Everyone knows that aloe vera is excellent for cuts and burns, and even insect bites. It has been called the “First Aid” plant since its curative and protective properties are known by most people.
Aloe soothing gel is extracted from the interior of the thick and succulent leaves which is an incredible “product” natural caregiver of the skin. But what about the rest of the body? Are there internal benefits too? Actually, there are some very powerful benefits of the aloe vera plant.
Aloe vera is an antioxidant and fights cancer, especially colon cancer, a very harmful type of cancer that can be very aggressive.
Reduces and stop inflammation, both internally and externally.
Oxygenates the blood and gives energy to the cells, moisturizes the skin and tissue repairs the skin, something important in the case of skin wounds.
Aloe vera cures internal digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, acid reflux – cleanses the intestinal tract, this is thanks to an internal component called aloin.
It reduces the risk factor of strokes and heart attacks by making the blood lighter, and increases oxidation, in addition to the blood circulation in the body.
Alkalizes the body, helping to balance excessively acidic eating habits.
Increases cardiovascular performance and physical endurance, which makes it a good choice for athletes and athletes.
Stabilizes blood pressure and reduces triglycerides, which in turn can lower cholesterol.
The process of collecting Aloe Vera is as follows:
When you are ready to harvest the gel from an aloe leaf, choose an outer leaf that is healthy and grows at the bottom of the plant. To remove the leaf, cut at an angle near the base of the plant. Plants that are too immature for the harvest will not have leaves that grow close to the ground.
Once the leaf of the plant is cut, it is placed in a vertical position in a container in a slightly inclined position. Allow the leaf to remain in that position for about 10 to 12 minutes, allowing the sap to drain from the leaf.
Place the aloe leaf on a flat surface, such as a cutting board. Carefully cut the tip of the blade and the sharp edges on both sides with a very sharp knife. Be sure to cut both sides of the sheet all the way up and down.
Separate the front and back of the sheet by cutting longitudinally from the inside.
It removes both viscous mucilage gel and transparent inner gel that appears more like a solid gel. For most leaves, a spoon works by taking out the gel. If the blade is very large, a butter knife may work better. When removing the gel, light but firm pressure is important, being careful not to remove any remaining sap.
Safely storage of Aloe Vera Gel:
Store the aloe gel in the refrigerator in a plastic container that is safe for storing food or a glass container. The best container option is a dark green or brown glass container, which helps keep out the light. Many people will add a drop of vitamin E and a small amount of citric acid powder to prevent discoloration and make the aloe vera gel last longer.
Instead of citric acid powder, simply crush a pill of vitamin C powder or use a drop of grapefruit seed extract.