What are the health benefits of aloe vera?

Teeth and Gums

  • Aloe vera contains anthraquinones, which are phenolic compounds and known for their antibacterial effects.
  • Aloe vera is also known to have another component called salicylic acid, which is known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects.
  • Due to the presence of these substances, aloe vera is used in the form of tooth gel, which has shown promising results in combating cavity-forming bacteria and preventing cavities.

Constipation

  • Aloe vera is available in a supplemental form called Aloe latex and are commonly taken in liquid or capsule form once daily for up to 10 days to help with constipation.

Heartburn Relief

  • Aloe vera contains compounds, which have a laxative effect.
  • Moderate consumption of aloe extract is known to provide a soothing effect for heartburn symptoms and can help prevent heartburn.

Healing properties

  • Aloe gel has the ability to increase the collagen content of the wound and can change the collagen composition and increases the degree of collagen cross-linking.
  • Due to this process, it helps in accelerating wound contraction and increased the breaking strength of resulting scar tissue.

Moisturizing and Anti-aging effect

  • Aloe vera is one of the widely used ingredients in many skin products for moisturizing and anti-aging effects.
  • Aloe vera is known to stimulate fibroblast which produces the collagen and elastin fibers.

Others…
Lowers Blood Sugar: Studies have shown that the extract of aloe vera has the ability to stimulate the secretion of insulin and reduce blood sugar.

Breast Cancer: Aloe vera consists phytochemicals namely aloe-emodin. Aloe-emodin suppresses breast cancer cell proliferation by targeting estrogen receptor protein stability through distinct mechanisms.

Antioxidant: Aloe Vera is a rich source of antioxidant vitamins namely vitamin A, C, and E.

Antiseptic Effect: Aloe vera contains 6 antiseptic agents namely lupeol, salicylic acid, urea nitrogen, cinnamonic acid, phenols, and sulfur.