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Health Benefits Of Growing An Aloe Vera Plant ~ Growing Aloe For Juicing And Table Centerpieces


Why Everyone Should Grow Aloe Vera ~ Health Benefits Of Growing An Aloe Vera Plant
This is one of my Aloe Plants. 

Not only can Aloe Vera heal a sunburn,  but it can help when you burn yourself cooking, Another thing it helps with is Radiation Burns from Cancer Treatment .. Just cut a small piece off your Aloe Vera plant and squeeze the inner juice on your burn.

So you say your skin is dry?  put some aloe vera on it.  You can use it straight from the plant or mix it with some moisturizer.

Some rub aloe vera juice on their hair and into the scalp to promote natural hair growth.

You can heal cuts and scrapes using Aloe Vera

Scientific research shows strong immunomodulatory and antitumour properties for aloe vera polysaccharides. That means the gel helps boosts immune system function while destroying cancer tumors.

Aloe Vera can reduce inflamation and reduce arthritis pain.  You can also use it internally and reduce inflamation from the inside out.  It is suppose to help with sore throats and viruses and bacteria.

They say if you want to stabalize your blood sugar levels or Lower your Cholosterol and Triglycerides to Use Aloe Vera regularly.

Aloe Vera helps with acid reflux, ulcers, IBA, Crohns and Celiac disease.
I know many who use it to help them have daily BMs

Some of the vitamins and minerals in Aloe are, B12,  Choline, Vitamins A, C and E which are antidoxidants. The minerals it contains are Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, copper, magnese, potassium and sodium.
Aloe contains acemannan which is a natural immune booster. 
So grow some aloe and eat or drink it daily.   I feel if I eat this daily, I will never have to take a multi vitamin again.

I sometimes cut off a piece of my Aloe and throw it in with a smoothie, or I just eat it like a piece of celery.

How To Care For Your Aloe Vera Plant

Watering
Your Aloe is in Greater danger of being over watered than under watered.
Aloe like soil that drains well
Water your Aloe sparingly in the winter, about every one or two weeks.  I do mine usally every 2 weeks during the winter months.
In the summer, you can give it a good soaking more often.

I have been cutting pieces off my my aloe, opening it up and eating the juicy part.  Some people just cut the spiny side parts off, and put the piece of aloe into their smoothie..


Aloe is so great for the digestion that I have been  juicing it.                                         
 I found the  plant you see at a yard sale for $1.  The lady had about 5 of them and I should have bought them all.



If you look close, you will see there are little baby aloe plants popping up.  When those get a little bigger, I will put them in my juicer with my wheatgrass to drink in the mornings.









I am also repotted a lot of the babies and  used them for centerpieces at our Thanksgiving get together.

Everyone got to take an aloe vera plant home with them.








44 comments:

  1. I have used aloe for my sunburns, but I had no idea that I could use it for regulars cuts. I usually kill plants, so I'd probably see if I could buy some aloe at the store lol.

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    1. The thing about growing aloe is you don't have to fuss with it much. I hardly ever water mine in the winter... maybe once every 2 weeks.

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  2. There are so many health benefits with Aloe Vera. I was in contact with them a lot in the Caribbean. My dad used to make aloe juice and sometime he would eat it just that way. I so miss those days and the memories.

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    1. I bet you miss the Caribbean. I have been there and the weather was perfect. I could live there all year long.

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  3. i've heard aloe vera is good for an lot of things even arthritis. Wish i could grow onw without killing it

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    1. Really Becca, you could grow one. If I can do it, anyone can

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  4. mmm good for the behind you say, may have to add that in at my bay.

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    1. If you grow it Pat, it has babies all the time and you could just eat them.

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  5. I loved aloe vera ever since I was a kid. We put it in our drinks & they are yummy with like a lemon/honey ice drink! I'm guessing they are like a succulent in which underwatering is better than over :)

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  6. Yes, Aloe Vera has its good benefits, over here, we can make some desserts with it too...

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  7. I drink Aloe Juice daily and love it, I need to start growing my own again as this is the first house I have had that does not have nay.

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  8. Arthritis is a condition of my ulcerative colitis. I never knew aloe could help with that! I am definitely going to be giving that a try! Thanks for the useful information Terry!

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    1. My brother in law has colitis and can only eat certain foods. Is there any healing it?

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  9. Always knew Aloe Vera was good for burns of all types--never knew it was good internally as well. I will have to check out that the aloe vera plant is not toxic to cats--if not I may very well attempt to grow one.

