Known as ghritkumari in Hindi (and sothu kathalai in Tamil), Aloe Vera, in its various forms, has been used since time immemorial as a healthful ingredient.
Aloe Vera is known to contain more than 70 potentially active constituents including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugar, amino acids, salicylic acids, lignin, and saponins.
Vitamins in aloe vera juice include vitamins A, C, and E, folic acid, vitamin B12, and choline. Minerals like calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese, selenium, sodium, zinc, and potassium are also found in Aloe Vera.
Uses of Aloe Vera
Good for diabetes as it helps to stabilize blood sugar level.
Helps in jaundice, amenorrhea and piles.
Helpful in curing skin disorders.
Prevents growth of acne.
Works as an antiseptic, helps kill many bacteria and viruses.
Balances acid production.
Alkalize the body.
Controls cholesterol level and oxidative stress.
Prevents kidney stones, crohnâs disease and IBS.
Provides relief from wounds and ulcers.
Moisturizes the skin.
Avoid use in pregnancy and lactation.
Sometimes oral intake can cause abdominal cramps and diarrhea.