2014. augusztus 4., hétfő

How To make Aloe Vera Gel At Home - Organic aloe vera gel

 How To make Aloe Vera Gel At Home - Organic Aloe Vera Gel

Most of us know that aloe vera gel is great for soothing sunburns, and skin irritation in general. Many of us stock up as summer approaches and as winter wind chaps cheeks and lips. The gel is also an ingredient in many products made for skin, nail, and hair care. I have bought and used it so many times, and mixed it into so many recipes, and never thought I could harvest my own. Sure, I know I always knew I could break a piece off of my aloe plant and apply it's contents to my skin. However, I would not want to do that in large quantities in fear of stunting the growth of my plant. Finally; after gathering my courage, doing my research, and much trial and error, I worked out a method of extracting and storing pure aloe vera gel for my personal and professional use.
To get started growing and harvesting aloe, you need some basic background so that you can get the best results. First off, the aloe vera plant is part of the lily family despite its leaves which resemble plants in the cactus family. Each of those leaves that so resemble succulents, is full of a thick liquid, only some of which is good for harvesting and using. That precious gel has been treasured for its healing properties for thousands of years.

Each of the aloe leaves is made up of four distinct layers. The outside, the hard green protective layer, is called the rind. The next layer consists of a bitter liquid. This liquid lies directly under the rind, and is the sap. The sap is bitter, and the combination of the tough rind and bitter tasting sap protects the aloe vera plant from being eaten. After the sap there is a mucilage gel, which surrounds the most useful portion of the plant. However, if the final use of the gel you harvest is for external use only, you can use the inner leaf's mucilage gel along with the center part of the leaf.

 The center part, and most valued, has many names. It is called the inner gel, gel filet, or aloe vera. This precious gel holds eight of the amino acids our bodies need but cannot make. This inner gel can be taken internally, but this is the only portion of the plant that is safe for consumption. I do not recommend consuming any of the gel you harvest yourself, I do not ingest any I have harvested, because it is very easy to contaminate the innermost gel with the mucilage layer. Be sure that when harvesting to avoid collecting any of the sap since that portion of the pant is not useful topically or internally.

Now, on to how to actually harvest the gel. Instead of wasting precious gel by simply breaking off a portion of a aloe leaf and squeezing the gel onto your skin, the most efficient way to collect that gel is to filet the leaf. This process allows you to gather the most of the gel, limit the contamination from the other layers, and cause the least waste. Choosing the right leaf is as important as doing the work right. Select an outer leaf that looks healthy and is growing towards the base of the plant. If your plant does not have any leaves growing close to the ground then it is best to wait a little longer before harvesting. Now you are fully equipped to harvest some of your own aloe vera gel. The only things you need is the desire, an aloe plant ready to be harvested, a sharp knife, a spoon or butter knife, a cutting board, and the willingness to give it a try.
 
Directions:
1. To remove the chosen leaf from the plant, cut it at an angle as close to the plant's base as possible. 2. Place the cut leaf upright in a container. It is best to place it at a slight angle to allow the sap to drain away. This should take ten to twelve minutes. I sometimes leave the leaf in that position for up to twenty minutes to make sure the sap has really drained away, however if you leave it alone too long the wound will seal up. Sometimes sap will still remain, hiding in crevices, so be careful of contamination in latter steps.
3. Lay the aloe leaf on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, carefully trim off the very tip of the leaf and the pointed rough edges of each side.
4. Use the knife to slice the leaf lengthwise through the cuts you have already made on each side.
5. Use a spoon, or a butter knife if working on a very large leaf, to scoop the mucilage and inner gel from the leaf. press down firmly but lightly with your utensil to get all of the gel. However, be careful not to retrieve any of the sap that might remain in the leaf. You can do this on the cutting board or in a bowl with a large bottom. using a bowl might make it easier to transfer the harvested gel into a jar. sliding the gel from a cutting board into a container can be a tricky and frustrating process.
6. When possible, use a dark glass container if you plan on long term storage. However, a clear plastic or glass container will certainly work. I generally just use a mason or jelly jar.

