Does aloe vera have medicinal benefits?

The aloe vera plant is easily recognized by its spiky, green, stem-like leaves that feel fleshy due to the thick gel they contain. The gel inside the plant’s leaves serves to keep the plant hydrated and has also shown to have certain medicinal benefits for human beings. Aloe vera contains bioactive compounds, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. When applied topically to first and second degree burns, the gel is very effective in accelerating the healing process.

The extract has also shown promise in reducing the signs of aging on the skin and has been studied for its role in treating canker sores of the mouth, reducing constipation, reducing dental plaque, lowering blood sugar levels, and many other applications.

Internal and external

Research has concluded that aloe vera gel is very useful when applied topically to the skin. It provides pain relief and speeds up the healing process when the skin has suffered a burn from the sun or other source. Aloe vera extract also contains polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants. In combination with other compounds found in the plant, the polyphenols in aloe vera can act as an antibacterial agent.

There is evidence that suggests aloe vera gel aids in digestion and helps prevent constipation. It has also been shown to support cardiovascular health by accelerating the supply of blood and improving circulation. And, improved circulation hastens the delivery of oxygen-rich blood cells throughout the body which can lead to better organ function.

Including aloe vera in your routine

As more research is done, it is becoming evident that we are just beginning to understand the many medicinal benefits of this amazing plant which is why Vibrant Nutraceuticals has included it in Daily Vita Plus, our supplement with aloe vera extract.

Daily Vita Plus not only contains the essential vitamins and minerals you need to maintain a healthy body, but it also contains aloe vera gel. If you’re interested in the benefits of aloe vera, read more about powerful punch you can get in one daily dose of this supplement on the product page.