You’ll notice that the supermarket and pharmacy shelves have aloe vera being used in a wide variety of products. The reason is that it has a number of health-promoting properties, which have been celebrated for a long time. Here are some of the top ones you should be aware of:
- Improves digestion: Aloe vera is packed with digestive enzymes that allows the body to break down food much easier. The ideal type of product to buy for this benefit are juice drinks that contain aloe vera as an ingredient and are processed at low temperatures.
- IBS symptom improvement: Aloe vera provides anti-inflammatory properties because of the polysaccharides it contains. The minerals and vitamins within aloe vera also contribute towards these anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe vera is ideal if you have an irritated digestive tract lining. In addition, symptoms such as mucous in the stools and diarrhea can be reduced.
- Gastritis and ulcers: the digestive tract lining can heal much faster because of the polysaccharides. Specifically, it can help with gastritis (stomach lining inflammation), and ulcers that affect the small intestine and stomach.
Natural remedies are great solutions to any issues you may be having. Check out our other natural remedies for common digestive issues here.