Aloe Vera Blog

A blog dedicated to the healing powers of the Aloe vera L plant.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Aloe Vera - The Herb of Wonders

Aloe VeraAloe Vera is the herb of wonders, possessing numerous beneficial uses. It can be used as an all natural ingredient in beauty and cosmetic products or it may be consumed as a nutritional supplement in pill, powder or liquid form.

Aloe Vera is chock full of various beneficial nutrients, including vitamins like B12 and most amino acids, iron, manganese, calcium, Zinc mineral, enzymes etc. There are many Aloe Vera products available like Aloe Vera drinks, moisturizers, cleansers, wound healing creams etc. Today’s Aloe Vera is also widely used in beauty products.

According to some reports Aloe Vera is found to have many medicinal as well as cosmetic properties. Aloe Vera liquid ingested as a drink may be used to provide relief for patients suffering from digestive problems, arthritis, diabetes and high cholesterol because of the dietary supplement properties. It has also reportedly used to boost the immune system. Many doctors say Aloe Vera is not a medicine, however it is found to have certain curing properties. Aloe Vera is also found effective in treating wrinkles, stretch marks and pigmentations. The medicinal properties of Aloe Vera are still on debate, but the beauty and cosmetic properties have been highly accepted all over the world for centuries.

However, in recent years clinical research studies have produced sufficient evidence to support Aloe Vera health claims. These clinical studies have concluded that Aloe Vera may be used as a: laxative, immune system stimulant, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory. Many scientific studies now support the usefulness of Aloe Vera both as an internal nutritional dietary supplement and an external topical healing aid.

Now after all that "official" speak…I’m off to enjoy a glass of my favorite Aloe Vera juice!

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