We know this herb as a houseplant with thick leaves that look like curved daggers. Hostesses cultivate it readily because of its medicinal properties that often help us. We are speaking about aloe vera.
This plant has come to our houses from ancient time. It is believed that it is necessary to have aloe at the place where people with chronic diseases live. This plant doesn’t let people get sick often and help them recover faster.
The chemical content of aloe
Aloe is filled with a light-green bitter juice with a pretty strong smell. This liquid contains vitamin C, minerals, trace elements and other useful substances. The chemical composition of this juice and stem of this plant has not been studied enough yet.
It is known that this herb includes carotenoids, catechins, carbohydrates, enzymes, organic acids, tanning substances, many macro – and microelements and flavonoids. Curative properties of aloe are determined by all these components.
Catechin is famous for it’s a positive effect on the blood vessels and antiallergic action. Tannins have bactericidal, anti-inflammatory and hemostatic features.
Trace elements increase the immunity, stimulate removing toxins and poisons, reduce pain, normalize cholesterol level and metabolism, which itself has a curative effect on our body. Flavonoids are natural regulators, that control the reaction of the organism to allergens, carcinogens and viruses. They also have an anti-allergic, antioxidant, anticancer, antibacterial, dioreticescoe, gipotenzivne, choleretic, toning and relaxing effect.
All the substances mentioned above determine high biological activity of this plant. The preparations with aloe have a positive impact on a large number of diseases and obtain an incredible wound-healing effect.
How to prepare aloe vera juice
Aloe vera juice can be used for different medicinal purposes. It is very helpful for burns, wounds, bronchial asthma, diseases of gastrointestinal tract, tuberculosis. The main reason for the popularity of this plant is the fact that you can make its juice yourselves. You will need bottom leaves that are mature, thick and fleshy.
As soon as the tips of the leaves begin drying, it means that juice in it is maximally useful. You can cut the leaves off or break them off the stem which is even better. The plucked leaves should not be kept in the light for a long time, otherwise they will lose their healing properties.
For obtaining juice the leaves should be kept in vegetable chamber refrigerator for 8-12 days at a temperature of 6-8 C. After the leaves should be carefully washed with boiled water, crushed, wrung out and filtered through several layers of gauze. Then aloe juice is boiled for 3 minutes.
Aloe vera juice benefits
This liquid improves the tissues of our body (the hair, the eyes or nails). So after 2-3 weeks of taking aloe juice people says that they get rid of insomnia, they are not tired, don’t feel exhausted.
It should be remembered that our body at the cellular level is changed every ninety days. Therefore, the duration of drinking this liquid should be not less than three months.
This succulent is known to fight successfully with microbes, certain viruses and fungi. Is used for the prevention and treatment of all types of inflammation and burns, as well as the mucous membranes.
Aloe juice has an excellent laxative effect, which is used by those who are on a diet. Because natural laxative is much better and more useful to the body than a synthetic one.