Elixir of Youth
Aloe Vera is the most used plant of the present. It is first mentioned in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and Greece. It was presented as a means of embalming and as a magical preparation by which Cleopatra preserved her beauty. Today, Aloe Vera is used for medical, nutritional and cosmetic purposes.
We can recognize it by the green fleshy leaves of the sharp appearance which were covered with thick skin under which there is a gel. The leaves are 30-50 cm long and 10 cm wide. Aloe Vera contains two types of liquid material: bitter yellow latex and transparent gel. The gel is used to treat burns and other skin infections and in sunscreen and for rashes, acne, eczema, redness of the skin, insect bites.
Many people grow it at home because the gel can be used directly from the leaves. Every home should have it.
Lily pad family
It belongs lily pad family and most often grows in Africa and the Caribbean (like a cactus it retains fluid in order to survive in warm dry conditions). There are 200 species of Aloe Vera in the world, but only 4 have medical properties.
Apart from a gel, Aloe Vera can also be found in the form of a juice. Aloe Vera helps reduce indigestion, ulcers, constipation, haemorrhoids and rashes in the rectal area. As with the other preparations, it is possible to acquire resistance to the action of Aloe Vera juice, so frequent consumption of the juice is not recommended if it is used for bowel cleansing purposes.
Aloe Vera Elixir of Youth
Aloe Vera is thought to prolong life, latest research positively supports that theory. The University of Texas Health Science Center conducted a study that found that rats that fed on Aloe Vera lived 10 per cent than those that did not eat the medical plant. How to use Aloe Vera? Aloe Vera gel and juice are becoming more common on the shelves of pharmacies and health food stores.
It is important to note that some Aloe Vera products are better than others. Consuming Aloe Vera will not be of much help if it also contains a lot of sugar and caffeine. Like many other dietary supplements, the formula here is: the simpler the better. Depending on the concentration, Aloe Vera gel can be tasteless or spicy. If you have trouble digesting this plant(although this is a rarity, because in the worst case it tastes like a fruit or vegetable juice), you can mix it with water or apple juice.
On this topic I will share with you a recipe for varicose veins, this natural recipe promises to withdraw visible veins quickly.
- Half of a cup of Aloe Vera pulp
- Apple vinegar
- Half a cup of finely chopped carrots
Put the carrots in the blender, add Aloe Vera and mix until you get a uniform mass. Then add a little apple cider vinegar until you get a creamy, spreadable mixture, which you can easily pour into a bottle because you can use the balm several times.
How to use:
Apply the mixture to the areas of the legs where the varicose veins are, and then settle into a comfortable position, preferably with the legs slightly raised, relax that way and stay that way for about half an hour. Finally, rinse with coloured water. Lubricate regularly, until the veins begin to recede.
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