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ALOE VERA TONIC RECIPE
For an Aloe Vera Tonic, try this suggestion. Many people place the juice from Aloe Vera in water and place in the refrigerator. Drink this as often as desired. Used as a general tonic and it is a great bowel regulator.
ALOE VERA LEMONADE RECIPE
The ever-popular summer-time drink also has the potential to bring major health benefits. This particular version of lemonade is my go-to beverage on a regular basis. It is chock-full of delicious nutrients and, if you can believe it, is almost calorie free!
Lemons are powerful anti-oxidants. They are believed to be anti-cancer, as well as useful in lowering blood pressure and increasing HDL, the good cholesterol. The mouth-puckering juice is also used to clear the digestive system and purify the liver, and is great for relieving nausea and soothing symptoms of the common cold.
A lesser-known, but vital tonic, is Aloe Vera. Aloe vera is an amazing plant. Its juice provides a long list of impressive benefits. Not only does it soothe skin, it is also incredibly helpful in soothing and healing the gut. It is tremendously important for those with ulcers, Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease, IBS and gluten intolerance. In addition, aloe juice can amplify the absorption of vitamins and decrease inflammation in the body. Aloe juice has a slight tanginess that blends perfectly with lemons, and can be purchased at your local health food store or online.
Stevia adds the perfect amount of sweetness to this refreshing drink. The extract from the stevia plant is up to 300 times sweeter than sugar, so a little goes a long way. The best news is that this natural sweetener has no calories and has very little effect on blood sugar. Stevia comes in both a powder and a liquid form, and can also be found at your local health food store.
1/2 cup freshly squeezed organic Lemon juice
1/2 cup organic Aloe Vera juice
2 cups Water
20 drops liquid Stevia
Instructions: Combine all ingredients and stir well. Serve over ice. Makes 2 servings.
ALOE VERA TONIC SYRUP RECIPE
1 1/4 cups (300 grams) fresh Aloe Arborescens or Aloe Vera Leaves (Harvested At Night)
2 cups (500 grams) Pure Honey
4 to 5 tablespoons Rum (Whisky, Brandy or other similar alcohol can be used)
1. Wash the Aloe leaf (or leaves) and remove the thorns/spines. Cut into pieces.
2. Put the Aloe pieces, the honey and Rum in a blender.
3. Blend for 2 to 3 minutes.
You will obtain a greenish syrup. The amount of syrup obtained from the above quantities of the three elements constitutes one batch. Keep the syrup refrigerated and in the dark. Before using syrup, shake the bottle thoroughly to mix ingredients. Take one to two tablespoons of syrup three times daily, morning, noon and evening, 1/2 hour before meals. You should consider starting with one tablespoon in the beginning. The preparaton can last 10 days and longer if stored properly. Do not stop taking the syrup until your first batch is totally used, even if you are feeling signs of health imporvement.
Aloe Arborescens is the preferred botanical aloe because it is more potent, but the more common Aloe Vera may be used with less potency, but still health-giving properties. Aloe Arborescens is being studied for possible anti-cancer properties for fighting and preventing certain types of cancer.
When taking seveal batches in a row, it is necessary to keep an interval of 10 days between the taking of one batch of syrup and the following batch to give the body a break if you are finding the aloe plant mildly toxic with detoxifying properties. Side effects with using Aloe appear to be dose dependent for toxic effects. The intervals of 10 days with the ingestion will do no harm. Some people are able to take the syrup without interruption without side effects.
To assist health benefits of syrup, avoid eating meat, dairy products, refined sugar, artificial coloring, chemicals, sweeteners, white flour, etc. Eat plenty of organic foods such as Broccoli, Sprouts, Cauliflower, Kale, Garlic, Beans, Blueberries, Onions, Ginger, Spirulina, Chlorella, Fresh Fruits, etc.
