Monday, December 3, 2012

Aloe-Ha! The Benefits of Aloe Vera.

Aloe Vera Plant

You may have used aloe before to treat a sunburn.  However, the benefits of this medicinal plant go more than skin deep.  Aloe's healing properties extend to internal ailments as well.  Aloe juice, derived form the fleshy pulp inside aloe vera leaves, may aid people with digestive disorders and type 2 diabetes, and may help boost the immune system.

Aloe contains digestive enzymes such as amylase and lipase,Vitamins C and E, and all eight essential amino acids.

Note: Aloe seems to increase the absorption of what you consume with it, so be careful when taking aloe with medications.

Unsweetened Aloe juice has a sour, slightly unripe flavor.  Adding a small amount of fruit juice can help dilute the taste of the aloe.

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