A few hints for your information. A little citric acid, vitamin E, grapefruit seed essential oil, or a crushed vitamin C tablet can help keep your gel from discoloring and help it last longer. This is rarely a concern for me, since I use the gel regularly in my bath and body products, but it is a good thing to know. Even without the help, your aloe vera gel can last for up to a year in the refrigerator, cool and ready for use.

How to Grow Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera Plant basics

Aloe Vera plants are so useful. From the well known healing powers for burns, to the lesser known help they give with digestion and allergies. But Growing an Aloe Vera plant requires a bit different care then your typical plant. Here are some tips Ive found help greatly.
Aloe Vera plants can be bought at most any garden center store. It can also be found in the wild. When choosing your aloe Vera plant, look for one that is large with good green leaves. However a smaller plant, even one with brownish or Gray leaves can be grown without problems. If you find a less then pleasing specimen, know that it is probably improper care that is causing the downfall, and a bit of love will perk it right up. If its leaves are brownish or grayish, it has been exposed to too much light, when you bring it home, place it in a area that receives no direct light and the leaves will perk back upright and turn green. My kitchen is a perfect area. The bathroom is a generally good area for aloe as well.

aloe vera plant basics and growing
Aloe Vera Plant

How To Grow Aloe Vera


Aloe Vera grows great inside and out. Like most plants, it will grow better outside in indirect light. Inside it grows slower and must stay out of indirect light. It must be potted in well draining soil, preferably mixed with a bark or moss or even sand that helps promote proper draining. Aloe Vera's are succulents, they store water and as such they need less water then typical plants. Much like cactus's. Allowing the soil to dry between waterings can help promote growth. Proper drainage is essential or you can get root rot. Adding ammonium nitrate as a fertilizer once a year can be beneficial if the plant looks to be faltering or wilting.

Like many plants that one grows both indoors and out, it has different care tips. If your Aloe is outside, it needs to be in shade, as much as possible, under a tree works well. With well draining soil. It must be protected from freezing in the winter. Grows best in a southern area but it can be wintered in more northern areas if its mulched properly. However if it freezes, it will die. Outside, they grow nearly twice as fast as inside, so be prepared for a larger outdoors plant. It can grow up to two or three feet tall in optimal conditions. Perhaps bigger, but i haven't seen it larger then that.


Propagation from an Aloe plant is done by offshoots. The mother plant will send up baby shoots, or pups near the base. When they get to be several inches tall and have a small root system of their own, cut the root from the mother plant and place it in its own pot. Water well then allow the plant to sit for a few weeks. This way the plant will establish good roots. If it looks to be wilting too much, some is to be expected, water it a small amount. It can flower and produce seeds,. which in turn can be planted however it is rare inside as conditions are rarely optimal for flowering. If yours does flower however, feel free to plant the seeds in a seedling pot and grow your second generation Aloe plants.The plant will need to be re-potted when it becomes root-bound. Unlike plants such as spider plants and Ivy's which do well wen root-bound, the aloe can wilt or produce many pups when it runs low on root space. Using a larger pot with well draining soil will stop the mother plant from producing babies and continue its own growth.

aloe vera plant


There aren't too many problems with Aloe plants. Most plants are easy to grow. No direct light, water once a week or less often if the conditions require and keeping the plant in a pot which allows room for the roots to breathe and grow the plant larger. However problems do occur. If your leaves are brown or grayish, the plant is getting too much light. Put it in a room with no direct sunlight, a kitchen often works well. If the leaves fall over or lay flat it is because of insufficient light. Move to a better lit area. IF the leaves are very thin, not the usual succulent thick and soft feeling, its because the plant is not getting enough water and is using up its own storage. Not very conductive if you want to use the aloe for its medicinal qualities.

Harvesting Aloe Vera


To harvest your aloe leaves. clip or cut the leave as close to the base as possible. Using the leaves farthest outside because they are the oldest and therefore the strongest of the leaves. Cut it from the mother plant, then slice it in half width wise. Scrape out the clear goo and you are ready to use it. Store the goo in a glass container with a lid or use immediately. You must do this all in one step as the Aloe plant begins to heal itself very quickly by forming a scab over the cut end of the branch. If you wish to save the branch and take it with you. store in a sealed bag and re-cut when you are needed. This works well for taking the plant with you to say a game in the sun, a lake or beach or other summer activity that occurs outside and a sunburn might pop up.

leaves of aloe vera


Armed with a few basic ideas you should be able to grow a nice healthy aloe plant that has many wonderful qualities outside of being a lovely houseplant.

