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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Health Benefits Of Aloe Vera.


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In the previous article of this blog,  you have read about 15health benefits of Aloe Vera. But, Do you know that there are still more ways in which Aloe Vera is beneficial for our health. So, without taking much time, let me tell you...Some more..

So, here are more health benefits of Aloe vera.
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1).    Maintains Oral Hygiene :-

Claims are made that aloe vera can be effective as toothpaste when we talk about maintaining your oral hygiene. The benefits of Aloe Vera gel gives a soothing and refreshing feeling and promotes dental health, It moisturizes your gums and treat wounds in the mouth. Aloe vera can  eliminate the disease-causing bacteria in the mouth. An Indian study says that aloe vera could have unlimited use in the field of dentistry.

It has anti-inflammatory properties which makes it useful here.
The anti-inflammatory properties of aloe vera can also play a role in treating plaque-induced gingivitis.
Aloe vera juice can also act as an efficient mouthwash, without any side effects. It had significantly reduced plaque and gingivitis in one study.

Tooth decay and diseases of the gum are very common problems today.
One of the best ways to prevent this from happening is to reduce the buildup of plaque (bacterial biofilms) on the teeth.
In a mouth rinse study of 300 healthy people, 100% pure Aloe vera juice was compared to the standard mouthwash ingredient chlorhexidine.
After 4 days of use, the Aloe vera mouth rinse was found to be just as effective as chlorhexidine in reducing dental plaque.
Another study found similar benefits of Aloe vera mouth rinse when used over a 15- to 30-day period.
Aloe vera does this by killing the plaque-producing bacterium Streptococcus mutans  in the mouth, as well as the yeast Candida albicans.
Hence, Aloe vera is helpful in gum diseases and maintains oral hygiene.

5.   Heal Mouth Ulcers And Canker Sores :-

Most of the people have experienced mouth ulcers, or canker sores, in their lives. They usually form underneath the lip, inside the mouth, and last for about 7-10 days.
Studies have found that Aloe vera treatment can accelerate the healing of mouth ulcers.

In a study of 7-days, 180 people with recurrent mouth ulcers, an Aloe vera patch applied to the area was effective in reducing the size of the ulcers.
However, it did not outperform the conventional ulcer treatment, which is corticosteroids.
In another study, Aloe vera gel not only accelerated the healing of mouth ulcers, it also reduced the pain associated with them.
If you are suffering from mouth ulcers and unable to eat also feeling pain and uncomfortable, try Aloe vera

3). Lowers The Risk Of Cancer :-

Aloe vera has antitumor and anticancer properties.
Aloe vera boosts your immune system, which indirectly helps your body fight against tumors. Studies have found that it can shrink the size of tumors and increase the survival rate of those with cancer.

According to studies published in International Immunopharmacology (1995), aloe vera polysaccharides contain some effective macrophages that produce huge volumes of nitric oxide, which has antitumor potential.
Macrophages are a type of white blood cell that engulfs and digests cellular debris, foreign substances, microbes and cancer cells. A macrophage is a type of white blood cell that cleans the body of unwanted microscopic particles, such as bacteria and dead cells. It is a type of phagocytic cell responsible for detecting, engulfing and destroying pathogens and apoptotic cells
In naturopathy, there are innumerable methods of cancer prevention and the aloe vera-based method has proven to be one of the most successful ones. However, some experts say that it may when used alone may not be very effective in advanced cases so a combination of proper herbs like spirulina, cat’s claw and advanced therapies like intravenous vitamin C  should also be included. It is always advisable to start any kind of cancer treatment after consulting a medical professional or physician.

4).    Heals The Side-effects Of Radiotherapy :-

In cancer treatment, radiotherapy is needed essentially in most cases. It is a part of cancer treatment. But, radiotherapy has many side effects.
Patients undergoing radiotherapy feel uncomfortable due to this. Topical application of aloe vera gel to the radiation area will make the patient immediately feel the soothing effect and it also accelerates the healing. If you drink its juice in such conditions, it will help you in healing the radiation burns.
Aloe latex is considered to be unsafe for consumption. It can cause gastrointestinal problems, and can be lethal in higher doses.
The aloe gel should be avoided by pregnant and breastfeeding women. It may aggravate any intestinal conditions and kidney problems. Aloe vera lowers blood sugar, so diabetics and people who are about to undergo surgery should monitor their blood sugar levels.

