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AloeVera(AloeBarbadensis)

AloeVeraBenefits

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Aloeisalsoanexcellenttreatmentforskinconditionssuchasburnsand
eczema.Itisoftenreportedthatburnscanbehealedremarkablyquickly
andthepainreducedveryquicklywithtopicalapplicationofAloeVerato
theburnarea.Aswellasapplyingtopically,Aloecanalsobetaken
internallysoitisjustasusefulforinternalepithelialtissueasitisforthe
skin.Forexample,mouthandstomachulcers,nasalandsinuses,
bowels,lungsandgenitaltracts.Aloeworksonmembranesand
surfaces.

Aloealsoseemstobeexcellentatregulatingtheimmunesystem(an
immunomodulator).Thismeansitcanbothstimulatetheimmune
responseforthosewithweakenedimmunesystemseitherfromexisiting
conditionsorpostillnessfatigue.Itcanalsocalmtheimmuneresponse,
suchasforHayfeverwherelessimmunereactionisbeneficial.
AlthoughAloeisabout99%water,theremaining1%isextremely

powerfulanditisthoughtthisisbecausethecloseto100ingredients
workextremelywelltogether(synergistically).Aloeveracontainsmany
mineralsvitaltothegrowthprocessandhealthyfunctionofallthebody's
systems.TheingredientsinAloecanbegroupedintothefollowing
categories:Vitamins,Minerals,Sugars,Enzymes,Lignins,AminoAcids,
Anthraquinones,Saponins,FattyAcids,SalicylicAcid.
Eachofthesecategoriescouldbediscussedatlengthintheirownright
regardingindividualmoleculesandongoingstudiesintotheirremarkable
effects.Combinedtogetherit'seasytoseewhyAloeVeraissuchan
effectivehealingplant.

IsthereVitaminB12inAloeVera?
ItisoftenreportedAloeVeraisoneoftheonlyknownnaturalvegetarian
sourcesofVitaminB12,howeveritappearsthereareonlytraceamounts
ofB12atbestinAloeVera.WhatDOESseemtobethecaseisthat
takingAloeveraatthesametimeasaVitaminB12supplement
increasestheabsorptionandbioavailabilityoftheB12tothebody.The
Bvitaminsrange,alongwithVitaminC,areallwatersoluble,whereas
therestofthevitaminsarefatsoluble.Aloeveraseemsquitespecialin
thatitappearstoalsoenhancetheabsorptionofVitaminE(fatsoluble)
aswellasVitaminB12,whichsuggestsitcanhelpabsorpthefullrange
offatandwatersolublevitamins.Itwouldthereforebeagreatadditionto
yourdailyregimeasitmayhelpadults,children,andevenpetsreceive
morevaluefromtheirfoodsandsupplements.

AloeVeraHelpsImmuneSystem

Numerousstudiesworldwideindicatethatitisageneraltonicforthe
immunesystem,helpingittofightillnessofallkinds.Variousresearch
studiesareunderwaytoexplorethepotentialofthecomponentstoboost

immunityandcombattheHIVvirus,andtotreatcertaintypesofcancer
(particularlyleukemia).Itmayevenhavearoletoplayinmanaging
diabetes.
Over200worldwidescientificresearchpapershavebeenpublishedon
theeffects.Thethreemaincategoriesofresearchincludeanti
inflammatory,antibacterial,andantiviralactionsoftheplant.Thejuice
issaidtosoothedigestivetractirritationssuchascolitis,ulcersand
irritablebowelsyndrome.It'sabilitytoencouragethereleaseofpepsin(a
gastricjuiceenzymenecessaryfordigestion)whenthestomachisfullis
apossiblereasonforitsulcerhealingeffects(JournaloftheAmerican
OsteopathicSociety,1963,vol.62).Inonestudy,oraluseforsixmonths
helpedmitigateasthmasymptomsinalmosthalfoftheparticipants.
ElevenoftwentysevenpatientsstudiedwhodrankAloereportedfeeling
betterattheendofthestudy.Researchersthinkthatresultsmightbe
duetostimulationoftheimmunesystem,aswellasnaturallyoccurring
antiinflammatoryagentsintheplant.
In1994,theUSFoodandDrugAdministrationapprovedAloeverafor
thetreatmentofHIV.Ongoingstudiesworldwideshowthattakenin
highlyconcentrateddosescanstimulatetheproductionofwhiteblood
cellsthatmayhelpfightvirusesandalsotumours.

