7 proven Aloe vera benefits | Herbal Medicine

About Aloe vera herb and benefits

Aloe vera benefits are very well known to everyone. It is a popular medicinal herb that has used for thousands of years.

Aloe vera word derived from the Arabic word “Alloeh”, meaning a “shining bitter substance” and vera came from the Latin word “vera”, meaning “true”.

For years, aloe vera has widely accepted in several cultures – Egypt, Greece, Mexico, India, China, and Japan.

The plant belongs to the Asphodelaceae (Liliaceae) family that thrives in dry regions in Asia, Europe, America, and Africa.

The alternative name of Aloe vera

English Name: Aloe Vera, Medicinal aloe

Sanskrit Name: Ghrit Kumari

Botanical Name: Aloe Barbadensis Miller

Hindi Name: Gheekumari घीकुमारी

Taste of Aloe Vera

It tastes like watery, bitter acid reflux with a slight sweet tinge on the finish.

Nutritional value of Aloe Vera

Vitamin A,Vitamin C,Vitamin E

B1 Vitamin
B2 Vitamin
B3 Vitamin
B6 Vitamin
B12 Vitamin
Minerals
Calcium
Sodium
Iron
Magnesium
Potassium
Copper

Medicinal Properties of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera gel obtained from the centre of the leaf has many health benefits. Aloe vera includes various essential vitamins: A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12.

Vitamins A, C and E are antioxidants and help fend off free radicals which can contribute to cancer, heart disease and other illnesses.

7 proven Aloe vera benefits

Antioxidant and antibacterial properties – benefits of aloe vera

Aloe-Vera contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E and, vitamin B12 antioxidant. These antioxidant inhibit the growth of certain harmful bacteria that can cause infections.

Accelerates the healing of burns – benefits of aloe vera

Studies say that aloe vera helps in the treatment of first and second-degree burns. It also helps in sunburn.

Aloe vera gel contains an antioxidant protein, metallothionein, is generated in the skin, which scavenges hydroxyl radicals and prevents suppression of superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase in the surface.

Beneficial for Constipation

Diarrhea and constipation are two common issues that result from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Consumption of Aloe vera juice and aloe latex helps in digestive ailments. It contains anthraquinones or natural laxatives.

Skin Care: Aloe vera used in skin care cream. It helps to reduce itchiness and inflammation.

Treats Diabetes: Drinking of aloe vera juice will help in to reduce blood sugar level.