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4 Benefits of Using Aloe Vera Juice

Updated on July 25, 2012

4 Benefits of Using Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe juice has been around for a very long time and as a result there are many, many different types of this product on the market. My goal is to inform you about the benefits of using an aloe vera juice product and hope that you will consider using it yourself. I have personally used aloe for several years to help combat indigestion and it has worked like a charm every time.

Supports a Healthy Digestive Tract
If you're anything like me, the occasional heartburn can really ruin your day or night. I typically experience indigestion in the evening right before bed or shortly after getting into bed. It's a very uncomfortable, irritating feeling and nothing short of sleeping upright in a chair will help. I have used the chalky tasting tablets and those do provide some relief, however I can't stand the taste. At a young age, I sought to find other remedies and came across aloe vera back in 2003. I have been hooked ever since. The aloe plant contains a thick gooey kind of gel within it's leaves and this transformed into a drinkable juice coats the lining of the esophagus and stomach which prevents stomach acid from entering areas of the digestive tract it's not supposed to be in. It also protects the lining of the tract and helps calm the stomach acid and prevents it from erupting, causing pain.

Promotes Normal Healing
One of the main characteristics natural remedies have that traditional remedies generally do not is the ability to promote the healing process without causing unwanted side effects. Don't get me wrong, traditional has its place and I do believe in using it where appropriate but if I can access a remedy that can do the same thing and allows me to heal without the side effects, it only makes sense to use that particular route. Aloe vera juice works as mentioned above to coat the insides and in effect, protects the digestive tract from further damage. This protection allows the body to heal naturally without complications. This type of healing is invaluable for people that suffer from chronic indigestion because the esophagus and digestive tract can become so inflamed that it becomes difficult to even drink a glass of water!

Supports a Strong Immune System
Disease and viruses abound in our world today and its no wonder why people are sick more often. Diet and exercise can help with preventing sickness but sometimes our bodies need more. Aloe juice helps support a strong immune system by not only helping the digestive tract, but moving throughout the body to coat and protect other areas of the tract including the lower tract. The digestion process is very complex and involves many organs, chemicals and processes to work in harmony. The aloe vera juice helps support this process and as a result bacteria and microbes that could cause illness are kept in check by the body and eliminated.

Promotes Digestive Comfort
This is self-explanatory. If the digestive tract is working properly, the body will not feel pain or discomfort. Because Aloe juice helps provide balance, discomfort is eliminated and everything works in harmony as it should. I know when I experience bad indigestion, I can't place a price tag on sustained relief. When my body's processes are dysfunctional, comfort and relief is all I care about.

There are many benefits for using aloe vera juice that can have a profound impact on the body. Digestion is really the system that sees the most benefit but that process is very complex and can be disrupted quite easily. This juice helps support a healthy digestive tract, promotes normal healing, supports a strong immune system, and promotes digestive comfort, which for many suffering from indigestion is a God send. It has worked for me and my problems with indigestion, so I know it can work for others. Give it a try and let me know how it works for you. I'd love to hear feedback.

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    Amberjewell 

    5 years ago

    I had an aloe plant for small cuts and bruises but I somehow killed it. I have heard great things about aloe and have used it many times in the past on sunburns. I can't say that I have taken it internally yet.

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    Shawn Yeager 

    6 years ago from Wisconsin

    Interesting comments. I didn't know there was that risk. Thanks.

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    juicingforhealth 

    6 years ago from Spain

    There has been a lot written about the benefits of aloe vera, and a lot of people drink the juice, but, medical research has identified chemicals in aloe vera that may be carcinogenic. Make sure any juice or lotion you buy is aloin-free.

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    PurvisBobbi44 

    6 years ago from Florida

    I keep Aloe Vera plants in my kitchen, on the porch and in my yard. In my kitchen to break a piece off when I burn myself cooking.

    Also, when I go to the beach I take a large amount to break open and use for sunburn. Just put it in a zip-lock bag and put it on ice and when you use it----------it feels so good to your skin.

    I have used it for bug bites from outdoors---it takes the sting out and is good for ant bites.

    Thanks again for this great hub.

    Your Hub Friend,

    Bobbi Purvis

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    vespawoolf 

    6 years ago from Peru, South America

    I definitely believe in the healing effects of aloe vera! Here in Peru, people either peel, despine and blend the leaves or eat it whole! I don't recommend the latter. Great hub! Voted up and shared.

  • yeagerinvestments profile imageAUTHOR

    Shawn Yeager 

    6 years ago from Wisconsin

    There are many other benefits to using the aloe vera plant other than digestive. As some of you have pointed out, there are several cosmetic uses. Thank you everyone for your comments and votes!

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    Thelma Alberts 

    6 years ago from Germany

    I love drinking aloe vera juice from Forever Living Products but it is very expensive, so I quit drinking the juice. I do have aloe vera plant in my garden and I use this for healing sunburn, mosquito bites, skin rashes and for making a facial mask. This plant has many healthy benefits. Thanks for sharing your hub. Voted up and useful.

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    caribbeanmedskuls 

    6 years ago

    Great details and an interesting as well as very informative hub. Two thumbs and my vote up!!!

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    dinkan53 

    6 years ago from India

    Thanks for sharing some of the benefits of this wonder drug. Lot of cosmetic uses are also there. It is available as cream, lotion, gel, liquid, spray and as capsules. Rated as useful.

  • yeagerinvestments profile imageAUTHOR

    Shawn Yeager 

    6 years ago from Wisconsin

    Glad to hear you and thanks for your comment! :)

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    peachy 

    6 years ago from Home Sweet Home

    I have aloe vera plants in my garden. I thought that these plants are meant for facial treatment only. Now that I found your hub, I am going to bookmark it. So many useful things to do with aloe vera. Thanks!

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