Aloe vera is a multipurpose plant that has been accepted as an excellent home remedy worldwide. Today, researchers are discovering all the benefits of multi-useful plants for our health.
Worldwide this herb is commonly known as ‘Aloe vera Barbadensis Miller’, named after the botanist Miller, who discovered the herb on the island of Barbados, and placed in the register of medicinal herbs.
Aloe word derived from the Arabic, Hebrew and Syrian word “aloe”, which means “extremely bitter substance”, which indicates to bitter yellow fluid or juice which the plant contains, situated directly beneath the thin leathery tissue.
It is believed that 1500 years B.C (before Christ) Egyptians used the plant to treat burns, infections and parasites. There are many legends about aloe vera. According to an allegedly, it saved the life of Macedonian king Alexander the Great. Also ancient Greeks, Arabs and Spaniards have used this herbs for centuries. African hunters still use the plant to reduce perspiration of the skin and its smell.
Aloe is nutritious herb for every cell of the human body. When the cell is healthy, it is resistant and able to perform all functions. Nature has given to this herb a rich amounts of vitamins, amino acids, enzymes and minerals.
Aloe vera is another herb that many nutritionists claim that is superfood and benefits for our health are innumerable:
Here are some of them:
– It helps with the healing of wounds and is suitable for the treatment of scars, cuts and burns
– Helps digestion and cleanses the body of toxins. And juice and gel plants are good laxatives and help with constipation
– The plant is rich in B vitamins, vitamin A, C and E, folic acid and niacin and helps to strengthen the body and protect against free radicals. Alkaline body.
– It regulates blood sugar levels and cleanses the liver and lowers cholesterol
– Because of the anti-inflammatory action helps athletes with faster recovery of joints (and the body in general) after a great effort, and alleviates pain in arthritis
– It is believed that helps cancerous condition, and prevents the growth of tumors
– It helps with problems and diseases of the digestive tract
– It hydrates the skin and accelerates its recovery (especially after sunburn)
Scientists have established that the gel of aloe vera contains over 240 nutritional and medicinal ingredients, of which vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, E and folic acid. From minerals it has more than 20, the gel contains magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, chromium, calcium, potassium and iron.
Mucopolysaccharides: immunomodulators (help with cancer, immune disorders), antioxidants have antibacterial and antiviral activity.
Amino acids (necessary for the synthesis of proteins): The human body needs the 22 amino acids for building proteins. Aloe vera gel provides 20 of these amino acids that can not be produced in the body and which must therefore be taken with food.
Antranikian: The most important among them are aminot and emodinot, but together they form a powerful analgesics, and recognized that they possess antibacterial and bactericidal properties. In pure form, they are powerful laxatives.
Enzymes (16) are important protease, amylase, lipase and cellulase (helps digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, fats and cellulose).
Saponins: These sparkling substances have antimicrobial effect against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeast such as Candida.
Due to its exceptional nutritional value and medicinal properties, some people call this herb the “Queen of medicinal herbs” and this herb definitely deserve that name.