First off, usually anything fresh and raw is better than processed. Bottled aloe vera is heavily processed, and chemicals and preservatives are added.
Benefits of Juicing your aloe vera
- helps asthma
- boosts immune system
- digestive aid
- mild laxative, lubricates digestive tract
- lowers blood sugar
- lowers cholesterol
- fights cancer
- boosts oxygenation of your blood
- protects the body from oxidative stress
- prevents kidney stones and protects the body from oxalates
- alkalizes the body (brings it to correct ph)
- treatment for ulcers, IBS, and crohn's disease
- provides minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glyconutrients
- prevents and treats candida infections (candida infection is usually caused by antibiotics)
- protects kidneys
- provides electrolytes
- speeds healing
But, it's great on your skin too!! If you see acne developing, clean your face using diluted tea tree oil (diluted with water), and witch hazel. Let dry and apply fresh aloe vera.
Aloe is also claimed to slow down the effects of aging on the skin. And if you thought aloe vera gel felt nice on your sun burn just wait until you try the real deal! You'll never want to use the bottled stuff again! Aloe works great on all burns, and is great to keep in the kitchen.
Aloe contains bradykinase, salicylic acid (main component of asprin) and magnesium lactate, which help reduce inflammation. Applying aloe directly to a cut or burn will not only soothe it, it will protect it from infection, and speed the healing process.
I am not a doctor, and these statements have not been approved by the FDA. Only drink aloe juice in moderation because it can have a laxative effect. Aloe cannot treat 3rd degree or serious burns. If you get an infection while using aloe, consult a physician.