The plant aloe vera juice and gel as a remedy


Aloe Vera juice and gel are beneficial for our skin, and contain in its composition ingredients that help cleanse the body and optimally coordinate all of our immune mechanisms. Although still it is not fully recognized and the exact mode of operation of all the ingredients of aloe is unknown. Modern scientists agree that they complement each other synergistically to support the many beneficial effects on human health in general.

This is one of the most useful plants on our planet, which has been used since time ancient times. Read on to learn how the juice of aloe is used for the treatment of various ailments and problems, and how its products are used today? We have prepared more outstanding domestic and Russian folk recipes.


Origins of aloe vera are subtropical and tropical areas of Africa, from where it later spread all over the Mediterranean and India. Its efficiency during the millennium was recorded by many ancient civilizations. The recipes for the preparation of medicinal potions have been found on clay tablets of ancient Sumerians (2200 years BC) and Egyptian papyrus, written sometime between 1545 and 1550 BC.

With ancient Egyptians aloe vera plant is a symbol of female beauty and youthful spirit, and legends refer to it as one of the most important plants deserving of lavish beauty and inexhaustible energy of the famous Cleopatra.

Today we know that the aloe vera juice was used since ancient times, and the plant itself is a symbol of beauty, patience, health and happiness according to ancient Greeks. Thus Hippocrates states that the plant aloe vera stimulates the hair, cures cancer, problems with the intestines and stomach, and is mentioned among the compositions of ancient Rome.

The use of aloe in China for the first time was described in the 6th century. It is often mentioned in the Arab countries, while in America it was made in the 16th century Spanish missionaries and conquistadors. Many people believed in healing effects of aloe vera juice.

Among the greatest admirers were Nefertiti, Alexander the Great, Nero and Christopher Columbus who on Aloe wrote the following: There are only four plants which are necessary for man - wheat, grapes, olives and aloe vera. The first feeds us, the other provides the joy of our heart, the third provides the harmony of the body, and the fourth makes one sail and healthy.

Throughout history at a high price were its many medicinal properties, but the belief in the breadth and strength of its medicinal effects created the myth of the "panacea" elixir of life, a magical medicine from nature for all ailments.

It is indisputable that it is really effective and helps in the relief of many ailments and gives valuable support in skin care and preservation of good looks. The famous herbalist Sebastian Kneipp writes of Aloe as a cure for many ailments."

Besides him the famous Mahatma Gandhi propagated the powerful effect of this plant particularly if used to strengthen immunity and detoxification of the body. On one occasion he said, "Ask me for the secret of my strength during long posts: it is my unshakeable belief in God, the simple way of life and aloe vera".

Aloe barbadensis of the lily family

Aloe vera extract obtained from the leaves of different species of plants, throughout history, was most commonly used in the treatment of lesions and in case of problems with the digestion of food. However, lately it is used to produce a very large number of commercial products.

The plant aloe vera has thus become a supplement that can be found in many cosmetic products, food and a variety of herbal supplements and as a pure aloe vera juice and gel for outer and inner use. Today, this plant grows in many warm areas of the world, and the most famous and largest plantations are located in the United States and in the valley of the Rio Grande in Texas, then in Florida and in sunny California.

Among the two hundred known species of aloe only some are characterized by exceptional medicinal properties, among them is certainly the most admired and commercially most common aloe from the lily family (Aloe barbedensis). This is a biennial plant that is without stem.

It is characterized by a very thick fleshy leaves, which have an average length of 40-50 cm. The edges are quite prickly, so this aloe vera is much like a cactus. The flowers are orange and grow in the form of clusters.

Aloe Vera Gel; experiences 

Aloe vera gel has a completely different chemical composition and physiological functioning of the juice. Always used in cosmetics for skin care, and for wound healing.

Some studies which are more recently established that this gel from aloe, which is administered orally into the body, significantly increases and strengthens the immune system, improves our general condition, facilitates numerous ailments and helps in faster recovery from illness.

