We are in the middle of winter: lack of sun, excess of holiday periods, liver slipping, unwell and pimples, raplapla hair … it’s not the Olympic form. How to overcome these little laziness and regain its tone? With aloe vera juice cure (organic, and better: free) for three weeks, and the number of naturopaths advise!
If the plant has its critics, it also has its fans (including myself). And if we know well its hydrating, sovereign against burns, less is known about its cleaning power of the body. And it does not date from yesterday ..
BECAUSE IT HAS PROVEN
The first mention of the use of Aloe date back to ancient times: in Sumer, on the 3rd millennium BC clay tablets; in Egypt, in addition to countless representations on the walls of temples and tombs, one finds the city in the Eber Papyrus (dated 3500 BC) in the formulation of many ointments for embalming dead. Since antiquity, Hippocrates, Dioscorides and Pliny indicated in relief of injuries and burns, indigestion and even tumors . It is found widely in Chinese medicine and in Indian Ayurvedic medicine treaties, two practices still valid for 3000 years.
Closer to home, we know that aloe has grown naturally in Europe until the fifteenth century, and it was used by the famous healer abbess Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) against coughs and colds.
250 SYNERGISTIC SUBSTANCES
Many studies are being conducted worldwide (universities and hospitals) if the plant has not yet revealed all its secrets, we already know that it relieves pain – headaches and body aches – inhibits inflammation, promotes and accelerates wound healing, regenerates the mucous membranes (mouthwash or topical), positively influences digestion and strengthens the immune system. And yes, no less!
Aloe vera is composed of 99% water vegetation. It is in the remaining 1% to look for the small miracles of incredible richness that work in synergy, including 75 endowed components of biological properties:
- 18 of the 22 essential amino acids including 7,
- mineral salts (calcium, chlorine, copper, chromium, iron, lithium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc)
- vitamins (A, C, E and all the B group except B12)
- polysaccharides (acemannan, glucomannan),
and many other active ingredients such as antioxidants, anesthetic agents, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory or immune stimulants.
The liver is the main actor of metabolism, often a silent actor because the body is not equipped with sensory innervation. Its dysfunction is therefore almost always occur indirectly: digestive disorders, chronic fatigue, lack of energy. In prevention, it is good to do a course of three weeks in the spring and fall for sustainable Detox (associated with the artichoke and dandelion, two excellent suckers of the liver). The skin takes over a sluggish liver. Aloe vera helps eliminate toxins . Immediate result? A purer skin brighter. A try in cases of acne, often linked to intestinal laziness.
The aloe juice cleanses the colon often crowded raw residues not broken down by the stomach. Avoid raw vegetables at night, bacterial decomposition leads to production of toxins that enter the bloodstream and can cause headaches.
Bloating or alternating diarrhea and constipation can alert to the presence of fungi in blood and intestines; big consumers of minerals and vitamins, they causing deficiencies: the body is weakened and no longer struggle against fungi which now proliferate causing mycoses. A vicious circle sets in imposing liver considerable work. Aloe cleans the blood and metabolic waste degrades mushrooms .
It would have a regulatory effect on blood lipids.
Combined with a healthy diet, the juice of aloe maintains the elasticity of blood vessel walls due to its antioxidant properties. The smoky that I want to believe! He intake low amounts the trio of antioxidant vitamins (provitamin A, C, E) and selenium; Studies indicate that it would also increase the absorption of vitamin B12, unavailable in plants, making it an interesting supplement for vegetarian diets, convalescents and the elderly.
Aloe gel could help to lower blood sugar in the blood in pre-diabetic patients not requiring treatment.
In the case of diabetes mellitus (type 1), clinical studies in the US show that the consumption of aloe juice combined with a proper diet can halve the exogenous insulin dose usually required in case of insulin-dependent diabetes. A serious trail to follow.
The enzymes in the pulp of aloe protect our bodies from bacteria and viruses while stimulating the immune system by the action of numerous vitamins and minerals.
THE FRIEND MUCOSAL
Fungi and bacteria infect the mouth and gums are made sensitive in contact with food and beverages. Bad breath and canker sores are caused in 90% of cases of oral problems. A problem easily treated with mouthwash to aloe juice . It can also be used in many recipes: desserts, salad, cooked wine, cocktails (see the book by Martina Krcmar, Aloe Vera for your health, Dangles editions)