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Aloe Vera is a perennial, drought-resisting, succulent plant, belonging to the Asphodelaceae family. The name, Aloe, is derived from the Arabic “alloeh” or Hebrew “halal” meaning bitter shiny substance. It has a vast traditional role in indigenous system of medicine like Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy.
A semi tropical plant, Aloe Vera is one of the 250 species of Aloe. Most commonly used for its medicinal properties, Aloe Vera or the Sanskrit name “Ghee kunwar” is a member of Lilly family.
The healing properties of Aloe Vera are legendary and have been used since ancient times. An Egyptian text from 1550 BC describes Aloe Vera’s internal and external medicinal purposes, and it was first mentioned in the English language in 1655. By 1830, the U.S. Pharmacopeia suggested that Aloe be used to protect the skin. Today, it has gained prominence as a superfood and healing tonic.
In fact, Aloe Vera is composed of 75 active components like vitamins, minerals and amino acids that fight disease and support the body’s overall wellness. On a cosmetic level, Aloe Vera’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities can help to alleviate skin ailments like psoriasis, itchy rashes, sunburn and dryness. The polysaccharides found in Aloe
Vera gel and powder may even encourage regeneration of skin tissue.
The energetic and taste of Aloe is bitter and cooling and Aloe taken internally tends to support the large intestine and liver. In Chinese Medicine, bitter ingredients like Aloe Vera tend to have a cleansing action on the body by clearing heat, drying dampness and promoting elimination via urination or bowel movements. Combine Aloe with Marshmallow, Slippery Elm and Licorice to soothe irritation or inflammation in the digestive system including IBS, acid reflux and ulcerative colitis.
How to use:
Mix a ½ to 1 teaspoon of Aloe Powder on its own or with another Superfood Powder in a beverage, food or in capsule form. Take one to three times daily.
Cautions & contraindications:
Aloe can cause abdominal cramping and diarrhea in large amounts. Orally, administered drugs should be taken one hour prior to consumption of Aloe Vera Leaf Powder or several hours after consumption, as it may slow the absorption of orally administered drugs.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or illness. Please consult your healthcare provider prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition. Individual results may vary.