I am not sure how accurate it would be to say that most of us are familiar with Aloe vera as the go-to plant for cuts and burns, but it does seem to be in every household whether for ornamental or medicinal purposes. Both my grandmother and mother always had gorgeous Aloe plants around the house and in the garden so growing up it was our tradition to cut an Aloe leaf to collect its pulp/ gel and latex (the fine yellow film between the outer leaf and the pulp/gel) upon cutting ourselves. After a nice sunburn (not) my sisters and I would vigorously apply it all over our bodies to relieve the pain and protect our skin from sun damage. Without even knowing it at the time, this family custom was actually doing more for us than just relieving pain!
Though 99% water, its 1% of protein, calcium, magnesium, zinc, germanium, vitamin E, A & C, amino acids, anthraquinones (a compound known for its laxative effects and anti-cancerous effects), salicylic acid, saponins and fatty acids and enzymes are highly concentrated, making this plant an excellent treatment for our skin and for the epithelial tissue (the membrane that lines our internal organs).
Aloe alone helps:
Health food stores sell organic aloe juice! Drink the recommended amount daily to cleanse and to energize your body. Topically, your skin benefits from all the vitamins, trace minerals and anti bacterial & anti-inflammatory properties this amazing plant has to offer. You can also maximize on the effects Aloe vera by using either one of our Floral Mists and our Therapeutic Lip Cream.
Cooling Aloe Drink
2 oz chilled organic aloe juice/water
1 organic strawberry
4 organic grapes of your choice
1 mint leaf chopped (optional)
In a blender, liquify all the ingredients except mint. Strain (unless you enjoy the pieces of fuit). Add chopped mint. Drink this on empty stomach 30 min. before eating. I like to have it early morning before beginning my day. It's a great energizer and feel-good drink! Enjoy!
It's all in Nature!
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