The prickly thorns on this succulent plant may look like a cactus, but they have a lot to offer. Aloe vera was called the Plant of Immortality by ancient Egyptian texts. Aloe is used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. In modern times, Aloe vera is not only widely used in home remedies but also a booming business in the cosmetic, food, and pharmaceutical sectors.
Over 240 species of aloe are found in the Liliaceae family. Not all aloe species have therapeutic properties. Aloe Barbadensis Miller is the most sought-after and important species. There are some species that can be poisonous. Make sure you use the right one.
Aloe vera typically grows up to 2 feet. The leaves taper from the bottom to the top and are covered with prickly growths along the length. Aloe is popular because of its gel in the middle and sap below the surface.
Aloe Vera: Nutritional Value
Aloe vera contains phytochemicals like acetylated manans, polymannans, and anthrones. These active components are believed to be responsible for the medicinal properties of Aloe vera.
Aloe vera also contains a number of vitamins, including Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as B1, B2, B3, folic acid, and B12. It also contains minerals like calcium, magnesium selenium chromium zinc iron potassium sodium manganese copper.
Aloe Vera Benefits
Aloe vera has been used commercially as an ingredient in a variety of beverages, desserts, yogurts, and food preservation. Aloe vera is used by cosmetic companies in products such as moisturizers and soaps.
Aloe is either taken orally or topically. The gel or powdered form is used. Aloe gel can be blended with water to create Aloe Juice, which is used for various ailments. Aloe has many potential health benefits.
- Skin Functioning: Improved skin function
- Skin Rejuvenation and Nourishing
- Improve digestion and metabolic rate
- Hair growth and scalp nourishment
- Maintaining pH balance in the scalp
- Improve digestion and reduce heartburn
- Improved digestion of fats
- Maintaining oral health
- Building Immunity
- Detoxifying your body
- Skin irritation was soothed, skin elasticity restored and scars cleared
Clinical Evidence for Aloe Health Properties
Aloe Vera has been proven to be effective in treating a variety of medical conditions that affect the metabolism, skin, and hair. Growing research is allowing for the use of aloe vera as a treatment option for a number of conditions that affect the liver, skin, and hair. Researchers have also highlighted the role of aloe vera in treating stomach disorders, cholesterol, and diabetes, as well as skin complaints, hair loss, inflammatory conditions, and cancer.
Some of the Research Conducted Includes
GI disorders: An In Vivo study indicated that Aloe exhibited gastroprotective activities and inhibited gastric acid secretion thereby protecting the mucosal lining from injury. Another study result showed that Aloe vera may reduce abdominal pain as well as flatulence in patients with constipation-predominated IBS. [1, 2]
Hair and Scalp Issues: Aloe vera is considered to possess emollient properties and is routinely used in shampoos and conditioners for healthy hair and scalp. It contains proteolytic enzymes that are known to repair dead skin cells on the scalp. A randomized double-blinded trial on seborrheic dermatitis patients reported that the patients on treatment with aloe extract had a significant decrease in scaliness, pruritus, and the number of sites involved in seborrheic dermatitis. 3
Psoriasis and other Skin Concerns: Aloe possesses vital nutrients that help nourish and hydrate your skin. In a clinical set up 83.3% of psoriatic patients were considered healed after topically applying an aloe cream for 16 weeks with 12 months of monthly follow-ups. No side effects were reported either. Several studies have indicated that Aloe possesses anti-inflammatory properties and an In Vivo investigation showed that Aloe helped heal wounds faster. In burn injuries, A. vera caused 82% to 85% of tissue healing and similar results were found when Aloe was used on electrical injury, frostbite, and intra-arterial drug abuse. [4, 5]
Hyperlipidemia: Aloe vera also seems to be a popular health supplement for weight loss. Oral administration of Aloe vera juice, twice a day for at least 2 weeks in patients with diabetes got their blood sugar and triglyceride levels considerably reduced. 6
Hyperglycemia: Growing research has highlighted that Aloe can considerably control sugar levels in the blood. Clinical evidence suggests that oral administration of aloe vera might be effective in reducing blood glucose in diabetic patients. 7
Infections: Aloe vera is traditionally believed to possess immune-boosting and antioxidant properties. Phytochemical investigations have suggested that acemannan, a component of Aloe vera gel, may possess immune-stimulating and anti-microbial activities. Clinical studies have shown that Aloe contains anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties and could be used in the treatment of various infections including skin-transmitted infections. 8
Dental Issues: Aloe is also used to preserve dental health. A Clinical study to assess the effectiveness of Aloe vera in maintaining oral hygiene found the extract considerably successful in reducing dental plaque. 9
Aloe vera is a miracle plant because it has so many health benefits. You’ll see a lot of products on the market that include Aloe. Biogetica has a different protocol than other products because we are meticulous in ensuring that we use the best quality aloe vera available on the market. Our plants are cultivated according to Siddha agricultural principles, which include planting and harvesting in precise accordance with the moon cycle and feeding them energized structured aqueous. Our aloe vera is enriched with bioactive. It is more bioavailable, potent, and easily absorbed in the body. Our products also do not contain sodium benzoate which is a carcinogen and a preservative that can leach out nutrients from your body by preventing oxygen at the cell level. As oxygen is essential to humans, so too do cells need oxygen in order to stay healthy and fight off diseases and infections.
We’ve included this natural extract to support the stomach and brain as well as the skin, mouth, and reproductive organs.
Browse our range of Natural Health Protocols which combine Aloe Vera with other powerful, bioavailable, and clinically recognized ingredients.
| 1) Digestive Health Protocol
| 2) Nerve Health Protocol
| 3) Immune Boost Protocol
| 4) Lung Health Protocol
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