Get a sunburn. Apply cooling aloe vera. Feel better. Miraculous aloe vera takes the burn away.
But aloe vera and it’s natural health benefits goes much, much deeper. This mighty gelatin that comes from the plant works both as a topic application and something you can drink in a juice. It’s healing properties in the body are as wonderful as when applied to the body. Aloe can actually be a colon cleanse all on it’s own, it’s a wonderful remedy for constipation. Aloe is very alkalizing to the body helping to protect us from our overly acidic diet which can set us up to being more vulnerable to colds and flu bugs.
Numerous scientific studies find it’s healing benefits because the plant is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. What is undiscovered as of yet is that Aloe contains more than 70 trace minerals. These are grouped together into medicinal alloys that work alongside the phytochemical aloin calming inflammation in the gut making this a wonderful food to consume for anyone that struggles with IBS, Crohn’s and colitis, according to Anthony William in Life Changing Foods.
Aloe vera’s scientific health benefits
From experience, we know aloe vera cools our sunburns and helps wounds. But scientifically it’s been proven as well, including a review of several studies that found the healing time significantly curtailed with aloe.
But let’s go deeper, like did you know aloe fights plaque and teeth decay? One study found no side effects from using it as a mouthwash, significantly more effective than a placebo, and on par with other mouthwashes that don’t use natural, healthy substances. Aloe is antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal (including anti-worm), and anti-parasitic (including anti-worm).
Aloe has the ability to stop the growth of polyps and reduce the growth of hemorrhoids. And when it comes to the radiation that we are exposed to on a daily basis it’s aloe and it’s beta-carotene combined with Lignins that remove radiation from the body.
Worried about healthy skin and wrinkles? Aloe gets the job done, according to a scientific review in Medical News Today, which stated, “In a 2009 study of 30 females over the age of 45, taking oral aloe vera gel increased collagen production and improved skin elasticity over a 90-day period.”
In scanning the literature, aloe has been found to be helpful in dozens of applications, including this list of 40 benefits ranging from treating mosquito bites to using it for hair gel!
How to incorporate this wild food into your routine
Large aloe vera leaves are found in health food stores as well as online.
Cut off the ends and then cut yourself a 2-inch piece and fillet it, removing the green skin and scooping out the gel inside. Toss the gel with some water and blend or place it into your morning smoothie.
You can eat it as is, but beware, it can be bitter. The best bottled source is from Lakewood Organics in a glass bottle sold at your local health food stores.
Go natural to get your body back to its natural state
As you’ve heard me state often, our health needs to be treated for root causes that gets our bodies back to their natural state. As a restorative physician, I research remedies that work.
It only makes sense that natural remedies aid in that process and aloe vera, like the stinging nettle, and removing toxins from your home will all have benefits on our immunity, treating pain, and general health, just as at times, a cast for setting a bone or traditional medical treatments are effective.
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