11 Incredible Benefits Of Aloe Vera, A.K.A "The Plant Of Immortality"

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Ancient Egyptians called this plant "the plant of immortality" and the Native Americans "the wand of heaven." Aloe Vera has so many benefits that one cannot help but think if this plant has specifically evolved to heal the human body. This plant, which you can also grow at home, does not only help with scratches, cuts and burns, but also with the treatment of your inner organs, if taken orally.

1. Aloe Vera has over 200 components, which include polysaccharides, vitamins, various enzymes, amino acids and minerals.

Aloe vera, which is a member of the order Asparagales, which also includes plants such as onion and garlic, can be used for different purposes depending on its different parts. Its nutritional values are also pretty high.

2. According to "The Journal of Environmental Science and Health," Aloe vera has also antibacterial effects.

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In plain English, this plant is very good at stopping bacteria, viruses and fungi. However, just like any other plant that is used for medical purposes, it isn't suitable for daily use.

3. The gel-like material found in its leaves consists 99% of water, and this gel has been used for medical purposes by humans for 5,000 years.

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Aloe vera is a great source of vitamins and minerals. It has A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12 vitamis, folic acid, choline; and also calcium, magnesium, zinc, chrome, selenium, sodium,  iron and potassium elements.

4. Aloe vera is also rich in amino acids and fatty acids.

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Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. The human body needs 22 different kinds of amino acids in total and 8 of those are of vital importance. Aloe vera has around 18-20 kinds of amino acids and these include the 8 vital ones. Moreover, this plant also contains three different plant sterols, which are also important fatty acids.  These decrease the fat levels in the blood and are also effective in treating allergies and heartburn.

5. Aloe vera is a plant that has a balancing effect on the human body.

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This kind of balancing element, called adaptojen, increases our bodies' competence in adapting to changing exterior factors, and therefore also enhance our immune system. Thanks to this feature, Aloe vera is also very effective in easing physical, emotional and environmental stress.

6. It works wonders in treating digestion problems.

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Digestion problems can surface as a symptom of many diseases. A healthy digestive system is often one of the most important signs that our bodies are also healthy. Aloe vera has a regulating and cleansing effect on the digestive system and helps us get rid of the harmful bacteria.

7. It is one of the most effective medicines to use in order to detox.

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Because Aloe vera has a cleansing effect on the digestive system, it is also one of the most effective medicines advised to rid our bodies of toxic material.

8. It plays a key role in the cardiovascular system.

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The number of studies conducted in this subject is still insufficient, however it is known that once its gel is injected into the body, it increases the oxygen capacity of the red blood cells. Aloe vera also regulates blood pressure and circulation and decreases cholesterol.

9. It is a plant that you definitely should use for boosting your immune system.

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Polysaccharides, which are found in Aloe vera, play a supportive role for our immune system when it is fighting against viruses. Moreover, the antioxidants help our body to fight with unstable compounds, which play a big role in the aging process.

10. It has a regenerative and healing effect on the skin.

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Because of its healing effect on the skin, Aloe vera is a widely preferred product by the cosmetic industry. It accelerates the healing process of skin wounds, burns and insect bites. Especially before the science of medicine wasn't developed yet, Aloe vera was considered to be a life saving plant, thanks to its healing effect on the wounds.

11. And lastly, it helps our body to reach its healthy weight.

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The cleansing effects of this plant on the digestive system and its anti oxidant aspects help in weight loss as a secondary mechanism. To make it clearer, the fact that the digestive system works regularly and that the body is rid of toxic material lessens the burden on our bodies, which in return increases our energy.

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