Aloe Vera: The Miracle Plant
Did you know:
Aloe Vera has three important qualities!
1. It provides essential micro nutrients.
Tissues that die and are rapidly renewed, such as the lining of the gut, which renews itself approximately every four days and skin which renews itself every 21 to 28 days or so, need a rich and ready supply of building materials to produce and maintain healthy and efficient cells. An increasing number of doctors are emphasising that good nutrition is the basis of good health. This means many diseases can be treated quickly and effectively by changes in diet rather than drugs which often treat only the symptoms and not the underlying cause. With the increasing importance of nutritional medicine it is often said:
‘if the doctors of today don’t become the nutritionist of tomorrow, then the nutritionists will become the doctors of tomorrow’.
2. It kills bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts.
Aloe Vera produces at least six natural antiseptics. These are able to kill mould, bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Various studies have been conducted to examine the benefits of the aloe vera plant and it was found out that it does in fact have several properties. These are effective in treating a variety of skin conditions, from flaky or dry skin, cosmetic ailments, hair and scalp problems to many more. It is also said to be useful in treating wounds and burns, minor skin infections, cysts, diabetes, and elevated blood lipids in humans. It also shows some promise in treating more serious and persistent conditions such as eczema, genital herpes, dandruff, psoriasis, canker sores, skin ulcers and others, according to the Mayo Clinic.
3. It reduces inflammation.
Inflammation is the response of healthy tissues to injury. However, if the inflammatory process is impaired as for example in a hypersensitive reaction, there will be an adverse effect and further tissue damage will occur. It is a godsend to find a natural anti-inflammatory agent that works without producing distressing and potentially fatal side effects. The positive combination of nutrients a reduction in infection and inflammation, leads to the promotion of new cell growth and more rapid healing. In 1988 in a simple laboratory experiment, aloe vera gel was added to human fibroblast cell culture. there was an eight-gold increase in their replication, over control cultures to which no aloe vera had been added. Fibroblasts are one of the most important types of cells involved in the healing process. They produce the collagen fibres of the scar tissue which knit wounds together.
I am not a doctor—just an excited fan of the amazing, miraculous plant – aloe vera!