Aloe vera has many medicinal uses and health benefits.
It contains many vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
It contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, E and Folic Acid.
Vitamin A is essential for healthy skin, bones and helps to boost your immune system.
Vitamin B1 is essential for brain function and energy.
Vitamin B2 is essential for your skin and tissue growth. It also helps boost your energy.
Vitamin B3 helps boost your energy and metabolism.
Vitamin B6 balances your hormones and helps your brain function.
Vitamin B12 helps your energy levels.
Vitamin C helps boost your immune system and keeps you healthy.
Vitamin E keeps your skin healthy and helps with your fertility.
Folic Acid helps with nerve and brain function. It is critical for pregnant women to take folic acid as it helps prevent birth defects.
It also contains Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Phosphorus, Sodium and Zinc.
Calcium is essential for healthy teeth and bones.
Chromium helps balance your blood sugar and your metabolism.
Copper is valuable in the production of red blood cells and keeps your hair and skin the right colour.
Iron helps transport oxygen around the body.
Magnesium helps to strengthen teeth and bones and helps to maintain the nervous system.
Manganese helps form the nerves and bones.
Potassium maintains the balances of fluids in the body.
Phosphorus keeps the body's PH levels balanced.
Sodium transports the nutrients from the body to the cells.
Zinc maintains the digestive and reproductive systems.
Aloe vera also contains essential amino acids which are Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Valine and Tryptophan.
Isoleucine, Leucine and Valine helps with symptoms of ME and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Lysine helps with the symptoms of the herpes virus and helps to prevent attack of cold sores.
Methionine helps with allergies and hay fever.
Phenylalanine helps reduce pain, helps with thyroid problems and is a natural antidepressant.
Threonine helps with clinical depression.
Tryptophan also helps with depression and food cravings.
It also contains non-essential amino acids which are Alanine, Arginine, Asparagine, Cysteine, Glutamic acid, Glycine, Histadine, Proline, Serine, Tyrosine, Glutamine and Aspartic acid.
Alanine is good for diabetes to help produce enough glucose in the blood.
Arginine helps to produce sperm and muscle tissue. It also helps with high blood pressure.
Asparagine helps keep the nervous system going.
Cysteine helps the liver work effectively and also helps with chemotherapy patients.
Glutamic acid helps produce folic acid in the body.
Glycine helps with gout and mental illness.
Histadine helps with joint inflammation.
Proline helps speed up wound healing.
Serine helps with memory function.
Tyrosine helps reduce stress levels.
Glutamine helps with alcohol cravings and helps people to sober up when drunk.
Aspartic acid helps with patients who have undergone radiation.
Some other medicinal uses of aloe vera:
Aloe Vera is good for burns, insect bites, rashes, sores, herpes, athletes foot, sties, allergic reactions, dry skin, acne, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis and eczema when applied to the skin.
Taken internally it is good for heartburn, arthritis, rheumatism pain, asthma, congestion, indigestion, stomach ulcers, colitis, hemorrhoids, liver problems, kidney infections, urinary tract infections and prostate problems.
It lowers blood sugar in diabetics.
It also helps cancer patients by activating white blood cells and promoting growth of non cancerous cells.
It also helps to speed recovery and healing after surgery.
So Aloe taken on its own is a fantastic health tonic and you will be surprised at how much better you feel.
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