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5). Accelerates The Healing Of Burns :-

Aloe vera when applied typically is helpful in healing of burns.
Aloe vera is considered to be helpful in treatment for sores, particularly burns, including sunburns.
In fact, the FDA first approved Aloe vera ointment as an over-the-counter medication for skin burns back in 1959.
Studies suggest that it is an effective topical treatment for first- and second-degree burns.
Four experimental studies revealed  that Aloe vera can reduce the healing time of burns by around 9 days compared to conventional medication. It means that healing process fastened when Aloe vera was used.
No clear evidence for Aloe vera helping to heal other types of wounds are there.

6). Increase Alkalinity :-

A body with an acidic pH is an invitation for disease. A body with an acidic pH can attract disease.
It’s an atmosphere where illness thrives. You can keep your body balanced by eating and drinking alkaline foods and beverages such as aloe vera juice.
Aloe vera juice is alkaline, and hence balances your body’s pH levels.

7). Can Lower Cholesterol And Triglycerides :-

Consumption of Aloe vera when can show improvement in the blood quality and thus helps in re-balancing the other components in your blood like cholesterol and glucose.  High levels of bad cholesterol can be life threatening. It can cause heart disease. Aloe vera can lower down the cholesterol and total triglyceride content. However, researches and studies are still going on.
It also helps in maintaining blood sugar, which is why it is often used as a supplement by diabetics.

8). Cardiovascular Functioning And Heart Friendly :-

As per a report, a sample of 5,000 patients suffering from chest or heart pain for five years were given Aloe vera to take internally. Results had shown that upon consuming aloe vera, there was a reduction in the pain symptoms as told by set of patients. And not just that, they also exhibited reduced levels of cholesterol and blood sugar (in diabetic patients). I have already mentioned it in above point that Aloe vera can lower the cholesterol level down and also helps in maintaining blood sugar level or glucose level.

An Indian study conducted on rats concluded that aloe vera can mitigate heart problems that usually were a side effect of the doxorubicin which is a drug used for cancer treatment
In another study, patients with higher blood cholesterol showed a 15% decrease in their cholesterol levels post treatment with aloe vera for 12 weeks.
And another Indian study had showed the cardioprotective activity of aloe vera. Supplementation of aloe vera, along with appropriate nutritional counseling, had lowered blood pressure levels in diabetics.

As per an Iranian study, aloe vera can prevent atherosclerosis. The juice prevented fatty streak development, thereby halting plaque formation and ultimately protecting the heart.
Aloe vera had also shown to lower cholesterol levels of the liver. In the study, the group supplemented with aloe showed a 30% reduction in hepatic cholesterol levels.

Aloe vera juice also dilates the capillaries and enhances the arterial walls – and the vitamin C in aloe vera helps lower blood pressure. Vitamin C is important for the synthesis of collagen, the protein required in the blood vessels. It is an important antioxidant which is beneficial for healthy skin.
Aloe vera serves as a catalyst in the supply of blood and purifies it at the same time. This blood accelerates the delivery of oxygen to the organs in the body, thereby maximizing their functionality. Organs like the brain and the heart need oxygen compulsorily that is supported by this purified blood. Therefore, aloe vera indirectly keeps the blood fresh and free from impurities.

9). Reduces Dehydration :-

Dehydration is a condition which can cause dysfunctioning of body. You can't believe but lack of hydration can cause indigestion, headache, stomach ache and many more problems. Sometimes, we can't think, but many problems are related to dehydration. It also makes us look dull as our skin also needs to be hydrated. Our body's most part is water and aloe vera is abundant in water. So, using aloe vera is a very good way to prevent or treat dehydration. Staying hydrated helps your body detox by providing a way for you to purge and flush out impurities and toxins. During dehydration, body is unable to perform this function and due to non expulsion of toxins, we feel sick.

10). Kidney Functioning :-

Aloe vera juice is packed with nutrients which optimize your body’s organ output.
This can't be neglected as your kidneys and liver are largely responsible for the task of detoxifying your blood and producing urine. For this reason, you need to keep them healthy.
Recovery from heavy exercise also requires rehydration through the intake of extra fluids. Your body requires more fluids in order to flush and rid itself of the lactic acid buildup from exercising. Try aloe vera juice instead of coconut water after your next hard workout. It is good for proper functioning of liver and can keep kidney problems at bay.

