3 Aloe Vera Juice Benefits You Should Make Use Of

Records have shown Aloe Vera to be featuring prominently as ‘The Plant of a Thousand Miracles.’ Historical legends have been pledging their entirety to the health benefits and medicinal properties it possesses.

3 Aloe Vera Juice Benefits You Should Make Use Of
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The Elixir of Life

Dating back to 51B.C. in a fancy Egyptian bathtub, Cleopatra used ‘The Plant of Eternity’ as it was known then in her daily skin and beauty regime. Alexander the Great was convinced by Aristotle to conquer Island Socotra located off the east coast of Africa, to have enough aloe vera plants to heal his entire battalion and still have some to take away! When Christopher Columbus was flagged off by the Queen of Spain, he had pots of aloe vera growing on his armada of 17 ships, strictly for medicinal purposes. 16th Century Indians would apply diluted aloe vera juice on their skin, an effective mosquito repellent.

Aloe Vera is one of the most researched herbs in the world. It boasts a resume of over 200 biologically active, natural elements that can cleanse teenage skin acne, promote a healthy digestive and immune system, and cool menopausal hot flashes. The leaves contain a clear, gooey sap and firm white flesh, which, when blended and sieved, it provides plenty of enzymes, vitamins, amino acids, and minerals. 

Combine Aloe vera juice (with all of its healthy advantages) with water or citrus fruit to make a nutritious (and tasty) beverage. It is not difficult to spot it on supermarket isles, and it is currently giving coconut milk a run for the number one spot. A local flower shop or farmers market will have the aloe vera plant in stock, enabling you to make your aloe juice at home. The USFDA has approved aloe vera juice as a flavoring, and it goes without saying as the first used ingredient in cosmetics, herbal remedies, and food supplements. Let’s go through some of these health benefits.

Make sure you go check out “How the Aloe Vera Succulent can Help with Eczema” to see a first-hand look at Aloe Vera in action.

3 Aloe Vera Juice Benefits You Should Make Use Of
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Inner Health and Well Being

1. Aloe vera supports a healthy digestive and immune system

From the moment you take your first sip, you begin a cleansing and rejuvenating journey. Aloe Vera contains a cocktail of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B that supports brain development, vitamin E that wards off cancerous cells, and vitamin C, which is a natural antioxidant that helps fight inflammation. The juice also contains folic acid that helps to neutralize stomach acid, lowering incidences of ulcers. The alkalinity in aloe vera has proven to help in balancing the body’s pH levels, reducing heartburn, and risk of stroke.

For the vegetarians and vegans, aloe vera juice is the only plant source of vitamin B12 that enhances iron absorption from plant-based foods.

Aloe vera juice is ideal for a healthy digestive tract. It maintains good bacteria and enzymes to help break down sugars and fats, improving overall digestion. Its high fiber content helps push things along while increasing water content in the intestines, thus relieving bloated and gassy sensations.

2. Glowing on the outside

If Cleopatra used it, then we believe in it! Topical skin hydrating creams range in price with most promising to restore your youthful skin, the best sellers brand the words Aloe Vera to attract customers. This is because aloe vera contains certain compounds that have proven to neutralize ultraviolet (UV) radiation effects from the sun. Aloe vera juice increases collagen production and stimulates fibroblasts, which helps to reduce wrinkles and make the skin more elastic. 

The Aloe Vera has also been a home remedy for treating sunburns. As a rich source of antioxidants, aloe vera helps reduce the discomfort of skin irritations like dermatitis and psoriasis. It helps decrease the frequency of acne outbreaks, especially on adolescent skin, and helps to heal and repair the skin after a graze, cut, or a burn.

The cosmetic world has taken aloe vera and packaged it into all sorts of creams and moisturizers for your skin and hair. Aloe vera is famous for promoting the growth of new skin cells. Yet with the plant, you can easily come up with homemade remedies for beauty products using aloe vera that have helped at a quarter of the cost of buying makeup products. You can get recipes for primers, makeup removers, facial scrubs and cleansers, hair, and skin treatments with all your favorite fruits and grains for a personalized spa treatment, using aloe vera juice.

Check out our article on “How to Grow Aloe Vera” for a full guide to growing these amazing plants inside or outside your home.

3. The evergreen perennial for overall wellness

Aloe vera juice contains abundant amounts of phytonutrients, making it one of the most effective, natural liver and kidney cleansers. The aloe vera’s juice is a great way to flush out and purge impurities. After a strenuous workout, aloe vera juice is an excellent alternative to juices and carbonized drinks as it helps get rid of lactic acid build-up brought about after exercising.

Studies have shown that aloe vera juice contains antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Aloe vera mouthwash reduces gum inflammation over time.

Learn more about different kinds of Aloes in “Aloe Aristata— the Torch Plant“.

3 Aloe Vera Juice Benefits You Should Make Use Of
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Food For Thought

As much as we praise the plant that the Maya Indians called the ‘Fountain of Youth’, like everything good, it must be taken in moderation. As great as the idea of drinking aloe vera juice sounds, doctors only recommend 20 ml a day of pure aloe vera juice. This is because the juice contains anthraquinone that has the effects of a laxative. Overindulgence can lead to stomach cramps and diarrhea. During mass processing of aloe vera, decolorization takes place. This means that it has passed through a charcoal filter to remove anthraquinones, something that you can look out for on the package.

Doctors also advise people to drink aloe vera juice in the morning on an empty stomach to enable maximum absorption by the body.

Ladies who are expecting or are breastfeeding are counseled to seek medical advice from their respective doctors before changing to an aloe vera juice diet. People with a history of diabetes should consult their physicians before embarking on an aloe vera juice binge. It can decrease blood sugar to dangerous levels for those who cannot handle it. If you are about to go in for surgery, it is crucial to inform your surgeon that you have been taking aloe vera juice. Aloe vera contains compounds that can react with the sevoflurane in the anesthetic or the blood thinner warfarin.

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Aloe vera soothes and cools the body. It’s an excellent bath soak after a long day, in hot tea on a cold day, and drinking aloe vera on a hot summer day is refreshing. It takes little to no effort to grow, and it comes with a ton of health benefits.

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