Aloe Vera leaf juice – Medicinal Usage, Preparation and Precautions

Medicinal Uses of Aloe Vera Leaf Juice

Using Aloe Vera leaf juice has many medicinal uses. Some of them are:

  • It cures burns, skin rashes and cuts
  • Reduces the pain caused due to sunburn and cures them completely.
  • Aloe leaf juice is widely used as a skin moisturizer
  • It is an anti-inflammatory agent

How to Use Aloe Vera leaf juice

The best way to use Aloe Vera Leaf juice is to cut the Aloe Vera leaves and squeeze the Aloe Vera gel that comes out of it. This can be applied to the skin directly. Care should be taken not to use the latex that comes when cutting the leaves. It is better to cut the leaves into very smaller parts and use them, because, by this method, the inner gel which is a very potent part can be made use of effectively. Aloe Vera leaves should be used freshly as soon they are cut from the plants (within 2 hours).

How to Prepare Aloe Vera leaf juice

The oldest leaves of the plant are the most potent. Hence try to cut the oldest leaves or those towards the lowest part of the plant. While removing leaves from the plant so that the latex that comes out does not contact the hand. Wash the leaves thoroughly to get rid of dirt and other dust particles. Cut the edges of the leaves along its length. Then you can cut / slice the leaves lengthwise so that the top and bottom portions of the leaves get separated. Now you can use a spoon and scoop the Aloe gel that resides inside.

After extracting the gel, rinse the gel in mild vinegar solution (vinegar mixed with water). You can eat or drink this to get maximum benefits. The excess gel can be stored in a refrigerator and consumed later. The gel needs to be stored in a dark colored glass, since it does not allow light to be penetrated inside.

Some people may like to consume the raw gel as extracted from the plant. They can prepare any fruit juice and mix the gel in it and consume it.

Precautions

  • Do not consume the Aloe gel directly from the plant. This can have negative health effects.
  • Pregnant women, senior citizens and young children need to get medical advice before consuming Aloe gel / juice.

 Tips and Warnings

  • Always store the Aloe Vera gel in a refrigerator whenever not used,
  • If you are taking some other medicines, better consult a physician before taking it orally.

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