Aloe Vera plant is a very popular in the American households. In fact, numerous people worldwide have aloe Vera plant in their own houses. The truth is that this plant can actually be very useful due to it incredible healing features.
It is also known under the term Aloe Barbadensis and was used for centuries back everywhere in this world. Its sacred place was thought to be Egypt, Greek, and Roman societies, but it was also used for medical purposes in Latin America, Caribbean Islands, and South Africa. Experts from the Medical Center in the Maryland University prove that Aloe was prescribed as a popular medicine in the U.S.A. in 18th and 19th centuries.
BENEFITS OF ALOE
This amazingly healthy plant is very popular natural and traditional remedy for osteoarthritis, mouth, ulcerate colitis, asthma, and fever. It is considered to be a natural beauty product and it can be used as a tonic. The gel of this plant can be applied onto the skin for treatment of burns, sunburns, cuts, wounds, and infections. It can act as an analgesic that fights against itching and inflammation. It is because of its 2 very potent immune-boosting ingredients: polysaccharides and glycoproteins. The first one repair skin and keep it hydrated, while the latter block pain and soothe inflammation.
Studies proved that aloe Vera gel treats burns better than prescribed medication, in shorter period of time. Aloe Vera gel treats genital herpes, constipation, psoriasis, canker sores, dental conditions, cancer, infections in the upper respiratory tract, high cholesterol, and lowers sugar levels in the blood.
HOW TO PREPARE AND USE ALOE GEL
1 cutting board
1 filleting knife
1 aloe plant
1 cotton towel
1 glass jar
Wash your hands in order not to contaminate the sterile gel and then, pick a thick and mature leaf from the very bottom of the plant. The leaf need to be 4 to 6 inches long at least. Cut it off carefully from the plant in order not to harm the rest of the leaves. Then, wipe the knife clean. After that, wash and dry the leaf. Leave it at 45° angle on your plate in order to drain out its juice. Wait around 15 minutes and then put the leaf on the cutting board and cut out the sharp edges from both sides. Then fillet the leaf gently in order to eliminate the outer shell. Remember that you will have to repeat this process for a couple of times until all of the green is removed. Then, cut the gel into cubes and place it into your jar. Run the knife through the green scraps in order to harvest the gel that have remained. Or, you can squeeze a little bit of the lemon juice over the gel so it can last for longer period of time. ¼ lemon will be enough for each cup of gel. To coat evenly, shake it well.
Note: If you want, you can put the gel into the food processor in order to make a smoother gel. Store the gel in a jar, close it with a lid, and keep it in the fridge for a week.
HOW TO USE IT:
If you are going to use internally, consume 30 ml, 3 times on a daily basis.
If you are going to use it topically, clean well and cut the leaf lengthwise, then rub the gel to your wound directly a few times on a daily basis until the wound is healed completely.