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Health Benefits Of Aloe Vera

Updated on June 2, 2011
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Health Benefits Of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a natural plant that contains a number of health benefits. Often called "the miracle plant" or "the natural healer", it is a plant of many surprises. It has a wide ability to aid in the healing process, to protect, moisturize, and even extend life.

It is found to be full of 200 components and 74 known nutrients. It contains almost 20 amino acids, vital minerals like calcium, magnesium and sodium, enzymes, vitamins, polysaccharides, nitrogen and other components which make it a miracle substance. It's available as a gel, spray, lotion, liquid, cream and in the form of a capsule.

Health benefits of aloe vera has been known around the world for more than 3500 years. It has been described in writings in many different cultures as far back as the Greek, Egyptians, and Roman eras. References have also been found in writings from the Indian and Chinese early cultures. Many ancient works, including the Bible, refer to the use of aloe. One of the first documented users of aloe vera was Cleopatra, who lived from 69 to 30 B.C. She is said to have used the gel on her skin as protection from the sun, and to have thought the gel helped to keep her skin young-looking.

Aloe Vera can be used internally (cleaning out the system, helping digestion, building the immune system) or externally (relieve pain, stimulate healing of burns, wounds, sunburns, beauty aid for the skin).

Aloe Vera has been especially helpful for patients with severe and various skin diseases. It acts as a rejuvenating action and has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effects. It acts as a moisturizer and hydrates the skin.

There are also many benefits when taken internally:

  • improved circulation
  • regulation of blood pressure
  • promotes healing of bones and joints
  • strengthens the immune system
  • defends the body against bacteria
  • heals internal tissue damage
  • heals ulcers
  • provides relief from IBD (Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis)
  • provides relief from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • improves and even eliminates constipation
  • lowers high cholesterol
  • stabilizes blood sugar
  • boosts cardiovascular performance and physical endurance

There is nothing on this planet that offers such an amazing variety of healing benefits than Aloe Vera.


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      9 years ago

      I agree with paula!

      In preparation for summer, Aloe Vera lotions seem an essential product. Not only will Aloe Vera heal the skin, it presents a cooling alternative to heavier creams and lotions.

      Pure Aloe Treatment, from the Made from Earth skin care line, with citrus and vitamin E for preservation is the best.

      You have to keep Made from Earth Pure Aloe Treatment product in the refrigerator after opening. Which is great because then it is always cold. Because this is so natural, a little goes a long way. The consistency may vary, but the one I received looks just like freshly pressed aloe vera and this could be added to homemade beauty products you are using soon after you make them.

      The high absorption of this product is impressive and there is no sticky feel. You can use it as a cooling hand moisture treatment and seconds later, all you will notice is your skin plumping slightly and feeling smooth and very soft.

      100% Chemical Free. . .I love it. . the way nature and my skin wants to be…

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      10 years ago

      Good article. As a side note - the active ingredient in Aloe is a nonosaccharide called manose.


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