Indians called it a heavenly stick, because of many health benefits which it gives to people.
Egyptians called it “a plant of immortality”, and Indians “a heavenly stick”. That is not weird, since aloe vera has many health benefits, from which of some you probably know.
Packs of aloe vera are excellent for curing burns and cuts, but do you know that this herb is not limited to external use?
Namely, aloe vera consists of 200 biological active components among which are polysaccharides, enzymes, vitamins, amino acids and minerals which improve absorption of nutrients.
Also, it has antimicrobial and antifungal characteristics, and it helps in strengthening the immune system and cleansing the organism from toxins.
Among minerals which are found in aloe are: calcium, magnesium, zinc, chrome, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper and manganese. These minerals in combination improve the metabolic pathways, so it is excellent for weight loss.
The plant of immortality contains important enzymes such as amylase and lipase, which help in decomposition of sugars and fats. Especially bradykinesia is important, which appeases inflammations.
Aloe vera is one of the rare plants which consists of vitamin B12, which is necessary for production of red blood cells. Good news for vegetarians because many of them do have enough of this vitamin. Aloe also contains vitamins A, C, E, folic acid, B1, B2, B3 and B6.
It also contains 20 from 22 essential amino acids, but also salicylic acid which fights against bacteria and inflammations. Besides that it cleanses the organism well from toxins, this herb can help among bad digestion, ulcers and heartburns.
One study showed that aloe vera is very effective among deposits on the teeth and it could help among ulcers in the mouth. It is best consumed by juices or in the form of a gel, and it is best to mix it with some drinks because it has little bitter taste. You can buy a juice of aloe in healthy food stores.