Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Aloe Vera Not Just For Burns Anymore!

Why aloe vera?

First time I heard about aloe vera drink was in May 2002.I knew that aloe is very good for skin but never heard that it is also drinkable. Back in my university days I studied medicinal herbs and I knew that some of them are very beneficial for humans and animals. But as time will prove nothing came close to the benefits of aloe vera.

At that time I was already searching for alternatives for western medicine. After our son (15 months old at that time) got 3 different antibiotics in one month (January 2002) and was diagnosed with asthma I was completely open minded for alternatives.

Call it law of attraction or destiny but we got Aloe Vera gel and we started to drink it. My first results were noticeable energy increase and coffee addiction elimination. That was enough to take closer look and to start to use some other food supplements.

In that experimental phase I did a lot of reading and researching. Mindful and suspicious as all mothers are my wife didn’t want to give it to kids before we try it more and until we were completely confident that it is safe.

Naturally, we choose our parents for next round of “experiments”. We prepared “specially designed” packages with aloe vera and other food supplements for them (according to their problems) and asked them to try it.

Results were amazing. Just to mention few:

• Increased energy

• Digestion problems eliminated – constipation and heartburn

• Increased circulation in legs

• Eliminated water around heart.

We were convinced and we started giving these products to kids. Since November of 2002 whole family is happily using them. We have had such a good results in balancing immune system, detoxification and fighting all those colds and flu that we have not been to doctor more then 5-6 times in all those years. It was dramatic improvement from three visits in one month for our son alone. Our son never used any drugs or anything else for asthma.

Aloe Vera facts

During all this time I never stopped reading and collecting articles and new findings about aloe vera and other food supplements.

Here is what I found about aloe vera:

• Scientific name is Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller

• It belongs to Liliaciae family same as garlic

• It is known for thousands of years in all ancient civilizations – Egypt, Greek, Rome, China and India. Check this video There is over 300 different kinds of aloe vera but only a few had medicinal properties

• Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller or True Aloe is the most potent

• To be effective it must be 3-5 years old.

• Inner gel is storage depot for plant and it is the most beneficial part of plant.

• In different parts of world aloe vera has different names: Burn Plant, Medicine Plant, Wand of Heaven and Plant of Life.

• 96% of aloe vera is water. It is very important and should not be removed from any product.

• Contains over 200 active ingredients including:

-Vitamins - A (as b-carotene), B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, Folic Acid, C, E, Choline

-Minerals - Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium, Silicon, Sodium Chloride, Sulphur, Potassium, Phosphorus, Zinc.

-Amino Acids (20)- used by the body to make proteins (including all of the essential amino acids that the body cannot produce itself).

-Uronic Acids - strips toxic materials from cells to aid detoxification.

-Fatty Acids - natural plant steroids which are anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and help cells function correctly.

-Sugars - mucinous polysaccharides (including acetylated mannan or acemannan) which are used by the immune system, help detoxify the body, help absorption from the digestive system, lubricate joints, protect cells and aid gaseous exchange in the lungs.

-Enzymes - used by the body as a catalyst for chemical reactions.

-Saponins - form foam in water solution, have natural cleansing and antiseptic qualities.

-Lignin - a wood-like pulp which has the ability to penetrate skin.

-Anthraquinones (14)- natural pain killers and anti-microbial agents.

-Salicylic Acid - an aspirin-like compound that is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.


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