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Aloe Vera, Natures Super Plant
The aloe vera plant has been known to have medicinal properties since the first century. The average person thinks of the skin care benefits of the Aloe vera plant. It has long been associated with helping to heal burns and heal minor cuts. That is just one of the health benefits of this amazing plant. The aloe vera plant has many medicinal benefits both external and internal.
I will list many of the benefits of the aloe vera plant, but these benefits can be found in countless articles and books. I hope to not only recount these same benefits, but show you how you can acquire the aloe vera , use, and consume it in a healthy manner.
There are hundreds of species of Aloe Vera, but the commonly known species called Aloe Vera that has been in demand for its medicinal benefits is aloe barbadensis. This species can be grown at home, or the products of it can be easily purchased on line or in your local health food store.
Some of the common uses and benefits of the aloe vera plant are listed below. To receive many of these benefits the aloe vera must be eaten or consumed in a juice form.
Stops cancer growth and kills cancer tumors
Lowers blood cholesterol
Increases the oxygenation of blood
Helps cardiovascular performance
Reduces blood pressure
Treats a variety of respiratory disorders, asthma, flu, colds, bronchitis
Helps to maintain a healthy body weight
Cleanses the digestion system and eliminates constipation
Heals skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis
Treats skin ailments such as burns, cuts, sunburn, and insect bites
It has anti-inflammatory properties that helps muscle and joint mobility
Is useful in alleviating arthritis pain
Prevents kidney stones
Helps heal radiation burns internal and external
Reverses intestinal damage
Hydrates the skin
Is used to treat acid reflux disease
Cures stomach ulcers
Stabilizes blood sugar, so it benefits diabetics
Protects the kidneys against diseases
Gives the immune system a boost
Helps to cure gum disease
Beneficial in treating colon polyps
Contains vitamins, A,B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, Folic Acid and Niacin
Contains the following minerals, copper, iron, sodium, calcium, zinc, potassium, chromium, and magnesium
It is also a natural food preservative
Next I will show you, through the use of a video, how to prepare the pulp by fileting the aloe vera leaf. The pulp will be used later to make juice.
Preparing the pulp of the Aloe Vera
Now that you have the pulp of the aloe vera plant, you merely place it in a blender and blend it to produce the pure aloe vera gel that many people drink. I prepare it differently. I place the pulp in the blender along with a few cups of water and blend for a short period of time. I then place it in the refrigerator and drink a glass of it, one to three times a day. I began this practice accidentally. I had been suffering with bronchitis for about 9 months and I could not get rid of the cough. One day my Colombian wife prepared this juice. I drank it for a day, and I could immediately tell that it was working to help my congestion. That first night, I went to bed without any congestion. I was immediately hooked on aloe vera, because it did what the Doctors failed to do. That was when I began to investigate all of the amazing health benefits available to someone who consumes the aloe vera internally.
A very informative video about the benfits of Aloe Vera
I have always been skeptical of home remedies, but a few things have changed my mind. My wife who is a nurse in Colombia has always promoted natural cures. She introduced me to the Aloe Vera miracle, and that really made me a believer. Being in Colombia, many of the really great medicinal type plants and fruits are abundant and for sale in most markets. The aloe vera that we use, we buy in the local market down the street or we can use our own home grown plants that we have in front of our home.
This next and last video is informative and different, in that I found it to be a bit amusing. Enjoy it.
If you live somewhere where you can't find aloe vera, then check out Amazon or E bay. They always have aloe vera products for sale.