2014. július 29., kedd

Aloe Vera Pills

Aloe Vera Pills



Have so many positive effect on your diet, immune system and on your whole life. But what type of pills can you buy on the market nowadays?
There are a lots of brand and type of aloe tablets, and there are many differences between them. This article will help your way to chose the best product which will fully fit you. Every people differences we have different needs, so you probably have to try some brands, but take some time to read this article to help your decision.

Aloe pills side effects

Yes, I start this article with the side effects, don’t be afraid, aloe vera pills are really healthy, but some people can notice some effects, which is because your immune system isn’t get used to  aloe vera, especially if you didn’t take aloe vera ever.

Aloe vera’s side effects always noticed in high dose aloe vera consumption, so if you take aloe vera in normal doses, there won’t be side effects

For “beginners” whoes body isn’t get used to  aloe vera, it is important to start with very small dose, and increase the dose step by step.
The following side effects can be noticed in high dose of aloe vera consumption:
  • stomach pain
  • cramps
  • diarrhea
  • liver injury
As you can see, these side effects can be noticed from other medicines too, so these are just “normal effects” of medicine overdose.
It is important, childs who under 14 years old, shouldn’t take aloe vera internally, or just in really small dose, they have greater chance to have negative effects of aloe vera consumption.

Aloe vera pills and tablets review

 

There are more types of pills on the market. There are softgels, capsules and others.

Softgel capsules

I think this is the best type of tablets, because these capsules are natural, contains the aloe vera fully and in it’s natural form, and easy to use. These capsules ingridents are: gelatin, glycerin, water, beeswax, silca, and aloe vera. It doesn’t contain a laxative.
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This product is from amazon, I take this personally, and this is the highest rated product you can found on the market. There are mostly (95%) positive reviews, and the negativ reviews probably because of wrong doses.

Aloe Vera concentrate pills

I won’t suggest this type of tablets for you. I think it is wrong to dehydrate and make powder from aloe vera, it isn’t natural. Stay away from this type of medicine, probably it is a bit cheaper than softgels, but these type of pills don’t have the same positive effects as gels.


Aloe Vera capsules

Aloe Vera capsules

As you read the whole website, now you are probably know all the most important things about aloe vera, and about it’s benefits, and the releated products. But there is a whole new segment of aloe products, which are capsules. But what are the effects of the aloe capsules?

Internal effects of aloe vera

It is a good thing if you consume aloe vera internally. There are a lot of benefits of this plant; it has good effect on your immune system, help to get trough of exhaustion, refresh you. It cleanse your body, has detoxication effect, it reduces the production of gastric acid, so your stomach will be stronger, because have more time to renews itself.

It helps you trough the allergy. And the doctors often suggest it for yellowness and liver problems.
But, as we mentioned in our “Aloe Vera durning pregnancy article”, womans shouldn’t take much of aloe products which contain it’s shell, because the aloe’s shell contains a lots of aloin. So try to search
for those products which isn’t contain the shell of the aloe vera.

Who have diabetic problems shouldn’t use aloe internally, because it can stimulate pancreas’ insulin production, and it can cause hypoglycaemia.
Aloe Vera leaf and meat

Aloe Capsules

Aloe capsules made by the aloe vera’s fleshy leaves. It is dried in frozen state, so it contains all the benefits of the organic aloe vera.
Aloe Vera leaf and meat
Aloe Vera leaf and meat
The pills contains lot of vitamins like, A,B,C,E, Niacin and folic acid in high dose. This is really good, because this plant is organic (not like the other vitamins which are in dietary supplements).