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ALOE VERA LEMON GINGER BLAST RECIPE
This recipe is made with a combination of Aloe Vera, Lemon Juice, Green Juices, and Ginger. It is great for inflammation, cleansing, and energizing the body. It may take you some time to adjust to the taste and texture of the preparation.
1 Large Aloe Vera Leaf, peeled using gel only
1 Knob Ginger
1 Bunch Spinach
Jalapeno or Habanero Pepper (optional)
Dash Cayenne Pepper (optional)
Instructions: Juice together cucumbers, lemon, ginger, apples, and spinach leaves. For added zesty kick, jalapeno, habanero peppers and/or cayenne pepper may be added, After juicing, transfer juice mixture to a blender and add aloe vera gel pieces. Pulse blend and serve immediately.
This recipe can be adapted to your taste by adding carrots, broccoli, kale, garlic and other raw food items to your blend.
ALOE VERA HERBAL DESCRIPTION
The magnificent Aloe plant, that is designed to be self-sufficient & thrive in the desert, feeds us in unique ways with its 250+ naturally occurring constituents including: enzymes, amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, glycoproteins, sterols, growth factors, & all sizes of uniquely complex Aloe polysaccharides and mannans. This incredibly stable Aloe Vera Gel with a pourable consistency is highly beneficial for dietary, cosmetic, and household use. A helpful and indispensable household ally for treating burns, bites, and other skin maladies. Pulverized from the inner fillet of certified organically grown Aloe Vera plants, and further filtered to produce a clear and consistent Aloe gel with a well rounded, and fresh odor.
Aloe Vera is a good plant to keep in the kitchen. Fresh gel from the aloe plant produces the best results for first aid being directly applied to the damaged skin. When the leaf is broken, its gel is placed on minor burns and sunburns to relieve pain and prevent blisters. Aloe Vera may be used for cuts and scrapes to reduce inflammation, decrease swelling and redness, and accelerate wound healing.
As a natural moisturizer, Aloe Vera softens the skin and helps to restore damaged tissue. Aloe Vera can aid in keeping the skin supple, and has been used in the control of acne and eczema. It can relieve itching due to insect bites, poison ivy rashes, and allergies. Aloe's healing power come from increasing the availability of oxygen to the skin, and by increasing the synthesis and strength of tissue. To get even more benefit from fresh gel for slowly healing sores, apply a cut whole leaf to the area and cover with gauze. Aloe Vera has been found useful for radiation-therapy burns and for frostbite.
As a food supplement, Aloe Vera is said to facilitate digestion, aid in blood and lymphatic circulation, as well as kidney, liver and gall bladder functions. Taken internally, 98 to 99 percent pure Aloe Vera is known to aid in the healing of stomach disorders, ulcers, constipation, hemorrhoids, rectal itching, colitis, and all colon problems. Aloe Vera contains at least three anti-inflammatory fatty acids that are helpful for the stomach, small intestine and colon. It naturally alkalizes digestive juices to prevent over-acidity - a common cause of indigestion.
Aloe Vera can also be helpful against infections, varicose veins, skin cancer, and arthritis, and is used in the treatment of AIDS. A newly discovered compound in Aloe, acemannan, is currently being studied for its ability to strengthen the bodies natural resistance. Studies have shown acemannan to boost T-lymphocyte cells and aid the immune system.
It helps cleanse the digestive tract by exerting a soothing, balancing effect. A potent laxative juice, different from the gel, comes from the base of the leaves and is dried. There have been excellent results in using colon cleansers containing psyllium husks in combination with Aloe Vera juice. This combination has been found to be good for food allergy and colon disorder sufferers. Psyllium keeps the folds and pockets in the colon free of toxic material that gathers there. The aloe vera not only has a healing effect, but if constipation or diarrhea is present, it will return the stools to normal. It takes a few weeks to cleanse the colon, but regular, periodic use will keep the colon clean. As with any substance, it is possible to develop an intolerance to Aloe Vera and/or Psyllium Husks, so this treatment should not be used on an ongoing basis. Aloe Vera juice is available commercially for use internally.
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