Because of its rejuvenating, healing and soothing properties, Aloe Vera is commonly used as a sunburn remedy, in cosmetics and lotions and in alternative medicines.
When taken ingested internally in its raw form, Aloe Vera can: – Treat first and second degree burns – Reduce chafing of the nose for persons suffering from hay-fever or common cold – Alleviate symptoms of eczema and psoriasis – Improve digestive issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and ulcers – Improve circulation – Regulate blood pressure – Strengthen the immune system – Defend against bacteria – Cleanse the colon, reducing the risk of colon cancer – Improve your metabolic rate
Although Aloe Vera gel is mostly made of water, within 1% of this substance there are over 20 minerals (including Calcium), 12 vitamins (including Vitamin A, C, D, B1, B12 and E), 18 amino acids (including collagen protein), and various enzymes. If you’d like to start taking Aloe Vera, there are many commercially produced juices you can purchase if you do not own a plant. Or you can easily cultivate your own plants, which are very easy to keep.