Aloeveranutrientslist
Aloeveracontainsprotein,calcium,magnesium,zinc,vitaminsAandE
andisnaturallyrichin:
VitaminCwhichhelpsmaintaintoneofbloodvesselsandpromotes
goodcirculationandisessentialtothehealthoftheadrenalglandwhich
supportsourbodyintimesofstress.
Aminoacidswhicharechainsofatomsconstructingproteininourbody.
Enzymes,whicharethelifeprincipleineverylive,organicatomand
moleculeofnaturalrawfood,rejuvenateagedtissuesandpromote
healthyskin.

Germaniumwhichisamineralthatsomehealthauthoritiesclaim
therapeuticbenefitsfor:immunodeficiency,pain,cardiacdisorders,
circulatorydisturbancesandeyeproblems.

Aloeverabodycleansingjuice
Thejuiceissaidtobeoneofthefinestbodycleansers,cleaningmorbid
matterfromthestomach,liver,kidneys,spleen,bladder,andis
consideredthefinest,knowncoloncleanser.Studieshaveshownthatit
ishealingandsoothinginthereliefofindigestion,stomachdistressand
ulcers.Peopleclaimrelieffromarthritis,bladderandkidneyinfections
legcramps,constipation,hemorrhoids,insomnia,andforvaginitis,itis
saidtobeanexcellentvaginaldouche.Anexcellentinternaltonicfor
energyandwellbeingAloejuicemayaddgreatlytothestrengthofthe
foodfed,digestivetract,skin,andoverallgoodhealthandhappiness.
Itisalsousedtoeaseheartburn,ulcers,diverticulardisorders,andother
typesofdigestiveupset.Itisusedasanantiinflammatoryandmaybe
takeninternallyasaremedyforcertaindigestivecomplaints.European
folkmedicinecallsforusingthejuicetorelieveheartburnandulcers.
Preliminaryresearchhasshownpromisingresults.ClinicaltrialsinJapan
indicatethatcertaincompoundsintheherbreducethesecretionof
stomachjuicesandtheformationoflesions.
Animalstudiesandanecdotalreportsclaimthatdrinkingthejuiceor
takingitasatabletorcapsulecanreduceswellingandinflammationin
arthriticjoints.Drinkingthejuicemayalsohelpthoseasthmaticpatients
whoarenotdependentoncorticosteroids.
In1997,UniversityofSanAntonioresearcherJeremiahHerlihy,Ph.D.,
conductedastudytoobserveanynegativeeffectsofdrinkingitdaily.
Ratherthanexhibitingnegativeeffects,however,testanimalsreceiving
dailyAloeshowedaremarkablereductioninleukemia,heartdisease,
andkidneydisease.Dr.Herlihyconcluded,"Wefoundnoindicationof
harmdonetotheratsevenathighlevels."Infact,theAloedrinking
animalsactuallylived25percentlongerthanthoseinthecontrolgroup

(IASCConference,Texas,1997).
Thereisnosingleingredientthatmakesitverypotentandhealthful.
ResearcherRobertDavis,Ph.D.,anendocrinologistbiologist,explains
thatfifteendifferentcompoundgroupsofnutrientsworktogethertomake
theplanteffective.ThismeansthatAloevera'seffectscannotbe
synthesizedeasilyinalaboratory.Ontheupside,thismakestheplant
usefulacrossawidespectrumofcircumstances.Andbecausethe
variouselementsthatmakeiteffectivearenutrientsratherthandrugs,
thejuicemaycomplementmedicaltreatments.Infactsomecancer
patientsstatethatAloeveraseemstoreducenausea,increaseenergy,
andmayhelptominimizelowbloodcountscausedbychemotherapyor
radiation