The ancient Egyptians called Aloe Vera the “plant of immortality“. Both Cleopatra and Nefertiti attribute their beauty to this plant, spending much time soaking in baths filled with Aloe.
Man has used the plant for over 5,000 years. We generally use it for topical applications, eg: burns, cuts and general skin improvement. However, Aloe Vera has much more than just topical value. Drinking Aloe juice has many health benefits as it detoxifies the body. More and more uses are being discovered almost daily.
Aloe For Beauty
The Aloe gel has been used for eons as a beauty treatment. The gel is a superior moisturizer and is anti aging.
- It help removes wrinkles and facial lines.
- Repairs sun damaged skin.
- Treats dark spots.
- Heals acne and whiteheads.
Aloe Vera The Most Complete Food
Aloe is perhaps the most complete food known to mankind. It contains:
- A (Beta-Carotene)
- B1 (Thiamine)
- B2 (Riboflavin)
- B3 (Niacin)
- B6 (Pyridoksin)
- Alkaline phosphatase
Aloe Vera Is More Than A Topical Cure
But the most significant ingredient in Aloe is Mannose. Remarkable studies have revealed that Aloe heals children with Down Syndrome. These children went from having an IQ of 52 to over 100 with the continued use of the juice.
Alzheimer’s patients who had lost the ability to speak were, over time, restored to full capacity. Cancer was completely healed, etc. Aids patients had their sores disappear. (watch video below)
The Dangers of Aloe
Aloe as powerful as it, is as dangerous as it is powerful. What makes it dangerous? The answer is Aloin, the brownish/reddish substance under the skin of the Aloe plant. Aloin is used as a facial mask to firm up the skin. Left over night it firms up the face. It is also a mild laxative. However, Aloin is toxic and consumption of it can poison the system.
Making Aloe Juice
To remove the Aloin, cut the leaf and place in a bowl of water. Leave it overnight. The water will turn red. Remove the leaf cut the sides off the leaf and remove the gel and blend in some water.