Everyone (most probably) of us is familiar with Aloe Gel and its ability to soothe sunburn naturally (especially when summer is around). But ever heard of a kind you can drink? There is this another form that has many benefits as well – the Aloe Vera Juice. First off, let me make it very clear : The type of aloe gel tubes or aloe gel jars are only for the topical use and are not the kind to be consumed. I tried with Brimune Aloe Vera Juice (available in Planet Health or other medical stores near you). This one is a sugar free, fibrous aloe juice. I continued with it for one year and found certain changes in my skin and with my digestive system as well. Well it worked miraculously for me at least.
I have penned down some of the few other benefits of aloe vera juice as stated by various sites:
- Digestive Cure : It is said to cure bowel problems due its inflammatory properties. It soothes stomach walls and calms occasional stomach irritation.
- Weight Loss : It reduces weight by stabilizing the metabolic rate, reducing lipid levels and helping burn fat.
- Fights Diabetes : It is said to regulate blood sugar levels when consumed regularly.
- Detoxify : It helps in cleansing and detoxify your system.
- Cures Constipation : Drinking this juice can boosts regulation of your digestive system and get both diarrhoea and constipation under control.
- Lowers High Cholesterol : It stops the absorption of cholesterol and helps to reduce its overall levels in your body and promotes good health.
- Boosts Your Vitamin And Mineral Level
- Reduces Acne And Promotes Hair Growth
However there aren’t any major studies to refer to the above stated benefits. There is very little scientific data to support its use in humans. Moreover, some of the toxicity research done on animals is alarming. As you can see, the aloe vera story is not as clear cut, my personal recommendation is that you should wait for more human research to show that aloe vera provides significant health benefits without negative side effects.
Quick Tip : For all the aloe enthusiasts, please refer to your doctor before using aloe juice for any of the stated problems.
DISCLAIMER: Please use this for your information only, and not as any kind of diagnosis or remedy prescription.