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Why Egyptians Called This the Plant of Immortality, Backed by Science

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Why Egyptians Called This the Plant of Immortality, Backed by Science

Aloe vera, the cactus-like plant with sticky transparent healing gel inside, is damn-near proof of a god: it’s a natural thing with such healing power, it far outweighs the benefit of a lot of artificial things.

It was known to the Ancient Egyptians as the plant of immortality, and to the Native Americans as the wand of heaven. It can be placed onto all kinds of injuries such as burns, to heal topically, or it can be consumed for a number of different benefits.

Many people keep aloe vera plants in their homes for the event of a burn or injury that involves its topical use. However, aloe vera is very beneficial when ingested.

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The plant contains over 200 biologically active, naturally occurring things that help us, including enzymes, minerals, vitamins, polysaccharides, and amino acids.

Our immune system reacts well to aloe vera, as the plant possesses several anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties that help our bodies be cleansed of pathogens and toxins alike, as confirmed by the Journal of Environmental Science and Health.

Minerals keep the body alive: they are like building blocks of the body, and without them, our cellular processes cease to function. Aloe vera is loaded with a ton of different minerals, also probably influenced by the fact that it is rarely grown in depleted soil like a crop, so it is rich in magnesium, zinc, selenium, calcium, potassium, iron, sodium, copper, and manganese.

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The minerals in our body need a proper balance so it fits that aloe has all of those. Our metabolic pathways and cellular processes are improved by having enough zinc, potassium, a proper balance between magnesium and potassium in which almost everyone is lacking potassium, ect.

If people have problems with digestion, breaking down fat and sugar molecules, aloe vera may be able to help. It contains important enzymes such as lipase and amylase, which can help with digestion. One of those molecules is tied to reduced inflammation, Bradykinase.

Vitamin B12 is something that is rather difficult to come by in a person’s diet. However, aloe has it covered. A study showed that aloe vera contains a significant amount of B12, which is necessary for the body’s production of red blood cells.

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Aloe vera can even make the B12 you already ingest on a regular basis more bio-available, more able to be utilized by the body, which is a key to preventing deficiency. Certain toxins are capable of constantly depleting people of their stores of certain minerals and vitamins.

Aloe also contains vitamins A, C, E, choline, folic acid, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), and B6, in addition to all the important minerals mentioned above.

22 amino acids are essential for the function of our bodies, and aloe contains 20 of them.

Aloe is capable of cleansing the body, removing toxic substances from the stomach, bladder, liver, kidneys, spleen, and colon, but it can also treat indigestion, ulcers, gut inflammation and an upset stomach in general.

It is known to strengthen the digestive tract and even help people who suffer from arthritis, healing joint inflammation.

One study even found that the juice of aloe vera can be used as a mouthwash, more effectively. Common mouthwash contains this chemical called chlorhexidine. Which one sounds better?

Get an aloe vera plant, and you won’t regret it.

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Adam Goldberg is a researcher and writer from New York. His topics of interest include mapping out the world's nefarious powers and entities, DARPA, technocracy, and others.

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