Wonderful Benefits Of Aloe Vera Juice
Benefits Of Aloe Vera Juice
Check out here some of the best aloe vera juice benefits in detail.
1. Treats Digestive Issues
The juice has laxative properties that can aid digestion. It encourages gut bacteria and regulates bowel movements. It has also been found to soothe and cure stomach ulcers.
Aloe vera juice can cleanse the digestive tract, which is vital for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (which occurs due to the build-up of toxins in the gastrointestinal tract). Though other forms of aloe vera also help in this regard, the benefit of the juice is it can be absorbed by the stomach much easily. The juice also stimulates the production of bile in the gallbladder – this breaks down the fats in the body that can otherwise get accumulated and cause constipation.
According to an Iranian study, aloe vera juice can reduce abdominal pain and flatulence in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. However, more research is required in relation to stool consistency in these patients. And not just the juice, even the latex of the aloe vera plant can help cure constipation.
As per another Indian study, aloe vera is extensively used in the treatment of peptic ulcers. It exhibits antibacterial properties against H. pylori, the bacteria responsible for gastric infections. Another Indian study states that the use of aloe vera for digestive ailments has no adverse effects. But a major portion of this research is based on personal experiences (and not on scientifically documented evidence), which is why more studies are warranted.
Though the juice can have an anti-inflammatory effect on people suffering from ulcerative colitis, it might also cause diarrhea. Hence, practice caution.
As we have seen, the juice has laxative properties – the anthraquinones and barbaloin in aloe stimulate the bowel and increase its tone.
You can also use aloe vera to cleanse your colon by injecting it into the colon with water. This process is called an enema.
2. Reduces Inflammation
Another German study revealed the anti-inflammatory properties of aloe vera on the skin. The gel (and potentially the juice too) had reduced UV-induced erythema.
A hormone called gibberellin in aloe vera juice is found to fight inflammation in diabetic individuals. The study was conducted on diabetic animals with poor anti-inflammatory capabilities. With aloe vera ingestion, they were able to fight inflammation better. And aloe vera helps cure not just internal inflammation, but also the pain associated with it.
Aloe can immensely benefit people with joint pains. According to one study, aloe vera can be used in the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain, and particularly, one that is caused by osteoarthritis. But still, long-term studies are required to prescribe aloe vera juice as a treatment for osteoarthritis. Topical administration of aloe vera can also inhibit pain related to arthritis.
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, the juice can provide relief from joint immobility. The aloe vera juice (and the gel) also acts as an effective base to prepare a compound called nimesulide emulgel, which possesses significant anti-inflammatory properties and could be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.