In Ayurveda, aloe is called 'Kumari,' meaning 'young girl,' a suitable term for this plant that soothes and balances bodily functions for your health to keep you youthful. Traditionally, aloe vera juice has traditionally been included in many Ayurvedic preparations, medicines and tonics.
Aloe vera has 4 out of 6 Ayurvedic tastes - bitter, stiff, spicy and sweet. It is one of the few plants with a bitter taste, which is the most valuable with its healing properties. Aloe vera juice tends to have a balancing effect on all three doshas of Ayurveda, but especially on the Pitta dosha.
It helps to rejuvenate and heal the skin from within, promoting the growth of collagen and reducing signs of ageing. Aloe also has very beneficial anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help to keep illnesses at bay.
While there are over 240 types of aloe, only 3 to 4 have therapeutic benefits and only one - Aloe Vera Barbadenis - has healing properties.
Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice in Ayurvedic Practice
Using aloe vera juice for Ayurvedic purposes allows you to understand that concept that food is medicine and how you can use beneficial foods to improve your health.
Cleansing and Detox
Consuming aloe vera juice helps to clear and detox your digestive system. Compounds such as anthraquinones produce a laxative effect to cleanse your system. It also helps to promote the discharge of bile from the liver and gallbladder to eliminate toxins and impurities. Drink one cup of aloe vera juice every day for two week for a cleansing effect.
Heals Skin Problems
Aloe vera is a healing plant for the treatment of wounds, insect stings, and bruises. It stimulates skin cells responsible for wound healing and promotes collagen production to help with anti-ageing. Its antibacterial and antifungal properties also help to encourage skin healing.
Lymphatic and Diabetes
Aloe encourages the release of bile, which lowers your cholesterol and improves fat metabolism, leading to less congestion in your lymphatic system. It also helps to balance out your blood sugar levels, thus being beneficial for those with diabetes.
Aloe vera juice also helps to reduce symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), such as constipation, flatulence, bloating, diarrhea and cramping.
Additionally, it helps to reduce the incidence of stomach ulcers and soothes inflammation in the digestive tract.
Works as a Health Tonic
Aloe vera works as an excellent tonic for the liver, spleen, the reproductive and circulatory system. It can be useful in correcting digestive and liver disorders, anaemia, jaundice and ailments tied to the bile duct and gallbladder.
Strengthens the immune system
Polysaccharides in aloe juice stimulate the machorphrages and white blood cells that defend against viruses, making it a suitable for those who have chronic immune diseases. Since aloe vera is also a detoxifier, it is useful as a supplement for patients pre- and post-surgery. It also maintains good pH of the stomach and lowers inflammation in bowel and stomach illnesses.
Balances Hormonal Problems
Aloe vera juice is known to be supportive in helping with hormonal issues, as well as pancreas and spleen related disorders.
Excellent for Hair and Scalp
It can also be applied topically to moisturise the scalp and even promote hair growth.
With these benefits in mind, you can use aloe vera juice to support what your specific body type needs and the specific imbalances in your body. By introducing aloe vera juice as a supplement, you can use food to improve your health through an Ayurvedic diet that’s good for your body type.
Nature’s Glory Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice
Known for its health, beauty, medicinal and skincare properties, Nature's Glory Premium Whole Leaf Aloe Vera is organically grown without pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilizers.
Extracted within 2-4 hours of harvest, our product contains whole leaf aloe vera including its skin, without any water added, so you can enjoy the maximum nutrients & benefits.
Designed to help with constipation, heatiness, inflammation, kidney and heart health, skin issues and much more, Aloe Vera juice is indeed a general health tonic that everyone should take. You only need to consume 100-200ml, one to two times a day til your symptoms are resolved, and then 1-3 tablespoons for daily maintenance.
Not all aloe vera juice is made from 100% whole leaf aloe, which includes the outer parts, gel and latex of the whole leaf. Other brands contain just the gel or pulp and are often diluted or adulterated, as these products are not regulated.
However, you can trust Nature’s Glory for our Premium Whole Leaf Aloe Vera. We have been in business since 1991, and have pioneered the organic food movement here in Singapore. We are also organically certified by NASAA for Australian and international standards.