Aloe vera contains many minerals vital to the growth process and healthy function of all our body’s systems. Numerous studies worldwide indicate that aloe vera is a general tonic for the immune system, helping it to fight illness of all kinds. Various research studies are underway to explore the potential of aloe vera components to boost immunity and combat the HIV virus and to treat certain types of cancer (particularly leukemia). It may even have a role to play in managing diabetes.

Aloe vera contains protein, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamins A, B12 (very low levels) and E, essential fatty acids and is naturally rich in: Vitamin C which helps maintain tone of blood vessels and promotes good circulation and is essential to the health of the gland which supports our body in times of stress. Amino acids which are chains of atoms constructing protein in our body. Enzymes, which are the life-principle in every live, organic atom and molecule of natural raw food, rejuvenate aged tissues and promote healthy skin.

Aloe vera juice is said to be one of the finest body cleansers, cleaning morbid matter from the stomach, liver, kidneys, spleen, bladder, and is considered the finest, known colon cleanser. Studies have shown that it is healing and soothing for the relief of indigestion, stomach distress, and ulcers. People claim relief from arthritis, bladder and kidney infections; leg cramps, constipation, hemorrhoids, insomnia, and for vaginitis, it is said to be an excellent vaginal douche. An excellent internal tonic for energy and well-being Aloe juice may add greatly to the strength of the food fed, digestive tract, skin, and overall good health and happiness.

I could go on and on about the huge benefits of Aloe Vera, I have been using it for decades in every form. I have a plant that I cut off a piece and rub the gel over my face after I get out of the shower and shave. The feeling of the cool gel is amazingly soothing and I love the way it absorbs on my face. I make an exfoliate with aloe vera, ground green tea, Himalayan pink sea salt, brown sugar, jojoba oil and olive oil.

I also buy aloe vera in juice form and mix it in with all my smoothies or I drink it straight. It is a little bitter but the benefits are totally worth it as it lowers cholesterol, prevents cancer, amplifies antioxidants and vitamins like E and C. Aloe stimulates your immune system as well.

If your health food store doesn’t stock fresh aloe vera leafs, then buy Lilly of the Desert brand – most health food stores carry this brand…

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