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10 Health Benefits Of Aloe Vera: Nature’s Best Gift To Man

By Shabana

Mother nature has the power to fulfil all the wants of humans. She has the power to heal every disease humans suffer from. She provides us with food and nutrition with which we grow and prosper.

Among all the natural products that we use, there is one product that stands apart from the rest, only due to its multi-utility and effectiveness - the wonder plant called Aloe Vera.

Aloe vera has been used since ages for all types of skin and hair problems. But did you know that it is more beneficial to us when taken internally? Yes, that's right.

It contains active ingredients, which are anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory in nature, and these help increase our immunity and also flush out the toxins from our body.

Here is an impressive list of the amazing effects of aloe vera to our body.

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1. Aloe Vera Boosts Our Metabolism

Slow metabolism is a common problem with people nowadays who indulge in fattening foods at wrong timings, which makes it difficult for our body to digest the same, leading to low metabolism and fat accumulation.

Aloe vera contains many minerals like calcium, magnesium, selenium and copper, which boosts the metabolic activity in our body and helps us get maximum nutrition from our food.

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2. It Cleanses The Body From Within

Aloe vera has natural cleansing properties, which remove the toxins from our internal organs. This helps the organs become more efficient and they perform their functions better. Aloe vera juice is said to be the best natural de-toxifier.

3. It Provides Relief From Arthritis

The amino acid called bradikynase, present in aloe vera, helps reduce inflammation of the joints. The salicylic acid present in it will also help fight inflammation and serve as a blessing to arthritic patients.

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4. It Is A Power-house Of Amino Acids

Aloe vera is known to contain all the 8 essential amino acids which are required by the human body. It also contains an impressive amount of fatty acids too, which are required for the perfect functioning of the human body.

5. It Balances The Acids In Our Body

Most of us consume acidic foods every day, which disturbs the natural pH level of our body. Aloe vera has properties that helps balance these acids and creates an alkaline environment, which cannot sustain diseases in our body.

6. It Increases Our Cardiovascular Health

Recent studies have shown that aloe vera increases the blood's oxygen-carrying capacity. It also helps lower the cholesterol levels in the blood and also improves circulation, reducing the risk of heart failures.

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7. It Improves Our Immunity

Aloe vera contains polysaccharides, which stimulate the production of microphagus. This, in turn, increases the production of white blood cells in the body which helps fight diseases.

8. It Increases The Adaptability Of Our Body

We humans sometimes fall ill due to changes in the external environment. Aloe vera helps our body cope up with these changes and help us fall ill less often.

9. It Helps In Keeping The Weight In Check

A good digestion and improved metabolism automatically translates into lesser weight gain. Aloe vera also helps burn fat cells in the body, when coupled with the right exercise.

10. It Can Be Used For Excellent Oral Hygiene

Surprisingly, regular consumption of aloe vera juice when used as a mouth wash helps eliminate plaque. It also is very effective against mouth ulcers and keeps bad breath at bay.

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    Story first published: Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 22:00 [IST]
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