How to drink aloe vera water

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Aloe vera is a cactus-like plant whose prickly leaves contain both gel and latex. The gel is clear and similar to runny jelly in its consistency, while the latex is yellow and more solid. For many years, some people have used aloe vera topically for sunburns, minor wounds and burns.

Ingested aloe vera water can help relieve constipation, asthma, ulcers and inflammation. Anecdotal evidence suggests that it also has a detoxifying effect on the body. For safety reasons, you should only make aloe vera water, also known as aloe vera juice, from the gel. Do not eat aloe vera latex.

  • Aloe vera is a cactus-like plant whose prickly leaves contain both gel and latex.
  • For many years, some people have used aloe vera topically for sunburns, minor wounds and burns.

Cut off a leaf, using a sharp knife.

Insert the knife into the cut end of the leaf, with the sharp end facing away from you. Slide the knife upwards along the length of the leaf to "butterfly" it.

Run the spoon along the inside of the leaf, collecting the aloe vera gel. Spoon the gel into your blender until you have collected 4 tbsp. Do not scrape the yellow latex layer.

Add 177ml. of water and several ice cubes. Blend until you crush the ice and the aloe vera becomes foamy. Drink the aloe vera water immediately. You can drink this amount twice a day.

  • Cut off a leaf, using a sharp knife.
  • Run the spoon along the inside of the leaf, collecting the aloe vera gel.
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