What if I told you that aloe vera was more than just for sunburn and that you can actually add it to your diet! Aloe vera is most commonly used and known for a topical treatment for sunburns, however there are many uses for this natural herb.
What is aloe vera? Aloe vera is known as the “natural healer” because of the thousands of uses it has for ailments. It is likely it originated in Africa, possibly the Sudan. It has been used for 1000 of years for medicinal purposes. Aloe vera is so powerful it is even being researched for positive effects it may have on cancer and HIV. This natural herb is truly one of natures great creations.
Below are a few reasons to add in this awesome herb into your dietary routine.
Many vitamins and minerals -The bulk of the aloe vera leaf is filled with a clear gel-like substance, which is approximately 99% water. Aloe vera contains many vitamins including A, C, E, folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B6.
Building Blocks- Aloe vera contains amino acids are the building blocks of protein. There are about 22 amino acids that are necessary for the human body and it is said that 8 of these are essential. Estimates of the amino acids found in aloe range from 18-20 amino acids, with all 8 essential amino acids.
Adapts to stress- Aloe vera is a well-known adaptogen. An adaptogen is something that boosts the body’s natural ability to adapt to external changes and resist illness. This allows you an increased ability to cope with stress which can be from physical, emotional and environmental stress like pollution.
Digestion help- Aloe is known to soothe and cleanse the digestive tract and help improve digestion. The interesting thing about taking aloe internally is that, because it is an adaptogen, it helps with either constipation or diarrhea, helping to regulate your elimination cycles in whatever way you need.
Increase in immune function-Aloe is also an immune enhancer because of its high level of anti-oxidants, which help combat the unstable compounds known as free-radicals, contributing to the aging process.
It's ANTI- Everything- Aloe vera is a: Disinfectant, Anti-biotic, Anti-microbial, Germicidal, Anti-bacterial, Anti-septic, Anti-fungal & Anti-viral. It provides antimicrobial activity thus eliminating many internal and external infections, also active against bacteria. It also helps to treat fungal and viral infections.
You can add this into your diet by simply drinking as small as 2 ounces a day for the amazing benefits !