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Benefits of Aloe Vera
♦ The gel contains over 75 nutrients for
health and vitality
♦ Improves well being
♦ Can be taken as a drink
♦ Applied to the skin to tone and moisturize
♦ Rehydrates the skin
♦ Personal Care Products
♦ Skin Care and Cosmetics
♦ Products for your Pets
What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe Vera is often called the Miracle Plant, the Natural Healer, and the Burn Plant. These names have survived for over 4000 years and Aloe has benefited mankind as a herbal plant ever since. It is a succulent and looks like a cactus but is in fact a member of the lily family related to onions, garlic and asparagus. The inner gel is harvested, preserved and bottled to produce a product as near to the natural plant juice as can be obtained.
There are only four or five species of aloe that have medicinal properties and of these Aloe Barbadensis Miller is the most potent and is what is used in all the Aloe products which I sell.
It can be taken internally for its nutritional effect or it can be combined with other ingredients to produce creams and lotions to nourish and improve the quality of the skin.
Where does it work?
Because of its nutritional qualities and antioxidant properties, it helps to prevent injury to epithelial tissues, and when they are damaged, it promotes healing.
Antioxidants fight the destructive ‘free radicals’, the unstable compounds produced by our metabolism and found in environmental pollutants. They are thought to cause various ailments including some cancers as well as contributing towards the ageing process.
Our largest epithelium is our skin but also included are the lining of the gut, the bronchial tubes and the genital tract. No wonder that aloe works just as well on damaged skin as it does, say, on an inflamed bowel or in asthma.
How does it work?
Its natural anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial action, combined within its nutritional constituents promote cell growth and therefore healing.
Most people report a greater sense of well being – they just feel ‘better’ or they report feeling calmer and less anxious.
Aloe has an effect on the immune system which becomes balanced or fine-tuned and therefore more efficient at defending the body from attack.
It has no magic about it and is not a cure all but works primarily on the epithelial tissue and the immune system. This is backed up by anecdotal evidence, as many thousands of people over the centuries have reported benefit for various skin complaints such as eczema, psoriasis, ulcers, burns, acne, even stings and bites. They have found relief for bowel disorders such as colitis, diverticulitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Other conditions resulting from a disordered immune system such as arthritis, asthma and ME (post viral fatigue syndrome) and LE (lupus) have improved after a regular ingestion of Aloe Vera Gel.
Aloe Vera has a complementary role to play in the management of various conditions. It is very important however that people should always seek the advice of their doctor when the diagnosis is in doubt or where a condition does not improve.
Aloe Vera gel contains 75 know ingredients divided into the following:
Vitamins – it contains a wide range, but the most important ones are the antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Beta-Carotene, the precursor of Vitamin A. It is also one of the few plants in the world to contain Vitamin B12.
Minerals – these include magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, chromium, calcium, sodium, potassium and iron.
Amino Acids – the human body requires 20 amino acids, the building blocks of proteins and Aloe Vera gel provides 19 of them. More importantly, it provides seven of the eight essential amino acids, that cannot be manufactured by the body and which therefore have to be consumed as food.
Sugars – these include the important long chain polysaccharides which act on the immune system to boost its effects.
Enzymes – lipases and proteases which break down food and aid digestion as well as a craboxypeptidase that is involved in the inflammatory process
Plant Sterols – the three main types act as powerful anti-inflammatory agents.
Saponins – these are soapy substances that exert a powerful anti-microbial effect against bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts such as candida or ‘thrush’
Lignin – this woody substance bestows on Aloe Vera its penetrative ability to reach deep into the skin.
Anthraquinones – the most important ones being aloin and emodin, but altogether they are strong painkillers, and are acknowledged to possess anti-bacterial and viricidal activity. In their pure form they are powerful laxatives.
Salycylic Acid – this aspirin-like compound is anti-inflammatory and topically helps to break down dead tissue.
The Aloe Gel has the Seal of Approval of the International Aloe Science Council