Can one ingredient have multiple uses?! The answer is “yes” when it comes to aloe vera, a ‘wonder plant’ whose leaves can yield a wide range of internal and external benefits to your body. Aloe vera is a cactus-like plant grown in the tropics around the world. Once you cut open an aloe leaf you will see the aloe gel.
Externally, this gel provides relief and stimulates healing for:
- sunburn and skin wounds
- rashes and skin irritations
- psoriasis and cold sores
- alleviates constipation
- boosts the immune system
- reduces inflammation.
- Heals the intestinal lining
Aloe provides most of the amino acids your body needs to survive day to day. It also contains antioxidant vitamins A, C and E — plus traces of vitamin B12, folic acid and choline. It contains eight enzymes, as well as minerals including calcium, copper, chromium, and manganese.
How much can you have each day? It is safe to consume 8-16oz daily. Keep a bottle of G&T’s organic aloe water on hand for digestive ailments, reducing inflammation, and a more beautiful complexion.
By Briana Walegir, CHC