Health: Aloe vera heals wounds naturally

This plant has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes.

| February 2009

  • Aloe Vera
    Aloe vera is popular for its medicinal purposes.
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  • Aloe Vera

You’re probably familiar with aloe vera, and may have used it to treat burns or minor scrapes. You may know aloe vera as an “old world cactus,” a plant that stores water and fills the niche that cacti fill in other parts of the world. Aloe vera is one of the oldest medicinal plants known to man; it’s been used for thousands of years for wound care and other purposes. Alexander the Great insisted on having aloe vera in the field with him, to treat wounded men. If you’ve ever used aloe vera to treat a sunburn, you know how soothing it can be, and if you have ever owned an aloe vera plant, you’ve no doubt broken off a piece and seen the plant regenerate. That’s some healing power, to heal itself, right? Topical aloe vera applied directly to a wound can indeed help with the healing process, and a well-stocked home first aid kit should include topical aloe vera gel.

An oral aloe vera supplement like Aloeride is even better, as it provides ongoing support for healing, and helps your body repair itself on a continuing basis, whether you’re suffering from a small wound like a cut, or have a wound healing problem associated with a medical problem. Aloeride’s wound-healing properties may seem surprising when you consider that the most common perception of aloe vera is sunburn gel. On the other hand, this very ability to heal sunburn attests to aloe vera’s ability to heal wounds and keep the body healthy. When you’re wounded, your body’s immune system goes into overdrive trying to heal the wound and keep you healthy at the same time. Many people, however, have compromised immune systems, largely due to problems in the digestive tract. Oral aloe vera restores digestive tract health, helping your intestines do their job of keeping toxins out of the bloodstream. When your blood is not delivering toxins to your liver to be dealt with (by your immune system), your immune system becomes stronger and better able to fight the other enemies and problems your body encounters.  
A strong immune system is vital to wound healing, and Aloeride, taken on a daily basis, helps to provide that immune strength. Aloeride is nonallergenic and comes in a very small, easy to swallow capsule. A supplement you don’t take will not help your immune system or anything else, so Aloeride is designed to be easy to take.
Because Aloeride improves your digestive tract health and your immune system, the benefits are not isolated. You won’t just have better, faster healing of wounds, you will experience better overall health as your body is able to perform all of its functions, including digestion and immune protection, more effectively. Because wound healing is often a problem for individuals with other health problems, including diabetes and cancer treatment, Aloeride makes a perfect supplement, because it helps you improve overall health, as well as dealing with acute problems. By taking aloe vera supplements every day, you can prevent many of the chronic problems you would otherwise have to attack directly.

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