Aloe Vera – an unknown treasure plant.
Aloe Vera is something you’ve no doubt heard of at some point – maybe hand soap or cleaning the dishes, or something similar? However, outside of those, what you really need to know is just how good Aloe Vera is for you, particularly for your stomach and digestion system.
Aloe Vera is a luscious green plant that originally came from the Arabian peninsula but quickly spread to be cultivated in other warmer areas of the world. It has been used by humans for thousands of years, with the ancient Egyptians and Chinese being some of the first peoples to realize the versatile potential of the plant. And as is often the case, the Ancients were often spot on with their foresight and knowledge.
Aloe vera is a little gem of nature that brings your belly a bountiful amount of benefits.
Modern life can be hard on our bodies, particularly so when it comes to the stomach and digestive system. Some of the food we eat can be harsh on our insides, plus the stresses and strains of what can at times feel like a 24 / 7 lifestyle don’t help. However, help is to hand. Evidence is starting to point to how aloe vera can actually help the stomach get over some of its more common ailments.
Aloe vera acts as a soothing, therapeutic agent for your stomach. When it comes to peptic (gastric) ulcers, aloe vera can help to kick those into touch. It serves to not only flush out any crummy toxins that have outstayed their welcome in the gut, but evidence shows how aloe vera also helps the stomach in repairing an ulcer.
Another common problem of the digestion system is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is particularly tricky as the condition can’t actually be cured, only controlled. So, sufferers use the soothing effect of aloe vera to help limit IBS symptoms like stomach cramps and intestinal bloating.
For those also suffering from constipation, which can be more common than people let on, aloe vera can be an effective source of relief. Aloe vera contains a nifty little compound called anthraquinone. Not only great for a Scrabble game, but anthraquinone also acts as a gentle laxative, providing relief from constipation.
Aloe Vera is one of our key ingredients in our Gut Matrix which you can find here.
Written by Dave Hewitt.