Aloe vera –the cactus like plant with fleshy stem and spiny leaves is commonly found in your kitchen gardens.
Ever wondered why it is called miracle plant? Well, due to its amazing medicinal properties and health benefits it plays an excellent home remedy for you.
- Aloe vera contains approximately 200 components which are active in their properties.
- The leaf is filled with a clear gel-like substance which contains approximately 99% of water.
- The fleshy stem containing aloe vera juice is a powerhouse of antioxidants, antibiotics and work as a stimulant for cell regeneration.
This miracle drink contains vitamins, minerals, polysaccharide, fatty acids which work in wide range of conditions such as maintaining cholesterol levels, improving digestion & reducing the severity of diabetes.
You would be surprised to know that Aloe works as a secret weapon as it contains polysaccharide which is an active ingredient with numerous features including assisting the body fluid to flow, ensures a gas exchange in lungs and facilitating the flow of water, electrolytes and nutrients in your body which in turn plays a role in solving the problems like joint pain, lower back pain, poor digestion & malabsorption of food.
You can power your weight loss with aloe vera juice. With impaired sugar metabolism, there would be a tendency for you to increase weight this is because you cannot give up from having sweets. Aloe vera juice works by improving your digestion & detoxifies your body by lightening the toxic load and gives you more energy.
The best way to extract aloe vera juice from leaves is to:
- Thoroughly wash the leaves.
- Remove the upper skin.
- Grind the leaves.
- Extract the juice.
- Filter it & refrigerate it.
It may sometimes taste bitter so you can add honey to it which helps you in improving your digestion and also in the case of constipation.
Aloe, which is called ‘the catalyst of metabolism’ is also called ‘ nature’s soothing plant’ and is now increasingly being recommended for weight loss. You just have to drink 1 Oz.(30 ml) of aloe vera juice about 15 minutes before meals for an effective weight loss.