Aloe And Other Suggestions

Aloe vera in the herbal medicinal world has a special place because of its importance in reducing the provoked transformative energy pattern called Pitta. Aloe has been studied extensively and as part of its molecular structure happens to be long chains of mannose molecules. Mannose is one of the now recognized ten or more essential glucosaccharides. As in the biology of amino acids what makes these glucosaccharides essential is not that the body cannot make them, but that it takes many biochemical steps for the body to make them, so the process becomes inefficient, especially if the body needs the molecule for repair. It is much easier for the body to gain these molecules from diet.

The mannose molecule is not commonly found in the diet so supplementation is extremely valuable for health. So it is more efficient for the body to get the mannose from the environment, that is, in the form of aloe. Mannose is important in the body because it is so frequently needed in the creation and maintenance of all the complex glycoproteins that are not only key in the formation of cellular receptors important in communication but also in the formation of the protective GAG (glycosoamine glycan) layers in the body.

GAG layers are ubiquitous in the body. Any channel that communicates with the outside world has a protective GAG layer. When these protective mucoid barriers are broken down by high acidic loading, as in hyperacidity syndrome or gastroesophageal reflux, damage to the underlying gastric and esophageal mucosa occurs and the subsequent manifestation of symptoms of acid indigestion and heartburn (when Pitta is provoked the biologic fire is out of control or out of balance). Aloe is useful for external burns of the body such as sunburns, but it can be taken internally as well, for internal burns. These internal burns such as the symptomatic heartBURN is such an example, but there are other burns occurring on mucosal surfaces as well.

The mucosal GAG layer of the urinary tract may become involved in the same process as in the gastrointestinal tract. The loss of the protective GAG layer of the urinary bladder is probably an indicator of the sick bladder mucosa or urothelium. Current research shows that the urothelium is involved in other energetic molecular manifestations such as APF (Pitta molecule) and NGF (Vata molecule).