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Organic Aloe Vera Juice from VitaMe


Aloe Vera

The plant Aloe vera comes from the northern Africa. This juicy fruit is 80-100 cm tall without a stem or with a very short stem. The lanceolate, thick and fleshy leaves are green to grey-green. They have a serrated margin. The flowers are about 90 cm tall on a spike. The pendulous flowers have yellow tubular corollas, which are 2-3 cm long.

Aloe Vera has been used for a long time, and even adapted in the herbal medicine. The mucopolysaccharides in the inner gel of the leaf of the Aloe Vera is very healthy, especially acemannan (acetylated mannans). Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are long unbranched polysaccharides. There are a repeating disaccharide unit in them. Mucopolysaccharides is just know as Glycosaminoglycans. All these stuffs are beneficial to connective tissues in our body. We can use them for several reasons:

Firstly, the Aloe Vera gel, which is extrated from the leaf, is good for wounds, burns and other skin problems. A layer of aloe vera gel can heal the problematic area and avoid the infection. The aloectin B in the gel can stimulate our immune system. The way of extration is easy: make it in half and rub the inner pulp over the affected area of skin. The burnt area can be smoothed quickly.

Secondly, the bitter aloes which is the yellow sap on the base of the leaf have anthraquinones. They are beneficial to our digestive stimulant even are strong laxatives. Extracts of the plant can be antibacterial. In a word, it can treat problems from outer skin to chronic constipation, poor appetite, and digestion even to the cancer. To be cautious, the pregnant women or people with haemorrhoids can not use it.

We can take Aloe Vera in different ways. Japanese people usually put it in the yogurt or drinks as ingredients. People in Pakistanian add the dried gel of aloe vera into herbs. When they finish their meals, they take it to digest food. In Mexico, you can find Aloe Vera in the smoothies. The aloe vera wine, aloe vera capsules are produced in China. The shampoos and handcream contain the aloe vera in some osmetic industries.

Aloe Vera can be easily grown in our own garden when it is frost-free climates. The well-drained sandy soil and moderate light are perfect living circumstance. Sufficient drainage with drainage holes are at least needed if they are grown in the pot or other containers. Befor re-watering the Aloe Vera, it is should be completely dry. Little moisture is need in winter when Aloe Vera is dormant. It is better to move it into house or green house for a warm environment because outside may frost or snow in winter.

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