Aloe Vera is a wild grown plant species, that is part of the genus Aloe. Aloe vera has been used internationally and traditionally by many people because of the amazing benefits it provides, particularly for the skin. There are many different uses for Aloe such as drinking it, applying it to your skin and also using it for ointments/burns.
It is interesting to know that Aloe Vera has been traditionally used as a skin treatment in Ayurveda medicine. Aloe Vera use has been around from 16th century for skin treatments and other conditions on the skin.
Prevents Bacteria Spreading
The gel in Aloe Vera holds potent antioxidants that are able to prevent bacteria and infections in people and help them stay healthy. It builds your immune system and ultimately fights bacteria and infections much quicker. Bacteria that is harmful and could grow, would stop when taking Aloe Vera as it would work with your body to prevent growth of the bad bacteria.
Aids Treating Mouth Ulcers/Cankers
We have all experienced having mouth ulcers or cankers at some point in our life and it is fair to say that it can be a painful experience especially when the ulcer is sore and getting worse. The ulcers can develop in different part of the mouth area, such as underneath your lips, inside your mouth and other areas within the mouth. They can last for about 7 – 10 day before they disappear. However Aloe Vera has shown in studies to prevent and treat ulcers in the mouth.
A study was conducted where a Aloe Vera path was put onto the affected area and the ulcer progressively reduced swelling and soreness, slowly eradicating the ulcer over time. So using Aloe Vera gel is probably is best appliance to get rid of the ulcer, or at least reduce swelling, if any.
Constipation is not pleasant and for many it happens every so often for many different reasons. Aloe Vera is able to treat constipation in the short term if someone is experiencing constipation, Aloe Vera will make it easier for your bowel to pass easily and reduce pain. The actual gel in Aloe Vera is not what provides the benefits, but in fact in ‘latex’ in the plant, that is the sticky yellow residue that is under the skin of the leaf. The compound for the effect is called, Aloin that provides laxative effects for constipation.
It is important to note that even though Aloe latex can provide these benefits, the actually latex is not available in over counter medicine since 2002 in most places but drinking Aloe Vera gel on its own can provide some benefit to easing constipation in the short term.
For a more in depth read on Aloe Vera benefits visit Dr Axe’s article on the benefits here – https://draxe.com/aloe-vera-benefits/