The ancient Egyptians called Aloe Vera the “plant of immortality“. Both Cleopatra and Nefertiti attribute their beauty to this plant, spending much time soaking in baths filled with Aloe. It is also known as the medicine plant, the treatment plant, the miracle plant, and the healing plant.
Man has used the plant for over 5,000 years. We generally use it for topical applications, eg: burns, cuts and general skin improvement. However, Aloe Vera has much more than just topical value. Drinking Aloe juice has many health benefits as it detoxifies the body. More and more uses are being discovered almost daily. Here are some of the reasons you should be using the aloe vera plant:
1. Helping With Weight Loss
Aloe juice speeds up metabolism; it helps in the promotion of proper digestion; and also aids in the burning of extra fat and calories. The juice from the aloe plant helps reduce water retention and fat accumulation. It contains lots of soluble fiber. This soluble fiber binds with the fatty foods we consume and helps in their elimination. Thus preventing the absorption of excessive dietary fat.
To accomplish this the aloe gel must be taken at least once daily.
2. Aloe Vera For Beauty
Aloe Vera Your Complete Beauty Treatment
The Aloe gel has been used for eons as a beauty treatment. Aloe is used in many beauty and hair care products. The gel is a superior moisturizer and is anti-aging.
- It helps remove wrinkles and facial lines.
- Repairs sun damaged skin.
- Acts as a sunscreen
- Treats dark spots.
- Heals acne and whiteheads.
Applying the gel morning and evening can help in the removal of skin blemishes. Also drinking the gel daily helps bring about beautiful skin from the inside out.
Create Firming Mask
The aloin (the brown substance that seeps from the leaf when it is freshly cut) acts as a facial mask. Simply take the aloin from a freshly cut leaf and apply it to your face before going to bed. The gel will harden and bind the skin together. On arising simply wash off the gel to reveal beautiful, firm skin.
3. Aloe Vera A Diabetic Cure
Lowering of blood sugar is a well-known effect of Aloe vera juice therapy. Drinking Aloe increases the secretion of insulin, thereby helping in the control of sudden spikes in blood glucose. Many diabetic patients are known to have reduced their medication when aloe vera juice is consumed regularly.
If you are diabetic, frequent monitoring of blood sugar levels is essential when you start on Aloe vera juice. Diabetic medication should be adjusted accordingly under guidance from a qualified health practitioner.
4. Unusual & Unexpected Clinical Responses To Aloe Treatment
The active ingredient in Aloe is the molecule called Mannose. It is a ‘cell for function’ and an energy molecule. Remarkable studies over many years have revealed that the Mannose in Aloe has almost miraculous healing and restorative properties. Here are some of the miraculous results:
- Down Syndrome – healed completely.
- Dwarfism in infants completely healed and their appearance transformed to that of normal children.
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – These children went from having an IQ of 52 to over 100 with the continued use of the juice. Even their appearance changed.
- Leukodystrophies (a brain defect where these children’s brains don’t develop) – they came out of commas and begin to develop.
- Alzheimer’s patients who had lost the ability to speak for between one (1) to two (2) years were restored to full capacity.
- Old Stable Strokes – up to 26 years, major sensory and motor defects returned to normalcy.
- Parkinsons – over 300 documented Parkinson patients that have responded.
- Cancer was completely healed.
- Aids patients had their sores disappear.
- Cerebral Palsy in adults and children healed.
Aloe Vera The Most Complete Food
Aloe is perhaps the most complete food known to mankind. It contains:
- A (Beta-Carotene)
- B1 (Thiamine)
- B2 (Riboflavin)
- B3 (Niacin)
- B6 (Pyridoksin)
- Alkaline phosphatase
The Dangers of Aloe
Aloe is as powerful as it is dangerous. What makes it dangerous? The answer is Aloin, the brownish/reddish substance under the skin of the Aloe plant. Not only is Aloin a mild laxative, but it is also toxic. Continued consumption of it can poison the system.
Making Aloe Juice
To remove the Aloin, cut the leaf and place it in a bowl of water. Leave it to soak. The water will turn red. Drain off the water and place the aloe in a fresh container of water. When the water has turned mildly discolored, remove the leaf and extract the gel.
To remove the gel cut off the sharp edges of the leaf. Slice the leaf in two along its entire length and scope out the gel. Once you have extracted the gel blend in some water.