Sunday, November 16, 2014

Aloe Juice - How to use it for your health

Aloe Juice is out in stores in many forms, but why? 
And what for?

In Ayurveda we look at aloe to help cool internal heat, cool the blood as well as help moisturize the digestive tract and colon. It can also help painful menstrual cycles

Taking a few tablespoons daily, in the morning, can help you to get in the medicinal powers of this plant right away. Like everything in excess, it no longer works as a medicine, so try this for a few weeks, notice how it is making you feel and then decide weather you continue for a few more weeks or if you have had enough. Don't take it straight for more than 3-4 months. Your body needs a break, you can always bring it back if you need to after a month or two break.

Here are things that this can be used for:

  • Excessive burning in the intestinal tract
  • Dry colon/constipation
  • Dehydration, dryness 
  • Acne/rashes
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful menstrual cycle) - Take 2 oz - 10 days BEFORE your cycle, every morning. Repeat for 3 months of your cycle. Gel over juice is preferred.
Make sure your aloe comes form an organic source. I like inner fillet gel. Juice is fine too if you are using it more for hydration. Lily of the Desert is a brand that I enjoy.