Aloe vera leaves have been used by Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Hebrews, Arabs and by African cultures. Its sap or juice is one of the oldest medicines known to man.
What does it contain?
Vitamins A, C, E, and B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12.
Minerals: calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, potassium, manganese and others.
Amino acids and fatty acids.
What are its benefits?
Healing agent: Aloe hydrates, nourishes and smoothens the skin due to its capacity to retain water.
Regenerative agent: It boosts production of collagen in skin.
Antiviral agent: It contains a polysaccharide, called carrisyn, that strengthens the immune system and stops virus progression.
Anticancer agent: Its polysaccharides increase the production of nitric oxide, which has anti-tumour properties.
Treatment of burns: Certain components of the plant, such as the acetylsalicylic acid, have an anaesthetic and analgesic effect.
Digestive agent: It cleans the digestive tract and helps to prevent constipation and diarrhoea.
Heart protector agent: It regulates blood pressure thanks to its germanium content. It oxygenates the blood, thus helping in red blood cells transportation.
Anticholesterol agent: Studies suggest that a daily intake of 10 ml to 20 ml of aloe vera drinking juice for 12 weeks can lower total cholesterol by 15%.
Blood sugar lowering agent: Aloe vera regulates glucose levels in people with diabetes.
Treatment against psoriasis: The aloe vera cream is as effective as the conventional treatment to reduce skin irritation.
Tip: Take 2 to 4 daily tablespoonfuls of Aloe Vera Juice (preferably away from meals). This will boost your wellbeing and strengthen your body defences. You can mix it with natural juices, sugar, honey or iced tea, and drink it on the spot.