The aloe vera plant has many beneficial properties.
Aloe vera has been adored for centuries as a remedy for skin infections and cuts. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, technological advancements have enabled the production of aloe vera products that aid in treatment of burns, constipation, diabetes, skin conditions and herpes. The plant’s products such as aloe vera juice contain a mixture of ingredients that can collectively curb other numerous health complications.
Aloe vera contains nine minerals -- calcium, copper, chromium, selenium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, manganese and zinc. The minerals interact to boost enzyme metabolic pathways. An increased enzyme activity ensures detoxification of metabolic wastes with minerals such as zinc acting as antioxidants in your body’s cells. Aloe vera does this with the help of vitamins A, B-12, C and E.