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Aloe Vera Juice Recipe 1

Virgin Aloe Drink

The most effective way to get the medical benefits is to drink the pure juice, so if you are game, this is the recipe for you:

1. You take a few leaves of aloe vera and cut them into pieces of a few centimetres long and put this in a pot to boil.
2. Let it boil for a few minutes, but make sure it doesn’t boil over.
3. Take it off the flame and let it cool for about an hour, sitting in the water.
4. Then take out the plant pieces and drink only the liquid.

If you are looking for something a little tastier, we have some other options:

Aloe Vera Juice Recipe 2

Light and Lemony Aloe Drink

1 Cucumber
1 Apple
1 Lemon
2 tbsp Aloe vera pulp

1. Blend 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


Aloe Vera Juice Recipe 3

Health Aloe Drink

2 Carrots
2 Green apples
1 Orange, peeled
1 tbsp of aloe vera pulp

1. Cut the apples, carrots and orange into pieces
2. Blend them into a juice
3. Then add the aloe vera

Aloe Vera Juice Recipe 4 

Exotic Aloe Vera Drink

For something a little more exotic you can try this one.

1-2 cup Fresh pineapple
1 Carrot
1 Green apple
1 tbsp Aloe vera pulp
A few tbsp of coconut milk is optional

Basically blend all the ingredients together, adding the pulp of the aloe vera leaf. The coconut milk more than being a tasty addition, will actually increase the anti-bacterial and anti-viral qualities of this drink.


Why Care For An Aloe Vera Plant? Simple, Aloe Can Do Miracles For Your Health

 Did you know?

  •  Aloe Vera leaf is just 0.5 – 1.5% solid, with an average pH value of 4.55!
  •  Aloe Vera is in the same family as Lilies and Onions!
  •  Aloe Vera contains over 75 different nutrients and vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, anthraquinones or phenolic compounds, lignin, saponins, sterols, amino acids and salicylic acid.
  • Aloe Vera contains 19 of the 20 amino acids required by the human body for good health. The human body however produces only 12 of these. Then 8 outstanding amino acids (also known as “essential” amino acids) have to be consumed as food or drink.


Why Drink Aloe Vera?

Aloe Vera contains 12 anthraquinones.   These 12 Phenolic compounds are found exclusively in the sap of the Aloe Vera plant. In small quantities, when they do not exert their purgative effect, they aid absorption from the gastro-intestinal tract and have anti-microbial and pain killing effects.   Anthraquinones also provide anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral activity. In high concentrations on their own they can be toxic, but they are not toxic within the complex environment of the Aloe Vera plant.


Helps Break Down Food and Aid in Digestion

Aloe Vera contains 8 enzymes.  These enzymes contained in Aloe Vera help the breakdown of food sugars and fats aiding digestion and enhancing nutrient absorption.  One enzyme in particular, kinase, helps to reduce excessive inflammation when applied to the skin topically and therefore reduces pain, whereas others help digest any dead tissues in wounds. Lipases and proteases which break down foods and aid digestion are also present.


Aloe Vera Health Benefits – Minerals

Several different minerals have been found in Aloe Vera, following are the 10 most important ones:

  • Calcium
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorous
  • Sodium
  • Zinc

These minerals are essential for good health and are known to work in synergistic combinations with each other, vitamins and other trace elements

Aloe Vera is Great for Your Skin

Aloe Vera contains Salicylic Acid which is an Aspirin like compound that works as a pain killer. It possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.    Saponins which are Glycosides form about 3% of what’s in Aloe Vera gel. They are soapy substances which provide cleansing and antiseptic activity.    They act powerfully as anti-microbials against bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts.