10 Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a succulent plant and it stores water in the form of a gel in its leaves. This gel can be extracted from the leaves and consumed. Here are some health benefits of this amazing plant.

  • The aloe vera plant is beneficial for ulcers, stomach problems like indigestion, constipation, leg cramps, insomnia, kidney and bladder infections.
  • Aloe vera helps reduce the secretion of stomach juices and the formation of lesions.
  • Drinking Aloe vera juice or taking it as a tablet or capsule can reduce swelling and inflammation in arthritic joints.
  • Aloe vera contains vitamins A, B12 and E , vitamin C, germanium, protein, calcium, magnesium, zinc, essential fatty acids and amino acids.
  • The Aloe juice is said to soothe digestive tract irritations such as colitis, ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome. Aloe’s ability to encourage the release of pepsin (a gastric juice enzyme necessary for digestion) when the stomach is full is a possible reason for its ulcer-healing effects. It also helps our stomach and digestive system to absorb important nutrients and and overcome harmful acids.
  • According to a study, oral use of Aloe for six months helped mitigate asthma symptoms in almost about half of the participants.
  • A research conducted on rats showed that their lifespan was increased by 10% due to ingestion of Aloe. They also showed lower occurrences of various diseases like leukemia.
  • It help sooth skin injured by burns, irritations, cuts and insect bites.
  • Good for moisturizing and soften the skin.
  • It helps improve the effectiveness of sun screen products.