August 14

Aloe Vera Benefits – An Alkalizing Food


Aloe Vera is a succulent and belongs to the lily family of plants.

For thousands of years, mankind has used various parts of the Aloe Vera plant for external and internal medical uses. 

There are more than 200 different minerals, vitamins, enzymes and fatty acids contained in this amazing plant.

It is easy to see why there are so many Aloe Vera benefits. Here are just a few of the beneficial uses of Aloe Vera.

As stated before, Aloe Vera is full of vitamins and minerals.

Many people eat jelly-like flesh of the leaves or use it in juices or smoothies to get the nutritional benefits. 

Vegetarians and vegans benefit greatly from consuming Aloe Vera because it is one of the only plants that contain B12, which is usually only found in animal-based food products.

Aloe Vera also contains all eight of the essential amino acids that the human body needs in addition to fatty acids that help to lower blood cholesterol, treat allergy symptoms and improve digestion among other things.

When ingested internally, Aloe Vera cleans the digestive tract and improves elimination.

People who suffer from conditions like acid reflux or irritable bowel syndrome can use Aloe Vera to soothe many of their symptoms and discomfort. An added Aloe Vera benefit is its ability to get rid of harmful bacteria and intestinal worms that live in the digestive tract.

Aloe is an alkalizing food.

Most of the food people eat these days causes acid to form inside of the body. When the body is acidic, it is more prone to developing serious diseases. When you eat an alkalizing food like Aloe Vera, it reduces the body’s acidity.

The cosmetic industry has known about the skin healing Aloe Vera benefits for a long time. Topical use of aloe can help to heal wounds, burns, psoriasis and bug bites.

Anyone who has ever experienced sunburn knows how soothing Aloe Vera can be to the skin. It also contains analgesic properties that help to reduce pain. Aloe is also reduces itching and bleeding.

The high amount of water found in the leaves works very well to moisturize the skin and increase elasticity. It also helps to provide the skin cells with much needed oxygen and improve the flow of blood by dilating the capillaries in the skin.

There are few other plants that are able to boost the immune system like Aloe Vera. This plant is anti-fungal, anti-biotic, anti-viral, anti-septic and kills germs. Various components such as sulfur and salicylic acid give Aloe Vera the ability to stave off infections, bacteria, fungus and germs like no other plant.

There are so many benefits found in Aloe Vera that make it such an essential plant for human health. This article briefly touched on just a few of the amazing Aloe Vera benefits that can be gained. Humans have used this plant as medicine for thousands of years and will undoubtedly continue to use it for many generations to come.

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About the author 

Ryan

I started juicing and eating more plant-based foods after struggling with gout and not being able to lose weight. Join me in this journey to good health. Learn more. Check out the resources I use.

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