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A series of benefits of aloe vera as an herbal remedy for coughs and diabetes

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Aloe vera is famous as a cosmetic and skin care. In fact, aloe vera can also be a powerful herbal remedy against disease.

Aloe vera is widely used as an ornamental plant in the front yard of the house. Not surprisingly, aloe vera has an upright leaf shape with thorns at the edges.

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Besides being planted directly in the ground, aloe vera can also be planted in pots. As a plant, aloe does not require much maintenance. This is because aloe vera is like a cactus that can live and thrive in dry places during the dry season.

Apart from being an ornamental plant, aloe vera is a well-known herbal plant since ancient medicine.

Quoting from the book Blessing Aloe Vera: Healthy, Beautiful, and Full of Vitality by Ir. Rosita and the Qanita Editorial Team, aloe vera gel was used as a skin smoothener in ancient Greece.

In Indonesia, aloe vera is used as hair fertilizer. Lately, aloe vera is also widely used for skin care.

Not surprisingly, aloe vera contains many vitamins and minerals that are good for the body, including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin, E, vitamin B1, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, and Phosphorus.

Apart from that, aloe vera also contains many compounds that are beneficial to the body such as glucose, manosa, hamose, and cellulose.

This content makes aloe vera has many good health benefits.

Benefits of aloe vera as a herbal medicine

In the world of health, the part of aloe vera that is widely used as herbal medicine is the leaves.

Just so you know, in the aloe vera leaf there is meat and gum gel that is antiseptic, antipuritic, anesthetic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and afrosidic.

Here are the benefits of aloe vera for body health.

1. Relieves Cough

Aloe vera is also a herbal cough medicine. Therefore, aloe vera is able to get rid of mucus and soothe the throat.

2. Dental plaque

Launch from Kompas.com, gargling with aloe vera can reduce the risk of getting dental plaque.

The results of research published in the Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences show that gargling with aloe vera juice can prevent dental plaque.

3. Heal burns

Aloe vera gel sap is antiseptic and cool. This is what makes aloe vera believed to be effective in healing burns.

In addition, aloe vera stimulates the formation of new skin cell tissue.

4. Thrush

Some studies say aloe vera can accelerate the healing of canker sores. Not only that, aloe vera gel can also reduce pain from thrush.

5. Lowering high blood pressure

Quoting from the journal entitled The Effect of Aloe Vera Juice on Lowering Blood Pressure in Hypertension Patients by Shella Ramadhani, aloe vera contains active compounds of flavonoids, ariginiin, and potassium which can reduce high blood pressure.

Even the active compounds in aloe vera can control blood pressure in the body. As a herbal medicine for high blood pressure, aloe vera can be consumed by processing it into juice.

6. Cure Constipation

Do you often suffer from constipation? Instead of drinking powders or laxative pills you can take aloe vera.

Quoting from the site sajiansedap.grid.id, Aloe vera contains polysaccharides which can overcome digestive problems.

Polysaccharides help the body to digest food more completely so that the nutrients of the food can be absorbed optimally.

7. Diabetes

Aloe vera is able to control blood sugar levels in the body. In a study shows aloe vera is able to protect and repair beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin.

8. Relieves stomach acid

Aloe vera gel is useful for maintaining stomach acid balance when consumed in the right amount.

You should eat aloe vera in the recommended amount or not in excess. It is also a good idea to consult your doctor before taking herbal aloe vera remedies.

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