Everyone knows that aloe vera is great for cuts, sunburns and even bug bites. However did you know about all of the plant’s benefits? The aloe vera plant has been nicknamed the “Healing Plant” and there is good reason too! Not only is the aloe plant great for you and your family but it is a very easy plant to keep alive as well; it is a succulent so it doesn’t require a lot of sun and water.  Growing an aloe plant might be one of the best things you could do for you and your family. Here are some health benefits you may or may not have known about aloe vera:

  • Aloe vera is one of the only known natural vegetarian sources of Vitamin B12, and it contains many minerals vital to the growth process and healthy function of all the body’s systems.
  • Aloe vera plants are also helpful in curing blisters, insect bites and any allergic reactions, eczema, burns, inflammations, wounds, psoriasis. It is great for people who have sensitive skin.
  • It is used as an anti-inflammatory and may be taken internally as a remedy for certain digestive complaints.
  • Oxygenates blood and energizes cells, hydrates skin and repairs skin tissue
  • Aloe vera juice helps in strengthens gums and promotes strong and healthy teeth.
  • An excellent internal tonic for energy and well-being Aloe juice may add greatly to the strength of the food fed, digestive tract, skin, and overall good health and happiness.
  • Aloe vera juice can be applied directly to the skin through gels, creams and lotions to cure acne.
  • Aloe vera plant has vitamins including: Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, Folic Acid and Niacin. Drinking a daily dose of Aloe Vera Juice can enhance body defense system against any kind of oxidative stress.
  • As Aloe Vera is a cellular regenerator and has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effects, these properties make aloe vera one of nature’s healthiest products. Being a strong antioxidant, it hunts down free radicals and protects the body.
  • Aloe vera plant has been found to be favorable in the treatment of diabetes; it lowers glucose levels in the blood.