Aloe vera juice

Aloe vera juice
Aloe vera juice, an ideal option for those who are not so lucky to own one of these attractive house plants.

It can be bought and found quite easily on the internet and even in supermarkets or in organic stores let alone, in specialized grocery shops.
 

The difference between aloe vera juice and gel

As a matter of fact, the gel is simply extracted from the plant and at times, a little rubber is added to make it more consistent, but this is totally a natural product.

Aloe vera juice in contrast, is literally, a mixture of water and aloe vera gel, and practically, it is made in a natural and an almost unanimous manner. You can even make it yourself if you have a plant, simply take the pulp without the skin and mix it with a little water, but be careful, it tends to oxidize very fast.

The industrial process of preparing the juice on the other hand, comes from grinding the aloe vera leaves and as always, there are both foods and drinks… If you decide to buy try to opt for an aloe vera juice containing at least 50 % of aloe vera in it.

Ideally, the juice has to be produced by cold pressure which will allow it to preserve all its properties in its original state, but this is evidently very much expensive.

Benefactions of aloe vera juice

Aloe vera is rich in A, B, C, E vitamins not to forget its minerals such as potassium, copper, zinc, sodium, iron, this all natural product also contains a rich amount of amino acids, antioxidants, etc. … in short a concentrate of the best things needed for the body.

Aloe vera juice also plays a part as an effective treatment that can restore tonicity, strengthen the immune system, help digestion problems, intestinal disorders, and strengthen the overall health as a general rule of the body.

Its detoxifying properties must also be taken into account which helps the body get rid of harmful toxins and metals that we gulp down with other industrial products.

In summary, a good herbal aloe vera juice can only prove beneficial for your health in view of the cocktail of nutrients containing in this plant.

Making aloe vera oil

Making aloe vera oil
We sometimes hear of people talking about aloe vera oil, particularly about the great feeling attained when massaged using aloe vera oil.

In fact it is important to be aware that aloe vera oil does not exist as such, it is in fact what we call a macerate, an oil in which wallow plants or another vegetable oil is allowed to macerate, which is then mixed with aloe vera.

Benefitting from various aloe vera qualities and combining them with an oil known to be excellent for the skin and the body, therefore remains an excellent idea and allows incorporating two products renowned for their hydration capacity.

Aloe vera oil recipe

For this top product you will need:
– A cup of pure aloe vera gel
– A cup of coconut oil
– Some drops of essential rose oil

All you should do is to heat the coconut oil over a low heat and add the aloe vera gel along with the essential rose oil to it.
Mix well, and this should not be left too long on the fire nor keep it boiling; the mixture should be very hot so that the different ingredients will combine together perfectly. Coconut oil is known for its ease in penetrating into the skin and the hair, and remains as a skincare product in oriental spas; such are its excellent qualities for the skin. Aloe vera nourishes and hydrates the skin; in particular view of its components, and finally the essential rose oil is known to be an ideal skin toner.

With this oil, you possess one of the best possible products that helps hydrate the body and also the hair. A great product to be preferably stored in a dark bottle, and if possible in the refrigerator so as to preserve all its nutrients.

Aloe vera and its side effects

Aloe vera and its side effects
Aloe vera this wonderful plant with multiple virtues, would it ever have any negative effects, can consuming its gel or its application entail any unfavorable effects?

In fact, regardless of what is eaten however good it maybe, we are continuously exposed to some side effect whatsoever that can be more or less annoying. And if for instance the consumption of oranges is good for the health, using it excessively can cause various digestive disorders and this is the same case for aloe vera.
 

Various types of side effects

There are various types among which most are benign which may occur as a result of applying or consuming aloe vera gel.

Allergies: An allergic reaction may occur due to the ingestion or the application of aloe vera and particularly if we are subjected to concerns with the plants of the Liliacee family (shallot, leek, asparagus, onion, garlic).

Intestinal disorders: Consuming aloe vera can sometimes cause disorders such as stomach pains, gas, cramps or even diarrhea.

Skin rashes: Sometimes, applying this gel on the skin may cause an appearance of red patches, or small buttons.

Things to remember about aloe vera

Aloe vera being so natural and beneficial is no exception and may possibly have side effects in it.

However these side effects are occasional and infrequent, and do not have any real adverse consequences.
If in any case you were afflicted with an allergic reaction, whether it’s external or internal, all you should do is to stop consuming or applying the aloe vera gel any longer.

The bottom line is that its consumption must not be excessively used, which should in fact, be measured in quantity as in duration in the case of a cure.

So, having said all this, if you have any particular condition that afflicts you, please do not hesitate to consult your doctor and discuss the proper dosage and the best product quantity suitable for your health.

Aloe vera an effective antioxidant

Aloe vera an effective antioxidant
For centuries, aloe vera has always been an absolute ally of beauty among women and its essential use in beauty care, which stems from the fact that aloe vera is an excellent hydrator and nourishes your skin while also helping to fight many ageing factors.

And this significant feature is largely due to the rich composition contained in aloe vera that consists of many polyphenols and anti oxidizing substances that fight against the growth of certain bacteria and also against ageing.
 

A few words about antioxidant

It is often mentioned that antioxidants are a necessity that furnishes a strong health condition, but what exactly are these antioxidants and how is it used?

As a matter of fact, antioxidants, by definition will combat oxidizers, in other words, free radicals. Our body produces these free radicals, but an excess of free radicals can prove harmful for one’s health since it can entail a premature ageing of cells or cause diseases.

Tobacco, alcohol, excess exposure to the sun, not to forget sports, pollution, medicine, etc. may eventually increase the number of free radicals in our body. The ultimate purpose is to maintain a constant equity between oxidizers and antioxidants.

It is therefore important on account of our lifestyle to have a sufficient antioxidants intake.

Where are antioxidants found?

We find antioxidants present in many of the foods but some are rather poor in amount while there are others on the other hand, that are quite very rich in antioxidants.

Such being the case, for aloe vera which is an absolute concentrate of micronutrients, essential vitamins, etc. … Being rich in antioxidants, aloe vera can thus be consumed frequently, in order supply the body with all what it needs.

Also note that antioxidants are found in fruits and vegetables, green vegetables where there is also chlorophyll or lutein for example, lycopenes in tomatoes, melons, or even beta-carotene in carrots, apricots …