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The Benefits Of Aloe Vera On The Skin, Constipation And The Immune System

The Benefits Of Aloe Vera On The Skin, Constipation And The Immune System

Aloe Vera, also known as the "miracle plant" is a stemless plant of the lily family and more commonly used as a medicinal remedy. It has many health benefits and its effectiveness is well established.

Aloe Vera produces two substances used in medicine: the gel obtained by scraping the inside of the leaves and the latex obtained from the cells under the skin of the leaf; they are both used as various and varied remedies.

The virtues of Aloe Vera on the body are extremely varied. Used as an external medicine remedy to apply on the skin, Aloe Vera is also used as a medicinal remedy to prevent and treat all kinds of ailments. The plant contains many vitamins and minerals essential for the body and the proper functioning of the immune system and contains as many anti-inflammatory properties as antiviral or antibacterial.

Its use therefore has multiple benefits on health and all kinds of ailments and in particular on rashes or skin irritations, digestive problems such as constipation and helps boost the immune system. Discover some ailments and conditions, on which Aloe Vera has a direct and beneficial action for health:

Soothes rashes and skin irritations as well as burns
One of the great qualities of Aloe Vera is its ability to easily penetrate the skin. Its properties, partly antibacterial, help fight against the appearance of bacteria and cutaneous infections.

In 2009, a systematic review summarized 40 studies involving the use of Aloe Vera for dermatological purposes, the results of which revealed that oral administration of Aloe Vera in mice acts effectively to heal wounds, decreases the number of and the size of skin growths as well as genital herpes, psoriasis, dermatitis, frostbite and contributes to cellular regeneration. Aloe Vera gel has a protective effect against the damage caused by UV rays on the skin. When it is used on burns, it soothes UV burns and allows the skin to heal faster.

Promotes digestion
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and laxative properties, Aloe Vera juice is very effective to promote digestion, normalize the acid and alkaline balance while regulating the intestinal transit. It is the polysaccharides that work to facilitate the disintegration of food proteins that are poorly digested by the juices of the stomach and sometimes responsible for the presence of toxins or fermentations in the intestinal flora.

Treat constipation
Aloe Vera is known to fight constipation because of its laxative properties that allow the bowel to evacuate naturally. The anthraquinones present in the latex of the plant create a powerful laxative that increases the intestinal water content, stimulates the secretion of mucus and increases intestinal peristalsis thus facilitating the evacuation of feces. Hence the need to use it punctually.

Stimulates the immune system
As a reminder, the immune system is a mechanism that gives our body the ability to fight against viruses, bacteria and diseases. But, it happens that it is weakened and causes several disorders. The enzymes found in Aloe Vera break down the proteins we eat into amino acids and turn into fuel allowing the cells in the body to function properly. Zinc is also an important component of Aloe Vera, which makes it an excellent source to fight any deficiency that would contribute to the deficiency of the immune system. Aloe Vera stimulates and optimally enhances the immune system. It also stimulates the metabolism while fortifying our body.

* Aloe Vera latex is contraindicated for pregnant and lactating women, as well as children under 12 years of age. It is also contraindicated in patients with intestinal obstruction, chronic inflammation of the intestines such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, appendicitis or the presence of hemorrhoids. It is strongly recommended to consult a doctor before using this plant.
The Benefits Of Aloe Vera