In Traditional Chinese Medicine Aloe Vera is considered a cool, moistening, Yin tonic and used to treat the skin externally and internally.
Did you know that aloe Vera can also kill parasites? Yep, it will make your skin feel better and make you detox from the inside too! It has effectively been used as a treatment for peptic ulcers, lung disorders, chronic leg ulcers, periodontal disease, seborrhea and hair loss. Aloe is effective against ringworm and other fungal infections, abscess, and inflamed cysts!
Aloe Vera juice is a super food of many vitamins and beneficial nutrients: Vitamins A (beta-carotene and retinol), B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine), B12 (cyanocobalamin), choline, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), E (tocopherol) and folic acid; plus the minerals calcium, chlorine, copper, germanium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, silicon, sodium, sulfur and zinc.
How to use Aloe Vera externally?
Rub it On: To access aloe vera gel, simply cut a leaf in half along its length and apply the inner pulp to the affected area. The clear gel inside the leaf has an immediate soothing effect and places a protective coat over the affected area, speeding the rate of healing and reducing the risk of infection. This action is due in part to the presence of aloectin B,an immune stimulating constituent present in the gel helps soothe wounds.
Take it Internally!
Not the Plant! NO! That has SPIKES! This will involve a trip to your local health food store where you can purchase liquid aloe Vera that is labeled: “Safe for internal use.”
Aloe Vera juice is made with both the skin and gel of the plant. Anthraquinones present in aloe juice is a useful digestive stimulant and can act as a strong laxative. Anthraquinones also bind to calcium in the urinary tract and can help significantly reduce urinary calcium crystals. Aloe juice may also be helpful for those with diabetes type II, as laboratory studies show that it can stimulate insulin release from the pancreas and reduce blood sugar and triglyceride levels in the blood. It can also be used to help soothe intestinal ulcers, help improve protein digestion, promotes digestive bacteria, reduce abdominal bloating, helps reduce yeast infections, and can tremendously help people dealing with irritable bowel syndrome and colitis. YES!!! Make my digestion better!
Aloe Vera Juice Yummy Smoothie: AVJYSMOO
1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
½ frozen blueberries (raspberries, blackberries, also option)
¼ cup Aloe Vera juice
½ cup frozen mango chunks
A pinch of salt
Stevia, honey, or xylitol sweetener (add to taste—little bit of each sweetener goes a long way—better to add small amount first then taste!)
¼ cup fresh mint or basil to taste
Coconut shreds/flakes (not sugared)