A usable Aloe Leaf should be over 50 cm long and even up to 90 cm.
Most aloes available are not the true Aloe Vera.
References to ALOE VERA on our site pertain to the Medicinal Aloe varieties Barbadensis
Aloe plants with orange flowers are commonly found in New Zealand. They are however not edible and toxic.
They have no use
to skin treatment. Most are toxic and can cause liver damage and kidney disfunction if consumed.
lAloe Vera - What's Real?
Aloe Vera Barbadensis and Barbadensis-Miller are the True Aloes for healthy skin, healthy body and healthy insides. They are the two aloes used (for medicinal and cosmetic skin care) by industries worldwide ..... more.
DON'T BE DOOPED!
The Aloe Vera labelled plants sold at numerous retailers, plant stores and nurseries throughout NZ are not the True Medicinal Aloe Vera despite the claim of their tags. They are not used by the Health and Skin-care industries and in most cases are toxic. .......more
The Myth and
of Aloe Vera
The two popular synonyms that appear often in regards to the Aloe Vera plant are The Silent Healer and The Miracle Plant.
There are many varieties of aloe throughout the world. Of these only three have the Health properties the name Aloe Vera is renown. Aloe Barbadensis and Aloe Barbadensis-Miller are the varieties used throughout the Health Care, Skin Care and Cosmetic Industry world wide and are the only beneficial varieties. The variety Arborescens. is not used for a few reasons - it is not suitable for ingestion (the aloin from the skin can cause liver and kidney problems after a reasonable period of use), it causes skin irritation to some users, it is difficult and very laborious to harvest and fillet for gel, and finally it is not as generally as beneficial as the two Barbadensis varieties.
If you wish to discuss the authenticity of Aloe Vera plants please email me and include your cell phone number and I will contact you as soon as I can.
Diagrams with full instructions on
how to extract the gel for juice.
Refrigerated juice will keep for about 4 - 6 days.
The Fresh Aloe leaf will keep it's beneficial qualities for about 3 weeks stored in a cool and dry environment.
Only refrigerate leaf in hot, humid months.
If you wish to extend the life of the juice naturally, add 0.5% Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) powder. A level tsp per litre.
This will extend the life well beyond a month.
Ascorbic Acid powder is available in most health or organic stores and some chemists or you can buy it online at Pure Nature -
and put Ascorbic acid in the search field
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