From weight loss to immunity booster to excellent hair, skin: Reasons why you should drink aloe vera juice
First Published Dec 11, 2020, 3:29 PM IST
Aloe vera is capable of curing a range of ailments with its numerous health benefiting properties.
Some of the most prized ingredients in the world of Ayurveda are commonly available around us. They can be lurking somewhere in the kitchen or quietly growing in a neighbour's herb garden. One such example is aloe vera.
Ghritkumari, as known in Hindi, is capable of curing a range of ailments with its numerous health benefiting properties. Aloe vera juice has traditionally been a part of many Ayurvedic preparations, medicines and tonics.
Recent studies published in various scientific journals have shown that oral consumption of aloe vera juice can facilitate controlling blood sugar and lowering lipids in diabetics and hyperlipidemia patients. Here are the benefits of drinking aloe vera juice.
Fights digestive disorders: Daily consumption of aloe vera juice is believed to fight and cure a range of digestive disorders including poor digestion, constipation, acidity and gas. It is also beneficial in boosting appetite and keeping a check on weight gain.
Flushes out toxins from the body: Aloe vera juice consumption flushes out toxins from the body. Drinking it early in the morning will help you in many ways, right from curing digestive issues to cleaning the system.
Excellent for hair and skin: Aloe vera juice helps maintain smooth, radiant skin and promotes hair growth. Its topical application can relieve from superficial burns and scars. It can be used as a moisturising agent for the skin as well as the scalp.
Loaded with vitamins and minerals: The juice comes loaded with a bevy of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants essential for our body. "The only thing that doesn't find presence in aloe vera is Vitamin D. Aloe vera juice is easily available in the market. You can start by consuming it plain and then graduate to trying it with other juices like amla, giloy, tulsi and karela.
Helps treat anaemia: Ghritkumari Saar is actively used in an Ayurvedic preparation known as Kumari Asava, useful in correcting digestive and liver disorders, anaemia, jaundice and ailments related to bile duct, gallbladder, among others.
Boosts immunity: The health benefiting properties of aloe vera juice also boosts the body's immunity, especially when teamed with amla, tulsi, and giloy juice - an ideal concoction to battle the change in season.
Balances hormonal problems: The juice is often used in many other herbal tonics pivotal in curing hormonal issues, as well as pancreas and spleen related disorders.
How to use: Aloe vera drink should ideally be consumed on an empty stomach. 20ml should be mixed with a glass of water. You can even try mixing equal quantities of aloe vera juice with tulsi (holy basil), amla (Indian gooseberry), and giloy (heart-leaved moonseed) juice.
40/60 ml of karela (bitter gourd) juice can be mixed with 20ml of aloe vera juice along with a glass of water. Karela juice is excellent for diabetes and cholesterol, combining it with aloe vera juice doubles the power of the individual potions.
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