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Boost your immune system with aloe and ginger.

Updated on December 21, 2011
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In ancient medicine, Aloe has been used for stomach discomfort and as a body warming substance. Extract from its thorny leaves has strong antioxidant, antipyretic and analgesic properties. It has some glycoproteins and polysaccharides.

They boost immune system and increase production of antibodies in the blood stream. Decrease breeding of viruses and improve overall body regeneration.

The compounds inside Aloe are also rich on Zinc, Manganese and Chromium and help assimilation of the vitamins A, C and E.

Except the culinary use of ginger for its taste and aroma, there is also the health benefits.

  • It helps decrease bacterial infections in stomach, battles bad cough and throat irritation.
  • Has calming and warming effect.
  • Stimulates immune response.
  • Disinfects and freshens mouth (and breath).

Both herbs are rich on Vitamin C. This vitamin also helps activate immune system response and is increasing the blood cell efficiency (boosts their vitality). It also propagates production of Interferons.

(Interferons are proteins produced in cells that bind to viruses to stop them from infecting healthy cells.)

Vitamin C also helps body detoxication after illness and increase regenerative abilities to all cells in the body. Eases assimilation of Iron and decreases free radicals in blood stream.

On first signs of disease this winter,

you can make drinkable mixed extract from both herbs. Grind cleaned ginger root and mix it with the pulp of Aloe leaves.The resulting mass is not very pleasant looking so ...

You better use juice maker for this, just remove the thorny leaf part from the aloe and the bark of the ginger root and let the machine squeeze a glass for you.

Have in mind, that the drink will be very bitter and very spicy (hot). Swallow it in small sips.

Heating is not a good idea, because the Aloe does not react well to heating and part of the compounds inside will be destroyed. Juice should be taken fresh.


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      Stoill Barzakov 6 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

      Yes indeed Tsvety :) No Cyrillic.

      Thanks Dinkan, it is very healthy combination. I have another recipe in the notes with Lemon grass, Aloe and Ginger but can't really test it. My lemon grass refuses to grow in pot and I abandoned it.

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      Tsvetana Kodjabasheva 6 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

      I see Cyrilic is of no use here:) Yes, and there are others. Your hubs are great!

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      dinkan53 6 years ago from India

      one of my uncle used to have Aloe,Honey, Ginger and Lemon Juice mix every morning while wake up from the past 34 years. Now he is 60 but looks like a man aged 35-40. Half of his garden is filled up with aloe and ginger. So this magic combination is a good energy drink and may have anti-aging properties. thanks for sharing

      rated up and useful!

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      Stoill Barzakov 6 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

      ????????? ?????, ?? ????? ?? ??? ????????? Hub-???. (Thank you Tsvety, did not knew there are bulgarian hubbers)

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      Tsvetana Kodjabasheva 6 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

      That was useful advice, thatk you for sharing. Up and useful.

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      sabrani44 6 years ago

      Thanks, will keep this in mind.