Aloe Vera is a plant that has been long known for its healing properties. Aloe Vera has been used in cosmetic and hair products. Aloe Vera can also be taken as a drink as an Aloe Vera gel drink.

The actual healing part of the plant is very gelatinous, when the leaf is cut, it weeps with a gel-like substance which can be applied directly onto the skin especially if a person has experienced sunburn.

There are over 200 different types of Aloe Vera plants which grow in tropical climates all over the world. However, if you are green fingered you can successfully certain types of Aloe Vera in the greenhouse or conservatory, provided that the temperature remains warm all year round.

Aloe Vera gel comes in different forms when it has been processed for human use. Aloe Vera is found in creams/gels for topical application as well as in drinks for ingesting.

Here are 3 health facts about Aloe Vera geldrinks :

Fact 1: Aloe Vera gel drink is an excellent colon cleanser. Use psyllium husks with Aloe Vera gel. The psyllium keeps the colon free from toxic materials, whilst the Aloe Vera is healing and soothing. Aloe Vera will also help to regulate the digestive system back to regular stools (if you are constipated or suffering from diarrhoea).

Fact 2:Combats inflammatory digestive disorders, including ulcers and indigestion. Research is limited, but some studies have shown results as a high as 98% effective.

Fact3: Aloe Vera gel drinks may be helpful as an anti-viral. Some research undertaken has indicated that Aloe Vera has immune boosting properties.

An important note about Aloe Vera gel as a drink. Occasionally Aloe Vera gel based drinks can be unsafe due to the poor processing that has taken place. Therefore, it is vital that if you consider drinking the Aloe Vera gel, that you purchase a well-knownbrand, which uses pharmaceutical grading for the processing. Aloe Vera gel drinks contain low levels of aloe latex and this can lead to cramping, diarrhoea and loose stools.

Do not drink Aloe Vera gel during pregnancy as it can cause the onset of contractions. Do not drink Aloe Vera gel drink during breastfeeding as it can be harmful for the baby.

Always consult your healthcare professional before making any changes to your lifestyle, diet or supplements.

Copyright Feb2016.G Nandhra. Bsc(Hons)Pscyhology, Diploma Nutritional Therapy.Wellbeingrange