Top 10 Healing Benefits of Aloe Vera

1. Healing Burns

Healing Burns

Everyone knows Aloe Vera can heal all sorts of burns. Whether you are suffering from a cooking burn or a sunburn, putting aloe vera gel on the burned area will help stop the burning and promote healing in the skin. Some medical studies have shown that using aloe vera on burns can speed up healing time by days, or even weeks on severe burns.

2. Aid in Skin Diseases

Aid in Skin Diseases

One of the benefits of aloe vera concerns skin diseases, including psoriasis and acne. Aloe vera will promote the healing of skin and help clean and soothe it at the same time. This magical healer from nature also contains enzymes, and these will help eat away any dead tissue that may be present in wounds, leaving it clean and preventing infections and pimples.

3. Dandruff Treatment

Dandruff Treatment

Liquid aloe vera can help treat and stop dandruff. Because this plant has numerous healing and soothing properties, you can use the liquid aloe vera on your scalp at least ten minutes before shampooing, and preferably longer. Shampoo your hair as usual, and you will be amazed that your dandruff is gone and your scalp is healthy. Aloe Vera promotes the sloughing off of dead skin, and it moisturizes healthy skin, so your scalp is flaky or dry.

4. Diabetes Treatment

Diabetes Treatment

Aloe vera drinks can help prevent and treat diabetes. Because the healing aloe vera plant has many nutrients, your body can regulate sugar better, and this can stop diabetes from ocurring. Aloe vera contains minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and enzymes, and these can help your body operate more efficiently and keep you healthy.

5. Constipation Treatment

Constipation Treatment

One of the benefits of aloe vera that is not widely known is that this plant can treat constipation. Caution should be used though, because the specific part of the plant used, the liquid which is sticky and bitter and covers the gel, can be a very powerful treatment. For this reason alone many people use other herbal laxatives first, and only use Aloe Vera if nothing else works.

6. Aid in Digestion Problems

Aid in Digestion Problems

Aloe vera drinks can help stop digestive disorders, such as heartburn, acid reflux, ulcers, and others. Aloe vera juice is very soothing, and calms down your digestive tract while soothing and inflammation in these areas. Drink about one half of a cup of aloe vera juice between fifteen and thirty minutes before you eat, and this will eliminate digestive problems.

7. Pain Reliever

Pain Reliever

Aloe vera can stimulate healthy cell growth and minimize or eliminate pain, especially in your joints. It is suspected that compounds in aloe vera can help increase lubrication and healthy tissue in your joints, making them less likely to become inflamed. These compounds and others can also interfere with the pain signal and transmission, so that the pain is relieved.

8. Skin Itching Prevention

Skin Itching Prevention

One of the healing benefits of aloe vera is that it can soothe and prevent itching caused by a large number of things. If itching is a problem, you can apply aloe vera gel or liquid aloe vera directly to the affected area of skin. Aloe vera drinks can also be consumed, to help stop the cause of the itching from the inside.

9. Antiseptic Benefits

Antiseptic Benefits

Aloe vera is an antiseptic. This plant has components which can kill off viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other invaders. Drinking aloe vera drinks and juice can also help your body fight these off on the inside as well, making this plant a great infection fighter no matter what microorganism is causing it. Using aloe vera gel can help keep wounds clean and will promote speedy healing as well.

10. Immune System Health Promotion

Immune System Health Promotion

Aloe Vera can strengthen your immune system and help prevent cancer. This plant has compounds which promote healthy cellular growth, and will reduce the number of viruses in the body. This will allow your body to fight cancer more effectively, and make your immune system stronger. Aloe vera juice contains a large number of vitamins and minerals necessary for proper body function, plus many essential amino acids.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 at 1:14 pm and is filed under Nutrition News.

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