In Egypt, it is known as the “plant of immortality”, and the ancient Indians called it “a paradise.” None of these names is in vain because Aloe has many health benefits, some of which are already well known to us. This is the case with the aloe vera sheets that are excellent for burns and cuts, but did you know that this plant is not limited to outdoor use only?
Namely, the aloe religion contains over 200 biologically active components among which are polysaccharides, vitamins, amino acids and minerals that promote the absorption of nutrients. It also contains antimicrobial and antifungal properties, helps strengthen the immune system and cleans the body of toxins. Among the minerals found in this herb are calcium, magnesium, zinc, tin, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, copper and manganese. These minerals improve metabolism and help digestion, so Aloe is often used as a plant that is regularly present in diets and meals for those who want to get rid of excess pounds.
In addition to the listed elements, aloe vera also contains enzymes amylase and lipase that help break down sugar and fat. This plant is one of the few that contain vitamin B12 which, however, is necessary for the production of red blood cells, which is also great news for all vegetarians. In addition to B12, it contains vitamins A, C, E, folic acid, B1, B2, B3 and B6.
Aloe in its chemical composition includes all essential amino acids, but also salicylic acid that batters bacteria and inflammation. In some studies it has been shown that the plant is also great for removing tooth and gum tissue and helps to treat swabs and wounds in the oral cavity. It can be consumed as a juice or applied in the form of a gel, and if you decide to drink it is best to combine it with another drink because it has a bitter taste. Juice from aloe vera can be purchased at any health food store. Because of all the substances it contains, scientists have concluded that Aloe Vera significantly helps in the treatment and alleviation of the symptoms of more than 50 diseases.