Wonders of Aloe Vera
Historical evidence encompassing more than 4000 years testifies to the high regard of ancient peoples to the benefits of Aloe Vera is a cactus like semi tropical plant. There are around 300 species of Aloe Vera out of which 11 are poisonous and only 4 are of medicinal value. Most potent is Barbadensis Miller. Full potency is achieved at the age of around 3 years. The gel inside has to be stabilized with natural ingredients. Aloe Vera contains over 200 nutritional substances, which makes it the most nutritional plant on the earth.
Aloe Vera contains: 6 Antiseptic Agents, Anti-Microbials Lectins, Amino Acids (over 21), Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, C, D & E, 3 types of Carbohydrates, plenty of Minerals, Enzymes and Fibers. Together they form a very strong and unique combination which makes Aloe Vera the wonder plant it is. Thus Aloe Vera exhibits number of activities such as analgesic, antimicrobial, antiinglammatory, powerful immune modulator (stimulator), anti tumor agent, antioxidant.
Main actions are boosting the immune system, improvement in overall health. Most of the problems we have originate from the toxins in our small intestines. These toxins are result of pollution in the air, water and the food we eat. By cleaning up of toxins in small intestines Aloe Vera help in solving majority of our problems in the body.
Immediate results are seen in cases of stomach related problems such as acidity, indigestion, gases. Next other problems such as constipation and piles also helped. Some of the major advantages in specific diseases are discusses below.
Aging (Elderly and Patients):
Aloe Vera is one of the most potent sources of anti-oxidants, Vitamins E and C and Vitamin B-12 (only known natural source). Recent studies are demonstrating the remarkable benefits of anti-oxidants. Oxidation in cells, can damage DNA, leading sometimes to cancer, other diseases and, to the changes associated with aging. The anti-oxidant compounds counter the aging effects wrought by the free radicals. Patients too have weak health and immune system. Treasure of over 200 nutritional elements in Aloe Vera gives immediate boost to overall health and immune system. People drinking Aloe Vera regularly were shown to suffer less from life threatening diseases and overall live about 10% longer life.
AIDS / Cancer:
There is, to-date, no known cure for cancers, HIV nor AIDS. All such patients have very weak Immune System. They are helped in 4 ways. Aloe Vera helps to boost the strength and Immune System by giving it the nutrients it needs. It also cleans the toxins that may build up in the system from the strong medicines given to such patients. The anti oxidants kill free radicals thus prevent further damages to the body.
Aloe Vera activates whites blood cells and promotes growth of non-cancerous cells apparent cancer fighting properties. Helpful chemicals are Lectins, Arginine, Germanium, Beta Carotene. They are powerful anti-turnor agents and immune modulators and were shown to retard the growth of turners (such as S-180 and cancer. The increase the number of T-4 and T-8 T Iymphocytes which destroy microbes and cancer cells.
Trails on AIDS patients showed that fever and night sweats, diarrhea and opportunistic infections (which are usually responsible for the dath of the AIDS patient) were controlled or eliminated in most patients. Clinical toxicity and side-effects were entirely absent. In 1994, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for human testing against the human immune deficiency approved Aloe Vera for the treatment of HIV virus, which is believed to cause AIDS.
Aloe Vera has been shown to help arthritis in many ways. It helps in strengthening the thigh muscles and ligaments. It also helps in development of cartilage. Phenylalanine, Boron, Proline, Cysteine, Valine is very helpful in this. They improve bone health, strengthen joints, aid skin and cartilage healing, are helpful in metabolism of calcium, phosphorous and magnesium. Aloe Vera is naturally rich in calcium. It also helps in absorption of calcium.
One of the main reasons for hair loss is toxins in small intestine. Thus toxins removal by Aloe Vera helps repair this problem. Local application of Aloe Gelly on the scalp creates new cells.
Aloe Vera is natural blood purifier. Thus is many skin diseases. It increases hemoglobin, white blood cells and platelets. It also dilates blood vessels thus increasing blood circulation. Iron, Copper, Lysine, Threonine, Folic Acid, Thiamin are helpful chemicals. They help in blood formation and the oxygenation of red blood cells, enhance the use of iron, promote maturation of the red blood cells and increases their life span, aid in production of anti-bodies, in tissue repair, gain in energy, strengthrning immunity, assist in blood formation. This combined effect of amino also helps reduction of high blood pressure.
Aloe Vera is very beneficial for brain. It contains Choline which has been shown to boost memory retention. It directly affects nerve signaling and is needed for proper transmission of nerve impulses from the brain through the central nervous system. Other helpful chemicals are Boron, Phenykakanine, Gultamic acid, Thiamin, Asparagine. They increase mental alertness, neuron activity in central nervous system, neuro-transmitter activity in brain and spinal cord, aid in detoxifying ammonia out of the brain, optimize cognitive activity and brain function, also act as antioxidant, maintain balance in the central nervous system thus stabilizing nervous system. Thus improvement in Parkinson’s disease, migraine is also seen.
