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Health benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has been recognised around the world for many centuries for it's health benefits; it contains over 75 known active ingredients including 19 out of the 20 amino acids the human body needs and 7 of the 8 essential amino acids which the body cannot make, plus some vitamins and mineral content. It also contains a liberal sprinkling of enzymes, natural sugars and agents which may be anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial.

The combination and balance of the plant's ingredients are what suposedly gives it its healing properties.  Not for nothing has Aloe Vera has been referred to as the 'First Aid Plant' as physicians and healers have extolled its uses as an emollient and antiseptic for over 4,000 years. 

Conducted studies have shown that aloe vera speeds the healing process, particularly in burns, including those from radiation. It is also used by dermatologists to speed healing after facial dermabrasion, which removes scars from the skins top layers. Other possible health benefits from the use of aloe vera gel and juice include helping to soothe skin injuries affected by burning, skin irritations, cuts and insect bites, and by helping to kill off harmful bacteria may relieve itching and skin swellings.

Aloe Vera is known to be used as a skin moisturiser and softener but may also have benefits when taken internally by aiding both constipation and diarrhea and other intestinal problems. The general consensus is that taking Aloe Vera internally will improve the general healing process.

Last update: 13.07.2016