Because of What it Does to your Body, Egyptians Called Aloe Vera the Plant of Immortality
Aloe Vera is widely known for its wide array of amazing healing properties. It has been used for centuries, and the Egyptians called it the plant of immortality.
Over 200 biologically active and naturally occurring compounds are packed in Aloe Vera, also including vitamins, enzymes, amino acids minerals and polysaccharides.
Here are Some Compounds of the Aloe Vera
Vitamins and minerals– Vitamins A, E, C, B6, B1, B2, B3, folic acid, choline, Vitamin B12, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, manganese, sodium, copper, potassium are compounds of the Aloe Vera.
Enzymes– Enzymes such as lipase and amylase are found in Aloe Vera, and they can help digestion by breaking down sugar molecules and fat.
Amino Acids– The salicylic acid found in Aloe Vera can help fight inflammation. But, Aloe Vera also has over 20 essential amino acids that the human body needs.
Benefits of Aloe Vera
- Preventing digestive disorders (bloating, IBS and colitis, constipation)
- Minimize the risk of arthritis inflammation
- Encourages the white blood cells production
- Hydrates the skin
- Treats acne and eczema
- Help burn heal
- Fills in wrinkles
- Reduces boils, rashes and other skin irritations
- Boosts the immunity
- Heals wounds
- Reduces heartburn and indigestion
- Keeps healthy gums
- Regulates the blood sugar
- Improves the heart’s work
You can consume the Aloe Vera and you also can control the concentration of Aloe in your smoothies and mixtures.
Preparing and Use of Aloe Vera Gel
Clean cutting board, sharp filleting knife, clean plate, cotton towel, lemon juice, sterile glass jar and an Aloe plan are the things you’ll need to prepare the gel.
Start by washing your hands and clean the work surface to eliminate any unwanted bacteria. Choose the mature, thick and deep green leaves from the Aloe plant.
They should be around 4-6 inches long and the ideal leaves are the ones found near the bottom of the plant. Using a sharp knife cut them off, cut the leaves close to the base without harming the plant.
Place the leaves in a large bowl at a 45 degree angle for about 15 minutes. This will allow the Aloe juice or latex to drain out.
This latex is a very powerful laxative and it can irritate the intestines. This laxative can cause potassium levels to go low.Place the leaves on the cutting board with the concave side down.
Run the knife under the top layer and peel it away. After you remove the gel put it in a clean jar and squeeze the lemon juice over.
Shake the jar to coat equally. To make a smooth gel put it into a food processor, and keep the gel in a sealed jar in the fridge.
For medical use you should take 30ml of gel, 3 times a day. Clean and cut the leaf lengthwise and rub the gel on the wound few times daily.