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Monday, 17 August 2015

How I Use Aloe Vera Plant From My Garden

Aloe Vera plants in my garden.

Aloe Vera is one of the plants I have in my tropical garden. It´s a short stemmed succulent plant which is easy to care for. It is one of the most healthy medicinal plants that is used in cosmetics and in alternative medicine. It is widely used in the traditional Chinese medicine.

I came across to this plant in the 90´s when my best friend gave me a pot of aloe vera as a gift for Christmas. My friend was talking highly of this plant. Then she introduced me to the Forever Living Products which came from the U.S.A. I bought some of the FLP products from aloe vera juice to aloe vera gelly for  burns as well as  toothpaste and shampoo. I was satisfied with the products and I became a member of FLP who sold the products to friends and relatives. I was not a good seller. Most of what I have ordered was for my own consumption and I got discounts.

A few years later my hubby was operated in the neck and I adviced him to use the aloe vera gelly for curing his wound. He did and it was successful. I can´t see the scar now of where he was operated.


Aloe Vera plants in my garden.

When we started living in our house in the Philippines, I planted aloe vera. The first aloe vera I have planted was from a friend of a friend who did not know what it was. I only planted 1 stem, then it multiplied to many that I separated them from one another.


How I Use Aloe Vera:

1. Healing the wound or damaged skin by applying the aloe vera gelly on the wound.
2. Healing burned  or sunburned skin.
3. Using the aloe vera gel as hair conditioner.
4. Drinking the juice of the aloe vera.
5. Making smoothie with aloe vera gel with other fruits or vegetables.
6. Using aloe vera gel for a facial mask.


Aloe Vera plants in my garden.

How to get the gel from Aloe Vera:

I just cut one leaf of the aloe vera. Then open the leaf by cutting it horizontally and get off the glassy gel out of it. I can also cut the leaf in small pieces and scratch off the gel from the cut leaf. 

How I make Aloe Vera smoothie:
  • 1 leaf of aloe vera
  • 1 ripe mango, cut into cubes
  • 50 grams of pineapple cubes or other fruits
  • some ice cubes
  1. Scrape off the aloe vera gel from the leaf and cut it into cubes.
  2. I put it in a blender with slices of ripe mango.
  3. I add pineapple cubes or some other fruits I have at home.
  4. I add some ice cubes and mix the mixture in the blender.
  5. No sugar added as I want the natural taste of this healthy smoothie.
How I make Aloe Vera mask:

I scratch a half of aloe vera leaf gel from the leaf (it depends how long the leaf is) and just put the aloe vera gel on my face for 10 minutes and wash my face off after that. Then apply facial moisturizer on my face or native olive oil when I do it before bed time.

Be careful!!! Always check yourself if you are allergic to aloe vera. Thanks for reading. Enjoy your day!

Here´s a link to know more about Aloe Vera: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloe_vera


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2 comments:

  1. I wish that I could grow aloe vera outdoors. I have a large plant in the house. Maybe I will when my husband and I move to South Florida after he retires. I'm looking forward to a tropical climate. I want to grow many plants that I can't grow here.

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  2. I wish you could Kim. I have planted aloe Vera in a pot in Germany and it is also growing well. I have it in the living room and is doing fine. As long as it is inside the house during winter time and you don't over water it, then it will be fine.

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