The composition of the gel is not yet quite clear. Among other ingredients which are contained in aloe vera gel are given steroids, enzymes, organic acids, substances with antibiotic effect, minerals, amino acids and saponins.

How does the juice of aloe acts?

The effects of Aloe in medicine and pharmacy is often attributed to just its precious and healing juice. When this is believed to be one of the most deserving aloe ingredients for achieving pharmacological effects, and is not therefore the most researched ingredient that can provide us with aloe vera juice.

Rigid juice is a powerful laxative, which works very quickly, especially in our colon. Aloe further enhances the excretion of electrolyte from the water from the colon, which also changes the pressure in the gut, increasing the volume and stimulates peristalsis. With Aloe, as the main ingredients contained in the juice cited are aloesin and aleoeresin. Described are other similar substances, such as alkaloids, glycoproteins, saponins, essential oils and enzymes.

Aloe Vera in nutrition 

Aloe vera is today quite often used as a valuable dietary supplement, especially as a fine aroma for soft and alcoholic drinks and candy that gives a distinctive and spicy - bitter note. However, aloe vera juice is except for flavouring adds more food because of physiological functioning.

Thus, the gel of the aloe has become an increasingly common ingredient in so-called "Natural supplements", and under that name is sold, or added to many soft drinks because of their enrichment. In order to protect consumers from a number of products which its declaration gives wrong information, at the beginning of the eighties IASC was born.

What you should know about it, is that the products that have this logo on their declaration are fully approved. This logo guarantees consumers the authenticity and validity of the said quantity of aloe, quality in accordance with the standards and their respective origins and cultivation in strictly controlled environment. So it is our recommendation that you behave accordingly when taking any product of this remarkable plant.

Aloe vera gel for the face is extremely present in cosmetics, but not just it. The plant is known by different names, depending on the form in which it is used or part of the plant from which it is derived from, but most often is titled as aloe vera, while the effectiveness of the preparation directly depends on its purity, the way in which products are conserved.

On the basis of numerous biochemical and pharmaceutical research, as well as a number of practical experience, the following dermatological properties of aloe are recognized.
  • protects and tightens the skin,
  • makes it supple, elastic and soft,
  • Aloe vera juice keeps the circulation of moisture,
  • improve and better utilizes the nutrients,
  • eliminates many toxins from the skin cells,
  • improves blood circulation,
  • deodorizes and cleans the skin,
  • Aloe vera juice helps in massage and skin care,
  • strengthens and nourishes the scalp hair,
  • prevents flowering and cracking of hair ends,
  • helps with rosacea and redness of the face,
  • irritation of the skin and acne,
  • acts as an astringent,
  • gives skin the necessary moisture,
  • prevents and relieves sunburn,
  • Aloe vera juice and gel revitalize and participate in the renewal of skin cells,
  • recovering the skin from various damages.

Like any other herb and aloe vera can in some cases be harmful. In this respect, aloe vera juice has a somewhat more pronounced effect than the gel.

Extremely bitter laxative preparations like juice from aloe can sometimes cause cramps and a strong gut irritation. As a result of exceeding the daily dose, there may be a strong pain in the abdominal cavity, frequent and intense diarrhoea as well as severe haemorrhagic gastritis.

Precisely because of this certain precautions are recommended. Here particular care should be taken with oral administration of preparations that contain aloe vera juice and to those persons who were found to have stomach ulcers, as well as problems with the intestines, but also in people who suffer from uncomfortable haemorrhoids.

Such patients should be sure to consult with a qualified person (doctor) before use of the any aloe preparations. The juice of the aloe during pregnancy should not be given by no means as a cleaning agent, and in particular it should be avoided by small children.

Pulmonary patients, especially those who suffer from bronchitis, asthma and pneumonia are common, also should avoid it because it can cause bleeding and many other serious disorders.

