Aloe Vera is most commonly used as a topical treatment, rubbed onto the skin to treat numerous external ailments. It has long been known as a treatment for sores and burns, most commonly sunburns. In fact, the FDA first approved Aloe Vera ointment as an over-the-counter medication for skin burns back in 1959! Many natural health studies also suggest that it is an effective topical treatment for first- and second-degree burns.
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Aloe Vera has antioxidant properties that help the body fight off free radicals that may cause wrinkles. It also contains essential vitamins and minerals that help moisturize, tone and brighten the skin.
Aloe Vera as an Adaptogen
Aloe Vera is a well-known adaptogen. An adaptogen is something that boosts the body’s natural ability to adapt to external changes and resist illness. It’s thought that Aloe’s power as an adaptogen balances the body’s system which allows you a better ability to cope with stresses such as physical, emotion and even environmental.
Aloe Vera and Digestion
Aloe Vera is a gelatinous plant food, just like seaweeds and chia seeds. The main benefit of consuming these types of plant foods in your diet is that the gels move through the intestinal tract absorbing toxins along the way and get eliminated through the colon. This will help the proper elimination of waste from your body and help the detoxification of your body.
In his research Dr. Cousens has looked at other benefits of Aloe Vera. “Radiation protection strategy number 4 is to take anti-radiation food and herbs. Spirulina, cholrella, and bee pollen are effective against radiation. Siberian ginseng, chaparral, aloe vera taken at 1 oz twice daily are also effective. Gotu kola and gingko billoba are also recommended.”