As the world begins to seek out alternatives to pharmaceuticals, the healing power of plants are becoming a topic of great interest. The miraculous properties of the Aloe Vera plant are in the forefront of the green medicine evolution and deservedly so. This amazing plant is an ancient hybrid that has been healing and soothing all manner of ailment and illness for thousands of years. Taken in liquid form or rubbed on the skin, the gel of the Aloe Vera has qualities that benefit almost every part of the body. Correctly referred to as Aloe Vera Barbadensis, this gift of nature contains powers that science is only just beginning to understand.
The most common application of Aloe Vera is for the treatment of painful sunburn. The cool soothing gel eases the sting of reddened skin instantly and helps to prevent peeling or the formation of blisters. The eighteen Amino Acids that the Aloe gel contains help to rebuild and restore damaged skin of any kind, whether sunburned, bruised or scraped. That same soothing sensation can apply to internal burning. Aloe Vera drinks have far more than just good taste to account for their sudden popularity. The word is out on the soothing quality of Aloe Vera on troubled stomachs. Those with ulcers or acid reflux find the burning eases instantly after drinking Aloe Vera juice.
Aloe Vera Barbadensis is an alkaline food and acts as a natural Ph balancer, a vital contribution to overall health. Not only can it reduce stomach acid, but it balances the acidity of the liquid that our cells float in and strengthens the walls of our blood vessels and capillaries. Aloe Vera also gives our immune systems a boost and is an anti-inflammatory. Administered by the ancients as a natural tonic, in the 1940s science finally came up with a word to describe the wonderful effects of Aloe Vera Barbadensis: adaptogenic. An adaptogenic is a substance that has the ability to regulate the body’s systems. In other words, if you have low blood pressure an adaptogenic will bring it up and if you have high blood pressure, will bring it down.
Aloe Vera Barbadensis has immense benefits for the digestive system as well. The juice of the Aloe cleanses the digestive tract and helps the body to better absorb nutrients. It is an effective relief for indigestion and constipation and eases the inflammation of irritable bowels. Those who drink the juice of Aloe Vera regularly also find they have been able to lose weight more easily, as the appetite is suppressed and the foods taken in are more effectively processed.
More than just a cure for sunburn, Aloe Vera Barbadensis can also ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritis when applied topically and help control sciatica. Cleopatra knew of the plants amazing benefits to the skin, applying it as a lotion to keep herself soft and supple. While the fate of an empire may not hang in the balance for everyone, the clearing of acne blemishes through the application of Aloe Vera will help you look your best.
With amazing properties of healing and no side effects, the Aloe Vera Barbadensis is one of nature’s greatest gifts to humanity and our most efficacious source of natural medicine.