Aloe Vera wraps are great for cuts and burns, but did you know that you can use the plant beyond topical application? Aloe Vera contains over 200 bioactive compounds such as polysaccharides, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and amino acids which can improve the absorption of nutrients in the body. The plant also contains calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, chrome, potassium, copper and manganese, minerals that boost the metabolism and help your body burn fat as well.
The plant also has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties which strengthen the immune system and flush out toxins from the body. The plant of immortality contains enzymes such as amylase and lipase, which break down sugars and fat in the body.
Aloe Vera is one of the rare plants that contain vitamin B12 which is vital for the notion of new red blood cells, making it perfect for vegetarians, as they often lack this vitamin. Besides B12, the plant also contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C and E as well as folic acid.
Aloe Vera possesses 20 of the 22 essential amino acids as well as salicylic acid which can fight bacteria and inflammation. Besides cleaning the body of toxins, the plant can cure indigestion, ulcers, and heartburn.
According to a study, Aloe Vera can cure oral thrush and help with oral cavity infections. It’s best consumed as a juice or gel, but make sure you mix it with some other drink because it can taste a little bitter. Aloe Vera juice can be found in almost all health stores.
According to scientists, the plant can cure over 50 different diseases due to the amazing compounds it contains.