The benefits of aloe vera juice have been well known for thousands of years. The aloe vera plant has long been an important element in ayurvedic healing. The numerous health benefits of aloe vera mean that it should be part of your daily health regimen.
There are a variety of aloe vera plants, but the one considered most potent is Aloe Vera Barbadenis. When taken internally, the benefits of aloe vera juice include;
- boosts the immune system
- aids digestion and relieves problems like IBS
- aids absorption of nutrients
- regulates blood sugar and reduces diabetes symptoms
- improves the function of your liver
- helps reduce inflammation and pain
- gives a natural vitamin boost
- increases energy production
- helps heart health and circulation
Drinking aloe vera juice is also considered an important aid to purifying the body. Its ability to detox your system is one of its most important qualities.
What to Buy and How to Take It
Buying aloe vera juice is easy. Your local health food store will probably stock a variety of brands, or buy from a reputable online retailer. Typically price is a good indicator of quality, although be sure to check that you are getting 100% pure aloe vera juice.
You can take about 2 – 4 ounces (100ml) of aloe vera juice per day and this will give you good results. Personally I drink twice that amount, taking a glass first thing in the morning and another last thing at night. The main benefits I get are good skin and I don’t have any elimination problems (I use to get constipation and hemmorhoids).
Using Aloe Vera Gel
As well as drinking aloe vera juice it’s good to have a tube of aloe vera gel around your house or workplace. Or even better grow your own plants and use the gel straight from the leaf. If you cut yourself shaving you’ll find aloe vera gel is great for closing and healing cuts. If applied to your face after shaving or washing it has a natural tightening effect.
It works well to heal sunburn, and if you pick up any grazes from playing sports then it will get rid of any germs and help speed up the healing process.