Aloe Vera – The Miracle Plant

The healing benefits of Aloe Vera was known from the ancient civilizations as well so much that the Egyptians referred to aloe as the "plant of immortality" and included it among the funerary gifts buried with the pharaohs. One of the fundamental benefits that Aloe Vera provides is its ability to prevent injury to epithelial tissues and therefore is used extensively to repair our skin tissue which is the largest epithelium. It helps soothe a variety of skin ailments such as mild cuts, insect stings, bruises, poison ivy and eczema. It is also known for its inflammatory and antibacterial properties. In addition, aloe vera stimulates fibroblasts, the skin cells responsible for wound healing and the manufacture of collagen. In addition to the skin there are other epitheliums in our body that benefit from the use of Aloe Vera and a good example for the same is that taking 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel in the morning on an empty stomach. Aloe helps clear the toxins out of the digestive system, facilitates digestion and improves the functioning of the kidneys, liver and gall bladder.

Most of the Ayurvedic treatments in Kerala revolve around instilling these fundamental issues. The Ayurvedic resorts in Kerala, the Ayurveda training courses in Kerala have also adopted the same. The Yoga Center in Kannur has even adopted the Panchakarma Therapy in Kerala.