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10 Mind Blowing Uses for Aloe Vera – You’ll Never Buy Expensive Products Again!

10 Mind Blowing Uses for Aloe Vera – You’ll Never Buy Expensive Products Again! | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, March 15, 2015 2:34 PM

Do you have an aloe plant and/or use aloe vera for your skin? Dis you know you can also drink aloe juice? Aloe vera is a gray-green succulent perennial plant which is cultivated around the world. It's an immune stimulant, laxative, and anti-inflammatory,  Aloe vera promotes the absorption of nutrients through your digestive tract and normalizes blood sugar. It also helps other types of health conditions. 1. Burns and other wounds. Aloe vera juice speeds healing because it increases the amount of oxygen carried by the blood to the cells. Aloe gel is a mild anesthetic that relieves itching, swelling, and pain. Aloe helps repair damaged cells and prevents burns from scarring. 2. Cancer stops the processes of inflammation necessary for tumors to gain new blood supplies and the growth of tumors. 3. Constipation. 4. Diabetes. 5. Frostbite. Aloe prevents a decrease of blood flow to frozen tissues. 6.Kidney stones. 6. Radiation exposure. Aloe protects against skin damaging X-rays. Aloe is an effective antioxidant that absorbs free radical damage. 7. Skin disorders and wrinkles. Aloe has anti-bacterial and moisturizing effects. Research at the University of Maryland found that a compound in aloe kills viruses that cause herpes and shingles. 8. Surgery recovery. 9. Ulcers. Aloe soothes peptic-ulcer inflammation caused by excess acid, aspirin,   non-steroidalanti-inflammatory drugs  (NSAIDS), and alcohol. 10. HIV-AIDS. Aloe soothes lining of digestive tract, increasing nutrient absorption.

 

Health Tips:  Aloe vera gel from the live plant can be added to smoothies and used on your skin.  Be sure to purchase liquid aloe vera from a reputable  science company that ensures the potency of the molecular weight polysaccharides which are the biologically active compounds responsible for many of Aloe's beneficial effects.  One company this curator recommends is Univera. Their Aloe product contains biologically active ACTIValoe, a standardized 200:1 Aloe concentrate from the aloe leaf inner gel fillet. Most store bought aloe liquid products are basically water. 

 

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Yale Environment 360: Mimicking Cactus Design, Scientists Devise Oil Spill Cleanup Method

Yale Environment 360: Mimicking Cactus Design, Scientists Devise Oil Spill Cleanup Method | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
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Borrowing From Nature

"Architets have long taken inspiration from nature. In ancient Egypt columns were modelled on palm trees and lotus plants, and building designers have borrowed the shapes and proportions of natural forms ever since as they strived to achieve aesthetic perfection. Some architects now believe that such biomimicry has more to offer than simply making buildings look good. They are copying functional systems found in nature to provide cooling, generate energy and even to desalinate water. And they insist that doing these things using biomimetic designs is not just a gimmick, but makes financial sense."


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Coastal Defenses: How Nature Can Help Reduce Risk

Coastal Defenses: How Nature Can Help Reduce Risk | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
SNAP is Science for Nature and People: a scientific collaboration founded on the notion that everyone’s prosperity relies on nature.
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Genius of Biome Report: a Biomimicry Primer

Genius of Biome Report: a Biomimicry Primer | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"A new report from the HOK designers and the Biomimicry 3.8 biologists lays out a map for using nature to problem solve. The report lays out a kind of textbook for how apply Biomimicry design principles. This process begins with a nuanced understanding of place by examining one's biome--a region defined by a community of plants and animals that have evolved to survive in a specific climate. The next steps involve identifying how nature problem-solves, and applying these concepts."


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