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Aloe Vera Puree for the Flu - A Traditional Puerto Rican Remedy

| Modified on Jan 31, 2024
Aloe Vera
Posted by Sharon (Tampa) on 06/24/2015

When l lived in Puerto Rico, l learned of a local cure for "La Monga" a sickness that would hit with fever, pain, flu-like symptoms. They would take a whole medium aloe leaf (about 6-8 inches) and puree it with a cup of their favorite juice (pineapple or sweet citrus offsets the bitterness of aloe. Drink it immediately, and by the next day, a miracle. Many groceries now sell giant aloe leaf in the produce section for a dollar or two and it can be refrigerated. Makes about 5 or six doses due to the size.