Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera

Post by Paul P. Saunder » Mon, 19 Apr 1999 04:00:00



We have a huge Aloe Vera plant which we need to trim.  We would like to use
the leaves to make juice but I cannot find anywhere that describes the
proper method for juicing Aloe Vera leaves.  Everything I have read either
just says use as needed and squeeze and apply but nothing about juicing.

Can someone point me in the right direction?  Is there a reference for this?
All I can normally find are companies that want to sell juice.

Thank you.

 
 
 

Aloe Vera

Post by Setzler » Mon, 19 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> We have a huge Aloe Vera plant which we need to trim.  We would like
> to use
> the leaves to make juice but I cannot find anywhere that describes the

> proper method for juicing Aloe Vera leaves.  Everything I have read
> either
> just says use as needed and squeeze and apply but nothing about
> juicing.

> Can someone point me in the right direction?  Is there a reference for
> this?
> All I can normally find are companies that want to sell juice.

> Thank you.

   I had a large aloe Vera that I wanted to get rid of. I cut the
leaves, scraped the "juice" whizzed it into a blender, and froze it in
ice cube trays. I use it for burns, not drinking it.
Susan
 
 
 

Aloe Vera

Post by Oliver Patterso » Mon, 19 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> We have a huge Aloe Vera plant which we need to trim.  We would like to use
> the leaves to make juice but I cannot find anywhere that describes the
> proper method for juicing Aloe Vera leaves.  Everything I have read either
> just says use as needed and squeeze and apply but nothing about juicing.

> Can someone point me in the right direction?  Is there a reference for this?
> All I can normally find are companies that want to sell juice.

> Thank you.

I have eaten aloe vera leaves with no ill effects.  They're quite good for you,
actually.  Be sure to remove the outer part of the leaf before processing.  The
part that you want to eat is the translucent material inside the leaf.  Blend it
with strawberries or cranberry juice and add some sugar.  It's a very refreshing
beverage, with a "bite" (if you add enough aloe vera).

Oliver

 
 
 

Aloe Vera

Post by Sand » Tue, 20 Apr 1999 04:00:00


I cut the leaves off, and place them in a wide mouthed jar in just enough
water to cover the leaves, place top on jar and leave in the frig....this is
terrific for use on burns.
Sandy E.



Quote:
> We have a huge Aloe Vera plant which we need to trim.  We would like to
use
> the leaves to make juice but I cannot find anywhere that describes the
> proper method for juicing Aloe Vera leaves.  Everything I have read either
> just says use as needed and squeeze and apply but nothing about juicing.

> Can someone point me in the right direction?  Is there a reference for
this?
> All I can normally find are companies that want to sell juice.

> Thank you.

 
 
 

Aloe Vera

Post by Gary Coope » Wed, 21 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> We have a huge Aloe Vera plant which we need to trim.  We would like to use
> the leaves to make juice but I cannot find anywhere that describes the
> proper method for juicing Aloe Vera leaves.  Everything I have read either
> just says use as needed and squeeze and apply but nothing about juicing.

> Can someone point me in the right direction?  Is there a reference for this?
> All I can normally find are companies that want to sell juice.

I'm not sure what your questions are. If I squeeze an aloe vera leaf,
juice comes out.

I once met an old guy who claimed that he had cured himself of cataracts
by rubbing aloe juice in his eyes every night. I'm pretty sure there is no
documented scientific evidence supporting this claim.

Gary

 
 
 

Aloe Vera

Post by Gary Coope » Wed, 21 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> ...
> I have eaten aloe vera leaves with no ill effects.  They're quite good for you,
> actually.  Be sure to remove the outer part of the leaf before processing.  The
> part that you want to eat is the translucent material inside the leaf.  Blend it
> with strawberries or cranberry juice and add some sugar.  It's a very refreshing
> beverage, with a "bite" (if you add enough aloe vera).

> Oliver

You do need to peel it first, but I guess that's what you mean by "remove
the outer part."

Aloe vera pulp (jelly? what's the correct term for the inside of the
leaf?) has something of a laxative effect if you eat enough of it. Many
Mexican folks use it as a cure for constipation.

Gary

 
 
 

Aloe Vera

Post by Infomau » Thu, 22 Apr 1999 04:00:00


HI:
Aloe Vera is a cathartic (very strong laxative) not recommended
for children or seniors. Great for skin problems (burns, sunburns...)
The leaves are pealed with a knife and the gelatin subtonic is
what you will use. Smell pretty bad. IT only lasts in the refrigerator
for a few days. Look for little plants to reproduce your plant and
eventually you can replace it. The aloe gets pretty big and thorny.
Good Luck, Chris
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Quote:
> We have a huge Aloe Vera plant which we need to trim.  We would like to
use
> the leaves to make juice but I cannot find anywhere that describes the
> proper method for juicing Aloe Vera leaves.  Everything I have read
either
> just says use as needed and squeeze and apply but nothing about juicing.

> Can someone point me in the right direction?  Is there a reference for
this?
> All I can normally find are companies that want to sell juice.

> Thank you.