Aloe vera gel has a natural pH of 4.3 and drinking it can help you treat and heal skin problems such as acne and rosacea, according to the book "Family Herbal--A Guide to Living Life With Energy, Health and Vitality," by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar. The gel is made with aloe vera juice and carageenan, which is a food-grade thickening agent that comes from Irish moss. Drinking aloe gel also has a cleansing effect and works as a laxative for your gastrointestinal tract. Always consult your doctor before taking aloe vera get internally if you are under medical treatment.
Make a nutrient rich fruit juice blend that includes flavors you enjoy such as apple, pineapple, strawberry, watermelon and grapefruit. You can also add vegetable juices such as carrot and cucumber.
Add 2 to 6 oz. of aloe vera gel to 16 oz. of your juice blend and stir vigorously. Drink the juice mix every morning as a health supplement.
Take up to 6 oz. of aloe vera gel mixed in with 16 oz. of water three times per day if you are seeking to relieve constipation and help with your digestion.
- "Family Herbal--A Guide To Living Life With Energy, Health and Vitlity"; Rosemary Gladstar; 2001
- "The New Holistic Herbal"; David Hoffmann; 1995
- "The Way of Herbs"; Michael Tierra; 1998
- "Prescription for Nutritional Healing, The A-to-Z Guide to Supplements"; Phyllis A. Balch; 2002