When you think of aloe vera, most of you will think of a plant’s aloe that sooths sunburns. Although that is a great service the aloe vera plant does for us, there are far more health benefits aloe vera offers.
For one thing, aloe vera juice has been around for hundreds of years. Yes, I said juice. You heard correctly, aloe vera can be digested internally.
Aloe Vera gel is anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and has some amazing healing properties. It’s a long list, so take notes if you need to!
Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice
- Halts the growth of cancer tumors
- Lowers high cholesterol
- Boosts the oxygenation of your blood
- Eases inflammation and soothes arthritis pain
- Protects the body from oxidative stress
- Prevents kidney stones and protects the body from oxalates in coffee and tea
- Cures ulcers, IBS, Crohn’s disease and other digestive disorders
- Speeds recovery from injury or physical exertion
- Reduces high blood pressure natural, by treating the cause, not just the symptoms
- Nourishes the body with minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glyconutrients
- Replaces dozens of first aid products, makes bandages and antibacterial sprays obsolete
- Halts colon cancer, heals the intestines and lubricates the digestive tract
- Helps constipation
- Stabilizes blood sugar and reduces triglycerides in diabetics
- Prevents and treats candida infections
- Protects the kidneys from disease
- Functions as nature’s own “sports drink” for electrolyte balance
- Boosts cardiovascular performance and physical endurance
- Hydrates the skin, accelerates skin repair
- Accelerates healing from physical burns and radiation burns
Wanna talk about organic juice? How about if I told you that you can make home made aloe vera juice! Sure, you can buy it at a store, but what fun is that?
Here’s how to make Homemade Aloe Vera Juice
First thing’s first, you need an aloe vera plant. It’s a great plant to keep a home even if you merely use it for the aloe gel that comes out of the leaves (that’s the soothing part). If you have children, aloe plants will come in handy, trust me.
Now once you have your aloe plant, here’s how to make some homemade aloe vera juice
Step 1: Cut off a large leave from the plant. Let the water drip out from the widest end by holding it up side down (the gel will not fall out so don’t worry).
Step 2: Cut the leave in half and fillet the gel out of the middle of the leave. Be sure to not get any of the yellow part that is near the skin, that is the sour part.
Step 3: Add the contents of a vitamin E capsule for every ¼ cup of gel you extract.
If you want pure aloe vera juice, there you have it. If you’re looking for some that tastes a little better, throw it in the blender with some fruit and even almond milk with ice.
Yum, now that’s what I call a healthy smoothie!