What is Aloe Vera?
The Aloe vera plant has a long history of use for its healing properties. The plants large bladelike leaves are the source of the Aloe gel. Aloe is available in both a topical and oral (drinkable) forms. However, it has a very bitter taste that is difficult to get people to drink.
A recent study has shown that aloe vera may actually alter DNA in a manner which can help those with Cancer.
The inner chamber of the Aloe vera leaf is made up of the clear pulp. The pulp is believed to contain the wound-healing agents. The Russians call these "biogenic stimulators", they now have developed a process by where they can use the leaf of the plant, which is also the strongest part of the plant, for nutrients.
It was not used as food before because of its strong purgative qualities. It caused uncontrollable bowel spasms in its raw form. This new processing has enabled the leaf to now be used nutritionally, but without the accompanying strong laxative effect. This is now called Whole Leaf Aloe.
Whole Leaf Aloe is many times stronger in nutrients than the gel. This product can be used very effectively for people in debilitated conditions. It is very high in nutritive properties that are easily absorbed.
Aloe has a natural antidotal effect, neutralizing body toxins thus, reducing arthritic pain caused by tissue toxicity.
Aloe Vera has been used widely in Holistic medicine in the treatment of the HIV virus which is related to AIDS. It buffers the HIV virus from entering one cell to the next, inhibiting the virus from moving throughout the body. The effect is to stabilize the life force; thereby, contributing to balancing the blood.
It is believed to boost the immune system by balancing the pH of the blood and also increases digestion and absorption.
As early as 1935, it was recommended to use Aloe Vera juice in treating certain types of burns, which nclude third degree x-ray burns and more recently, it has been advocated in treating atomic radiation burns.
Aloe Vera has properties for promoting the removal of dead skin and stimulating the normal growth of living cells. During the healing process, it can stop pain and reduce the chance of infection and scarring. It is especially beneficial for first and second degree thermal bums.
Aloe Vera is excellent for absorbing toxins and promoting growth of friendly "good" colon bacteria as well. This is required for good health and is thus often used in colon cleansing products.
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