GREEN THUMB NO MORE!

Year 2020 is certainly a very meaningful time for all of us. Many people have been infected, some are virus – positive, some are strictly monitored, while some were out of government’s radar. Businesses’ were being closed, and jobs are being restricted. Indeed it’s a very hard time. During these pandemic hours, many people suffer from depression, mental challenges, relationship stress and the education being adjusted. When someone experiences hatred, hurting, or anxiety, we should be a cure on their illness. And we can do this thru God’s help.

In some ways, we can help one another by giving our full attention and understanding. Be an ALOE VERA to our family, friends and to those around us. Why do I compare us to an aloe vera and not a rose? Let me explain everything to you.

According to Wikipedia.

Aloe ( /ælˈoʊi//ˈæloʊi, ˈæloʊ/), also written Aloë, is a genus containing over 500 species of flowering succulent plants.[3] The most widely known species is Aloe vera, or “true aloe”, so called because it is cultivated as the standard source of so-called “aloe vera” for assorted pharmaceutical purposes.[4] Other species, such as Aloe ferox, are also cultivated or harvested from the wild for similar applications

Advantage and Disadvantages of Aloe Vera in human

In everything there are the ups and downs, and so like any other facts in life, Aloe Vera has its side effects whether good or bad. Though with our knowledge of these important ideas, it’s up to us to decide what will be the outcome of taking or using this plant. Take a look at the following facts for our reference;

BENEFITS of ALOE VERA

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1.) 1. Anti-Inflammatory & Disinfective
B-sisterole is one of the 12 substances that makes Aloe Vera a great source natural medicine help reduce inflammation, including painful joints, stiffness and joint flexibility.

2. Great for Cardiovascular Health
According to studies, Aloe Vera, when injected into the blood-stream, multiplies oxygen transportation. This and its Cholesterol lowering and blood-pressure regulating properties make it a great herb/plant for Cardiovascular/Heart Health.

3. High in Amino Acids & Fatty Acids
All essential Amino Acids, that our bodies need, can be found in Aloe Vera. It also contains a range of fatty acids needed by our bodies. 3 of the most important ones, that can be found in Aloe Vera are, HCL Cholesterol, Capersterol and B-sisterole (which is mentioned above). Other beneficial fatty acids include; Caprylic, Linoleic, Myristic, Palmitic, Oleic and Steric.

4. High in Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, C, E are all contained in Aloe Vera.
Minerals Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, and Zinc are all contained in Aloe Vera.

5. Boost Immune System
Aloe Vera, boosts the white blood cell stimulation, which fight viruses. If you have a fever, Aloe Vera can reduce it. It is also a great power source of Anti-Oxidant (free-radical fighting).

6. Detoxifies the Colon
Much like other gelatinous natural foods, such as chia seeds, Aloe Vera helps push toxins out of the colon and makes room for beneficial nutrients to be absorbed.

7. Aids Weight-Loss
As Aloe Vera can assist in removing toxins that have built up in your system, this can remove extra unnecessary weight that you’ve been carrying around and not been able to get rid of. Getting rid of these toxins will also give you more energy and you will be more motivated to continue with you weight loss plans.

8. Aids Digestion
Aloe Vera is beneficial for the digestive tract overall, as it soothes and cleanses the digestive path. If you have constipation or diarrhea, it will assist in relieving that. It can also help with rids unhealthy bacteria and worms, which makes more room for good bacteria and nutrients to be absorbed.

9. Great for Skin
If you look on the back of a lot of cosmetic products, Aloe Vera is commonly in the ingredients. This is because of its MANY beneficial properties when used topically.
-Wounds: Heals and reduces pain
-Burns (including sunburn): If you ever have sunburn, then a refrigerated slice of fresh Aloe Vera is very soothing when placed on the effected area.
-Psoriasis, Eczema & Insect Bites: Pain & Itching reduction
-Abrasions: Reduces bleeding of minor abrasions.
-Anti-Aging: Increases elasticity, which assists with collagen and elastin repair. Aloe softens the skin and increases oxygen supply to the skin and hence improves blood-circulation and healing.

10. Alkalising
Did you know that in an alkaline environment/body, diseases can’t exists? The reason why a large portion of today’s society is unhealthy or has diseases, is because of the acidic or acid-forming diets that people have. We do need some acidity in our bodies, but only 20%, the other 80% should be alkaline or alkaline-forming. Aloe Vera is one of this alkaline-forming herb/foods.

SIDE EFFECTS WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ALOE VERA

-excerpt from this site

1.Causes Skin Allergy

Long-term usage of aloe vera gel can cause skin allergies like swelling, hives and redness of the eyelids. Other side effects on the skin include dryness, stiffness, development of purple spots, and splitting. Furthermore, applying the gel and going out in the sun can cause skin rashes, redness, and burns.

2.Lowers Blood Sugar

Aloe vera has been linked to low blood glucose levels and therefore, should be given extra caution during diabetes while taking aloe vera.

3.Complications In Pregnancy And Breastfeeding

Aloe vera gel or latex are vulnerable to being unprotected for both pregnant and lactating mothers. The reason is that aloe vera can stimulate the uterine contractions and cause complications such as miscarriage, and the risk of birth defects can increase. In the case of a lactating mother, taking juice can affect the child.

4.Electrolyte Imbalance

A large amount of juice of aloe vera juice can cause loose motion, diarrhea, and painful stomach cramps, resulting in dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.

5.Stomach Discomfort

Stomach discomfort One of the side-effects of drinking aloe vera juice is stomach discomfort. Aloe latex can cause excessive cramps, stomach bloating and stomach ache.  Stay away from drinking aloe vera juice, especially if you are dealing with stomach problems.

6.Constipation

Although some people believe that aloe vera can help in the treatment of constipation, there is no evidence for this. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, the sale of aloe vera products was banned as a treatment option for constipation.

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, aloe juice or latex can cause painful stomach cramps and potentially constipation due to its powerful laxative properties.

7.Irregular Heartbeat

As per the Nigerian study, using aloe vera can increase the danger of arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat.

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF ALOE VERA

Aloe Vera plant is very easy to take care of, as a matter of fact, there is no way you can kill this plant other than overwatering it or not giving it any sunlight.

Due to its regenerative properties, you can even slice a leaf , put it in a soil and it will even grow roots and grow.

If you plan to have a plant like this, you can buy it in some online shopping platforms like Shoppee or Lazada etc.

Click this link to see..

Written by Jennifer Sucgang

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