Aloe Vera juice has become very popular as a natural remedy for various conditions.
Most people use aloe simply by cutting off a piece of leaf and squeezing the liquid onto their skin. This works, but it wastes the inner gel, which is the most potent part of the plant. To use the gel, you’ll need to “fillet” the leaves rather than merely squeezing them (see the video at the bottom of the page).
I’ve also seen recipes calling for the use of the whole leaf – including the skin – such as the smoothie recipe below.
Aloe Vera Juice and Smoothie Recipes
Aloe Vera & Orange Juice
1 inch of aloe vera leaf, filleted
Juice two oranges and blend in the aloe vera pulp.
Aloe Vera – Apple – Lemon – Cucumber
2 tbsp aloe vera pulp
1. Blend or juice the apple and the cucumber
2. Add the lemon juice
3. Cut open an aloe vera leaf and scoop out 2 tbsp of the pulp and add it to the mixture, and blend
Aloe Vera Green Smoothie Monster
4 leaves kale, stems removed
4 leaves chard, stems removed
½ bunch fresh parsley
1 leaf aloe vera
½ bunch dandelion greens
3 cups water
Aloe Vera Benefits
Aloe vera juice helps improve skin quality and complexion and it’s frequently used as an ingredient in many beauty and skin care products. Aloe has been used for centuries as an aid for cuts and burns. It also helps alleviate the pain of sunburn while speeding healing and can be used as a skin moisturizer.
Drinking aloe vera juice improves the digestion and is one of the most common reasons people drink it. According to some research, when aloe is applied topically to a wound, it helps speed up the healing process.
One study provides evidence that the sterols found in aloe vera have strong anti-inflammtory properties.
How to prepare aloe vera and orange juice.
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