Aloe Vera Benefits
How This Amazing Plant Can Heal Burns, Kill Disease-Causing Bacteria and More
Aloe vera is widely known for its ability to heal burns, wounds and other skin conditions. There are so many other great benefits of this wonderful plant. Aloe vera possesses and provides anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and other properties that help fight and prevent diseases. The vitamins, minerals and amino acids contained in aloe are important for replenishing the body’s defenses against various health ailments.
The aloe vera plant has been called “the miracle plant” and “nature’s tonic” for it’s many benefits to humans.
In my opinion, the aloe vera plant and other aloe vera products such as aloe vera juice are great survival necessities. Here are some great additional benefits of this miracle plant.
Boosts Your Immune System
One of the main ingredients is aloe vera’s long chain of carbohydrate molecules that energize the immune system by activating anti-bacterial properties. It contains more than 100 various types of important nutrients that can help fight infection.
Aloe Vera contains plant steroids which exhibit an anti-inflammatory effect. Additionally, glycosides and indole acetic acid in Aloe Vera act to effectively reduce inflammation. You can use Aloe Vera topically to ease inflammation of joints or you can use it internally in the form of aloe vera juice.
Alkalizes Your Body
Too much acidity in your body is linked to various diseases such as cancer. Unfortunately, most foods we eat are acidic so it is very important to include alkaline foods in your diet. Aloe Vera juice is alkaline so drinking it regularly will help balance out acidity in our diets and boost your health.
Studies have shown that aloe improves poor blood circulation in the arteries thus helping lower cholesterol levels. It lowers total cholesterol levels mainly by reducing triglycerides.
Some compounds in aloe vera aid in the removal of particles that can trigger asthma and can effectively prevent some attacks.
You can purchase aloe vera plants at any plant nursery. There are a must have in any household. Here is a great tip for watering your aloe vera plant to keep it nice and healthy!
In order for your aloe vera plant to maintain its moisture levels and be able to heal your wounds, it is important to water the aloe once every 4 to 5 days. Also, don’t water the plant from below (if you have a tray below), but from the top as aloe plants roots grown sideways first, rather than deep down. With baby aloe plants, it is recommended that you water them from the topsoil.
Purchasing Aloe Vera Juice
You can purchase aloe vera juice at most markets and vitamin shops. You can also purchase aloe vera juice online. Here are two examples.
Walmart also sells it on their website and in-store.
Another brand can be purchased online from The Vitamin Shoppe.
If you have a personal story to share about how the benefits of aloe vera have improved your health, please feel free to share with us in the comment section below!
Learn more about survival plants and gardening with these related articles: