Aloe Vera: A Short Review

Aloe Vera, one of the invaluable medicinal herbs, is also well-known by such different names as ‘the plant of immortality,’ ‘queen plant’ and ‘goat horn.’
The compound extracted from Aloe Vera contains polysaccharides which are able to alleviate and heal inflammation and burn. This plant further has antibacterial properties. Other substances contained in Aloe Vera are antioxidants in the form of vitamins A, B, C and E, amino acids, fatty acids, calcium and aloin that is why this plant is rightly regarded as a healer of many diseases.

Natural Conditions for Aloe Vera Cultivation

Aloe Vera is of those plants very vulnerable to temperature fluctuations. In other words, Aloe Vera dies as temperature falls down to zero, and consequently the cultivation environment of this plant needs to be greater than two degrees centigrade in terms of temperature. Therefore, the southern regions of the country where the temperature never drops down to zero can be considered as the regions appropriate to grow Aloe Vera.
Leaves of the medicinal herb, Aloe Vera, are picked up after two years from its cultivation when they have grown to develop big enough. Once Aloe Vera is cultivated it can be exploited for nearly six successive years. This plant is rarely susceptible to pests and pathogens, and its water use is insignificant.

The Most Important Medicinal Properties of Aloe Vera

  • Aloe Vera enhances body strength,
  • Aloe Vera treats constipation and cleans bowels,
  • Aloe Vera serves quite usefully for asthma treatment,
  • Aloe Vera helps cure maldigestion,
  • Aloe Vera helps epilepsy treatment,
  • Aloe Vera helps cure low back pain,
  • Aloe Vera serves as a blood refining agent,
  • Aloe Vera gel can be applied on the skin to alleviate the itchy pain of insect bites,
  • Aloe Vera helps cure bloody diarrhea,
  • Aloe Vera gel can be applied on both head skin and hair to reduce and cure hair loss,
  • Aloe Vera gel protects liver from oxidative stress-induced damage,
  • Aloe Vera gel, if applied on wounds, facilitates wound recovery,
  • Aloe Vera gel serves as the best moisturizing crème,
  • Aloe Vera gel, if used by diabetic patients, controls diabetes, and
  • Aloe Vera gel mixed with some water can be used to wash eyes and wounds.

The major benefits of drinking Aloe Vera

  • One of the main benefits of aloe is that it enhances the absorption of vital nutrients to the body, meaning you can get more nutrients out of your food, just by drinking Aloe Vera juice prior to every meal, as well as prior to taking vitamins. You don’t need to drink a lot, about 80 grams 3 times a day.
  • Another great benefit of Aloe Vera is that it regulates blood sugar levels and had detoxification properties to the liver. When our liver works properly, our metabolism works fast as well.
  • Since Aloe Vera is full of anti-oxidants, it will boost and enhance your immune system therefore regulating all of the processes in your body.
  • If you are working out on a regular basis, Aloe Vera juice will help your body and your joints to recover at a much higher speed, because it reduces inflammation.
  • Because Aloe Vera contains collagen, not only that feeds the cells in your skin and hair, but it is also much harder to digest, and the body uses more energy to digest it, this process causes weight loss.
  • Drinking Aloe Vera juice is like drinking a vitamin and mineral cocktail; it contains Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, Folic Acid and Niacin. Minerals in aloe vera include Calcium, Sodium, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Zinc, Manganese, Magnesium and Chromium.
  • Another benefit of Aloe Vera is that it contains 19 amino acids, and 7 of them are essential amino acids (not produced by the body).