Earlier in the month we talked about the healing properties of Turmeric and all of its benefits; now let us move to the head of the line and discuss the ‘King of All Herbs’, the Aloe Plant. Some months ago, the Natures First Path team came across a client who was dealing with chronic joint inflammation and pain; especially after long work outs at the gym. They had tried all kinds of pills, body contraptions and drinks. However once they came into our presence; it was known right away what the simple remedy would be: Aloe Vera; and its gel in particular.
Natural Healers from all over the world have been using the sacred Aloe Plant to heal and revitalize their communities. In ancient Africa, Mexico, Asia and the Americas’ the Aloe Vera plant has been used to treat joint pain, soothe the stomach and even as a topical burn healer. So with all of these known effects of Aloe Vera and the like, why is it (or why does it seem) that using remedies like these are passé and or are outdated to use? One reason may be due to the fact that we as a human race have simply decided to allow the modern day health care (sick care) system to take care of us at the place of us doing our own research and due diligence. Just take a look at some of these well known benefits of using Aloe Vera; either in juice or gel form:
*Halts growth of cancer tumors, lowers high cholesterol, boosts the oxygenation of your blood, eases inflammation and soothes arthritis pain, prevents kidney stones, cures ulcers, alkalizes the body, stabilizes the blood sugar, speeds recovery from injury, etc…etc…etc…
There is no wonder it is called the “King of All Mystic Herbs” and there are many ways to consume and use this plant. For burns and abrasions, simply apply to the affected area and wrap in gauze. However the main benefits of this plant can be felt when you ingest it; especially its gel. If you juice it, that is even better for you because all enzymes within it are released and are digested much faster to heal you faster.
The Aloe Vera Healer Juice:
One peeled and chopped beet, handful of blueberries, banana, spinach, aloe gel. Juice, Enjoy.
If you are wondering just how to filet the Aloe plant, then here is a tip. Take the Aloe leaf stem, and cut into 4 large size pieces. Put one to the side and place the other 3 in seal tight containers and refrigerate. Take the piece that you have then slice the 2 ends so that you are able to peel the skin from the gel. Take a sharp knife and filet the gel out. A word of caution: the taste is strong and very medicinal; the taste may take some getting used to but the benefits will be well worth it.
Taking the steps to learn how to heal ourselves naturally is always the better way if at all possible. If you have been dealing with these symptoms remember to always consult your doctor, but do your own research as well, you may be amazed at just how much you can do on your own.
-Daud Scott- CHNP.