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Aloe Vera is a common houseplant that is
known for its nutritional properties and soothing of the skin. Benefits
range from soothing skin to helping internal problems.
The main benefits of Aloe Vera are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and
restoration. Other on going studies suggest that it is also beneficial to
the heart and can destroy strong bacteria.
Aloe Vera is a natural vegetarian source of Vitamin B12. Research studies
are underway to explore the potential of Aloe Vera components to boost
immunity, combat the HIV virus, and to treat certain types
of cancer (particularly leukemia). It may even have a role to play in
The three main categories of research include anti-inflammatory, anti-
bacterial, and anti-viral actions of Aloe Vera. The juice is said to
soothe digestive tract irritations such as colitis, ulcers and irritable
In 1994, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Aloe Vera for the
treatment of HIV. On-going studies worldwide show that Aloe taken in
highly concentrated doses can stimulate the production of white blood
cells that may help fight viruses and tumours.
Aloe Vera contains protein, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamins A, B12, C
and E, essential fatty acids, amino acids, enzymes (promoting healthy
skin) and germanium.
Aloe Vera juice cleanses matter from the stomach, liver, kidneys, spleen,
bladder, and is considered the finest, known colon cleanser. It is also
used to ease heartburn, ulcers, diverticular disorders, and other types of
digestive upset. Preliminary research has shown promising results.
In 1997, University of San Antonio researcher Jeremiah Herlihy, Ph.D.,
conducted a study to observe any negative effects of drinking Aloe daily.
Rather than exhibiting negative effects, however, test animals receiving
daily Aloe showed a remarkable reduction in leukemia, heart disease, and
kidney disease. Dr. Herlihy concluded, "We found no indication of harm
done to the rats even at high levels." In fact, the Aloe-drinking animals
actually lived 25 percent longer than those in the control group (IASC
Conference, Texas, 1997).
Researcher Robert Davis, Ph.D., an endocrinologist-biologist, explains
that fifteen different compound groups of nutrients work together to make
the plant effective. This means that Aloe Vera's effects cannot be
synthesized easily in a laboratory. Some cancer patients state that Aloe
Vera seems to reduce nausea, increase energy, and may help to minimize low
blood counts caused by chemotherapy or radiation.
Aloe Vera juice is made from Aloe Vera gel. It is one of the Aloe Vera
products that can be taken internally.
When Aloe Vera juice is taken twice daily in 2-4 oz doses it is said that
it can help a person to maintain good health. Aloe Vera juice is known to
help to detoxify the body and cleanse the colon. The detoxification
properties of the juice also work to detoxify the blood stream. It acts as
a antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agent, preventing illness.
If you are buying an Aloe Vera product, always purchase those made from
100% pure Aloe Vera. Look out for the International Aloe Science Council
Seal of Approval as a guide.
* While Aloe Vera, in general, is a greatly beneficial herb for many
aspects of health for the majority of people, it has several
possible side effects that cannot be completely ignored.
* There are no significant Aloe Vera side effects with its use as a
* Taken Internally you should always check with your doctor.