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And this is not surprising, because aloe juice, its use in folk and official medicine deserve careful consideration and description.
If you look at the window of an apartment building, in several of them you can definitely recognize the recognizable aloe contour. Despite the abundance of drugs in pharmacies, aloe juice from freshly picked leaf is still in demand, as in the days of our grandmothers' youth.
What is the use of aloe juice, and what useful substances in its composition deserve the closest attention?
Composition of aloe juice
The highest concentration of beneficial, biologically active substances aloe accumulates only after three years of life. Juice is obtained only from healthy juicy leaves, located closer to the base of the stem. On home plants, leaf blades can be cut longer than 15–18 cm.
Once the aloe leaves are cut, you can’t hesitate. Having stayed in the air for more than three hours, the vegetable raw materials lose most of their useful qualities, and the juice in the leaves due to drying remains much less.
If you need juice after a while, it is better to wrap aloe in a film and put it in storage in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator. Here, fresh raw materials will last up to three days.
Substances that form the basis of aloe healing juice:
- Ascorbic acid provides the body's defenses, is involved in maintaining the elasticity of blood vessels, is present in the cells.
- Vitamin A derivatives normalize metabolic processes, regulate cholesterol levels, and are indispensable for maintaining the sensitivity of the retina, which confirms the benefits of aloe juice for the eyes.
- A complex of numerous vitamins, macro- and microelements, without which the flow of the most important processes in the human body is impossible. Regular replenishment of these compounds helps to strengthen the immune system, normalize metabolism and metabolism.
- Organic and amino acids, tannins, antioxidants and flavonoids. All these substances are truly irreplaceable, and their deficiency necessarily affects the general state of health, the intensity of digestion and absorption of food, the state of the vascular system, body resistance and the rate of aging.
The use of aloe juice helps maintain the bacterial balance of the digestive system, fight pathogenic microflora, disinfect and anesthetize damaged skin.
It is obvious that a product with such a unique composition should have a lot of useful qualities. Since there are more than three hundred species of aloe in nature, the proportions and concentrations of active compounds in their juice are different.
The most common variety in room culture - aloe tree gives excellent juice for the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases, abrasions and cuts. Such aloe, grown at home from a cold, will help, will be useful in the fight against acne or long-term unhealed wounds. But for internal use it is more correct to purchase aloe juice in a pharmacy.
Indications for use of aloe juice
Today, on the basis of the juice of medicinal varieties of the plant, several useful health products are prepared. In addition to pure aloe juice, in the pharmacy you can buy a therapeutic composition enriched with iron, syrup and sabur - concentrated, evaporated juice, presented in the form of a powder. Also in the pharmacy network, you can see the drug on the basis of juice in ampoules, this tool is used for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.
Fresh aloe juice is applicable for a variety of ailments and health problems. Externally, the juice is used as a strong anti-inflammatory agent for various skin diseases, accompanied by suppuration, dryness, and a weeping rash. Aloe juice is useful for face skin. It actively softens, moisturizes, relieves irritation, stimulates regeneration. These qualities of the medicinal product are well known to dermatologists and cosmetologists, who advise on acne-based aloe-based masks, lotions and wipes from acne.
Medicinal properties of plant raw materials are used by physicians who use juice in dentistry, gynecology and for rehabilitation after surgical interventions.
Aloe juice is able to alleviate the course of diseases of the digestive system, for example, gastritis with low acidity, when food is sluggishly digested, accumulates in the intestine and causes a lot of unpleasant symptoms. Acceptance of juice and other preparations of aloe helps to normalize the production of acid, suppress the development of harmful microflora and restore good health.
Traditional medicine recommends aloe for man's strength. Reduced potency is often associated with the hidden course of certain ailments. The sap of the plant has a diuretic effect, gently disinfects and anesthetizes.
Another male problem that fades into the background after you start taking aloe juice is baldness. Fresh aloe vera hair is beneficial for many reasons. This remedy:
- activates the hair follicles;
- helps to cope with seborrhea, often becoming a cause of weakening of the hairline;
- moisturizes the skin, nourishes it, improves blood circulation and respiration;
- relieves excessive dryness and itching.
As a result of the systematic use of aloe juice in the composition of masks, lotions and rinsing, it soon brings visible fruits in the form of healthy, shiny, lush curls.
Inflammatory diseases of the respiratory system are also amenable to treatment with drugs made with aloe juice. With its antibacterial, emollient, expectorant effect, herbal medicine helps to cope with serious illnesses such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. From the cold, aloe is applied in the form of drops, which disinfect the nasal mucosa and facilitate breathing. And for sore throats, they drink a useful mixture with aloe, cocoa and other ingredients.
Contraindications for taking aloe juice
Adherents of traditional medicine and those who prefer to be treated on their own should clearly remember that the great benefits of using aloe juice can have the opposite effect if:
The rich biochemical composition of the product has not yet been fully studied, therefore, not all sides of the effects of juice can be predicted and predicted by physicians.
One of the serious limitations regarding the use of aloe vera is the risk of burns to the mucous membrane and eyeball tissue. Therefore, aloe juice for the eyes necessarily half diluted with boiled water. It also does when the tool is used to treat rhinitis. A common remedy instead of easing breathing can dry out the inflamed surface of the mucous membranes and lead to exacerbation of the disease. That is why doctors do not recommend using aloe for the common cold in children.
Use of juice in any form for babies up to one year is contraindicated. It is highly undesirable to take the drug inside the older people and the elderly, as well as with a weakened immune system.
In addition, contraindications to the use of aloe juice include:
- allergy to vegetable raw materials;
- inflammatory diseases of the genitourinary organs in the acute stage;
- individual diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
- internal bleeding;
Aloe and the juice of this unique plant are rightfully considered to be the most powerful biostimulants that give rise to numerous processes in the body. It is impossible to independently predict all the consequences of using aloe juice; therefore, in this case it is more useful to refuse self-treatment and to listen to the opinion of physicians.