|Illustration: Galtier-Boissière, Larousse Medical Illustré, Paris, 1912|
But Aloe Vera's benefits are not just limited its detox and cleansing properties. Considered and classified as an herb, it it believed to have wide-ranging healing effects and has been used as a natural herbal medicine in both external and internal applications to treat a staggering number of health conditions, including:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol levels
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Muscle pain and bruises
- Varicose and spider veins
- Peptic and duodenal ulcers
- Acid reflux
- Constipation and hemorrhoids
- Gum disease
- Colds and cough
- Burns, cuts, scrapes and stings
- Rashes and other skin conditions
- Viral and fungal infections
- Menstrual cramps
- Chronic fatigue
- Excess weight
Additionally, Aloe Vera is thought to have antioxidant, alkaline, anti-inflammatory and immune boosting effects and properties and is currently being being studied in connection with the treatment of cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Its no wonder then, that Aloe Vera is used both internally and topically during Panchakarma and in many other herbal preparations.
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Whole-Leaf Aloe Vera, Almost a Panacea by Bruce Eric Hedendal, D.C., Ph.D.
Aloe Vera Health Benefits [Infographic]
This information is provided for general interest and informational purposes only. It is not intended as guidance for medicinal use. Consultation with professional health care provider is always advised and encouraged.