Aloe Vera juice has been used to treat successfully a multiplicity of human
ailments for a least four thousand years. It contains over 200
ingredients, and seems to affect thousands of biomedical actions in the
body. Many researchers have suggested Aloe Vera is the most important
treatment one could use to fight disease.
The Aloe Vera plant
contains at least six antiseptic agents: lupeol, salicylic acid, urea
nitrogen, cinnamic acid, phenol, and sulfur. All of these substances are
recognized antiseptics, explaining why Aloe Vera has the ability to
eliminate many internal and external infections. Lupeol, salicylic acid,
along with another ingredient magnesium are all highly effective
analgesics, which explains why Aloe Vera is an effective pain killer.
Aloe Vera contains at least three anti-inflammatory fatty acids
(cholesterol, campesterol and B-sitosterol), explaining why Aloe Vera is
an effective treatment for burns, cuts, scrapes and abrasions, as well
as for rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever and ulcers of all kinds,
both internal and external. The presence of these fatty acids may
explain why some experts feel Aloe is highly effective for many
inflammatory conditions of the digestive system and other internal
organs, including the stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, kidney and
pancreas. The presence of these fatty acids, especially B-sitosterol
could explain how Aloe juice is a treatment effective for allergic
reactions and acid indigestion, and why it helps, in association with a
low fat diet, to lower harmful cholesterol levels.
synergistic relationship between the elements found in the plant does
not explain why Aloe Vera works, then nothing does. It is this
synergistic relationship that explains why through the ages lay persons
and physicians alike have proclaimed that Aloe Vera has the ability to
heal, alleviate, eliminate, or even cure, a monumental list of human
diseases and disorders, and therefore truly deserves the name "medicine
Hundreds of scientific papers describe the activities of
Aloe Vera, in proper strength, taken internally or applied externally.