Aloe Vera can be an useful tool during a detoxification phase, or at least promote regular detoxification, with further and complete effect on the entire body.
Research has proven the effects of Aloe Vera – when taken for a week up to 3 times a day¹ – such as:
Overall, Aloe Vera may be useful to soothe and rebalance the digestive tract – THE SOURCE OF ALL PROBLEMS.
HEALTHY GUTS = HEATHY BODY AND MIND
A simplistic way to understand it: we know that stagnation in the digestive track increases toxic waste and blood acidity (see articles on detox), furthermore, a constipated bowel promote a ‘constipated mind‘. Also, most illnesses find their source in the bowel – a digestive track overwhelmed with toxic waste, with organs unable to cope and excrete them as they should – including cancer.
Therefore, it is vital to improve conditions in the gut, for the whole body will benefit: The whole body will benefit from the increase levels of nutrients, improved ability to eliminate toxins, and lower levels of irritation to the bowel and to the central nervous system.
Aloe Vera should be consumed whenever you are trying to detoxify your body for improved results.
Drinking Aloe Vera Juice three-times-a-day, or eating the gel from the stem (if you can manage… Take the top skin off and scoop the gel with a teaspoon. Make sure you are growing it yourself or buying 100% Certified Organic to avoid the consumption of pesticides, insecticides or other chemicals counteracting the detoxifying process), or adding Aloe Vera pieces in your favourite vegetable juice are all beneficial. Once the stem has been cut it has to be used immediately, as it cannot be kept.
* Aloe Vera contains Salicylic Acid and Magnesium Lactate (a Trace Element known to act against stress, sleeping disorders, depression, fatigue, muscular cramps…), having an anaesthetic effect and anti-inflammatory properties, promoting faster healing by inhibiting the production of Prostaglandins and Thromboxanes acting as vasoconstrictors. Aloe Vera penetrates tissues 4 times faster than water, promoting faster healing, and decreasing the chances of infection.
¹. Bland, J. Effect of orally consumed aloe vera juice on gastro-intestinal function in normal humans.” Preventative Medicine, March/April 1985.
². Where digestion is weak or cold, however, traditional Eastern medicine often advises using an approach which avoids the use of cooling foods.
Source:: WebMD.com. detailed Bowel inflammation:
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