Health benefits of Aloe Vera

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Health benefits of Aloe Vera
« on: March 08, 2016, 01:53:36 PM »
Aloe vera is a popular medicinal plant that has been used for thousands of years.
It is best known for treating skin injuries, but also has several other beneficial effects on health.
Here are 8 health benefits of Aloe vera that are supported by science.

1. Aloe Vera contains bioactive compounds that can improve health
Each leaf is full of a slimy tissue that stores water, which makes the leaves thick. This slimy, water-filled tissue is the “gel” we associate with Aloe vera products.
The gel contains most of the bioactive compounds in the plant, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants.

2. Aloe Vera has potent Antioxidant and Antibacterial properties
Aloe vera gel contains powerful antioxidants, which belong to a large family of substances known as polyphenols.
These polyphenols, along with several other compounds in Aloe vera, can help inhibit the growth of certain bacteria that can cause infections in humans.

3. Aloe Vera accelerates the healing of burns
Aloe vera is most commonly used as a topical medication, rubbed onto the skin rather than eaten.
It has long been known as a treatment for sores, particularly burns, including sunburns.
Studies suggest that it is an effective topical treatment for first- and second-degree burns.
A review of 4 experimental studies found that Aloe vera could reduce the healing time of burns by around 9 days compared to conventional medication. 

4. Pure Aloe Vera juice reduces dental plaque as effectively as mouthwash
Tooth decay and diseases of the gum are very common health problems.
One of the best ways to prevent this from happening is to reduce the buildup of plaque (bacterial biofilms) on the teeth.
Aloe vera does this by killing the plaque-producing bacterium Streptococcus mutansin the mouth, as well as the yeast Candida albicans.

5. Aloe Vera can be used to treat mouth ulcers (Canker Sores)
Many people have experienced mouth ulcers, or canker sores, at some point in their lives.
Studies have convincingly shown that Aloe vera treatment can accelerate the healing of mouth ulcers.
In another study, Aloe vera gel not only accelerated the healing of mouth ulcers, it also reduced the pain associated with them.

6. Aloe Vera can help treat constipation
Aloe vera has often be used to treat constipation.This time latex provides the benefits. The latex is a sticky yellow residue found just under the skin of the leaf. The key compound responsible for this effect is called barbaloin, which has well-established laxative effects. Contrary to popular belief, Aloe vera does not appear to be effective against other digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
7. Aloe Vera may improve skin elasticity and help prevent wrinkles
Topical application of the gel was shown to increase collagen production and improve skin elasticity over a 90-day period .Aloe vera reduced erythema (redness of the skin), but was also found to dehydrate skin cells.

8. Aloe Vera may lower blood sugar levels in Diabetics
Aloe vera has sometimes been used as a traditional diabetes remedy .It is said to enhance insulin sensitivity and help improve blood sugar management. Additionally, there have been some cases of liver damage reported with long-term ingestion of Aloe vera supplements.

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