(Natural News) Good medicine has become a lost premise in North America. Instead of prescribing a diet overhaul and natural remedies that address the source of the problem, doctors make casual suggestions on lifestyle and prescribe pharmaceutical medications that do nothing to alleviate the origin of the issue. So what most people end up with is toxic medications that are damaging to the gut and liver, and no resolution to the actual health problem (which continues to quietly burn, until it eventually explodes into more health issues).
Is this what people REALLY want, or is it that they know of no other way to take care of their health concerns?
For those that need a better way and want REAL medicine, you can begin with the “medicine plant,” commonly known as aloe vera.
The properties of aloe vera
Aloe vera is considered one of the most healing plants on the planet. It has been called the “lily of the desert,” the “plant of immortality,” and the “medicine plant” for valid reasons. Even though many people choose to use the plant topically, it’s even more medicinal when taken internally.
First, take a look at the nutritional profile of this highly coveted plant:
- Contains several minerals, including calcium, chromium, selenium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc.
- Contains 12 vitamins, including vitamins A, C, E, and B12.
- Contains 20 of the 22 human required amino acids, and 7 of the 8 essential amino acids.
- Contains 200 active plant compounds (phytonutrients), including enzymes (eight vital enzymes, two which are critical for digestive health), triterpenes, polysaccharides, and glyconutrients.
- Contains 12 anthraquinones, phenolic compounds used traditionally as natural laxatives.
When you combine all these powerful nutrients into one plant, the digestive and immune support received is exceptional. Since many natural health professionals proclaim that all illness begins in the gut and up to 80 percent of our immune system resides there, it makes perfect sense to use a highly medicinal plant like aloe vera to support those key functions. Emphasizing that fact is that over 170 illnesses and medical conditions are linked to an unhealthy breakdown in the gut and digestive system, so whether you have been diagnosed with a digestive issue or not, supplementing with aloe vera may be a smart idea.
In addition to that, aloe vera encourages a healthy environment for probiotics to grow in the digestive system (a must for a healthy digestive tract), and also promotes healthy pH levels in your intestinal system and your stomach, two vitally important factors in proper digestive function.
The tricky part with aloe vera can be the very bitter taste most products naturally contain that come from the gel of the plant. This makes the use of aloe vera more difficult as adding it to smoothies or even water can create an unpalatable taste that doesn’t exactly encourage making it a regular habit. Also, many brands add toxic preservatives that go against the very purpose of this remarkable plant, and some don’t even contain any aloe vera at all!
However, if you want to enjoy the benefits noted without making it a chore to consume, the Health Ranger’s 200:1 Organic Aloe Vera Digestion Support is a nice option. Combine this powerful digestive and immune enhancing supplement with a clean and produce-filled diet, and discover what REAL medicine can do for healing the body.