Contains healthful plant compounds
The gel contains most of the bioactive compounds in the plant, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants.
Antioxidant and antibacterial properties
Aloe vera contains various powerful antioxidant compounds. Some of these compounds can help inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
Accelerates the healing of burns
Applying Aloe vera to burn wounds appears to accelerate the healing process. The evidence is inconclusive for other wound types.
Helps treat canker sores
Application of Aloe vera, either as a patch or gel, has been shown to aid in the recovery of mouth ulcers (canker sores).
Aloe vera latex has strong laxative effects, making it useful to treat constipation. It does not appear to be beneficial for other diseases of the digestive tract.
May improve skin and prevent wrinkles
Early evidence suggests that Aloe vera may have anti-aging effects on the skin, but more research is needed.
Lowers blood sugar levels
Early evidence suggests that Aloe vera may help with blood sugar management, but more research is needed. Ingesting Aloe vera supplements in the long term could also be hazardous.