Aloe Vera for the Egyptians is called the plant of immortality. To Native Americans is known as the wand of heaven. That is because of the great skills, and properties of Aloe Vera. Aloe vera contains over 200 biologically active, naturally occurring constituents which include polysaccharides, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and minerals that promote nutrient absorption.
Aloe Vera can offer a lot of things such as:
- Minerals: Aloe Vera is rich in calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper and etc.
- Enzymes: One molecule, especially Bradykinase is helping in reducing inflammation.
- Vitamins: The plant of immortality is rich in vitamin B12, helps in production of red blood cells. It is also rich in vitamins A, C, E, folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3, and B6.
How To Take Aloe?
Aloe can be consumed straight from the plant, but the easiest and most palatable option is probably aloe juice, which you can find in most health food stores. You can also buy the leaves from many common grocery stores, or harvest your own, and juice them yourself. You can buy the juice and mix it into your juices and smoothies or just drink it straight up. Make sure you are buying pure aloe juice/gel which is either of the whole leaf or just the inner filet. It does have a somewhat bitter taste though, so you may want to include other things. On the bottle you can find specific dosing instructions, but it would be wise to talk to a natural health expert or do some research into the matter to find instructions on specific dosing.