Three Ways to Utilize the Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

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Aloe vera has many health benefits and uses beyond skin care.

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The positive benefits of aloe vera have been well known and documented for a long time. Aloe is a plant in the succulent family that is used to heal minor injuries, reduce irritation from the sun, and relieve pain from small cuts. What you may not know however is that aloe is also good for digestion, and has positive benefits for the intestinal tract, and skin.

Aloe is good for overall immunity. Aloe contains polysaccharide sugars, which can help the immune system bounce back from infections. It also contains glutathione, an antioxidant that helps white blood cells develop, and increases immunity, recovery, and metabolism.

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Aloe is great for the skin, because in gel or juice form, it can help reduce redness and inflammation. It also has healing properties for broken skin, and can help heal acne.

Aloe works well for digestion when taken internally because it can balance blood sugar, help keep your gut healthy, and ease constipation. It has traditionally been used as a diuretic in the Chinese culture, so if you are stopped up, ingesting some aloe juice is a helpful way to get your bowels up and moving again.

The best way to utilize aloe is straight from the plant, which is also great because aloe plants are easy to care for.

Just keep in mind that aloe barbadensis is the exact type of plant you need, because the other forms of aloe aren’t safe for human consumption.

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Published by karenmsutton

HSS Orthopaedic surgeon in sports medicine | Mother of 4 amazing children | Team physician for USA Women's Lacrosse | ACL injury expert

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