Aloe vera contains the enzymes carboxypeptidase and bradykinase which works against pain, inflammation and swellings. Moreover, bacterial- and fungal growth is lowered, and therefore inflammation of wounds, formation of scars and a reduced skin healing is avoided. Radiation damages to the skin and wounds will therefore heal much faster with the use of aloe vera.
The plant is also known as a remedy for dry skin and wrinkles.
Aloe vera gel or juice contains anthraquinones that have a powerful laxative effect. In case of chronic constipation, it might be a good idea to use Aloe vera, but begin with a small dose since Aloe vera can have quite a purgative effect. Aloe also has a puryfying and healing effect on the intestinal tract and on ulcers.
There is scientific evidence that Aloe vera might even have an HIV-restraining effect in case of a HIV-infection. This is due to the substance acemannan, which stimulates the immune system. Test tube experiments have shown that acemannan can hinder the formation of HIV-virus.
Pure juice: 30 ml. a day.