Benefits of Aloe Vera
The Sanskrit name for aloe vera is kumari, which means ‘princess’, attesting to its ability to help you maintain youthful beauty and a healthy glow.
Aloe Vera is renowned as a ’heal-all’ that is good for many conditions, both internal and external.
It is a great rejuvenator and can help in some of life’s big transitions, from cleansing teenage skin to cooling menopausal hot flushes and soothing dryness.
Here, are few of the benefits of aloe vera juice:
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. 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.
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.
Aloe Vera helps with sunburn through its powerful healing activity at the epithelial level of the skin, a layer of cells that cover the body. It acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish its moisture. Because of its nutritional qualities and antioxidant properties, the skin heals quicker.
Aloe is soothing and can reduce skin inflammations, blistering and itchiness, while helping the skin to heal more rapidly. Aloe Vera is used to effectively heal chronic skin problems, such as psoriasis, acne and eczema.
8. It acts as a moisturizer
Aloe moisturizes the skin without giving it a greasy feel, so it`s perfect for anyone with an oily skin complexion. For women who use mineral-based make-up, aloe vera acts as a moisturizer and is great for the face prior to the application to prevents skin drying. For men: Aloe vera gel can be used as an aftershave treatment as its healing properties can treat small cuts caused by shaving.
9. It lessens the visibility of stretch marks
The skin is like one big piece of elastic that’ll expand and contract as needed to accommodate growth. But if the skin stretches too far, too fast (due to pregnancy, rapid weight gain or loss) the elasticity of the skin can be damaged. That’s what leaves those unsightly stretch marks. These marks appear due to minor tears in the layers of the skin caused by sudden and excessive stretching. Aloe vera gel can help hide these stretch marks by healing these wounds.
10. It's nutrient rich for good health.
it's extremely helpful in the treatment of gum diseases like gingivitis, periodontitis. It reduces bleeding, inflammation and swelling of the gums. It is a powerful antiseptic in pockets where normal cleaning is difficult, and its antifungal properties help greatly in the problem of denture stomatitis, apthous ulcers, cracked and split corners of the mouth.
How to drink Aloe Vera Juice for Weight Loss:
If you are trying to drink aloe vera juice for weight loss, but have no idea of how to make and use it at home for weight loss, then here it is explained clearly so simply follow these methods to get rid of the overweight and obesity.
Method – 1:
Take half glass of aloe vera juice and mix it with a glass of any fruit or vegetable juice.
Stir it well and have this drink to get relief from the obesity.
Or you can drink directly the aloe vera juice (without mixing it on any other juice) if you can, as it taste bitter, or you can add natural sweeteners if you find that juice is unpalatable.
Method – 2:
Take a fresh leaf of aloe vera and cut the leaf lengthwise to clear the sharp edges.
Then again cut it lengthwise again down the middle to extract the gel from the leaf by using a spoon to scoop.
Now blend this gel as soon as possible after taking it from the plant.
Mix this juice in any flavored juice to help tone down the natural bitter taste.
Or you can drink this directly to get relief from the overweight.
Or you can use aloe vera gel in capsule form that you have to take the recommended amount of water and also take this after eating or else as recommended by the doctor.
Method – 3:
Take a fresh leaf from aloe vera plant and clean it thoroughly.
Then remove the upper skin of the leaves, grind them to make it like a juice
Take out the juice and filter it properly to store it in the refrigerator for daily usage.
Drink 1/2 cup of aloe vera juice everyday especially in the morning and 15 minutes prior to the meal.
As this juice tastes bitter, you can have it by mixing it with honey. Both honey and aloe vera aids for proper digestion.
Continue consuming this juice for weight loss for about a week or two.
Remember to consult a doctor before consuming this aloe vera juice
Or you can also take a teaspoon of aloe vera gel daily to clear your overweight problem.
Method – 4: (Aloe Vera with Lemon Juice)
Take a leaf of aloe vera and a lemon
Clean the leaf by washing it thoroughly and cut it to squeeze its gel
Squeeze the lemon to extract its juice.
Blend the gel, lemon juice mixed with water, any artificial sweetener for about 2 – 3 minutes.
You can also add honey instead of artificial sweetener as per your taste.
Take out the liquid and drink this to get relief from the overweight, obesity and cholesterol.
Drink this regularly to lose weight very effectively and quickly.
Method 5: (Aloe Vera with Honey)
Take a glass of aloe vera juice and add a tablespoon of honey into it.
Stir it well and consume this drink to speed up the metabolism, burn the extra calories and fat in the body.
Regular intake of this drink will definitely helps to relieve you from the overweight.
When to Drink Aloe Vera for Weight Loss
Aloe vera is a great drink that to be taken as first thing early in the morning. So that it cleanses the digestive system and gives you the infinite amount of energy (that is required to do all your daily activities). It contains proteins and collagen which makes the body to work harder to burn the fat. Finally drinking this twice a day i.e. once in the morning and once in the evening will help to lose weight very effectively. This is also considered as one of the excellent pre-workout.
Aloe Vera Crystals for Weight Loss:
These aloe vera crystals are pure natural products that can be mixed with any of your fruit or veggie juices or purified water.
The best time to consume this drink is before taking meals and then it can be taken at any time as per your preference.
Drinking aloe vera for weight loss is an effective option but however one must consult the healthcare professional prior to know about the recommended dosage and the problems to be faced from it. Beyond using aloe vera, you can also have healthy diet and regular exercise.