Aloe Vera and honey as a cure for cancer - RUSSIAN RECIPE

This recipe is prepared by mixing leaves of aloe with red wine, coffee, honey and pure alcohol.
  • From the plant, which is aged one to five years take up 300 leaves, the best is fleshy ripe aloe. Grind well leaves (preferably in a cutter), mix them with a litre of pure red wine (quality), a pound of coffee, two big tablespoons of honey a quality domestic production and half a litre of pharmacy (pure alcohol). All put together in a dark glass bottle and let it sit for five days in a dry, dark place. It is desirable that the whole bottle is wrapped with aluminium foil.

The resulting syrup from aloe is drunk as follows:

In the first five days take a small teaspoon two hours prior to all main meals (this goes for breakfast), then three times a day.

The next five days aloe vera juice is taken one hour before a meal or at a slightly higher dosage. This is valid for a period of at least 3 weeks, while the general recommendation that this medicinal syrup is consumed at least for two months.

Note: It is necessary to filter the fluid every fifth day, so as not to spoil. Course of treatment should last for a total of two months. Apparently the recipe was created in 1968 in Moscow at the Oncology Institute, and it was first tried by Sadulukova Mary, who was drinking it and supposedly cured cancer of the uterus.

Syrup and aloe vera juice is recommended to patients suffering from tuberculosis, ulcers, with frequent migraines and severe headaches, bowel disease, asthma and high pressure.


That the aloe vera juice is applicable for a wide variety of diseases, tells us many records from folk medicine. Here is how we can use it:
  1. The leaves of which pressing or squeezing obtains fresh aloe vera juice, we can harvest all year. The resulting juice from the aloe should be mixed in alcohol in a proportion of 80 grams of juice and 20 grams of alcohol. This remedy is applicable to almost all previously listed health problems.
  2. Aloe vera for external use: for cleaning intestines it is quite enough to take from 0.2 to max. 0.6 grams. A dose of 0.8 g can kill a man. The juice of aloe should not be taken for a long time.
  3. For a stool softener you may take tablets or juice and it is best done in the morning. The stool will not be very rare, but it will become mushy and gain in volume and will easily pass through the colon.
  4. The use of aloe for medicinal purposes depends on the concentration of juice in different beverages. If you use aloe vera juice as diluted and as drops, then it is extremely beneficial to our stomach, but in higher concentrations it works to clean the bowel, the whole body and stimulates the secretion of bile.
  5. Kneipp pills of aloe are for constipation, but only if they are not clogged bile ducts.
  6. Aloe vera juice should be used according to the instructions of experts, not on your own initiative. It can also be used for the treatment of eye diseases (with pale conjunctiva) wounds and ulcers. The emulsion, which is used for the treatment of wet epidemitis, burns of second and third degree is obtained when the juice of aloe is mixed with castor oil and eucalyptus.
  7. Aloe powder used for dusting wounds and ulcers or for the preparation of concoction with internal diseases (stomach, intestine, liver) and external (wash wounds and a variety of skin impurities).
  8. Freshly cut off leaf is used to relieve pain caused by burns, and also encourages healing. Aloe vera juice is proven to strengthen the defence of the organism and does not allow the loss of immunity.
  9. Aloe vera against haemorrhoids, rush of blood to the head, heart and lungs, but also in delayed menstruation is used as a mixed powder of aloe with one spoon of St. John's wort and milfoil, dissolved in water and mixed with honey. Since this is a powder of crushed herbs, this natural remedy of Aloe can be used for two days and later additionally 4-5 times but only every third day.
  10. If aloe vera powder is put on top of the blade and is steamed with 2 dl of boiling water and boiled a little and left to cool you will get an excellent remedy for eyes, with which you need to rinse inflamed and blurry eyes. 
  11. Old purulent wounds and ulcers are cleaned and heal quickly if at least once a day are sprinkled with a thick layer of powder of aloe that was boiled in half a litre of water for 5 minutes.

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