Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera (29th December 2021):

Aloe vera is a succulent plant species in the genus Aloe. It grows profusely in tropical settings and has been used as a medicinal plant for generations. The leaves of an aloe vera plant contain a soft clear gel that has been hailed for its moisturising properties as well as various medical effects. Aloe vera juice is a rich, sticky liquid formed from the flesh of the aloe vera plant leaf. However, drinking this healthful elixir in juice form delivers a variety of additional health benefits. This article aims to give an insight into the various health benefits of this magical plant.

8 Health Benefits of Aloe vera 

  • Aloe Vera Gel Powder May Aid with Blood Pressure Control High blood pressure can gradually damage blood arteries, placing people at risk for strokes, heart attacks, and other issues. The presence of two anti-inflammatory components in aloe vera, namely aloe-emodin and aloin plays a vital role in controlling blood pressure. It is no substitute for medicines but regular drinking of aloe vera juice is a healthy lifestyle change that you can adopt if you are someone suffering from high blood pressure.
  • Provides hydration– Because the aloe plant is high in water content, it is an excellent solution to avoid or treat dehydration. Staying hydrated aids detoxification by allowing you to purge and flush away toxins. This is critical since your kidneys and liver are mostly in charge of purifying your blood and creating urine. Therefore, you must keep them healthy. Drink a glass of aloe vera juice every morning to keep your system hydrated.
  • Clear skin– Pick up any skincare product and go through its ingredient list. There is a high chance that aloe vera will top the list. This is because aloe vera is a magic ingredient for all kinds of skin problems. The frequency and appearance of acne may be reduced by consuming aloe vera juice. It may cure skin disorders such as psoriasis and dermatitis. Aloe vera is high in antioxidants and vitamins, which may help protect your skin. Aloe vera’s key ingredients have also been demonstrated to counteract the effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, repair existing UV damage, and help prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Aids digestion– Aloe vera contains enzymes that aid in the digestion of carbohydrates and fats. Aloe vera may alleviate stomach and intestinal discomfort. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other inflammatory bowel illnesses may benefit from the juice as well.
  • Lowering your blood sugar levels– When administered as a supplement, aloe vera improved glycemic control in adults with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. It reduced fasting plasma glucose in people with prediabetes and greatly improved A1C in people with type 2 diabetes. Researchers hypothesised that the association was due to aloe vera’s potential to limit glucose absorption in the gastrointestinal tract and lower glucose production, and they encouraged more high-quality studies to explore aloe vera’s benefits on glycemic management.
  • Works as a natural laxative– Aloe vera is regarded as a natural laxative. A review of three research published in the Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility in October 2018 reveals that aloe vera may have therapeutic advantages for constipation-predominant IBS or functional constipation. Among the 151 people studied, those who received oral aloe vera extract for irritable bowel syndrome improved much more than those who received a placebo.
  • Alleviates heartburn– Heartburn, also known as acid reflux, is apainful condition in which acid leaves the stomach and travels up the oesophagus. According to a new study, aloe vera juice can treat heartburn symptoms without creating any negative side effects.
  • Rich source of antioxidants and power-house of nutrients– Aloe vera juice is high in antioxidants, which aid in the battle against free radicals. This reduces oxidative stress in your body and lowers your chance of chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Beta-carotene, Folic acid and magnesium are some of the nutrients which can be found in aloe vera.¬†

Final Thoughts

The aloe vera plant and the many gels and extracts that can be manufactured from it can be used in a variety of ways. Researchers are always coming up with novel ways to use this succulent. If you intend to use aloe vera medicinally, ask your doctor first, especially if you are taking medication.

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