vera is a plant in the desert lily family with a long history of
medicinal use. Itís referenced in both the Bible and in Egyptian
records as a topical treatment to help speed healing, and as a
digestive aid. The fleshy leaves of the aloe vera plant contain
a medicinal gel that has been used for centuries to help promote
wound healing, soothe burns and reduce inflammation from minor
of its long history of use and anecdotal evidence, aloe vera gel
is one of the most widely accepted folk remedies by the
traditional medical community. Research into its properties and
chemical composition support the traditional health benefits of
aloe vera gel, but the most exciting research is advancing the
theory that aloe vera gel may help boost the bodyís immune
system functions, and provide important protections against many
common ailments. There is additional preliminary evidence that
suggests aloe vera gel and aloe vera extract may reduce the size
of tumors, and help slow the process of AIDS.
Aloe Vera Gel Do:
of the aloe vera plant is made up of amino acids, minerals, and
sugars that help the body ward off infection, repair damage to
tissues and reduce inflammation.
Aloe vera gel contains nearly a full complement of B complex
vitamins, including B1, B2, B3, B6, as well as vitamin C, and
choline. These vitamins help protect the body from damage and
stimulate the immune system. Extract of the aloe vera plant also
contains phytochemicals that may confer protection against
cancer, inflammatory diseases of the intestinal tract and
Topically applied, aloe vera helps heal wounds by stimulating
cell production and providing nutrients that the body needs to
manufacture new cells. Itís reported that one teaspoon of aloe
vera gel extract contains more than 75 different chemicals that
stimulate some biological reaction in the body. These reactions
include binding oxidative cells, creating new cell walls and
retarding the growth of cancerous cells.
Itís speculated that aloe vera juice helps to clean the
intestinal tract, and soothes inflammations, offering relief in
cases of inflamed bowel such as those seen in irritable bowel
syndrome. The various phytochemicals and minerals may provide a
boost to the immune system which in turn help relieve symptoms
of allergy and asthma due to allergy. It also seems to offer
relief to those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis when aloe
vera juice is taken internally.
Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel:
the healing of burns and other wounds
commonly reported use of aloe vera gel is to speed the healing
of burns, abrasions and other skin injuries. The extract of the
aloe vera plant contains many of the enzymes and amino acids
that the body uses to heal and repair cells. In one study of 27
people with first degree burns, those who were treated with aloe
vera gel healed in an average of 12 days. Those treated with a
placebo took an average of 18 days to heal.
the symptoms of shingles
application of aloe vera gel seems to ease the pain and
inflammation caused by a shingles outbreak. Thereís also
evidence to suggest that it prevents infection of the blisters.
the symptoms of psoriasis
vera gel has been shown to relieve the symptoms of psoriasis in
several studies. In one group 83% of those whose psoriasis was
treated with aloe vera gel three times a day showed significant
improvement. Less than 6% of those treated with a placebo showed
any improvement at all of their condition.
the pain and symptoms of digestive inflammatory diseases
the use of aloe vera gel taken internally for the relief of
heartburn, ulcers and inflammatory bowel syndrome goes back as
far as the 6th century BC, it is only recently that
traditional medicine is catching up. The results of preliminary
studies are promising and support the traditional uses of aloe
vera gel. In one Japanese study, for instance, 17 of the 18
patients who were given an aloe vera supplement showed some
improvement in the symptoms of their peptic ulcer.
Side Effects of Aloe Vera Gel
have been occasional reports of allergic reaction to aloe vera
gel. Aside from those rare instances, there seem to be no side
effects attributed to aloe vera gel, despite itís long use.
vera juice and extracts have a long history of evidence to
support their effectiveness at treating inflammation, helping to
regulate and soothe the digestive system, treating intestinal
and digestive ailments and boosting the immune system. The main
caution in taking aloe vera internally is a warning to avoid
internal preparations that may have been processed improperly.
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