Aloe vera is a succulent plant that grows in arid environments. It has long, spiky leaves with a thick skin and contains a clear gel like substance. This exceptional plant contains antioxidants and can boost the immune system. It has been used internally and externally for it's healing effects for 4,000 years.
It has been used to treat:
It contains over 75 different nutrients:
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of this healing plant, read The Aloe Vera Handbook.
Researcher Robert Davis, Ph.D., an endocrinologist-biologist, explains that there is no single ingredient that makes this plant so effective. He goes on to say that fifteen different compound groups of nutrients work together to make the plant effective. This means that it's effects cannot be easily duplicated in a laboratory.
It can be purchased as a drink, in moisturizers and even sunscreen. You can also purchase your own plant. The plant can be used by cutting open a leaf and applying the clear gel from inside the leaf on your skin
If you would like to use it internally, it would be easier to purchase it as a liquid drink. Health food stores and even some grocery stores carry it. Generally, 1 or 2 oz. per day is recommended when taking it internally. It has a bitter taste, so mixing it with another juice makes it easier to drink.