Aloe (often called aloe vera) produces two substances, gel and latex, which are used for medicines. Aloe gel is the clear, jelly-like substance found in the inner part of the aloe plant leaf. Aloe latex comes from just under the plant’s skin and is yellow in color. Some aloe products are made from the whole crushed leaf, so they contain both gel and latex. The aloe that is mentioned in the Bible is an unrelated fragrant wood used as incense.
The first known documentation of its medicinal use was in the ancient Egyptian Papyrus ebers, which provided twelve different recipes for aloe healing. Since then, the succulent plant has been used across the globe as both an ornamental plant, and more importantly, as a healing medicine. Turn away from pharmaceutical treatment and experience the many benefits of aloe vera today!
Simply slice open one of the leaves and scrape or squeeze out the gel for any one of the following benefits:
9 Health Benefits Of Taking Aloe Vera Internally
1-Soothes stomach upsets and digestive disorders like IBS, constipation, bloating and colitis
2– Reduces indigestion and heartburn
3– Stabilizes blood sugar
4-Encourages urinary health
5-Improves the body’s immune function
6-Promotes the growth of white blood cells and healthy cells in cancer patients
7-Strengthens the heart and enriches the blood
8-Promotes healthy gums Encourages urinary health
9-Reduces arthritis inflammation
9 Health Benefits Of Applying Aloe Vera Topically
1-Soothes burns (one of the best home remedies for sunburns)
3-Calms acne and eczema
4-Calms rashes, boils and other skin afflictions
5-Anti-itching for bug bites
6-Heals wounds Reduces wrinkles
7-Conditions hair as a shampoo (may possibly even prevent baldness)
9-Can be applied as a shave gel
You don’t have to look far for new studies coming out about additional benefits of this plant.
While you can purchase the juice at health food stores, homegrown gel is not only cheaper, it might be safer. It’s recommended that you use the largest and most mature leaves to get the most benefits. These leaves are said to contain a greater concentration of helpful gel. It’s believed the plant we know today as aloe vera first came from Northern Africa.