Aloe vera also is known as Green-Cactus, is scientifically termed as Aloe barbadensis and it can be quickly grown in your household. But, do you think it is just used to minimize sunburn? No, from healing the skin diseases to treating the digestive system, the plant has a crucial role in our day to day life. It is also termed as ‘Plant of Immortality’ by the ancient Egyptians.
Here, we have discussed a few of its magical effects:
- Wound healing:
Aloe vera gel is a famous agent used worldwide due to its analgesic property. It can effectively reduce the healing time of wounds, sores, and burns, especially sunburn in your skin. It is because it contains glucomannan and gibberellin to induce the growth factor receptor on fibroblast. In turn, fibroblast stimulates collagen synthesis to heal the wounds rapidly.
- Aids in Digestion:
Poor digestion may result in various health issues. Consumption of aloe vera juice would induce the proper digestion and prevents hyperacidity, ulcers, and Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- Relieves Constipation:
As we said before, constipation could be the result of improper digestion. However, Aloe vera is rich in laxative properties. Anthraquinones found in the aloe vera could stimulate the water content in the intestinal regions. It would increase the mucus secretion to prevent constipation.
- Helps in detoxification and weight loss:
If the waste products get accumulated in your body, it may cause chronic health diseases but being a gelatinous plant, aloe vera induces the detoxification. The gel, when consumed, would pass through the intestinal tract to absorb the toxic substances and get eliminated through the colon. The process would naturally aid in weight loss.
- Relieves Pain:
Aloe vera is highly efficient in treating arthritis and other conditions with its anti-inflammatory and analgesic characteristics. It is due to the presence of vial plant compounds such as B-sisterile. It could help to reduce the stiffness and pain in the joins and stimulate flexibility.
- A powerhouse of Nutrients and Amino acid:
There is a reason why aloe vera is used for such medical aids. It is because it was filled with nutrients, including Vitamins A, Folic acid, choline, C, E, and B1. B2, B3, B6, and B12. The list also goes on with minerals such as Calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper and manganese. This magnificent plant is also rich in fatty acids and Amino acid.
- A Cancer Fighter:
Aloe vera could be the solution to this dreadful disease. Despite the lack of evidence from health organizations, several studies have been performed to prove the role of aloe vera in cancer studies. According to them, the plant has important compounds like Anthraquinones, which could strengthen the immune system to fight against the cancer cells. However, the scientists had proved its action on animals but not humans.
Due to its various health aids, aloe vera is also popularly termed as ‘burn plant’, Lily of the desert’ and ‘Elephant’s gall’. Aloe vera is worth a few billion in the online market these days, and it is quite useful in the Cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Now, we hope you cannot deny that this 6000 years old amazing ancient plant is filled with extraordinary health benefits.