Benefits & Uses of Aloe Vera

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  • Scientific name: Aloe vera   

  • Acts as a laxative, emollient, female tonic, antitumor, cholagogue, anti inflammatory, immunostimulant

  • Used for amenorrhea (abnormal absence of menstruation), inflammatory skin conditions (acne, etc), obesity, fever jaundice, hepatitis, herpes diseases, menopause, intestinal worms, enlarged liver or spleen

  • Balances all 3 doshas, but since it is sweet, bitter and cooling, it especially benefits pittas

  • Inner leaf gel contains 96% water and is anti-inflammatory, antipruritic (anti-itch), vulnerary (heals wounds), and hypocholesterolemic (lowers cholesterol levels)

  • Popular remedy for skin healing — stimulates collagen synthesis and maturation during granulation in the wound healing process

  • Aloe compounds emodin, aloe-emodin, and aloin produce anti-inflammatory salicylates when metabolized

Please consult with an Ayurvedic or Naturopathic Doctor first on how to implement this herb for your specific health condition(s).

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