I have spend many hours researching how to use aloe vera to support my health and in particular during cleansing periods. I am an organic home gardener and have some mature aloe plants in the garden. Also have my own limes and lemons. I was about to introduce a regular aloe vera smoothy in my diet, when I came across the warning by Fountainflower on 03/26/2010. Thank you Fountainflower, your feedback came absolutely at the right time for me. Having seen a chinese health practitioner a couple of years ago, I am aware that I too suffer from lack of digestive fire and the inability to digest my food properly. I still intend using aloe vera to help me clease but no longer than a week and will monitor progress carefully. Other people have also mentioned that aloe vera is not the only medicinal aloe. Aloe Ferox and Aloe Aborescens are just as good sources, whilst also beautiful ornamental flowering plants. The three varieties have nutrients in common but also have differences and worthwhile to do some research on this. To my delight I discoverd that I even had a big aborescens x ferox aloe in the garden and never knew its medicinal value. Blessings of good health and wellbeing to all.
If you are trying to wean your child, I have the perfect remedy, this works great, my 1 1/2 year old son was very hard to wean and I put Aloe Vera and it worked out great, and he didn't make a big fuss though. Try this. It works great!
If you want the least expensive option other than the fresh plant take a look at 200x aloe powder. There are companies that offer dehydrated 200x organic aloe powder that can be reconstituted. I suggest sourcing aloe from Australia and not China or Mexico (the 3 big producers). You must use the reconstituted aloe within 20 minutes or it will begin to ferment. So add your preservative or consume/apply immediately.
Does anyone know where I can get fresh Aloe Vera Leaf in the Minneapolis-St Paul area? I used to purchase it by the pound at Rainbow Foods on 26th Ave, but they no longer get it in. We have a fair sized Latino community; I've tried several of the Hispanic groceries along Lake Street, but they don't seem to have it either. I want to get the 14" size Aloe Leaf that cured Diane from Tampa son's allergies and leaky gut. Any suggestions?
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A quick cure for yeast infections is to cut off a piece of aloe vera, remove the skin and insert it like a tampon. It burns, so it is difficult to keep there. Just putting some of the aloe vera gel on, also helps. You will have immediate relief, but keep doing it for atleast 3 days to prevent recurrence.