11). Cures Menstrual Problems :-

Menstruation is a gift to females by God. It is a way to motherhood. But, certain problems faced by women these days make them feel sick and uncomfortable. They face cramps which are sometimes very painful. Taking tablets & pills is not good in this condition.
Aloe vera has been shown to be an excellent stimulant of the uterus. Intake of its juice is very beneficial during painful menstruation.

12). Heal Cold Sores :-

When aloe vera gel is applied to a cold sore a few times a day, it eases the discomfort and accelerates the healing process. It can consumed orally. Aloe vera has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties that accelerate healing and reduce pain associated with cold sores
The amino acids and vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6 and vitamin C are also extremely helpful. One of the vitamin B6 benefits, for example, is it acts as a natural pain treatment and creates antibodies that our immune system uses to protect us.

13). Treats Nausea :-

Nausea is a condition which can occur due to many factors. It may be consuming contaminated food, having a virus or flu, or even due to chemotherapy treatments. Doctors prescribe medicines for nausea and it is always best to consult a doctor when you are feeling sick. However nowadays doctors are also prescribing natural options for treatment. But, it doesn't mean you should not go to a doctor. Always see your doctor. As far as nausea is concerned, it may originate from disorders in the stomach or in the digestive tract. Aloe vera juice is excellent for a sick stomach and makes you feel better by bringing a calm feeling throughout the body. But, it is recommended to take advice of doctor as Aloe vera can cause diarrhoea too.

14). Offers The Essential Amino Acids :-

Our body need essential amino acids. Aloe vera juice provides all the essential amino acids, which your body is unable to produce. These amino acids, apart from promoting overall health, can also help in muscle building. And because of its detoxifying effects, the juice also helps build lean muscle mass.

15). Avoides Oxidative Stress :-

Aloe vera gel is rich in vitamins like vitamin B12, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C, niacin and folic acid. These vitamins are required for a proper functioning of your body. Our body has own defense system. Aloe vera juice keeps our body’s defensive system intact with the regular intake  and thus keeps you away from the harmful effects of oxidative stress.

16). Improves Brain Health :-

As per a study, individuals given diets including aloe vera performed better on tasks of memory recall and recognition. It reported reduced incidences of tension or low mood. These effects could be attributed to the saccharides in aloe vera. You can say that Aloe vera is a mood enhancer too.

19). Good For Skin, Hair And Beauty :-

Aloe vera is very good for skin, hair and overall beauty. It fights with skin problems and hair problems. Whether you apply it or consume it, aloe vera improves your skin and hair health.

18). Preserves Food :-

Professor Daniel Valero, from the University of Miguel Hernández in Alicante, Spain performed his experiments and through his studies has proved that a thin layer of aloe vera gel can act as a natural food preservative. In the experiment, they immersed some table grapes into a bowl of aloe vera gel and then kept it in the refrigerator temperatures. The table grape without aloe vera gel went bad in 7 days, but the gelled ones stayed fresh for more than 35 days and still tasted fresh.

Many scientists say that this benefit of aloe vera can bring a new dimension to the food safety regulations around the world. Further experiments showed that dipping fruits and vegetables in aloe vera gel effectively eliminated E.coli, retained the freshness, and also extended its shelf life. The FDA has also approved it as a natural food flavoring agent.

So, these were some more health benefits of Aloe Vera. Don't forget to read next articles which will be on side - effects and some important things on it. As people are more aware about natural ingredients today, it is seen that they start consuming natural ingredients, products and herbs on their own. They never consult a doctor and neglect this fact that there may be some side - effects or harmful impacts of the natural ingredients too. They ignore that they can cause serious drug alterations too.

They can show contradiction with certain drugs and medicines if they are undergoing some treatment.

When some people only tells benefits and recommend using such products, I would never recommend to consume anything without knowing both sides of the coin. It is always advisable to see your doctor before consuming anything. Same thing applies on Aloe vera too. Yes, it is less risky to apply it topically but before consuming it, you should be aware of it's side - effects,  drug contradictions and how much amount of it you need to consume. To know more on this issue visit, here .

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Author ~ Swatti Sharrma ß


Disclaimer - This blog is not intended to any advice or prescription.Always keep an eye on allergies you have.Keep check on your health conditions and allergies.Always do a patch test or allergy test before using any product or tip.Consult doctor and dermatologist if needed.Results may vary person to person and it depends on your skin type and health condition.Use any tip or products on your own wisdom with precaution. Always consume any product or ingredient after consulting your Doctor.


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