- A natural detoxifier and aid for regularity.
- Aloe Vera contains all the vitamins, except D, that people need on a daily basis.
- It also contains enzymes, minerals, anti-microbial, amino acids and sugars that are all beneficial to the human body. 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.
- The main benefits that have been proven in medical studies are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and restoration. Other ongoing studies suggest that it is also beneficial to the heart and can destroy strong bacteria.
- The juice is said to soothe digestive tract irritations such as colitis, ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome. Aloe's ability to encourage the release of pepsin (a gastric juice enzyme necessary for digestion) when the stomach is full is a possible reason for its ulcer-healing effects (Journal of the American Osteopathic Society, 1963, vol.62).
- In one study, oral use of Aloe for six months helped mitigate asthma symptoms in almost half of the participants. Eleven of twenty-seven patients studied who drank Aloe reported feeling better at the end of the study. Researchers think that results might be due to stimulation of the immune system, as well as naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agents in Aloe Vera.
- In 1994, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Aloe Vera for the treatment of HIV. On-going studies worldwide show that Aloe taken in highly concentrated doses can stimulate the production of white blood cells that may help fight viruses and also tumours.