Aloe vera is a plant found in tropical and subtropical regions. It belongs to the cacti family.
There are more than 200 species of Aloe but the most beneficial when it comes to healing is Aloe Barbadensis Miller (Aloe vera). This amazing herb was named after Phillip Miller, a botanist who discovered this plant in the island of Barbados. Aloe is mentioned in the Bible, and legend tells that Alexander the Great used to treat his soldiers with Aloe when they conquered the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean, where the plant was found in large quantities.
Continued usage of drugs has led to massive side effect in humans in the treatment of many diseases, so, users and scientists returned to the use of alternative medicine that will bring the man to the more natural way to prevent the occurrence of many diseases, as well as their treatment.
This leads to the discovery of aloe vera and the benefits this plant gives us for better health. With the concentration of gel, which is located inside the leaf, are able to get closer to the man identical gel as fresh torn from the plant.
More than ten years of investigating the medicinal substances that contain aloe gave the mankind reasons for happiness since this plant has enormous number of benefits.
FDA (Food and Drug Administration) -- food and pharmaceutical laboratories approved aloe vera usage in treating eye disease in sports medicine, dentistry and internal use. Thus we need to know that the U.S. FDA is one of the most stringent control institutes of food and medicines in the world.
Inside the leaf there is a gel that contains over 200 useful ingrediants.
The inside of aloe vera leaves also have:
- vitamins (beta carotene, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, and antioxidants C, E);
- minerals and trace elements, such as phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, iron, chlorine, manganese, chromium, zinc;
- mono-and polysaccharides: cellulose, glucose, mannose, aldopentose, alinaza, rhamnose, acemannan;
- sugars: Muko-polysaccharides that act on the immune system and help to detox;
- 8 essential amino acids containing 7 and 14 non-essential amino acids containing 11;
- enzymes: analgesic, antiflogistika, immune stimulant;
- Plant sterols: three species that act as powerful anti-inflammatory agents;
- saponins: powerful antimicrobial effect against bacteria, viruses, fungi and inflammatory diseases such as candida.
The amount of beneficial vitamins and minerals in Aloe is countless and can be much of a help to human’s health.
The early introduction of aloe through the digestive tract helps in digestion, absorption of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It strengthens the immune system in terms of defense against many diseases and improves the action of drugs in the body. Normalize the functioning of the body and the entire system of organs without toxic phenomena and additional side effects. Aloe vera supplements act as immunostimulants in our body and as an antioxidant and have specific effects that current medicine cannot explain.
Healing properties of aloe vera have been known since ancient times. Aloe was practiced and used by the ancient Egyptians. It was also used as an antidote to the stings of poisonous arrows in tropical Africa. The ancient Greeks and Romans applied aloe for wound healing. Also, it has been used for beneficial effects on the digestive system. Aloe is a natural laxative that acts as a stomach tonic.
Today, aloe is widely used, especially for capacity to heal burns caused by UV rays and radiation.
The juice from the leaves of aloe is a great tool for cleaning the intestines and is very useful in case of constipation.
In addition, you need to have aloe at home as first aid for burns and wounds, aloe vera gel is used for fungal infections and helps with inflammation of the veins.
Aloe vera gel is also used to treat infections, ulcer and the inside of our mouth.
Aloe vera strengthens defensive “powers” in human organs, i.e. strengthens the immune system, thereby helping to maintain the health of the individual.