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How to Drink Aloe Vera Gel

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author image Ana Cassis
Ana Cassis began writing professionally in 1995. She has been published in the magazines "Cancunissimo," "Mesa Visions" and in online heath publications. Cassis is a nutrition counselor and herbalist with experience in fitness, nutrition and yoga. She holds an Associate of Arts in architecture from San Diego Mesa College.
How to Drink Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel helps your body detox. Photo Credit Aloe Vera image by Leo Lintang from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>

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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

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Step 3

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.

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References

  • "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
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