Aloe vera is a well known plant for treating burns and insect bites. However, many of you probably do not realize that you can eat Aloe vera too. In this article, I will discuss how and why you should eat Aloe vera.
How You Should Eat It -
Many of you are probably wondering why you should eat this plant. Without a doubt, a few of you have probably tried eating Aloe vera in the past. If you have tried eating Aloe vera, intentionally or not, you probably have come to the conclusion that it tastes horrible. And you're absolutely right. But guess what? You're not supposed to eat it raw. Yuck!
To properly eat the Aloe vera, you need to cut it up a bit. Take about a half inch to an inch worth of the Aloe vera leaf, and chop it up until you reach the translucent part of the plant. The translucent part of the Aloe vera plant is the part you will want to eat. So take away all of the darker green skin that you see, until only the translucent piece remains.
And then, place the translucent part of the Aloe vera in some cranberry juice or whatever you like to drink. This eliminates the horrible bitter taste that the Aloe vera plant has. Then just drink the juice until it's all gone, including the Aloe vera chunk. The bad taste will vanish, and you will barely notice the Aloe vera sliding down your throat.
Why You Should Eat It -
Eating Aloe vera is very healthy. People in Asia eat this plant all the time. People in China, Japan, Korea, and other Asian nations will mix Aloe vera chunks with teas or even meals. In the United States, some people are starting to eat this plant too. The main reason for eating Aloe vera is because it will increase your resistance to disease.
The plant is full of antibiotics, which will fight off infections. Some people claim that eating Aloe vera will also prevent hair loss. This is mostly a rumor, but it could be true. It wouldn't help you any if you're already bald, but it might aid you if your hair is just starting to thin. Aloe vera is also rumored to help reduce acne or pimples as well.
Where You Can Purchase It -
Aloe vera is easy to buy. You can find it at health food stores, gardens, and even Walmart. Sometimes you can even find Aloe vera leaves, which may help those of you who feel guilty for cutting up your Aloe vera plants. Even eBay has Aloe vera plants for sale.
And they're not very expensive plants to purchase, either. You can buy the whole plant at Walmart for just a few dollars, and that will probably last you for a couple of months. It just depends on how much of the plant you consume on a daily basis.
As you can see, the Aloe vera plant can actually be eaten. And it's really good for you. So if you want to live a healthier lifestyle then try eating some Aloe vera chunks each day. Just remember not to eat the Aloe vera raw. It will not be a pleasant experience.