Aloe Vera, Barbadensis-Miller-Stockton variety, is tops!
All aloe vera is not created equal. Since this discovery, our family and foster kids have benefitted tremendously from this succulent. We have seen miracles, as described here. Many folks as how I get kids to eat or drink these healthy accoutrements, so I have included our favorite recipe below after the benefits list.
In the beginning, I had minimal results from aloe regarding burns and sunburns. Therefore, I began a quest to find why it wasn’t working as effectively as the studies claimed. First, I looked for a clean source with no additives or a better plant we could grow. Fortunately, we find the most effective aloe food source, while attending the Weston A. Price Convention.
The unique Barbadensis-Miller-Stockton species 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 our family harvests the phytonutrients and health benefits:
1. Topically: we apply the gel 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: we also 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. When received, we took photos and journaled the simple process.
Frozen buckets of Aloe Vera received at the front door.
Thaw and scoop out the pulp (which is a bit gross)!
When the frozen piece melts to the size of a baseball, it’s time to begin.
Place small portions of pulp into a blender.
Blend the pulp until it has the texture of a pulpy, orange, fruit.
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
We use Stockton Aloe, a 100% Pure Fresh Frozen Raw Aloe Vera Gel from Pompano Beach, Florida. You can order online or 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 Real Food Recovery sent you.
First, distribute this pulp equally between 8-9 jugs.
Save one jug for now and freeze the remaining jugs.
Pour and enjoy 2-4 ounces of the most potent Aloe Vera juice we have found.
Aloe Vera has a very bland flavor, so add to anything uncooked and maintain the nutritional properties.
**Caution** Internal consumption is not advised during pregnancy. Check with your natural doctor to test if allergic.
- 1 c freshly squeezed lemons (about 10 lemons)
- 1 c of raw local honey or maple syrup
- 1 c of Aloe Vera juice
- 3 c or more of filtered water, based on preference
- Place ingredients in a drinking pitcher
- Stir well
That’s it, Enjoy.