Many Studies have shown that regular consumption of Aloe Vera leads to lowering blood glucose level with no toxic effects on kidney or liver function as assessed by blood chemistry. Aloe Vera helps toning up of Pancreas, thus regularizing the insulin flow. Insulin breaks up the sugar, molecules floating in the blood and pushes it in cells. Cells do not open without insulin. Sometimes insulin is not potent enough to open the cells. Insulin requires chromium to function properly. Aloe Vera contains chromium picolinate. Which helps improve glucose utilization, which is important for energy, maintains stable blood sugar levels. Helpful chemicals are Copper, Isoleucine, Leucine, Alanine, Manganese. They enhance the use of iron, aid in metabolism of glucose and help utilize glucose thus help in reducing, regulation sugar level, promote maturation of the red blood cells and increases their life span.
Aloe Vera helps accelerate healing of Diabetic wounds. It dramatically lessens inflammation and improve pain response.
Aloe Vera helps in indigestion, irritable bowl syndrome, ulcerative colitis, esophagitis, peptic ulcer, chronic colon problems including constipation, hemorrhoids, colitis and Crohn’s disease. It helps removal of excess acid (pitta) and cough (Ayurveda). Glutamine is antigastial duodental ulcer drug which helps maintain proper body pH/alkalinity.
Indians whether in India or abroad have a 4-5 times higher rate of heart attacks and that too at a much younger age. It is predicted that by 2010, over 60% of the heart attack victims will be Indians.
Aloe Vera helps the heart in many ways. The heart rate is showed through Chronotropic effect, so the diastolic period is longer. Electrical impulses are slowed through the Dromotropic effect. Through the inotropic effect, the force of the heart contraction is increased. Thus giving the body a better supply of fresh blood… improving stable blood pressure. Silicone plays major role in preventing cardiovascular disease. Aloe Vera has been shown to:
- Decrease total cholesterol levels, triglyceride, phosholipid, nonesterified fatty acid levels.
- Increase HDL cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol) levels and also HDL/Total cholesterol ratios.
Aloe Vera contains major Antioxidents like Vitamin C, a and E. They reduce risk of heart attack and offer a vital protection against death from coronary disease.
Amino acids Methionine, Serine, Threonine and Molydbenum are useful. They detoxify heavy metals. Help in proper metabolism carbohydrate, fat and protein thus prevent buildup of fat in liver, arteries.
Aloe Vera is a rich source of Vitamins E and C. They help in boosting the immune system tremendously. Thus it’s an ideal solution to many allergies we suffer such as colds, asthma. Serine maintains healthy immune system. Aspartic Acid helps increase stamina.
Aloe Vera helps expel excess water in the cells. Thus it is helpful in many kidney problems such as Kidney stones, painful urination. It works wonders in people with failed kidneys. People on regular dialysis get relief quickly while their creatining level is reduced too. Cranberry juice is also shown to be very effective in combination Kidney injections.
Reproduction & Ladies Problems:
Aloe Vera is described as ‘Woman’s friend’ in Ayurveda. Thus Aloe Vera is very helpful in variety of ladies problems. Irregularity in period, cramps and other painful syndromes, Menopause related problems are helpful in many ways. In men it is shown to remove semen defects.
Aloe has been well known for centuries for it’s healing properties. It facilities healing of any kind of skin wound, burn, or scald – even speeding recovery times after surgery. It works on include blisters, insect bites, rashes, sores, herpes, urticaria, athlete’s foot, fungus, vaginal infections, conjunctivitis, sties, allergic reactions and dry skin. Aloe gel helps to protect the outer layers of the skin by helping it to reorganize skin cells. Skin absorbs moisture from Aloe gel three to four times faster than water. Glycine: repairs damaged tissue and promotes healing while Threonine is a natural moisturizer. Beta Carotene helps prevent acne and other skin disorders. Aloe modifies skin tine.
Psoriasis and Skin Problems:
Aloe Vera helps the skin pores to open and receive the moisture and nutrients of Aloe Vera. For skin problems such as psoriasis, rashes, and “shingle”, the Aloe treatment includes large daily doses of Aloe Vera gel, daily topical applications of Aloe Vera Gelly and Aloe Propilis Cream (most powerful natural antibiotic), supplemented by a specific regimen of megavitamins and anti-oxidants is recommended. Zinc treats acen, eczema and other skin diseases.
Yes, Aloe is excellent for people wanting to diet and lose weight. With over 200 nutritional compounds (including vitamin B-12) in Aloe Vera, you should include it (the drink) in any diet/nutrition program. Aloe Vera alone cannot take the weight off and keep it off. Aloe drink twice a day makes sure that you are getting the vitamins and nutrients your body needs a sit burns off fat, and builds a lean, tone body!. It facilitates the weight loss by helping in expelling excess water from the cells.
Many other problems such anemia, appetite loss, bleeding gums, body swelling, cramps, epilepsy, gall bladder stones, gout, jaundice, liver detoxification, muscular and back pain, parkinson’s piles, prostate, sinus problems, toothaches, varicose veins are also helped by Aloe Vera
All above data is confirmed scientifically
- GEL is what you get after cutting Aloe-Vera.
- JUICE is one glass water + 1 spoon of GEL.
- Hence GEL is hundred times more effective than JUICE.
- Store can in refrigerator after opening.
- Store can in refrigerator after opening.
- Do not eat or drink anything for next 30 mins.
- Please continue all the medications as per doctor’s advice.
Information source: Harmonyindia.org-