Capsules contains minerals too, sodium, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, chromium, copper, manganese and zinc, which are really important to our body’s health, and for our immune system. We can’t take all of these minerals in required dose from food. Just test yourself, take aloe capsules for a whole month, you will be more refreshed, you will get up more easily, you won’t be tired so fast, you will be energtic and concetrated, and it is not magic, these effects will be provided by these minerals. (These effects are self reviewed and really works!)

It is easy to incorporate aloe vera capsules to your daily diet.


Summary

Aloe vera capsules is a great and organic thing to make you healthier, with the sufficient attention, there are just positive effects. Everybody should try, because the effects could be various for every person, but according to my friends there are just positive effects of this plant.

Don’t be afraid to ask us about more informations, we want to help you and make your life healthier.

Aloe Vera Acne Treatment

Aloe Vera Acne Treatment

If you want to have a clear and smooth skin then you should use an Aloe Vera Acne treatment since it is both safe and natural. Acne is a skin condition that consists of reddish and irritating skin rash that occurs on the face, neck and chest. This type of skin condition consists of different kinds of bumps which include red bumps, whiteheads and even blackheads. It is mostly found in young adults or teenagers who are going through the puberty stage. It can still develop in adults who are past 30 years of age. There a number of things that may be responsible for acne condition on the skin and include:

1. Increased blockage of any hair follicles that usually release oil
2. Harmful bacteria within the hair follicle areas
3. Increased production of oil by the oil glands

How does Acne Occur?

The oil glands found on the skin which are known as sebaceous glands are stimulated by increased hormonal levels to produce more sebum. Sebum is a body substance that lubricates the skin. This increased production of oil clogs the hair follicle which enlarges to form bumps which may open up thus enabling bacteria to enter deeper skin layers leading to skin inflammation. The different levels of inflammation are the ones that result to whiteheads, pimples or blackheads.

Aloe Vera Acne treatment is good for your skin because it is natural.

A visit to a dermatologist should be considered as an alternative geared towards treatment of the acne. There are many treatment options that can be prescribed which may either be applied on the skin or taken orally excluding Aloe Vera Acne treatment which is becoming very popular.

aloe vera and acne

What are the different Acne treatment medications?

The Acne treatment method depends on the whether the condition is moderate or severe since some treatment methods can only be used for mild conditions. Your doctor may also combine different treatment drugs to ensure their effectiveness. There are many treatment options that are available in the market but fall into two main categories. These include treatment using antibiotics of which a medical prescription from a qualified doctor is required. There are also other multiple over the counter medications that can be used on mild acne conditions.

1. Antibiotics: These may be taken orally especially for serious conditions and may be combined with benzoyl peroxide to avoid developing resistance to antibiotics. Antibiotics are the single most way of treating acne apart from the Aloe Vera Acne treatment method especially if used over extended periods of time. These drugs work by reducing any inflammation as a result of bacteria in the sebaceous follicle that usually secrete sebum for hair and skin lubrication. There are a few side effects of antibiotics that include dizziness, stomach upset and increased sensitivity to the sought. If you are pregnant, you should inform the doctor so as to get the right drugs for you.

2. Over-the counter treatment: These are medications that do not require prescription from a doctor and are usually effective on the not so serious acne conditions. These include gels, soaps, cleansers and lotions. Most of them contain benzoyl peroxide which kills any harmful bacteria associated with acne while also drying the skin thus preventing skin pores from getting blocked. There are others that contain chemicals such as sulfur as well as salicylic acid as their most active ingredients.

Proper medication prevents the scarring effect on the skin which maintains the skin in a much better condition even after puberty. You should be careful when using some of over the counter medications since scrubbing your skin with some of them may deteriorate the acne. Most of these medications may take a long period of time to act on the acne skin condition thus requiring a lot of patience with eventual results. Aloe Vera for acne treatment is another great method used in alleviating this embarrassing skin condition.

