Juice it Up The Healing Properties of Aloe Vera in its Two Main Forms

Aloe vera offers many benefits. It can be used to heal you on the inside and outside and it comes in many forms to fit your needs. Whether you already love aloe vera and want to know additional ways you can use it or it’s something you’ve heard of but never tried, here are the different benefits that come with the two most common forms of aloe vera.

Aloe Vera Juice:

Detoxifies the Body
Because it’s jammed packed with amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, aloe vera is a great cleanser. By getting rid of waste, it also helps to strengthen digestion.

Promotes Healthy Hair
Aloe vera juice is filled to the brim with vitamins like A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and folic acid
and minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium and potassium. These ingredients and other enzymes help to create healthier locks.

Reduces Symptoms of Menopause, IBS, Acne, and Rosacea
Aloe vera’s cooling and soothing effect helps to clear inflammation and heat as well as lessen digestive problems.

Improves Immune System
By way of getting rid of inflammation, aloe vera helps to boost the immune system. It also contains polysaccharides which help the function of the immune system. A healthy immune system wards off conditions like asthma, eczema, and Crohn’s disease.

Prevents Tooth Decay
100% pure aloe vera juice was found to be just as effective as mouthwash in killing plaque-producing bacteria.

Fights Diseases
Studies have shown that aloe vera lowers cholesterol and helps to lower blood sugar, too. It has the ability to enhance insulin sensitivity which helps to manage blood sugar levels.

Aloe Vera Gel:

Heals Burns
Aloe vera is known best for its cooling and soothing properties. It can soothe inflamed skin and even rejuvenate skin by enhancing collagen. It can heal 1st and 2nd-degree burns in less time than typical over-the-counter medication. In addition to burns, it can soothe acne and hydrate skin.

Kills Germs
Aloe vera gel contains antioxidants which inhibit the growth of certain bacteria that can cause infections.

Treats Canker Sores
Not only can the application of aloe vera(either in gel or patch form) heal canker sores, it can relieve pain associated with the condition. At least two studies have found that the use of aloe vera can speed up the healing process of mouth ulcers and is effective in reducing the size of the ulcers.

Reduces Wrinkles
As aloe vera increases collagen production, it makes for a great wrinkle fighter. The topical use of aloe vera gel has been shown to improve skin elasticity and reduce redness of the skin.

Other Forms:
Aloe vera comes in pill form, as latex(a fluid derived from the inner lining of the plant’s leaves), as an oil, and is used in different creams and beauty products.

Dionne Evans

Dionne Evans, the Founder/Editor-in-Chief of HBS, is a graduate from Marymount Manhattan College with a BA in Communication Arts. She has been a professional writer for over 7 years and loves everything food, beauty, and travel related. For more information on Dionne, visit:

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