Aloe Vera (Binomial Name: Aloe Vera)

October 28, 2014

 

 

Aloe Vera, binomial name Aloe Vera and it is a plant that has been used historically in various traditional cultures for its medicinal values. In Tamil language, it is called asKatRaazhai which has rich source of calcium, Sodium, Iron, Potassium, Manganese, Zinc, Folic acid, Amino Acids and Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C &E. Aloe Vera contains 7 out of 8 essential amino acids required by our body and therefore it can play a vital role for fulfilling our need of protein in our body.

 

It is popularly used in siddha medical system for several thousands of years for its wondrous properties to treat a wide range of diseases, as well as to rejuvenate and revitalize the body. It is most impressive medicinal herb invented by nature, which offers the amazing variety of healing benefits.

 

Some of the many benefits of Aloe Vera include:

 

  • Anti-Ageing

  • Anti-Bacterial

  • Anti-Fungal

  • Anti-Viral effects

  • Anti-Diabetic

    • Increases the secretion of insulin, helps in reducing excessive blood glucose levels

    • Increases glucose absorption and fatty acid oxidation and improves insulin sensitivity

  • Anti-Inflammatory activity

    • Heals the wound in diabetic patient

    • Helps reduce inflammation in the body like rheumatism, inflammation of ears and eyes and arthritis.

    • cures bowel problems due to its high anti-inflammatory properties

  • Anti-Oxidant

    • The high vitamin content in it boosts up your body’s immune system and increase your body's fighting power against infection

    • Helps the body to heal itself from cancer by activating the white blood cells and promoting growth of non-cancerous cells

    • Due to its immune system stimulant properties, It seems to help prevent opportunistic infections in cases of HIV and AIDS

  • Gastrointestinal Protection

    • Helps to clear the colitis

    • Helps in the growth of good bacteria in the gut

    • Good digestive agent and helps indigestive disorders

    • Constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome etc are cured by the flushing action

  • Hypolipidemic

    • Increases good cholesterol

    • Reduces bad cholesterol

  • Hepatoprotective  - Activates the liver and spleen

  • Helps to cool body

  • Helps to beat Anemia

  • It has rich source of iron and folic acid 

  • It is a good remedy for urinary diseases, kidney problems, prostate problems

  • It prevents kidney stones and protects the body from oxalates which is in coffee and tea.

  • It prevents and treats candida infections.

  • It reduces symptoms of psoriasis

  • It protects body from Oxidative stress

  • It eases heartburns and ulcers

  • It is a moisturizer  (moisturizes the skin and helps to remove dead cells, wrinkles and fine lines) and used as shampoo

  • It keeps the hair moisturized and allows hair growth and also widely used for curing dandruff

 

The above information is to share the knowledge of Traditional Siddha Herbs and do not serve as a medical advice.

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