Aloe vera or Ghritkumari is commonly and largely used in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and healthy drink industries. The approx annual market price of Aloe vera is about $ 15 billion globally.
English Names: – Indian Aloe, Curacao Aloe, Barbados Aloe, Jafarabad Aloe
Sanskrit Names: – घृत कुमारी, Kanya, Kumari
Latin Names: – Aloe vera Tourn. ex Linn. (Liliaceae)/Aloe barbadensis Mill
Now come to its structure, Aloe vera is a short-stemmed plant with thick and pointed fleshy green leaves. Aloe can grow in most of the place, having a length of 40 to 50 cm (14 to 19 cm). Ghritkumari needs less amount of water for growing, there is no need to use of insecticides in Aloe Vera, coz insect and most of the animal don’t like Aloe Vera and it is also a good insect repellent by this insect do not like to harm Aloe Vera Plant.
The outer surface of Aloe Vera is green in color, if you peel its outer surface, you find some slimy tissue which stores water and this water is known as Aloe Vera gel. The reason behind the thick leaves of Aloe vera is the excess water.
One more interesting thing is you can consume its water containing gel when its raw or you can directly apply on your face or skin, it gives immediate cooling effects.
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Chemical Composition of Aloe Vera (Ghritkumari)
- Aloe Vera gel keeps most of the bioactive substances in the plant (like- amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants, minerals).
- Ghritkumari is referred to as magical plant; the reason is its large number of healing and curative benefits. Important part, The Aloe vera gel stores good amount of Vitamins- A,B(B1,B2,B3,B6,B12),C,E along with folic acid.
- As we mentioned, Aloe Vera is very rich with antioxidants and that belongs to a huge family of substances named as Polyphenols.
- With the help of Polyphenols and with the combo of various other substances in Aloe Vera helps to avoid the growth of bacteria (which can cause infections in People).
What types of minerals are found in Aloe Vera juice?
There are various types of minerals found in Aloe Vera like – Zinc, Calcium, manganese, Chromium, Potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, sodium. These all are the importance of our health benefits. Experts refer Aloe vera or Ghritkumari as one of the most versatile & impressive gifts of our mother nature. Aloe is very famous all over the world, and human beings use Aloe Vera for curing different health conditions and in the conditions of a minor burn.
Many researchers’ prove that Aloe Vera has an awesome and outstanding tendency to fight against the lethal and death taking Cancer.
After the chemical composition, now move to the main topic and that is its benefits.
Benefits of Aloe Vera (Ghritkumari)
Beneficial for our Immune system (Immune enhancer)
As everybody knows and it’s common that Aloe Vera is fully packed with antioxidants. And that is naturally immune booster which helps to fight against free radicals in our body (free radicals are not good for our health and affects the aging process). One glass of Aloe vera juice daily leads unstoppable supply of antioxidants. Which is positive for your immune system.
Along with antioxidants properties, it has amazing and other most vital properties and that is its Antibacterial properties. Antibacterial helps to combat against bacteria which lead to infection. The antibacterial factor of Aloe Vera inhibit the bacteria to grow and spread infections in our body.
Control the blood sugar level
Aloe vera juice is very beneficial for lower down the sugar level in the patients of having type 2 diabetes by reducing triglycerides. If you want better result then, start to drink a glass of Aloe vera juice daily only for 3 to 4 months. And you’ll see a major drop in your blood sugar levels. The supplements of Aloe Vera help to treat peripheral neuropathy which is joined with diabetes.
Lowers High Cholesterol
Many studies point out that, the daily consumption of Aloe vera juice and control high cholesterol. Intake of gel improves the quality of the blood and purifies your blood, this helps in lowering down the high cholesterol level. Regular consumption of Aloe Vera can lower down the production of cholesterol around 30 to 35 percent. Ghritkumari has no side effects, but we strictly advise you to concern your doctor before taking Aloe Vera supplements for high cholesterol. It is very important herb you should keep Aloe vera in your garden or kitchen.
Increase energy level & control Weight
Consumption of Aloe vera supplements is beneficial for your digestive system (best and natural digestive cleaner). Those who are worried about their weight then, not to worry for once use Aloe vera. It is the best and natural way to kick out obesity along with help to maintain your weight according to your height. Aloe vera drink increases your energy level by lower down exhaustion and fatigue level in your body.
Beneficial for your skin
A large amount of cosmetics care products use Aloe Vera in their Product. But we prefer you to use 100% natural Aloe Vera for your skin. Coz many products are mixed with harmful chemicals which is dangerous along with harms your skin tissue. For healthy and glowing skin apply raw Aloe vera gel directly to your face and other parts of your skin for good result. It soothes your skin, nourishes, hydrates and triggers the regeneration of new skin tissue. In summer use Aloe Vera gel for flawless and glowing skin with a cooling effect.
In summer sunburn issue is common, Aloe cures sunburned skin, insect bites, and allergic reaction in the skin, minor burns, blisters, and inflammations. People having sensitive skin can use Aloe Vera without any hesitation.
Best for Acne and blackheads
Acne & blackheads are the most common problem among teenagers. These two problems irritate everybody, especially our teenagers. When sebaceous glands are very active and produce a large amount of oil. When this oil mixes it with dead skin, bacteria, and dirt and restricts the skin pores. This leads to inflammation and acne. But Ghritkumari is rich with anti-inflammatory properties which help to kick out acne, blackhead, and pimples when the gel is applied to the affected area thrice a day. You may also use Aloe vera based products for the fight against redness and scars.
Smooth and Shiny Hair
Aloe Vera maintains the pH level of your hair, by its moisturizing & emollient properties gives you shiny and smooth hair. It stops dandruff, breakage, scalp related problem and good for hair growth.
Mix half lemon juice with Ghritkumari extract mix it. Apply the paste on your damaged hair with your fingers. After that, with the warm towel wrap your hair around 20 to 25 minutes. Lastly, rinse your hair with lukewarm water with an Ayurvedic shampoo. Use this remedy once a week.
Deadly for constipation
Constipation is also a general problem, it causes due to unhealthy, too much spicy or oily food or by unorganized lifestyle. It contains natural fiber and laxative that helps to cure constipation by improves the movements of the bowel. Early in the morning with empty stomach drink aloe vera juice regularly for constipation (but you’ve to be patience coz it takes about 8 to 10 hours to get results).
What about your mouth & gums? You can use Aloe vera for treating your gums and mouth related problems. Thanks to its antimicrobial as well as antibacterial properties which very helpful for mouth and gums. As we mentioned earlier Aloe vera is a good source of minerals & Vitamins which promotes the cell growth and helps to cure mouth ulcers and bleeding gums.
For gum disease, you have to massage gently fresh Aloe Vera gel to your gums (directly to the affected area). With toothpaste, you may also mix some Aloe Vera powder on your toothbrush and brush your teeth. Its juice builds your teeth more healthy and strong.
This problem is growing or born according to age. Old age people are very familiar with this problem. But somewhere down the line, there is some relief for them. If they use Ghritkumari substances. Because Aloe Vera lowers down burning sensation of joints and decreases the pain of arthritis. Drink Aloe vera juice for reducing inflammation in your whole body. It is confirmed that those people who take its juice regularly or for just two or three weeks feel a great reduction of pain.
we hope that with these points you easily understand the importance of Aloe Vera. Don’t take it as a normal herb it’s a magical and effective green pointed Plant. Its antioxidants, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties make a huge difference in your life. We don’t have enough words to express its whole properties and benefits, but we trying our level best to provide you with some important benefits of Aloe Vera. Hope you show your love in the form of reading this article.