefits, the most direct effect of the plant juice is to provide you with large amount of vitamins like A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, E and minerals like calcium, sodium, potassium, iron and selenium.
Sounds like the super food we were all looking for, isn't it?
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