One of the plants to sow at the door of your house, decorative but medicinal.
Aloe vera has been known for its uses in aesthetics for many years, however its benefits in nutrition and detoxification of the body have been little disseminated yet.
Did you know that Aloe Vera is ideal for your digestive system?
Aloe contains three organic compounds called Aloeferon, Anthraquinone and Acemannan; which have a direct effect on the digestive system, not only helping the regeneration of the gastric mucosa, but is also a natural anti-inflammatory, while helping the digestive process by improving it and reducing flatulence. They also have properties that natural laxatives, so that those who suffer from constipation find relief in their regular use in controlled amounts.
Nutritionally speaking, Aloe contains a large amount of vitamins (A, B, C and E), minerals (calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc), amino acids (lysine, threonine, valine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, arginine, lysine, etc.) , multiple enzymes and polysaccharides.
Its lipids, obtained from the gelatinous layer of the leaf, are those that in the cosmetic industry are used as a regenerator and moisturizer of the skin. In pharmacology its medicinal properties in cases of burns, allergies and acne, have earned their respect due to the antiseptic and bactericidal properties that they have shown, as an unrivaled skin regenerator.
Surely when you were a child, if you suffered from an insect bite, your mother or grandmother smeared a little aloe gel to avoid an allergic reaction. And is that aloe has been used in traditional medicine for this and other properties that have led to more than one aloe product on the shelves of the pharmacy and in the cosmetics area. It is one of the easiest medicinal plants to have at home as part of your kit
If you want to use Aloe Vera in your Green Smoothies, use it wisely, because as we indicated it has natural laxative effects, and its excessive use instead of healthy can be counterproductive. Aloe Vera powder can be found in health food stores and wisely added to your green juices.
Curiously in many of our Latin American cultures, plant an aloe plant at the door of your house serves to absorb bad energies. As they say in Venezuela: "I don't believe in witches, but that they fly ... they fly"