Aloe Vera: Ancient Healer

Aloe Vera may be the most healing plant on the planet.

Eric Armstrong

Acknowledgment: Much of the material in this article comes from The presentation has been cleaned up, and material has been added from other sources. But this article would not exist in its present form without the information gathered there.

Aloe Vera may be the most healing plant on the planet. Use aloe vera gel (or sap straight from the plant) for healing cuts and burns externally. Use aloe vera juice for internal healing--something that is highly recommended for those recovering from gluten intolerance. (See What's Wrong with Wheat?)

The juice doesn't taste all that great, at first. To take it, pour an ounce or two into a shot glass and toss it past your tounge to the back of your throat. But your body has a habit of coming to like things that are good for it. So you may very well find that you develop a taste for it.

The remainder of this article summarizes information gleaned from the web.

Aloe's Healing Properties

There are 200 varieties of aloe. Aloe Barbadensis Miller plant has the most medicinal properties:

Aloe's Healing Effects

Taken externally:

When the pores are blocked, whether from bacteria, oil deposits, or dead skind cells, the sweat glands can't function properly. Infection then begins to form in the skin.

Taken internally:

The first time you take it, you might experience a mild case of diarrhea, due to its cleansing action as it removes bacteria and food stuck in the folds of the intestines or in the diverticulum.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (I.B.S.)

Gluten, a protein in grains is the biggest offender in I.B.S., and the probable cause. Milk is the second biggest irritant for many--and it stems directly from gluten sensitivity. (See What's Wrong with Wheat?)  

The wide range of health conditions that can develop from I.B.S. includes:

Avoiding gluten and dairy products is key to treating I.B.S. Aloe is very important, as it can help to heal the intestinal damage.

A milk-free, soy-free acidophilus, grown on carrots and peas (such as that made by Nature's Way) is also helpful to promote the growth of friendly bacteria in the intestines and colon.



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