Aloe vera treatment products for acne
Aloe vera treatment products for acne

Types of Aloe Vera Acne treatment products

Aloe Vera is well known all over the world for its massive natural healing properties. It is a natural herb that contains two compounds which include aloe gel that is used to treat skin problems and another compound known as aloe latex which is used as a laxative. Major skin care Companies are using Aloe Vera as an ingredient in their Aloe Vera Acne treatment products. These come in the form of gels, lotions, juices and even powders. The single most advantage of Aloe Vela over other medications is that it is a natural remedy that can be prepared in the house. There are many forms of aloe Vera products available in the market:
1. Aloe Vera soap: This is one of the leading treatment methods available in the market. This kind of soap should be used to cleanse your skin twice in a day so as to reduce acne as well as maintaining the skin color.
2. Aloe Vera gel: This is known as aloe Vera acne scars treatment method due to its ability to heal any acne scars. It can be applied on the specific area or the whole face which helps in reducing any redness.
3. Aloe Vera Lotion: This is another remedy that helps to sooth your skin as well as opening up any pores. This helps in promoting proper skin health by allowing it to heal naturally.
4. Homemade Aloe Vera: This is a natural Aloe Vera acne remedy method by applying the Aloe Vera juice directly on the skin. This juice is contained in Aloe Vera leaves and is obtained by squeezing the leaves. The results can be seen after a few days of application.

Aloe vera products for acne
Aloe vera products for acne

There are multiple products Aloe Vera products available in the market. Dermisa Acne treatment kit is an aloe vera gel for acne that is very effective in the treatment of any blemishes as a result of the acne condition. The kit also comes along with a sulfur bar that is used for cleaning an oily skin thus preventing pimples from forming. There is also the aloe vera gel acne which is well known for its therapeutic nature. Finally, Sul Ray acne treatment soap is an aloe vera acne treatment product that clears any pimples while preventing new ones from forming.


Aloe Vera Saft

Introducion

What is aloe vera saft? The saft is a bit weird, non english word. Saft means juice in english, but there are so many german aloe vera saft producer, so they call it saft sometimes. I make this website based on english, because I think, so many people met with saft, and really didn’t know what it is really mean.

What is aloe vera saft?

So aloe vera saft (aka juice) is an aloe vera extract. Hopefully we know somethings about aloe vera, but, take a little tour, what is aloe vera, which are aloe vera’s benefits.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a type of plant, which is in the family of aloe. Probably you heard about aloe vera, nowadays it gets so popular because it health benefits, but aloe vera is not a really new thing. Our ancestors used it day after day to heal their scars, wounds. At the past, they used it for just outter damages, wounds, scars, etc. But Aloe vera has inner effects too.

Aloe Vera’s Effects and Benefits

Aloe vera has a basic emetic and laxative effect, so it can cure your stomach’s problems, if you used it internally. Aloe Vera has mushroom killer and regeneration effect. It is an antibiotic. The aloe vera has so many enzyms, enzyms helps our digestive system and nutrion absorption system. Protects our immune system. 
Helps our cells growing rate, and it can be used as painkiller and has inflammatory effect.

Aloe Vera Saft’s Effects

Aloe vera saft nearly has the same effects as the aloe vera, because you take the aloe vera (aka the aloe vera saft) internally. But the aloe saft more effects, it is concentrated and more powerful.
The Aloe vera saft has very good absorption rate.
You can use the aloe saft for allergy too.


Aloe vera and pregnancy

Aloe vera and pregnancy

So, as we know aloe vera is a very good herb, which have many great benefits, but can we use it during pregnancy?

Aloe vera gels and drinks durning pregnancy, but just if we take it orally. These effects can be drop in blood sugar and there can be uterine contractions. Aloe vera can cure pregnancy streches on skin, by rubbing some gel on the skin.

No medicine during pregnancy

But there are some doctors, who said, don’t use any medicine, or natural herb which has stronger effects durning pregnancy, just when the doctor orders it.

No drinks and internal use

Don’t ever try drink so much aloe vera drink or extract during the last period of pregnancy, because it can have health effects on babies. Can cause some syndroms (it is confirmed by doctors), and it can boost to much your immune system, and as you connected to the baby, it can get overdose of these benefits, and it can be very dangerous.
In really small amount you can take aloe vera drinks,juices or concentrates, but always keep some break between the uses, and consume lesser doses.

We can determine, aloe vera can be used during pregnancy outwardly normally, but internally have to reduce the doses, and keep some breaks.