5 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

5 Benefits of Aloe Vera

Few plants possess the soothing properties that can rival the humble aloe vera plant. Often known as the “wonder plant” or the “plant of immortality,” aloe vera has been highly revered as a natural remedy by various cultures across the globe due to its potent healing properties.

You’ve probably heard of aloe vera as a common ingredient in various cosmetics, food supplements, herbal remedies, skincare products, moisturizers, and more – and for good reason. This spiky succulent owes its healing qualities to two useful components of its thick, fleshy leaves. These are the aloe gel and the aloe latex or juice, both of which have their own share of medicinal properties. The innermost part of the plant is the clear and odorless gel, while the outer part of the plant contains the aloe latex. When you cut open an aloe leaf, you will see this juice as a yellow liquid that seeps out of the leaf. The aloe vera gel is so nutrient-dense that it can even be considered a superfood on its own. (Related: This is why ancient Egyptians referred to Aloe Vera as the ‘plant of immortality:)

Aloe vera’s amazing health benefits

The aloe vera plant has earned the nickname “plant of immortality” due to its therapeutic capabilities that can help you achieve optimal health. Here are a few of the proven health benefits that this healing succulent can provide:

  • Aloe vera soothes and moisturizes the skin: Aloe vera is a rich source of natural compounds that can help nourish and moisturize your skin. The topical application of aloe vera extract is one of the most well-known uses of this plant. When applied to the skin, the plant’s extract has been shown to support the healing of mild burn wounds, such as sunburns, and provide relief from minor skin rashes and irritations. The best part is that aloe vera can be tolerated by all skin types.

  • Aloe vera supports healthy digestion: This healing succulent contains a unique polysaccharide called acemannan, which supports healthy digestion.

  • Aloe vera supports healthy bowel movement: Historically, many people have used aloe vera as a remedy to provide relief from occasional stomach upset. This application is still common today and is among the many ways aloe vera supports a robust digestive system.

  • Aloe vera supports a healthy immune system: Due to its wide range of nurturing compounds, aloe vera can support optimal immune system function. Numerous studies have previously reported on the immune system-boosting capabilities of aloe vera, and many more recent studies continue to support this. The high content of vitamins and minerals found in aloe vera may also help boost your immune system.

  • Aloe vera is loaded with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants: The clear aloe vera gel contains beneficial vitamins, including vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, and E, some of which are potent antioxidants that are responsible for the plant’s nourishing health benefits. Some of the essential minerals found in aloe vera include calcium, chromium, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium, and zinc.

Naturally Occurring Compounds Found in Aloe Vera

Natural Aloe Vera and it many properties have been known to man for many, many years, but it will be of benefit to you if we list the naturally occurring compounds and constituents found in the gel, together with their benefits. These benefits are also available in any product where the gel is a constituent part of that product.


Ingredients Benefits and/or Functions
99% Aloe Vera Barbadensis Gel from leaf of plant Constituent Elements:  
Amino Acids  
• Alanine Good functioning of skin’s adrenal glands.
• Asparagine Helps maintain balance in the central nervous system.
• Aspartic Acid For heart & blood vessels.
• Glutamine An anti-gastial duodenal ulcer drug found abundantly in Aloe Vera Juice. Readily passes the blood/brain barrier. Helps maintain proper pH-alkalinity, and healthy digestive track. Aids the body during periods of stress. Prevents muscle wasting.
• Glucine For the immune system
• Histidine For hearing & nerve cells.
• Isoleucine Regulates metabolism.
• Leucine Essential in helping the body build other amino acids. Lowers blood sugar levels. Aids in increasing growth hormone production.
• Methionine Liver & kidney cleanser & regeneration.
• Proline For natural emulsifying.
• Threonine Assists metabolism & assimilation, intestinal & digestive tract function.
• Arginine For burning fat & muscle building.
• Glutamic Acid For brain health.
• Cysteine Hair growth & life span extension.
• Hydroxyproline For natural emulsifying.
• Lysine Fights herpes & simple viral infections.
• Phenylalanine For tissue maintenance & normal growth.
• Serine Tissue cleansing in lungs and bronchia.
• Tyrosine For alertness & better memory.
• Valine The spark of mental vigour.
• A Antioxidant – protects the body against heart disease, cancer, eye damage.
• B1 – Thiamine Skin, eyes, hair, heart function, nerve tissue, muscles, brain, circulation.
• B2 – Riboflavin Assists with carbohydrate, fat & protein metabolism, antibody & red blood formation, healthy eyes, hair, skin, nails.
• B3 – Niacinamide Nervous system, dermatitis, diarrhoea, gastro-intestinal disturbances, dementia, headaches, dizziness, insomnia, memory impairment.
• B6 – Pyridoxine Dermatitis, insomnia, weakness, irritability, kidney stones.
• C – Ascorbic Acid Normal cell function, immune system, colds, flu.
• D Growth in children; kidney & liver disease.
• E – d-Alpha Tocopheryl Heart, lungs, eyes, liver, skin, infertility, circulation, scar tissue, muscles.
• Iron Haemoglobin & myoglobin, growth, teeth, skin, nails, bones, fatigue.
• Calcium Bone structure, teeth, blood clotting, nervous system, insomnia.
• Copper Helps fuel energy production, prevent anaemia & bone disease.
• Potassium Body waste disposal, oxygen to brain, blood pressure, diabetes, heart muscles, nervous system, teeth.
• Sodium Essential for body cell & fluid functions.
• Manganese Diabetes prevention, muscle strength, male potency, breast milk stimulant, utilises Vitamins B1 & E, aids metabolic processes.
• Choline Breaks down fat deposits, helps prevent atherosclerosis & heart disease.
• Magnesium Nervous system, memory, learning ability, sleep, menstrual cramps, aids Calcium & phosphorus metabolism, nervous system, heartbeat regulator, digestion, bones, arteries, heart, teeth.


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