Aloe Vera is also known as ‘Plant from Heavens’. The reason is; its immense properties and healing tactics. As other plants Aloe Vera do not have leaves, trunk, buds etc. It looks very different and can be found in different shapes.
Aloe Vera is one of the most popular herb found all across India. It can be seen everywhere like gardens, houses, as an ornamental plant and so on. It is a succulent plant species which is frequently used as an herbal medicine since from 1st century A.D.
For the plantation, it requires sandy and well-drained soil with sunny climate. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant by gardeners and farmers.
Any nearly pure Aloe vera liquid product, whether called Gel, Juice or Whole Leaf Extract, comprises the fluid obtained by breaking up the structure of the Aloe leaf and separating off the solid residues to leave a more or less clear solution. These liquid products are mainly taken by mouth. They are the preferred form of Aloe vera to be taken internally for their health-giving effects or for medical problems. These products can be wonderfully efficacious in a large number of conditions, some of them very serious medical conditions.
Some of its best medicinal properties are:
Aloe Vera is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. In other words, it has the ability to arrest inflammation or slow it down due to the presence of fatty acids. Applying aloe vera gel can prevent or stop inflammation caused by injury, immune dysfunction, and many other problems.
Aloe vera helps lower blood glucose levels. In one study of five patients with non-insulin diabetes, subjects were given half a teaspoon of the dried sap of the aloe plant (aloes) per day for 4 to 14 weeks. Fasting blood glucose levels fell an average of 122 points in every patient with no change in body weight. The researchers concluded that aloes contains a hypoglycemic agent that lowers blood glucose.
Aloe vera boosts immune function and destroys cancer tumors
Scientific research shows strong immunomodulatory and antitumour properties for aloe vera polysaccharides. That means the gel helps boosts immune system function while destroying cancer tumors. One study published in International Immunopharmacology(1995) showed that aloe vera polysaccharides exhibited potent macrophage-activating activities including producing increased volumes of nitric oxide (which has antitumor potential).
Improves oral health
Tooth decay, bleeding gum and dental plaque are some of the common oral problems faced by adults and elderly people. Using an aloe vera juice mouth rinse can reduce the buildup of plaque or bacterial biofilms on the teeth and prevent tooth decay. A recent mouth rinse study of 300 people found out that pure aloe vera juice was as effective as the standard mouthwash ingredient chlorhexidine in reducing dental plaque. The natural ingredeints of aloe vera along with vitamin C also provides relief from swollen and bleeding gums. You can use aloe vera extract as a safe substitute for chemical-based mouthwashes.
The NIH says aloe vera is “possibly effective” for several skin ailments, including cold sores, psoriasis and itchy rashes on the skin or mouth. And although it’s most commonly used for sunburns, research hasn’t shown that it reduces redness. Most people use the gel for its natural cooling effect on the skin.