Aloe vera juice is a wonderful liquid full of benefits and healing properties. We will discover how to take it every day and why it is advisable to do so.
The aloe vera is a medicinal plant used since antiquity to treat various conditions. It belongs to the “Lamiaceae” family, its scientific name is Aloe Barbadensis Miller” and it is also known by other names such as Aloe, Pita sabia, Aloe de Barbados.
Aloe vera is a very resistant and easy to grow plant, so we can have an aloe vera plant at home and take care of it ourselves, in addition to benefiting from all its properties, it can be worth us to decorate the space that we allocate in the house for it having Keep in mind that it must be in direct sunlight.
As we have said before, it is best to have the plant at home, so we can take some leaves to make our home remedies.
Currently, aloe vera juice can be found already prepared in the market in stores where natural products are dispensed such as in herbalists, parapharmacies, and online natural product stores.
Although making it ourselves we will make sure that its juice is 100% aloe vera, which we can translate into 100% natural without any artificial ingredient.
Among the different conditions that can be treated with aloe vera, we highlight: skin conditions, for oral hygiene, as well as for different stomach disorders such as heartburn, gastritis, and to regulate intestinal transit as it acts as a mild laxative.
In addition, aloe vera juice provides other benefits to our body acting as a cleanser, as a regenerator of skin cells, helps to regenerate internal tissues, is analgesic, anti-inflammatory.
All these benefits can be obtained through the homemade juice that we will prepare with aloe vera at home.
How to make Aloe vera juice at home:
As we have said before, having this wonderful and healing plant at home, making aloe vera juice is very easy.
Aloe vera leaves are known by the name of “stalks” and it is inside where they contain all the beneficial substances for our body.
When it comes to picking the stalks, it is better to take the whole leaf and use the amount we need the rest of the stalk that we have left over, we can keep it in the fridge in a well-closed container so that it does not rust and have it available for later preparations.
To prepare aloe vera juice we need only these two natural ingredients aloe vera and the juice of one lemon.
The steps to prepare aloe vera juice are as follows:
- We will cut a stalk (aloe vera leaf) with a sharp knife.
- We are removing the lateral rows that is the thorny part of the leaf.
- We wash the sheet well and then remove the skin.
- Now we extract the pulp of aloe vera, which is a kind of transparent gel that is found inside the leaves.
- We put the pulp of the aloe vera in the blender and add the lemon juice.
- We beat the juice well.
- We place the aloe vera juice in a well-closed container, better with hermetic closure, and we store it in the fridge to drink it.
- We can take a glass of this juice a day.
The aloe vera juice that we have made can be kept in the fridge for a week and we can also mix it with other fruit juices, taking into account that they are also natural juices made at home.
In general, aloe vera juice and its application in external uses is well tolerated, even so some people may have an allergy, and currently the detected cases are very low, reaching only 1% of the population.
For this reason and to prevent major ailments, we advise that before taking the juice, apply a little gel on the skin and observe the reaction.
Benefits of aloe vera for internal use
Regarding the internal use of aloe vera itself, due to its clear properties, it is used as an antiviral, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antitoxic.
Aloe vera is able to prevent and reduce arthritic inflammation and flatulence, while it is also able to help facilitate digestion due to its high enzyme content.
It also lowers blood sugar, which is why it is very good for people with diabetes, while also treating different intestinal problems.
Properties of aloe vera for the skin
The aloe vera is ideal for skin care, to the implement penetrates the three layers of the skin, sub cutis, the dermis and epidermis and helps remove fat from the pores and bacteria found in her floor.
The benefits of this plant on the skin are numerous as it helps to hydrate, care, regenerate and soften it. Its effectiveness is excellent as it enters the skin 4 times better than water.
It contains minerals, vitamins, amino acids and enzymes that encourage the reproduction of new cells, encourages skin regeneration, acts as a healing and toning agent.
It can be used before makeup or use a moisturizer that contains a percentage of this plant.
It has a preponderant power on the reduction of wrinkles and aging.
Not only women can benefit from its properties, men can apply it to their face after shaving, as it will help reduce irritation caused by the razor.
For the youngest, it is ideal to apply it on rashes and pimples that come out at puberty.
Its use also extends to food, as aloe vera juices are frequent on an empty stomach, which will help eliminate the problems of eczematous eruptions and psoriasis. On the other hand, it has an effect similar to cortisone, but without causing contraindications.
Other favorable benefits for the skin is for burns, insect bites, scars and cuts. For greater peace of mind, it is not harmful to later apply any medical treatment since it is absorbed quickly.
External use of aloe vera
It is widely used, for example, in cases of dry skin, as it helps in its hydration, and even also skin irritations, burns, skin spots or warts.
It is also used in cases of acne in adolescence, and in turn in sprains, eczema, sprains and rheumatic pain.