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  10. We had an aloe plant a while back (for my boyfriend's dry skin) and as it got a little bigger he thought it was a good idea to move it to a different pot and he killed it.

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  11. (Before the Flood) I was cleaning the top of the kitchen stove and forgot I had just heated some tea water and grabbed the grate. WOW... I dropped that hot thing in a hurry but thought for sure I'd be nursing a whole hand burn for a while. I immediately cut a leaf of aloe and kept rubbing the juice on it. After a few hours it was barely pink and never blistered. It's good medicine.

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    1. Been there done that... Aloe is so great that I don't know why more people don't use it.

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  12. I knew it was really soothing since I use it on sunburns, but I had no idea you could eat it!

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  13. Great idea to use them as a center piece and let people take them home. I remember growing up, every time we had a problem, she would go to the store and come back with an aloe plant. That stuff really works. I have a bottle of 100% aloe vera and it also works as an amazing all natural hair gel.

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  14. My client that I work with gave me an aloe plant in a cute bird pot for my birthday last summer. It's still alive and I love it! They must be easy to care for, since I haven't killed it yet ;-)

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  15. This stuff grew everywhere in Florida, and I loved it!! I had a bad pipe burn on my calf once (I was very young and had climbed on the back of a racing bike for a ride) and split some aloe, placed it directly on the burn (advice from an elder) and it worked fast and effective. I'm convinced it would have had a scar without that aloe, but you can't even tell there was ever a burn there. I did not know you could eat it.

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  16. We had one for years! My Grandparents brought it back from Texas. Sadly we put our plants outside when the floor was being redone. I forgot about them. Plus we enjoyed the extra space for fruit. No more plants. :(

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  17. Aloe Vera is such an amazing plant isn't it - all the properties it has in it, and it works so much better than the chemical filled alternatives. x

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  18. I use to have a few of these years ago. They were just decorative. I have a cooking burn on my hand right now that I could use this for. I might think about trying to grow these again.

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  19. I freeze aloe Vera in cubes and always have it handy for juices smoothies or burns

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  20. I seriously did not know any of this. So, how do you eat it? Just the juice inside, or the whole leaf? I want to get one now!

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    1. Tess,
      I sometimes do just the juice inside and other times eat it like a piece of celery.

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    2. Thanks-Im looking for one this weekend. : )

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  21. I have such bad luck with aloe! I think I will have to give it another go; the health benefits are awesome!

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  22. I use aloe vera for so many things including rubbing it on wounds to help them heal and on sunburn during the summertime. It is just such a wonderful plant.

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  23. We have an aloe vera plant in our kitchen for cooking burns. I never knew it was so versatile.

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  24. Never knew you could take it internally

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  25. I dont grow aloe at home but I love and use aloe vera brand. At home, I must have this skin relief gel made from aloe vera, and can be used for burn, mosquito bites, wound, ulcer etc. And I also use products from aloe such as hand lotion, shampoo, bath cream and intimate wash. :)

    And i also love aloe vera drink, and sometimes I requested the waitress to give me more aloe flesh in my drink. :p

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  26. I had no idea there were used for aloe Vera for Celiac disease.. I will be taking a deeper look! Thank you! I have always used aloe for burns while growing up.. Mom swore by it for Sun burns.

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  27. We have a big momma aloe vera plant and we often adopt her babies out to our friends and families! It is one of the few plants that I have been able to keep alive for years.

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  28. In Jamaica around the age of 5 I fell on a tree stump and split open my forehead on while running on the beach. The Jamaican ladies broke a branch of one growing in the wild and it healed perfect. No scar either!

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  29. We use a lot of aloe especially during the summer. We also have a medicinal garden with natural elements like ginger and eucalyptus that we grow during the summer.

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  30. I always knew that aloe vera was good for cuts and scrapes. Didn't know it helped hair growth, though!

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  31. I love using them on sunburns but I had no idea they could help with hair growth!

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  32. Thanks for the great tips. When I was young my mom always kept a live aloe plant for burn/sunburn first aide. I use aloe all time on my middle daughter who has eczema.

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  33. Where were you about eight years ago when I killed my poor aloe plant? I think I over watered it. Just the post I needed to see. So now when I buy another aloe plant, I won't kill it. Cheers!!

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  34. I should plant so aloe too. It can also be made into a great aloe dessert.

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  35. We have a lot of aloe vera in front of our house fence. They grow very easily here. I use them for my hair. It can get my hair fresher and stronger.

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  36. We grow a lot of aloe veras in front of our house fence as they can grow very easily here. I use them a lot for my hair growth. They can make my hair stronger and thicker. Now my hair is as long as my waist.

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