Aloe Vera helps Eczema, Burns, Gut, Gum Disease…

Aloe Vera, Barbadensis-Miller-Stockton variety, is the top aloe vera for health benefits!

All Aloe is not created equal and it’s no secret that we love aloe vera! We have seen miracles with this plant. See here. Our favorite recipe is below!

Aloe Vera LemonAid

We have tried many of the synthetic, watered-down Aloe Vera juices easily purchased at your local health food/grocery stores. These have minimal results and we continue to look for a clean source with no additives. Then by sheer blessing, we find the most effective Aloe source while at the Weston A. Price Convention. Source noted below.

History

The unique Barbadensis-Miller-Stockton specie was documented in 1953. Rodney Stockton had a severe sunburn in 1941 and was inspired to find an effective treatment. He found a nurse working in the Seminole Indian Village near Davie, Florida. You’ll have to read the rest of the fascinating story through the Stockton Aloe site. Through Stockton’s research, he found this variety to have the most healing results.  I’m sure there are many effective Aloes in the world, but our family certainly finds this one to be the best we have tried.

There are two ways to obtain the phytonutrients and health benefits of this plant:

1. Topically: the gel is applied directly from the plant. Simply cut the thorns off the sides of the stem you use. Filet this stem and place directly on burns, sunburns, eczema, cuts, and scrapes. You can also get the medical gauze and put this liquid Stockton Aloe Vera juice on the wound/rash area.

2. Internally: it is beneficial to ingest this nutritious juice. As Aloe Vera has a bland and pulpy texture, we like to add it to a healthy beverage occasionally.

You can order any way you like, but we are a family of 6 (currently) and we like to save money. The bulk 4 gallon bucket is our way to do that. And here is the simple process. Of course if you get the smaller containers, you will simply put in your freezer or refrigerator.

The frozen bucket of Aloe Vera is received at the front door.

economy bucket of Aloe Vera

 Thaw and scoop out the pulp (which is a bit gross)! When the frozen piece becomes the size of a baseball, it’s time.

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Place pulp into a blender.

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Blend this slimy, nutritious pulp until is has the texture of a pulpy orange fruit.

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The Benefits

Phytochemical – Nutrient Content of Aloe:

  • Acemannan – Amino acids
  • beta-carotene – calcium
  • beta-sitosterol – folate
  • campesterol – iron
  • cinnamic acid – magnesium
  • coumarin – phosphorus
  • lignins – potassium
  • p-coumaric acid – zinc
  • saponins – Vitamins A,Bs 1-3, C, and E

What this means is that “Aloe acts as an astringent, emollient, anti fungal, antibacterial, and antiviral. Topically, aloe can heal mouth sores and stimulates cell regeneration. Ingested, Aloe helps to lower cholesterol, reduces inflammation..increases blood vessel generation in lower extremities when poor circulation, soothes stomach irritation, aids healing and acts as a laxative. Good for skin and patients with AIDS. Also, Aloe supports a healthy digestive system…” Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition, Phyllis A. Balch, CNC

A Great Source of Drinkable Aloe Vera

It is Stockton ALOE I,  a 100% Pure Fresh Frozen Raw Aloe Vera Gel from Pompano Beach, Florida.  Call them at: 866-691-0201 They ship in 2-3 days via UPS or 3 Day Select.

{If you choose to buy from Stockton 1, please tell them Mandy at Fostering Nutrition sent you so I get a discount on our next family order. Thanks!}

Next distribute this pulp equally between 8-9 jugs.

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 Save one jug for now and freeze the remaining jugs.

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 Pour and enjoy 2-4 ounces of the most potent Aloe Vera juice we have found. **Caution**Internal consumption is many times not advised during pregnancy! Check with your natural doc. To test if allergic (rare), apply a small amount behind the ear or on the underarm. If stinging or rash occurs, DO NOT USE.

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Aloe Vera has a very bland flavor, so it is easily added to your shakes or anything uncooked to maintain the nutritional properties.

Our family-favorite Aloe Vera juice Recipe

Aloe Vera LemonAid

1 Cup freshly squeezed lemons (about 10 lemons)

1 Cup of raw local honey or maple syrup

1 Cups of Aloe Vera juice

3 Cups of filtered water. (May want more based on desired tartness.)

That’s it!

Enjoy and may you keep Fostering Nutrition in all you do…because everyone deserves to Be Healthy and Belong!

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Mandy is the force behind the advocacy portal Real Food Recovery. Since losing a 4 yr old to cancer while fostering to adopt, Mandy founded a nonprofit organization recovering children at-risk using fun and real food. As a Mom to birth, foster, and adopted children, author, Nutritional Therapist, & NRT, Mandy shares simple, affordable ways to recover health and to have fun, while supporting your doctor... Connect with Mandy through Twitter and Facebook.
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