|Posted by Fritz on October 13, 2010 at 3:36 PM|
Aloe vera gel is a great natural treatment for burns,including sunburn, and can be used to enhance the general health of your skin. Drinking aloe vera juice is known to help todetoxify the body and cleanse the colon and the bloodstream. It is also thought that aloe vera juice canhelp with intestinal or stomach problems, and aid in the healing of ulcers andhelp the digestive tract to work smoothly.
However, its taste is rather astringent, or bitter, which iswhy we created a recipe mixing the aloe pulp with citrus, honey, and some otherflavors to make a delicious and healing tonic. At Organico, we also sell the whole aloe vera leaves which you can useto peel and apply directly to your skin to keep it healthy.
There are many benefits to aloe vera juice. When aloe vera juice is taken twice daily in2-4 oz doses it is said that it can help a person to maintain good health. It is also said that aloe vera juice canimprove circulation. The aloe helpsdilate the capillaries and aid in cell growth.
The juice or gel acts as a antibacterial, antiviral andantifungal agent, preventing illness. Theoverall effect of taking aloe vera juice regularly can be a feeling of energyand health.
The benefits of aloe vera juice go beyond that of the aloevera gel. Putting aloe vera into aningestible form allows people to get both the external and internal benefits ofaloe vera. By drinking aloe vera juice aperson can get the benefits of aloe vera's ability to aid in digestion, improvecirculation, detoxify and heal from the inside. Aloe vera juice can be a part of a person'sdaily health regimen because it is safe to take everyday. A simple 2 -4 ounces twice a day is all aperson needs to reap the benefits of aloe vera juice.
Cosmetic uses of aloe vera include:
eye wrinkle remover,
treating acne and pimples,
underarm odor remover,
after shave lotion,
removing pregnancy stretchmarks,
regenerates cells and prevents wrinkles,
helping scalp and dandruff.
According to Wikipedia:
Internal intake of Aloe vera has been linked withimproved blood glucoselevels in diabetics, andwith lower blood lipidsin hyperlipidaemic patients, butalso with acute hepatitis (liver disease).In other diseases,preliminary studies have suggested oral Aloe vera gel may reducesymptoms and inflammation in patients with ulcerative colitis.Compounds extracted from Aloe vera have been used as an immunostimulantthat aids in fighting cancers in cats and dogs;however, this treatment has not been scientifically tested in humans. Theinjection of Aloe vera extracts to treat cancer has resulted in thedeaths of several patients.
Topical application of Aloe vera may be effective forgenitalherpes and psoriasis.However, it is not effective for the prevention of radiation-induced injuries.Although anecdotally useful, it has not been proven to offer protection fromsunburn or suntan. In adouble-blind clinical trial the group using an Aloe vera containing dentifriceand the group using a fluoridated dentifrice both demonstrated a statisticallysignificant reduction of gingivitis and plaque.
Aloe vera extracts have antibacterialand antifungalactivities, which may help in the treatment of minor skin infections, such as boils and benign skincysts. Aloevera extracts have been shown to inhibit the growth of fungi that cause tinea;however, evidence for control beneath human skin remains to be established. Forits anti-fungal properties, Aloe vera is used as a fish tank waterconditioner. For bacteria, inner-leaf gel from Aloe vera was shown toinhibit growth of Streptococcus and Shigellaspecies in vitro. Incontrast, Aloe vera extracts failed to show antibiotic propertiesagainst Xanthomonas species.