Known to the Egyptians as plant of immortality and for Native Americans like wand of heaven aloe vera comes with a wide range of amazing healing properties – some of which you may already be aware. It might even have their own aloe vera plant in your home for those little emergencies like scrapes, cuts and burns, but did you know that aloe vera is not only limited to topical use and is actually even more beneficial for your body when they are taken internally?
Aloe vera contains over 200 biologically active components of natural origin which include polysaccharides, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and minerals that promote nutrient absorption.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, has also been a drug commonly prescribed in the United States throughout the 18th and 19th centuries
Today, it remains one of the most commonly used medicinal plants. This is due to the fact that it has a wide range of uses such as in the treatment of fever, osteoarthritis, issues from the mouth, ulcerative colitis and asthma.
it is also considered one of the best natural products for beauty care. The gel of this plant effectively relieves cuts, infections, burns, wounds and burns, and also fights inflammation and itching due to its analgesic properties.
Several studies have shown that it is even better than conventional remedies in the treatment of burns, because it relieves pain and speeds the healing process.
Aloe Vera has two beneficial immune-boosting compounds: polysaccharides and glycoproteins. Glycoproteins relieve pain and relieve inflammation, while polysaccharides moisturize the skin and support the process of skin repair.
Also, try aloe vera and help in the case numerous f other health problems, such as dental disease, constipation, psoriasis, high cholesterol, inflammatory bowel disease, genital herpes, mouth ulcers, infection of the upper respiratory tract, seborrheic dermatitis and cancer. It also reduces blood sugar levels in the case of diabetes type 2.
In order to prepare the aloe vera gel and use it to address some of these problems, follow the instructions below:
- An aloe plant
- Fresh lemon juice
- A clean cotton towel
- A sharp knife filleting
- A sterile glass bottle
- A clean cutting board
- A clean plate
- A food processor (optional)
- Wash your hands thoroughly in order to avoid contamination of the sterile gel.
- Choose a thick and juicy leaf of the plant, at least 4-6 inches long, preferably from the bottom. Make sure cut it off properly in order not to harm the other sheets.
- Clean the knife that you will use.
- sheet Wash well, dry it and leave it on a plate at an angle of 45 ° for 15 minutes to allow drain the yellow juice. In some cases, this can lead to digestive juice problems, since it acts as a laxative.
- Place the sheet on a cutting board and cut the edges of the sides.
- should fillet in order to remove the green outer layer. Try not to lose too much gel in this process.
- Then cut into cubes and get put in a jar.
- In order to obtain all the gel can run the knife along the remains of green once again. Run the knife along the green crop residues any remaining gel
- In order to make it last longer, squeeze some lemon juice over the gel, and a little shake to coat evenly.
- At the end, you can pour the gel in a food processor and make a soft gel.
- Keep aloe vera gel in a sealed jar in the refrigerator, where it can remain for up to a week.
For topical use, should be cleaned and cut the sheet along. Then, rub the gel over the wound several times a day, until it is completely healed.
For medicinal use, take 30 ml of gel 3 times during the day. However, you should consult your naturopathic doctor before using aloe vera internally.