Known for centuries for its healing properties, Aloe Vera has become one of the most talked about herbal remedies in recent years. Along with the widely known qualities of healing wounds, ulcers, burns and acne, the plant has been recommended by the National Cancer Institute for extensive research and testing due to its potential cancer fighting properties.
Belonging to the lily family and related to the onion, garlic and asparagus, aloe vera, being a cactus plant, is made of 99 % water and 1 % solid material. The most incredible part is that this 1 % solid material contains 75 different ingredients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, proteins, sugars, antibiotic agents… etc. The centre of the plant’s leaves is filled with clear gel which doesn’t need much processing in order to be used. On another hand the leaves themselves would normally undergo processing to desired form where they can be used in products. However, the active ingredients are contained in both, gel and leaves. It is believed that the healing effects of Aloe Vera are not resulting from one particular component but rather the synergy of all ingredients, acting together.
The primary beneficiaries of the Aloe Vera action are the Epithelial Tissues and the Immune System. The plant’s anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effects speed up the healing process of damaged epithelial tissue in burns and leg ulcers. Scientists believe that the real promise of Aloe Vera as anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial is in the fight of AIDS, HIV and Cancer where the plants quality to prevent opportunistic infections, to activate white blood cells and to grow non-cancerous cells is considered unique.
Aloe Vera is distributed in Ireland by Forever Living, the world’s leader in the growing, processing and distri buting of aloe vera products. The range is available in Zenergy Beauty Salon Dublin (tel: 01-4433013) and includes health, nutrition, skin care and weight management. Our top seller is Aloe Vera Gel Drink which helps maintaining healthy digestive system and high energy level. Another popular product, often recommended by our expert physiotherapists is Forever Freedom Drink which combines aloe vera with substances that are helpful for the maintenance of proper joint function and mobility.While the benefits of taking Aloe Vera are its strongest selling point, there are few contraindications which customers need to consider prior usage and more specifically: pregnancy, breast feeding and heart conditions.