Aloe vera is a natural and rich vegetarian source of the Vitamin B12, and it contains many minerals vital to the growing and healthy function of all the body’s skin and systems. It is a good tonic for the immune system, aiding it to combat illness. The three main areas of the body where it can help include anti-inflammatory, anti- bacterial and anti-viral actions. The extract is thought to soothe digestive tract inflammation such as colitis, ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome.
Aloe vera extract is said to be one of the finest body cleansers, cleaning food material, from the stomach, liver, kidneys, spleen, bladder, and is considered to be a good colon cleanser. It has been shown, that it is healing and soothing in indigestion problems, stomach ulcers. Patient’s claim relief from: arthritis, kidney problems; leg pains, large intestine problems, haemorrhoids and insomnia. Aloe vera is has been shown to be a good body tonic for boosting energy. Reports claim that taking Aloe vera extract or as a tablet can reduce swelling and inflammation in arthritic joints. Drinking Aloe vera extract may also help asthmatic patients.
European folk medicine calls for the herb to relieve heartburn, ulcers and skin lesions. There is not one ingredient that makes this herb potent, but that fifteen different compound groups work together to make it very effective. This means that the herb’s effects cannot be easily mimicked or made up in a laboratory. This makes this herbal plant very useful, across a wide series of medical circumstances. This herb is effective as it may complement conventional medical treatments. It has been reported by some cancer patients, that Aloe vera reduces nausea, increases energy, and may help to boost low blood counts, caused by chemotherapy or radiation.
The leaves contain a clear gel like substance that is employed as a topical cream. The green part of the leaf can be employed to produce an extract that is consumed orally. Early medical research studies show that topical aloe may help heal burns and abrasions. So, Aloe vera can be regarded as a very useful herbal plant for the body and the skin.
How to prepare an Aloe vera drink
1. Take some large leaves, remove the skin, clean the yellow sap off with water and put the clear gel in a food blender.
2. Add 1-2 teaspoons of vitamin C powder and blend at a low speed.
3. Take 3-6 tablespoons daily, either mixed with water or added to your favourite fruit juice, which helps to mask the rather sticky texture and makes it more palatable.
This pure herbal remedy, taken regularly, is recommended as the best way to get the medicinal benefits of aloe vera.