We speak about Aloe Vera in Ayurveda and it is a well known healing plant around the globe in many cultures.
A cure to different ailments and diseases external and internal. They started selling it at the health restaurant where I work as a cook. It’s very cute and the food is so good.
I had gotten a cold and I felt so dry. I lost my voice and nothing was coming out of my nose. I knew that my vocal chords were dehydrated and that I had a excess of Kapha and phlegm that was clogging my lungs. The season, the weather and my constitution being pre-dominantly Kapha makes me prone to cold when winter starts moving towards spring. I’m out of hibernation, my body is already performing at a higher metabolism rate.
My inner voice told me to buy some Aloe Vera right away. Everything started unclogging and coming out. It felt relieving to get my voice back and to experience the beautiful healing properties of this plant. Thanks for lubricating and detoxifying my body Aloe Vera! It’s a very nourishing plant but has the dual quality of flushing out the bad, feeds and flushes. In return I share with you a short and sweet article on Aloe!
-Mélika Emira Baccouche
What Aloe Vera Does In Your Body: Why Egyptians Called It The Plant Of Immortality
Known to the Egyptians as the plant of immortality and to Native Americans as the wand of heaven, aloe vera comes with a wide array of amazing healing properties — some of which you may already be aware. You might even have your own aloe vera plant in your home for those small emergencies like scrapes, cuts, and burns, but did you know that aloe vera is not only limited to topical use and is actually even more beneficial to your body when taken internally?
Aloe vera contains over 200 biologically active, naturally occurring constituents which include polysaccharides, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and minerals that promote nutrient absorption.
According to The Journal of Environmental Science and Health, aloe vera also possesses anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties that assist the immune system in cleansing the body of toxins and invading pathogens. But that isn’t all aloe vera juice/gel has to offer.
Aloe vera has loads of minerals including calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper, and manganese. These minerals work together to boost metabolic pathways.
Aloe Vera contains important enzymes like amylase and lipase which can aid in digestion by breaking down fat and sugar molecules. One molecule in particular, Bradykinase, helps to reduce inflammation.
One study showed that aloe vera actually contains vitamin B12, which is required for the production of red blood cells. That would be great news for vegetarians and vegans in particular, who often do not get adequate amounts of B12 through their regular diet. Keep in mind however, that was just one instance and you shouldn’t rely on aloe alone for your daily requirements of b12. Other studies have shown that taking aloe can assist with the bioavailability of vitamin B12, meaning the body can more easily to absorb and utilize it which can prevent deficiency. Aloe vera is also a source of vitamins A, C,E, folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), and B6.
Aloe vera contains 20 of the 22 essential amino acids that are required by the human body. It also contains salicylic acid, which fights inflammation and bacteria.