Well, you may already be aware of the benefits of Aloe Vera, but if you haven’t started exploiting its potential, you are indeed wasting some time. This article is going to build you up to go ahead and use aloe vera given its so many herbal properties.

The plant is indeed incredible, it is a part of the lily family also known as liliaceae, in fact so is garlic and onion. The plant has both external as well as internal applications and different parts of the plant are used for different effects on the body.

The juice of the plant can be squeezed out and added to smoothies for a rush of health. And, you can indeed do a number of other things. However, it is important that you use the plant in moderation as over use can have some adverse affects as well.

Aloe Vera is known to consist of more than 200 components, all of which are active, they include: minerals, vitamins, enzymes, polysaccharide, fatty acids and amino acids. What makes up the most of the aloe vera leaf is a gel like substance, which constitutes of 99% water. The aloe leaf has been used for therapy for over 5000 years as the benefits are so many.

A few benefits are as follows:

1) High on Vitamins and Minerals
 Aloe Vera is known to contain a host of vitamins and minerals. Folic acid, Vitamins A, C E, choline, B1, B2, B3 and B6 are few of them.

About 20 minerals are found in the plant, and they include zinc, calcium, manganese, sodium, selenium, iron, magnesium, copper, and sodium.

2) High on Amino and Fatty Acids
The body needs about 22 amino acids eight out of these 22 are essential, these are known to be the building blocks of protein in the human body. Aloe contain about 18 – 20 Amino acids, which include all of the eight essential amino acids.

3) Adaptogen
An adaptogen is basically something that increased the human body’s ability to adapt to changes in the environment and prevent illness.

4. It Helps with Digestion
Food needs to be digested properly in the human body, or it can be the cause of many an illness. Aloe helps to cleanse and soothe the digestive tract so as to facilitate digestion of the toughest food.

5. Aloe for a detox
When you consume gelatinous food, you can be sure that they will help you detoxify your system. These move through the intestinal tract and along the way they absorb all the toxins that they find, these then get eliminated through the colon.

6. Aloe for your skin
Aloe is not just great for an internal detox, but also helps greatly with one’s skin given its amazing anti-inflammatory properties.

If you wish to make aloe a part of your life, you should speak with Registered Holistic Nutritionist to learn how you can include it in your diet. A homeopath too can help you learn how this amazing plant can save your life. Be sure to use the plant in moderation and using too much can have adverse effects.