Aloe vera properties
From the leaves of the plant, a dense, concentrated juice of the consistency of a gel is extracted with manual labor, whose phytocomplex contains numerous active ingredients with immunostimulating, anti-inflammatory, purifying, nourishing and remineralizing properties. The multiple virtues seem to be the result of a synergistic action of these compounds, which make it in all respects, “plant of immortality” and “queen of all remedies”.
Aloe restores the functionality of the lazy intestine, carrying out a rebalancing action on the pH and bacterial flora, useful in cases of constipation and diarrhea.
For internal use, the protective action of the mucous membranes is attributable to mucopolysaccharides, because, by adhering to the walls of the digestive tract, these substances form a sort of protective film capable of defending the internal tissues of the stomach from gastric juices or irritants, which would alter the correct functioning of the digestive system. For this reason aloe juice is indicated for gastritis, colitis, irritable bowel, ulcer, and for any inflammation of the mucous membranes.
The healing and re-epithelizing property of aloe is instead due to the presence of polysaccharides derived from mannose (glucomannans), which stimulate the activity of macrophages, enhance the synthesis of collagen, increase cell regeneration, thus improving the lubrication of cartilages and joints .
Furthermore, among the polysaccharides, Acemannan, has been shown to have immunomodulating properties, that is, capable of regulating the immune responses to infectious or sensitizing agents, as in the case of allergies or autoimmune diseases. These active ingredients make the plant an excellent remedy to increase the activity of macrophages (phagocytes) against toxins and tumors.
This action, directed to the immune system, helps protect the body from viral infections, in case of colds, fever, bronchitis, Herpes, recurring infections. The intake of aloe juice has proven to be extremely useful in cases of patients suffering from H.I.V. and leukemia, for its ability to restore the balance of T and B lymphocytes
Steroids are attributed to their anti-inflammatory properties, similar to those exercised by steroid-based synthetic drugs, frequently used in rheumatological diseases of autoimmune origin, but devoid of all the toxic side effects of the chemical molecules in question. For this reason it helps in osteoarticular problems, such as arthritis, rheumatism and joint pain