The benefits of aloe vera have been well-known since the Egyptians termed it the ‘plant of immortality’ about 6000 years ago. Aloe Vera juice is extracted from the flesh of the aloe vera plant. Drinking aloe vera juice has been widely proclaimed to have several health benefits:
One of the key basic advantages of aloe vera juice is that it provides hydration. Regular intake of the juice helps to flush out impurities in the body as well keep the kidneys and liver functioning by maintaining circulation. It is also a good source of Potassium, which helps to improve energy levels and combat fatigue.
- Improve digestion
Consumption of aloe vera juice helps in maintaining the bacterial flora in the gut. This bacterial flora further assists in improving digestion and prevents the feeling of bloating. Aloe Vera juice is also high in its fibre content and helps in retaining water in the intestine and prevents constipation.
- Reduces inflammation
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, aloe vera juice is reported to have a beneficial impact on joint pain due to osteoarthritis. It is also said to provide improvement in joint mobility.
- Detoxification of the liver
Rich in phytonutrients, aloe vera juice helps to keep the liver hydrated and flush out toxins that accumulate during body metabolism.
- Beneficial effects on skin
The hydrating effects of aloe vera juice help in clearing out skin. Also, its antioxidant properties have a healing effect on several skin conditions ranging from acne to psoriasis. In some cultures, aloe vera juice is also associated with reducing wrinkles and improving the elasticity of the skin. It is also claimed that the periodic intake of aloe vera juice can promote the regeneration of skin cells.
Aloe Vera juice is a good source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants such as Vitamin B, C, E and Folic acid. Regular consumption of this juice is said to prevent the deficiency of these nutrients.
- Reducing gum inflammation
Swishing aloe vera juice in the mouth has also been associated with reduced inflammation in the gums and gingiva. This is attributed to its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. It not only exerts local anti-inflammatory actions but also reduces the prevalence of disease-causing bacteria in the mouth.
- Improvement in blood sugar levels
Few studies have also shown that drinking aloe vera juice may have some potential benefit in reducing blood sugar levels, especially in patients who suffer from metabolic disease and Type II diabetes mellitus.
- Weight loss
Aloe Vera juice contains a substance called aloin which is a laxative. It also contains sterols which improve the metabolism of the body. It is also claimed that aloe vera stimulates the expenditure of energy, thus reducing the accumulation of body fat. All these can contribute to weight loss when aloe vera juice is ingested regularly.
- Improvement in immunity
Aloe Vera juice ingestion can potentially stimulate cellular immunity. People who consume aloe vera juice regularly are also said to have fewer sick episodes each month.