The Aloe vera is an herb that is known from ancient times. Due to its exceptional nutritional value and medicinal properties, it is dubbed as the “Queen of medicinal herbs.”
Worldwide, this herb is commonly known as Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller. Named after botanist Miller, who discovered it at the island of Barbados and placed it in the register of medicinal herbs.
Aloe word derived from the Arabic, Syriac and Hebrew word “Aloeh”, which means “extremely bitter substance”, which indicates the bitter yellow fluid or juice contained in the plant and situated directly beneath the thin skinny tissue or bark.
Aloe Vera is a nutritional herb for every cell of the human body. When the cell is healthy, it is resistant and able to perform all functions given by its nature. The herb, therefore developed a rich amount of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and amino acids to be able to ensure its survival.
The whole healing properties of aloe are located in its components that poses different and specific energy values. Aloe is an herb that belongs to the lily family and currently there are more than 250 species known to people. Only 4 from these posses healing properties and the most powerful ones belong to aloe vera.
By cutting the leaves and their extrusion, a juice is strained which then can be stabilized with papaya and there is nutritious and healing effect gained from the more than 200 active ingredients of aloe vera that are needed for everyday normal functioning of every cell.
This herb grows naturally only in areas with hot and dry climate (the best conditions for its growth are places with temperatures above 22 degrees Celsius, for example, the Caribbean and Mexico).
It was discovered that aloe vera gel possesses more than 240 medicinal and nutritional properties, of which folic acid and vitamins such as Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Vitamin C and E.
From minerals, it is rich in more than 20 types. The gel contains magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, chromium, calcium, potassium and iron.
Mucopolysaccharides: immunomodulators (assist with AIDS, cancer, immune disorders), antioxidants, have antiinflamatory, antibacterial and antiviral activity.
Amino acids (needed for the synthesis of proteins): The human body needs 22 amino acids necessary for production of proteins. Aloe Vera gel provides 20 of these amino acids that are impossible to be produced in the body and therefore must be be taken through food.
Anthraquinone: Most important among them are aloin and emodin, but all together are powerful analgesics, recognized to possess antibacterial and bactericidal properties. In pure form, they are powerful laxatives.
Enzymes (16 in total): most important are protease, amylase, lipase and cellulase (helps in digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, fats and cellulose).
Saponins: These soapy sparkling substances have antimicrobial effect against bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeast such as Candida.
Sterols: The three major амонг them act as powerful anti-inflammatory agents.
Aloe Vera is a very powerful remedy in fight against many kinds of diseases and medical conditions.
Among them are included: improving functions of kidney and gall bladder, regulation of diabetes, preserving the heart health and blood vessels, easing the pain and strengthening the immune system, relieve symptoms in allergies, reducing inflammation of the respiratory system, reduce joint pain, rheumatoid, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, treats diseases of the eye in the form of eye drops, the skin and successfully fights against skin diseases.
It plays a huge roll in detoxification due to the antioxidants it possess. It helps a lot for losing excess pounds. Because it needs longer to digest, the body consumes more energy and thus melt the pounds. One glass of Aloe Vera juice can provide healthy, flawless skin. Because it contains collagen, the Aloe Vera prevents aging and helps for quick body skin regeneration. The Aloe Vera gel is excellent for healing burns.