About Aloe Vera

The Aloe family of plants includes over 200 varieties. Of these, it is the Aloe Barbadensis Miller (Aloe Vera) that has been of the most use to man. Aloe vera benefit one of the oldest known medicinal plants gifted by nature.

A succulent plant with thick fleshy leaves which conceal an inner gel, it has been used for centuries to maintain health and enhance beauty. Flourishing in warm, dry climates, both the Greeks and the Egyptians valued it highly.

The aloe vera plant is known around the world for its medicinal uses. Aloe vera often called Miracle plant , there are over 200 types of aloe vera of these only 4 or 5 are commonly used in medicines.

It is similar to a cactus, however, in that it has a thick rind on the outside, and the inside is made of mostly water. It is believed that it has been used for medical reasons in just about every civilization, dated back as far as 2200 b.c. Although it is widely used, no one can quite explain the wonderment of this medicinal plant.

Aloe vera contains twenty minerals, twelve vitamins, 20 amino acids, and over 200 active enzymes and polysaccharides that the body needs for health and well-being. All of these things contribute to the value of the plant, and make it very good for the human body.

Medically speaking, aloe vera has been known to help treat skin infections, cuts, and burns.

Aloe Vera gel is often thought as having one specific function: cooling and helping to heal sunburns. In fact, Aloe is an amazing plant with a wide ability to aid in the healing process, to protect, moisturize. It was used in ancient times for medicinal purposes, and its relevancy has not diminished today. Aloe’s usefulness continues to grow as scientists study its properties and possible applications.

Forever Living Products
Forever Living FLP is the world’s largest growers and producers of Aloe Vera and have a patented stabilisation process, ensuring our aloe is essentially identical to the inner leaf gel. Freshness is therefore assured. Our aloe is also free from herbicides, pesticides, pasteurisation, freeze-drying and heat treatment.

The key to our success is that we don’t simply add a few drops of aloe vera to our products, we start with 100% inner gel and add just enough other ingredients as needed. Poor diet, stress, caffeine, over-processed foods etc. can all lead to less than tip-top health. Forever Living Aloe Vera, with its wealth of essential nutrients can help redress the balance.

 

The benefits of aloe vera seem endless. Here are a few of the benefits you can expect from aloe vera.

1. Detoxifying

Aloe vera juice is crammed full of amino acids, vitamins and minerals making it one of nature’s most effective cleansers. ‘It can help strengthen digestion and rid the body of any nasty waste, thus detoxifying the body naturally,’ says Sebastian. ‘Its main property is to be soothing, cooling and moistening which helps to clear inflammatory and irritating heat, such as in menopause, plus inflammatory skin and digestive problems, such as acne, rosacea and IBS.’

2. Supports the immune system

Aloe vera is packed full of immune-boosting polysaccharides which help the immune system to behave properly. ‘Too much inflammation in the body can cause problems within the immune system and can cause conditions like asthma, eczema and Crohn’s disease. Soothing herbs like aloe vera juice can slow the inflammatory cascade and help reorder the immune response to prevent these conditions.’

3. Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar

There is some evidence to suggest aloe vera lowers cholesterol and has a positive effect on blood sugar levels, meaning it can be useful for treating diabetes and obesity.

4. Excellent for digestion

It’s worth trying for anyone who suffers with digestion problems like IBS. Its healing and soothing properties can help with the painful symptoms.

5. An easy way to boost your vitamin and mineral intake

Aloe vera juice is packed with vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and folic acid. It’s also rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium and potassium. Sounds pretty good, right?

6. Hair growth

Full of natural vitamins and enzymes that can directly promote healthy hair.

7. Good for burns, acne and hydrating skin

When used topically aloe vera can soothe inflamed skin and enhance collagen and hyaluronic acid to help rejuvenate skin.