‘Aloe Vera is good for you!’
There is a high chance this phrase has been passed down from generation to generation. For thousands of years, the Aloe vera plant has been used to treat various health-related conditions. As time evolved, we see Aloe Vera being used extensively across industries from pharmaceutical to cosmetics to even the food industry. This is due to the numerous benefits this low maintenance house plant provides for the body.
But before we jump straight into the benefits, here is a quick class on the biology of Aloe vera.
The Aloe Vera leaf consists of three layers.
Inner leaf juice: The clear innermost layer contains 99% water and is most commonly used due to its high inflammatory properties and mineral content. Basically, it is the layer that matters.
Aloe Latex: The middle layer which is a yellowish coloured sap and has a bitter taste to it.
Aloe Rind: This is the green outer protective layer which bears no significant nutritional value.
Now you know the anatomy of Aloe vera and the important components. Let’s look at some of its amazing benefits.
- Anti-Inflammatory effects
Aloe vera has been used as a natural home remedy for centuries as a treatment for cuts, wounds and burns (especially sunburn) due to its inflammatory properties known to reduce swelling and redness.
- Immunity Booster
Aloe vera is enriched with polysaccharides which is a great immunity booster. Health and skin problems such as asthma and eczema may surface when the body holds too much inflammation caused by toxins, injuries or infections. This immunity booster helps to lessen the inflammation sustained by the body, giving way to a healthier you!
- Antioxidant Properties
Antioxidants fight against harmful molecules known as free radicals which damages your body. Antioxidants may aid the prevention of diseases and lower the risk of cancer. Aloe vera contains rich antioxidant compounds such as Vitamin A, C and E that protect cells and Vitamin B-12 which supports a healthy cardiovascular and nervous system.
For these reasons, many drinks contain Aloe vera for not only an extra touch of flavouring but also for health improvement purposes.
- Improve skin conditions
Due to its natural and gentle healing properties, Aloe vera is a key ingredient in many skincare products these days. For those looking to tackle dull, dehydrated or wrinkled skin, Aloe vera is proven to improve the collagen production which ultimately leads to better skin complexion.
Aloe vera is suitable for all skin types.
- Weight Loss
It is not commonly heard that Aloe vera helps with weight loss. However, some studies have shown that Aloe vera contains enzymes that can help break down sugars and fats!
Daily consumption of Aloe vera is said to combat digestive disorders such as irregular bowel movement, bloating or indigestion by clearing out unwanted toxins in the body. Apart from the Aloe gel, the Aloe Latex layer also contains natural laxative properties which can promote bowel movements.
Some research also showed that Aloe vera helps boost metabolism which can increase the number of calories lost throughout the day.
- Hydration / Detoxification
As Aloe vera plants mainly consist of water, consumption of Aloe vera helps keep the body hydrated. A hydrated body allows toxins and impurities to be flushed out naturally ensuring your body’s organs are functioning healthily.
The benefits of Aloe vera can be enjoyed both externally and internally. Our body accumulates toxins and wastes from carbohydrates, processed food, alcohol and even bad environmental conditions. This can cause an unhealthy colon which could lead to indigestion, irregular bowel movement, weak immune system, bloating, bad breath and odour. 100% natural with no laxatives, AVALON® Aloe Multiple Detox helps clear your body of these toxins and wastes. For those looking to lose weight, shed a few hundred grams by first cleansing your body.
Oh, and did we also mention that 1 serving of AVALON® Aloe Multiple Detox is equivalent to 100 Aloe Vera leaves? That is more beneficial than a cup of bubble tea with Aloe Vera toppings has to offer. Start strengthening your body’s immunity and improve your overall skin and health. Take AVALON® Aloe Multiple Detox to kickstart a healthier you.