Zentraveler on the health benefits of Aloe Vera!

By now we have probably all heard of aloe vera and many have seen it in plant form. My aunt Lillian had it growing in pots all around her house and would slice off a leaf and put the cool aloe vera directly on any burns, cuts, poison ivy or wounds. It’s soothing ability made you run for aloe vera every time you had a pain or itch. Since that time I have heard of huge commercial aloe vera farms in Africa and have been told by health food store owners this is one of the best things you can drink for a variety of aliments.

So there I was cruising through the Publix Grocery store when I spotted a gallon of Aloe Vera in the drink center for $6.95. Rather than purchase from the tv or over the internet, I simply purchased the gallon of Aloe Vera and started to drink at least eight ounces a day. I not only feel better, but I am told this helps lubricate your joints and cleans your colon. Thinking to myself— if anything can heal that fast on outside wounds it would definitely be good internally and make a good inexpensive tune-up tonic for yourself. The brand is Fruit of the Earth which is the nations’s largest manufacturer of pure Aloe Vera Juice located on the web at: http://www.fote.com.

For more than 3,500 years, healers and physicians have sung the praises of this fragrant desert lily. Pictures of this juicy, succulent plant have been found on the walls of the temples of Egypt, where it was believed to have been used in the embalming process. Alexander the Great was reputed to have conquered the island of Socotra in the fourth century B.C., in order to acquire the beautiful violet dye produced by the species of Aloe (socotrine) grown there. The Greek physician Dioscorides wrote of its benefits to heal wounds and treat hemorrhoids, and the Romans also used the plant to help heal wounds. Aloe originated in southern Africa, and many varieties of this perennial are now cultivated throughout Africa, the Mediterranean and Caribbean regions, and in many countries of South and Central America and Asia. Although there are nearly five hundred varieties of this perennial plant, only Aloe Vera is considered to be the “true” curative healer. Some of Aloe Vera’s constituents include beta-carotene, beta-sitosterol, lignins, saponins, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, amino acids and the important antioxidant vitamins (A, C, E and B1, B2 and B3).

Cleopatra used Aloe Vera as a beauty treatment, and today this remarkable emollient is still used to smooth wrinkles, heal skin irritations, soothe burns (including sunburn) and draw out infection from wounds. Aloe Vera has attracted the interest of modern physicians for its ability to heal radiation burns.

Aloe Vera is a powerful laxative and known to be one of the finest body cleansers, removing morbid matter from the stomach, liver, kidneys, spleen and bladder and is considered to be the finest colon cleanser known. It will not promote “gripe” (sharp pains and grumbling in the bowels) when used as a laxative, and it is also less likely to cause dehydration from such use.

Aloe is potentially helpful in the treatment of Type-2 diabetes and does not cause weight gain, a common side effect in some diabetes medications. The herb also promotes the absorption of nutrients through the digestive tract and normalizes blood sugar.

Indian Ayurvedic physicians highly recommend the use of Aloe internally as a drink that acts as an astringent for hemorrhoids, in addition to stimulating fertility in women.

In test tube studies, acemannan, a potent immune-stimulating compound found in Aloe, was shown to be active against HIV. In people with AIDS, it soothes the lining of the digestive tract, increasing nutrient absorption. University Maryland researchers found another compound in Aloe, aloe-emodin (responsible for its laxative effect), which appears to kill the viruses that cause herpes and shingles.

Aloe juice also contains aloemannan, a complex sugar that concentrates in the kidneys, stimulates the growth of healthy kidney cells and slows rate of crystal formation.

Aloe Vera soothes the gastrointestinal tract and eases peptic ulcer inflammation caused by excess acid, aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs.

Ingested, Aloe helps to lower cholesterol, increases blood-vessel generation in the lower extremities of people with poor circulation, soothes stomach irritation and promotes healing.

A medically active complex sugar in Aloe stimulates and regulates various components of the immune system, and some clinics have used Aloe Vera to increase the efficacy of chemotherapy treatments when used with other chemotherapy agents. Aloe protects against skin-damaging X Rays – an effective antioxidant that absorbs free radicals caused by radiation. It also reduces inflammation resulting from radiation therapy and stimulates cell regeneration.

Applied topically, Aloe Vera is known to rejuvenate wrinkled, sun-aged skin, and will stimulate cell regeneration. Application also promotes the healing of sores, insect bites, cuts and burns, and is an effective treatment against psoriasis and eczema. Aloe contains enzymes that relieve pain, and as a mild anesthetic, it relieves itching and swelling. Its topical application will help burns from scarring. Aloe Vera is an astringent and emollient; it is antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial.

A tea made from the dried juice of Aloe Vera Leaf makes a fine mouthwash, effective against cold sores and also a wash for the eyes. ——–herbalextractplus.com

Aloe vera plant has been used as powerful healing plants since many years. This cactus like plant or medical plant which contains green shaped leaves and the gel is extracted out of this plant and was brought from Africa to North America in the 16 th century. There are number of healing benefits which is provided by the aloe vera plant.

The aloe vera gel is used mainly for healing wounds. These plants are also grown by many people in their homes as houseplants especially in temperate climates. The leaves of aloe vera are used in all types of healing wounds and provide various benefits.

The gel which is extracted from aloe vera plant is used as a first aid for sunburns, eczema, burns, insect bites, wounds and treating fungal infections. It acts as an antifungal and is a very good treatment for healing acne, athletes foot, mouth sores and tonsillitis. It contains white crystalline oxidation product which stimulates cell regeneration and provides such healing properties.

As a medication, aloe vera is beneficial in the treatment of bronchial congestion. The juice which is derived from the whole leaf is helpful in healing numbers of digestive disorders. The leaves of aloe vera are good for chronic constipation. They are useful for poor appetite and stimulate bile flow.

Aloe vera plant is beneficial for uterus, liver, ulcers, colon and hemorrhoids disorders. Aloe vera not only provides healing effect to the person but it also returns the bowls to the normal position. The regular use of aloe vera gel and extract keeps the colon clean.

It is also considered as the best natural moisturizers. It is used for preserving the skin against the harmful effects of the sun’s rays. Aloe vera is used in many hair and cosmetic products for healing the wounds.

It also gives shine to the skin and the face looks very bright and charming and has a soft sensation. It is mainly used as an herbal remedy for the detoxification and reproductive system. It is helpful in speeding up the healing process of burns and other conditions.

The aloe vera gel is also rubbed on the skin of the person to reduce redness. Rubbing the leaves of the aloe vera on the cuts in the skin which prevents from infection and increases the healing process by temporarily act like a bandage. Because of its moisturizing and healing benefits to the skin, aloe vera plant is widely used by many cosmetic companies and added in their products.——mauritasaloevera.com

Disclaimer:
The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

QUOTE: “Each and every spring, Blossoms gave my mind its Comfort and pleasure: Now more than sixty years Have gone by like this.”

– Saigyo (1118-1190)——dailyzen.com

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This bat is only three inches long, but it feeds on the blood of larger warm-blooded animals such as goats, chickens, cattle, and sometimes humans. The bat’s worst feature is that it is a transmitter of diseases such as rabies.

The legend of the vampire, which is the soul of a dead person who stalks the country looking for a victim from which to suck blood, existed in Europe long before the blood-sucking South American vampire bat was known to those people. In the 1700s, explorers to South and Central America related stories about bats that sucked blood. These stories became exaggerated, and it was then that all vampires became thought of as bats.

There are 2,000 varieties of bats, and most of them eat insects!——bigsiteofamazingfacts.com

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ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Drink your Aloe Vera for great health benefits.

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6 responses to “Zentraveler on the health benefits of Aloe Vera!

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