If you suffer from gastritis, or if you often suffer from problems such as nausea, acidity and heartburn, or worse still gastroesophageal reflux, Aloe is certainly the right remedy for you.
You may already know that gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach walls, often caused by a poor diet, or in some cases by excessive use of alcohol, or by the abuse of certain medications, such as aspirin.
Of course, other factors can also come into play, such as cigarette smoking and stress, but in any case the fact remains that it is an inflammatory problem.
And in cases of reflux this inflammation also affects the esophagus and in some cases even the throat.
Well, Aloe juice has an important anti-inflammatory and protective action against the walls of the stomach and the entire digestive tract (throat, esophagus, small intestine, colon and rectum).
How does Aloe juice work?
Aloe juice, thanks to its richness in muco-polysaccharides and in particular of acemannan, can be safely defined as one of the most powerful anti-inflammatories present in nature.
Once ingested and once inside the stomach, these muco-polysaccharides adhere to the walls creating a sort of “protective film”.
This film performs the same functions as a stomach coater: it protects the gastric mucous membranes from the corrosive action of gastric juices. It also reduces inflammation and therefore the feeling of acidity and burning.
By taking Aloe juice regularly, you will therefore have the opportunity to significantly reduce your stomach ailments.
Also, by taking this juice you will get many other health benefits.
Here are some of the most important properties of this plant:
- antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal;
- cleanses and improves liver functions;
- reduces blood sugar and bad cholesterol;
- fights constipation and regulates the intestine;
… and many more Click here and discover all the properties and benefits of Aloe.
How to take Aloe?
The dosage is 3 tablespoons a day, always half an hour before main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
“Aloe with, or without aloin?
As for those suffering from colitis (inflammation of the colon), the intake of pure Aloe Vera gel, without aloin, may also be more suitable for gastritis. Aloin is a laxative substance, which in some cases could cause discomfort.
However, it is also true that Father Romano Zago recommends taking a smoothie made with the whole Aloe leaf, including the peel. In particular, the friar recommends choosing Aloe Arborescens plant leaves, since they have a higher active ingredient content than Aloe Vera.
The leaves will then be blended with honey and distillate, as described in the original recipe by Father Zago.
Generally, it takes a few weeks to get results, but it is recommended to continue at least for a couple of months, taking a break of 6-7 days between one bottle and another.
Where to buy Aloe juice?
The choice should always fall on fresh, Italian, organic products with no added sugars or preservatives.
Father Romano Zago recommends making the recipe at home, growing the Aloe plant in pots, or in the soil of your garden and taking the leaves each time to prepare the smoothie.
If you do not have the possibility to prepare the juice yourself at home, you can buy the fresh and preservative-free product, made to order, through the website of Erbe di Mauro farm.
The Aloe juice produced by the Erbe di Mauro farm is really natural, artisanal and organic, and is made starting from the plants that the company grows in Italy, in the hills of Fermo, very far from busy or polluted areas. No sugars or preservatives are added to the finished product.
Obviously, since it is an artisanal product and without preservatives, it will be kept in the fridge and consumed within a month or so.
To meet everyone’s needs, Erbe di Mauro farm realizes the recipe both with and without peel (and therefore without aloin), both with Aloe Vera, and with Aloe Arborescens (the latter is the one recommended by Father Romano Zago).
Are there any contraindications?
Aloe is contraindicated for pregnant women.
Diabetics taking blood glucose or insulin medications should be careful, as Aloe has a hypoglycemic action (lowers blood sugar). This is certainly good, but the dosage of the drug should obviously be reduced.
In any case, if you take any medications, the advice is always to ask your doctor for advice first.