Aloe vera has been used in holistic healing for centuries by different cultures all around the world; it is even said that aloes have been used medicinally since the first century AD. Available today in different forms—as a gel, juice or supplement—aloes remain hugely popular for a wide variety of different uses.
A plant that’s easily and affordably grown in hot, dry conditions, this simple succulent plant is considered a ‘wonder plant’ and a ‘superfood’ for innumerable reasons.
Countless health benefits
Packed with powerful vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B12, C and E, potassium, iron and zinc, regularly drinking aloe juice or aloe vera gel can provide a host of health benefits, including:
- A fortified immune system.
- Reduced risk of bacterial or viral infection.
- Higher energy levels.
- Improved digestion.
- The ability to fall asleep more easily.
- Weight loss support.
- Heartburn relief.
- Improved cardiovascular health.
Aloes and your skin
Consuming aloes in the form of aloe juice or gel can also work wonders for your skin. Aloes can be used topically to soothe and heal minor burns, abrasions, or irritations, and their anti-inflammatory properties also make aloes an excellent treatment for skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
Used as a beauty treatment, aloe juice and aloe-based skincare products can deliver outstanding results for your skin. For people suffering with acne, aloes’ soothing, hydrating, and antibacterial properties make it an excellent topical treatment, while its vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids naturally repair the collagen and elastin in your skin. This helps rejuvenate ageing skin, making it smoother, softer and healthier.
Aloes and arthritis
Perhaps the most popular clinical use for aloes is for the treatment of the joint pain associated with arthritis. Aloes contain 12 substances which are proven to help reduce inflammation; not only can this improve joint flexibility and muscle health, but for people suffering from arthritis, consuming aloe juice or gel regularly and applying it topically can ease swelling and substantially reduce joint pain.
So there you have it! Just a few of the reasons aloe vera is a bona fide wonder plant. If you’d like to learn more on the health and beauty benefits of aloes, or to find out where you can buy world-class aloe vera products, visit us at Holistic Health London and click on this Aloe Vera (Forever Living) link , or contact us today.