Truth be told, there’s no running away from gas or bloating. We all have had those not-so-fortunate or rather embarrassing moments when our tummy has given away under all that pressure inside. Bloating and flatulence can be a result of sluggish or inefficient digestion, stomach infection or more severe problems such as irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis. Whatever be the cause, you can escape that bloating tummy with a simple quick fix home remedy—aloe vera juice.
What Makes Aloe Juice So Effective?
Chances are you’re more familiar with the skin benefits of aloe vera than its tummy-soothing properties. Known for its cooling effects, aloe vera is a highly recommended natural aid for treating acne, sunburn, eczema and even psoriasis.
Aloe vera juice, on the other hand, is an excellent remedy for stomach bloating and gas. Several studies have found that drinking aloe vera juice can reduce flatulence after meals. Also known for its laxative properties, it is effective in treating constipation, too.
Aloe vera juice, which is extracted from the inner latex of the plant, contains a healthy blend of amino acids, enzymes, vitamins and minerals. It is rich in phytochemicals such as anthraquinones and saponins which have antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It also promotes a favorable balance of healthy gut bacteria and wipes out other infection-causing bacteria that are often associated with flatulence.
How To Use It
You can make a quick glass of aloe juice at home by blending the clear gel pulp with a glass of water. Here’s how you can use it:
- Carefully peel the rind with a sharp knife. Make sure you remove the yellow layer just beneath the outer surface since this contains aloin—a form of anthraquinone which might irritate the gut.
- Once you’ve got the entire outer layer out, wash the gel with clean water using a strainer.
- Add the clear gel in your blender with a glass of your favorite citrus juice or water. Have it twice a day to find relief. You can also add a tablespoon of honey to enhance the taste.
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