In this article we will try to see how we can do Aloe vera juice to benefit from unknown medicinal properties of this plant.
We know the properties that aloe vera can provide us. We are used to hearing its ability to heal superficial wounds on the skin, to recover burned skin and, ultimately, to hydrate us.
However, although it may seem a little stranger to us, this plant can also be taken. The Aloe vera juice it is indicated for a lot of problems related to the human being. Let’s all discuss them. The more scientific the better, no miracle remedies.
We are not surprised by anything that Aloe vera is considered as the «plant of immortality«. Since ancient times, in Egyptian times, some of its properties were already known and cultivated for human benefit. In fact, there are accounts in the Bible where the mixtures that were made using this plant and some other compounds are commented.
Although the botanical characteristics will be seen in the entry on the cultivation of Aloe Vera, tell you that this plant belongs to the family Xanthorrhoeaceae, It is typical of dry and sandy terrain, typical coastal environments and, especially, the Mediterranean area.
Its use as a cosmetic
Currently, one of the greatest uses that this plant has is at the cosmetic level. We just have to go to any supermarket in the cosmetics area and we will find a wide variety of products that contain Aloe Vera extract. It is used to protect the skin from inclement weather, to moisturize, to reconstitute the skin, give it firmness and heal wounds.
Now, what happens if we ingest the juice of Aloe vera?
How to make homemade Aloe vera juice
The Aloe Vera game is full of antioxidant compounds. Those who take it say they notice its benefits in a short period of time. Of course, it is taken as a complement never as a substitute for any meal.
Steps to obtain Aloe vera juice
1.- We pluck a few leaves from our plant.
2.- Remove the bark and let the gel take inside (transparent) with a spoon. With between 30 and 50 ml we will have enough to prepare a juice.
3.- Add 250 ml of juice of any citrus fruit. We can use grapefruit juice, lemon, orange, mandarin, etc.
4.- We pass through the blender or blender the mixture.
5.- We will leave it for a while until the mixture has a smooth consistency.
Try to drink the juice of Aloe vera as soon as you can, because given the large amount of vitamins it has, they can oxidize in contact with the environment.
However, if you have a little left over, you can pack it in a tightly closed container and store it in the refrigerator for a few more days.
The benefits of Aloe vera juice
This plant contains highly antiseptic ingredients is a potent cell rejuvenator. When we ingest it, it produces the following symptoms in our body:
- Regulation of blood pressure.
- Improves the healing of internal wounds.
- Strengthens the immune system.
- Improves constipation.
- Reduces the acidity caused by certain heavy meals.
- Stimulates bacterial flora and its growth in situations of gastric problems.
- Regulates the blood sugar content.
- It has a reducing effect on bad cholesterol.
- It is a supplement in slimming diets.
- Improves blood circulation.
This is because when we ingest the gel of this plant, it contains (as we will see later in the nutritional information) a large amount of lipids, amino acids, enzymes and polysaccharides.
The effect of Aloe Vera can be combined with other infusions that have a strong and deep flavor, such as infusion of thyme.
Possible side effects and toxicities of aloe juice
Rarely, like many other plants, drugs, and chemicals, allergic reactions occur. The Aloe Vera, as such, can also produce such reactions. In some cases, irritations have been observed.ando applies the juice of this plant on the skin.
Also, if drunk, it can cause digestive and liver discomfort. In such a case, its intake should be immediately cut and consult with a specialist doctor.
Also, it is recommended that pregnant people or those who have children during breastfeeding season do not consume Aloe juice, as poisoning can be transmitted to the child or passed through breast milk.
People with diabetes they should consult with their family doctor the possible contraindications that can cause in the level of blood sugar the intake of juice of Aloe.
How much is recommended to take per day?
It is advisable to take around 50-100 millimeters (one small glass) a day of aloe vera juice. There are those who take 2 times, in the morning and in the afternoon, but it is advisable to start small and never go over the amounts. As with any other ingredient or product, excesses are usually always harmful.
As an example, some juices sold in natural product stores, with a purity of 85-90%, recommend taking around 250 ml a day.
Nutritional Information of Leaf Juice
|Contribution per 100 ml (aloe vera leaf juice/juice)|
|C hydrates||4,,8 %|
|Proteins||< 1 %|
|Mineral elements||per 100 ml||Vitamins||Per 100 ml|
|K||80 mg||Retinol (Vit. A)||4.0 IU|
|Na||24 mg||Thiamine (Vit. B1)||20 μg|
|P||1.2 mg||Riboflavin (Vit. B2)||20μg|
|AC||36 mg||Niacin (Vit. B3)||1.2 μg|
|Faith||3 mg||Pyridoxine (Vit. B6)||8.8 μg|