Benefits of Aloe Vera
Aloe vera has been used for thousands of years as a natural healing remedy. In ancient Egypt, it was referred to as the “plant of immortality.” In the current age, people can still find a myriad of benefits from using aloe. Below is a list of great ways you can use aloe in your life!
As a naturally hydrating substance, aloe can be taken internally to keep your body hydrated. Drinking a pure, organic aloe juice can be a great natural alternative replacement for Gatorade or Pedialyte. Aloe juice contains very low amounts of sugar, so it is a healthier alternative to these other drinks.
When taking a natural substance internally, it is important to choose a high-quality product. Many aloe juices on the market are not 100% pure and are mixed with other contents. Be sure you are reading the label of the product you are purchasing and do not start any alternative treatment without first checking with your physician. Certain medications may interact with aloe juice, so be sure that you make your healthcare team aware of any medications and supplements you are taking before you begin an aloe juice regiment.
Aloe is a natural treatment for sunburns and has been clinically proven to reduce the damage from ultraviolent rays and radiation. A natural, aloe vera salve can be applied to sunburned areas to soothe the skin and help prevent UV damage.
Aloe vera contains many nutritional benefits such as calcium, copper, chromium, sodium, selenium, magnesium, potassium, manganese and zinc. It is also one of the only natural, plant-based sources of vitamin b12, which can greatly benefit those who eat a vegan or meatless diet.
Drinking 8oz of aloe juice daily may help you manage electrolytes, vitamins and minerals. Be sure to check with your physician first though!
Issues like heartburn, constipation and irritable bowels have been successfully treated with aloe. As a naturally fibrous compound, aloe is a great remedy for stomach issues. A study released by the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences revealed that aloe was a safe and effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. Aloe has also been successful in treating intestinal diseases such as ulcerative colitis and naturally treating stomach ulcers and acid reflux.
Aloe has a large amount of health benefits both internally and topically, but only when using an organic, 100% pure product. Be sure you check with your healthcare team before you start any natural remedy.