The Powers Of Aloe Vera
'The Natural Healer'
From health benefits, topical uses, tea recipes, smoothie recipes, homemade skincare and more. Aloe Vera gel contains powerful antioxidants belonging to a large family of substances known as polyphenols.
These polyphenols, along with several other compounds in aloe vera, help inhibit the growth of certain bacteria that can cause infections in humans.
Aloe Vera is a powerful anti-inflammatory, a natural analgesic and capable of speeding up cell growth due to the large number of nutrients and vitamins. Aloe gel constitutes of 96% water and contains around 200 biologically active components including essential vitamins A, and E.
# Aloe Vera Juice
- ½ cup aloe vera juice ( I recommend Fushi) or you can make your own at home - see below recipe for more details
- ½ cup cold pressed pineapple juice (or a fruit of your choice)
If you have an acquired taste for aloe vera juice, you can skip adding cold pressed juice to your drink.
To make your own aloe vera juice at home, simply blend the flesh of the aloe leaf with water and add a squeeze of key lime.
- Carefully cut/remove one side of the green leafy skin til you have clear aloe vera in hand. Then with a spoon, scoop out the gel.
- Add 2/4 tbsp aloe gel, 1 cup mineral water and a squeeze of key lime to the blender.
# Fight Dandruff
The compounds in the aloe gel fight bacteria and fungus that cause the flaky stuff. You can directly apply the raw aloe vera gel to your hair and scalp. Work it in with your hands into your scalp, hair, and ends. To help seal in the moisture, apply a few drops of Aloe Flax oil and massage in. Leave the aloe vera in for about 30 minutes and then rinse off.
EASY TRICK - Cut aloe leaf into cubes and store them in the freezer. Every time you make a smoothie - simply throw in a cube of aloe :)