Aloe is a cactus like plant that is grown in south America, Asia and Africa. Is a very resistant and it consist per 96% of water. There are more than 300 species of aloe but only aloe vera is used for therapeutical reasons.
Aloe vera gel contains more than 75 active ingredients with meny health properties. Is a natural source of vitamins Β, C, Ε, A, magnesium, manganese, zinc, calcium, iron and selenium. Also contains carbohydrates, enzymes and salicylic acid. Aloe vera leaf contain mannose, anthraquinones and lectines, essential amino acids, phytosterols and omega 3,6 fatty acids.
Aloe vera is beneficial for internal and external use. Its properties have to do with digestive and skin problems.
The juice and the gel of aloe are ideal for gut and skin detox. The consumption of aloe vera juice gives energy and tonning and can help the maintainance of a healthy body weight. Aloe vera leafs contain many antioxidants that fight free radicals and boost the immune system.
Aloe vera can help the proper health of the digestive system. It is useful for digestive conditions such as stomach ace, peptic ulcer, constipation and irritatable bowel disease. Also soothes the esophagus and reduces the symptoms of reflux. Aloe vera is beneficial for gut gas and help the digestion and absosption of nutrients.
Aloe soothes the skin after sun burns and reliefs. Has regeneration properties and replenishes moisture.
Aloe hydrates the skin without being greasy. Also can heal small wounds and cuts, after shaving.
Aloe ver agel contains natural hormones that reduce acne inflammations, and imperfections.
Beta carotene and vitamins C and E that are present in aloe are considered as high potency antioxidant and antiageing agents for the skin.
Aloe can reduce the symptoms of dandruff and sensitive scalp.
Eczema and psoriasis
Aloe vera contains a high proportion of water and also has emollient and soothin action in skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Is ideal for the sensitive, dry and allergy prone skin.
Cuts, bruises and insect bites
Aloe has natural analgesic properties and soothes after insect bites or bruises.
Aloe vera can bee found in healthy diet products (juice, gel), nutritional supplements (tablets, capsules) and self care products (oil, topical gel, creams). Better choose aloin free products or organic ones, aprooved by (I.A.S.C.).
Find in Vita4you.gr the authentic organic Litinas Aloe vera from Crete.
Recommended daily intake of aloe vera gel/juice is 60-120 ml and for tablets/capsules is 250-500 mg for 3 months. Long term aloe vera consumption is not recommended.