Aloe vera is a plant that has been known for a long time as the elixir of longevity . Due to its exceptional nutritional values and medicinal properties , it is called the "Queen of medicinal herbs ."
This herb is known as Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller. It is named after the Botanist Miller , who discovered the herb in the island of Barbados , and placed it in the register of the medicinal herbs .
Aloe word comes from the Arabic , Syriac and Hebrew " aloeh " meaning " extremely bitter substance " , which indicates to the bitter yellow liquid or juice of the plant which is located under the thin tissue .
Aloe is a plant with a high nutrition value for all the cells of the human body . When the cell is healthy , it is sturdy and able to perform all the functions given by the nature . The herb for its own survival in the meager circumstances developed a rich amount of vitamins , amino acids , enzymes and minerals , to ensure its survival .
The health benefits of ALOE vera are the components that have different and specific energy values . Aloe is a plant that belongs to the lily family , and in the world are more than 250 known species of which only 4 have medicinal effects and the most popular is the aloe vera .
This herb grows naturally only in areas with hot and dry climate (best conditions are where the annual average temperature is above 22 degrees Celsius , as the Caribbean and Mexico ) .
Healthy ingredients :
Scientists have discovered that the gel of aloe vera contains over 240 nutritional and medicinal ingredients , including vitamins A, B1 , B2 , B3 , B6 , B12 , C, E and folic acid .
Minerals : The gel contains magnesium , manganese , zinc , copper , chromium , calcium , potassium and iron .
Mucopolysaccharides : immunomodulators ( helps with AIDS , cancer , immune disorders ) , antioxidants , antibacterial and antiviral activity .
Amino acids ( required for the synthesis of proteins) : The human body needs the 22 amino acids that are essential for building proteins . The gel of aloe vera provides 20 of those amino acids which are not possible to be produced in the body and therefore must be taken with food .
Antrakinon : The most important among them are aloin and emodin , but all together are very powerful analgesics , and are known to have antibacterial and bactericidal properties . In pure form , they are powerful laxatives .
Enzymes (total 16 ) : protease , amylase , lipase and cellulase ( help in the digestion of proteins , carbohydrates , fats and cellulose ) .
Saponins : these substances have antimicrobial effect against the bacteria , viruses , fungi and yeast .
Sterols : The three main sterols act as a powerful anti-inflammatory agents .
Aloe Vera is a very powerful tool in the fight against many diseases and medical conditions . Among them are : improving kidney and gall bladder , control of diabetes , preserving the health of the heart and blood vessels , easing the pain in the diseases of the immune system and its strengthening, alleviating symptoms in allergies , reducing inflammation of the respiratory system , reducing the pain in joints , rheuma , osteoarthritis and osteoporosis , health diseases of the eyes in the form of eye drops , skin and successful fight against skin diseases .