Aloe Vera Benefits for the Elderly

I am sure most of you are aware that Aloe Vera helps reduce dry skin and eases the pain caused by sunburn and other skin irritations but few people know about the health benefits to all of us especially how aloe vera benefits the elderly in so many ways. For instance, recent studies have shown that aloe vera helps the immune system, encourages normal blood sugar, and reduces redness and swelling.

As well as this, Aloe Vera:

  • Helps your digestion and can also help relieve mild constipation
  • Eases mild stomach aches and helps reduce the build up of acid
  • Aloe Vera also is know to increase alkalization
  • Reduces dental plaque
  • Helps reduce redness and swelling

Aloe vera is crammed full of immune-boosting properties that can assist the immune system of the elderly and help it to work properly. ‘Too much inflammation in the body can cause problems within the immune system and can cause conditions like asthma, eczema and Crohn’s disease. Soothing herbs like aloe vera juice can slow the inflammatory cascade and help reorder the immune response to prevent these conditions.’

Sounds like a wonder plant but are there side effects?

There are no known negative side effects if you use a pure aloe vera inner leaf juice but if you use an aloe vera leaf product it might contain high aloin levels and this could work as an unexpected laxative, leading to diarrhea if too much is used. As with all things if you are concerned you should always consult your doctor.

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