How to use the Aloe Vera leaf?
I’m not suggesting you break the aloe vera leaf off its end. That means the leaf won’t grow back. Instead, you’ll see some sort of yellowish sap coming out of the injured area, which is how aloe vera heals the damage. However, if you cut anywhere along the leaf, it will grow back. You can try this experiment. Remove a piece of Aloe Vera from the leaf with a sharp knife. Hold it by the hard outer side of the skin and rub the mucilage gel directly onto your skin. Do not rub the parts of the leaf that ooze yellow sap. This sap will be of no use to your skin. You can also cut more mature leaves and place them upright on a saucer. This will allow the yellow sap to drain out. Then cut off the serrated edges and the tip. Place the leaf on a flat surface and make a notch in the middle of the leaf as if you were filleting a fish. Remove the gel from the inside of the leaf and collect it in a bowl. This gel is green in colour, and this is what you will use on your skin, or in medicine.
When I was a child, I spent a lot of time breaking leaves and squeezing them.
That’s because I was very often the victim of cuts, wounds, sprains and bruises. The frost would come out like a jelly. The jelly was then rubbed directly on the wound. It was certainly not the most healing part of the plant. The inner mucilage is the most powerful and healing part of the plant. Make sure that there is no yellow sap polluting the pure green mucilage/gel.
A doctor suffering from diabetes tried this experiment of mixing Aloe Vera juice with bitter squash juice once a day to control his sugar level. According to them, it worked wonders for him. I don’t know if there is a scientific basis for Aloe Vera to help him, but everyone knows that ancient Indian medicine uses bitter squash juice to help cure diabetes. A glass full of Aloe Vera and bitter squash with his lunch was part of his daily diet. And he says he feels more energetic and healthier.
Ingesting too much aloe vera orally can cause diarrhea, because aloe vera is used as a laxative, just like beavers in the East have been used for a long time. In addition, if you eat too much of this plant, you may suffer from nausea, dry mouth and headaches. Well, nausea and dry mouth are logical side effects of something this strong. I have the same side effect if I drink neem juice, which is just as beneficial, but is just as strong and causes a dry mouth that tastes just as bad. You can try fresh orange juice on top to balance the electrolytes. In India, it is normally prepared with a tablespoon of concentrated clarified butter – desi ghee. This avoids any potential harmful side effects by drinking large quantities of this normally healthy juice.
Many Eastern kitchens have a mixture of clarified butter – Aloe Vera gel – turmeric in glass bottles. Cooks consider this an excellent medicinal mixture for dealing with kitchen disasters such as burns and scalds.
How to make Desi Ghee (clarified butter) for use in making Aloe Vera ointments.
Start collecting cream from your daily milk supply. After 6 to 8 days you will have enough cream to make Desi ghee. Warm the milk cream, and you will see it melt into Desi ghee. Leftover sediment is delicious when spread on Indian breads, pita breads or any spicy dish.
In Asia, villagers traditionally prepare Desi ghee by adding creamed yogurt for about a week. They intend to turn it into buttermilk, fresh butter and Desi ghee by churning it. This churning process takes place in three steps. Add water to the
mix yoghurt cream and you get buttermilk and butter. Heat the butter and you get ghee Desi.
Don’t forget to remove the sediment from the top, when you store this Desi ghee in airtight glass bottles. Sediment is delicious on honey breads. One tablespoon of this powerful and highly concentrated oil, spread over all meal surfaces, including vegetables, legumes and beans – all available visible surfaces – and consumed daily is considered the reason why so many people stay healthy in Asian villages. This oil is, of course, supported by hard physical work throughout the day.
It’s something I discovered on my own. I’m a big fan of aloe vera. I’m also a big fan of turmeric. I’m not a big fan of mustard oil, which is also a great remedy, but of the way it makes pong. And that’s why a few days ago, when I twisted my ankle, [sprain, sprain goes away] I tried this remedy. Remove the aloe pulp. Add turmeric powder. Heat it over low heat until the turmeric is absorbed into the aloe vera.
Let it cool until it is lukewarm. Put this paste on a piece of cotton cloth and bind the sprain. I found that the pain decreased after two or three applications, which I did as soon as the mixture started to cool. I think that’s autosuggestion, or maybe even the application of hot and cold. You might want to try it. Remember that turmeric stains. So don’t apply this mixture when you’re sitting on your couch or bed.
This liver tonic was told to me by an ancient shaman. He says he’s ninety-seven years old, but he’s lying. I’m sure he’s no less than 120 years old, or even older, judging by his wrinkles and his wise old eyes. But he has very dark hair, because he eats 50 g/ml of aloe vera pulp with milk every day, without fail. [A little less than 2 tablespoons.] He says this has stopped the greying process. Well, I’ll start doing it when I’m 60.
He also made me this liver tonic, and here’s the recipe: Take a pound of Aloe Vera pulp. Add 50g lemon juice, 5g Indian blackberry powder, 5g ginger powder and 50g pure rock salt. Mix everything together, put them in a glass jar and leave this tonic to ripen in the sun for 10 to 15 days. Now, every morning, take 3 teaspoons of this liquid without fail to invigorate your liver. That’s 15 ml. 1 tablespoon equals 30 ml.