The health and beauty benefits of Aloe vera have been known for centuries.
Ancient Egyptians considered Aloe vera as the plant of immortality. Historical data shows that Egyptian made pictorial representations of Aloe vera on some tombs and monuments. Also, the two Egyptian queens Nefertiti and Cleopatra used this plant for their beauty rituals.
During that period, only priests and alchemists had the knowledge to use Aloe Vera for medicinal purposes.
Nowadays, this plant is one of the most commonly used natural remedies as people got used to its variety of medicinal properties.
Aloe is a rich source of acids such as glutamine, linoleic, oleic, formic, minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorous, aluminum, and manganese, vitamins such as A, C, and E, folic acid and riboflavin, and carbohydrates such as fructose, glucose, arabinose and galactose.
Medicinal properties of Aloe vera
Aloe vera treats gastrointestinal disorders. It is a rich source of polysaccharides which prevent stomach ulcers. Also, this plant has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, it has been scientifically proven that Aloe vera prevents the development of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which causes inflammation of the lining of the stomach. To treat gastrointestinal disorders, add a spoonful of Aloe gel to a glass of water. Drink this mixture to alleviate the symptoms.
Helps with intestinal problems
Aloe has powerful healing properties. Medical experts recommend consuming 75-150 ml of Aloe gel to treat ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and Crohn’s disease. Consult your doctor first.
Improves your immune system
Aloe is a rich source of acetylated mannose which protects and strengthens your immune system. It is one of the best natural remedies to prevent infections.
Prevents and fights cancer
Aloe has anti-cancer properties. It is a rich source of antioxidants which prevent DNA damage. This herb helps in the prevention of breast, prostate, and lung cancer.
Aloe vera gel has skin care properties and treats skin conditions such as cuts, injuries, insect bites, psoriasis, herpes, and acne. It also treats cuts, injuries, insect bites, and angina. To treat angina, dilute a piece of Aloe in water and gargle it.