Aloe Vera - What's Real?
Aloe Vera Barbadensis or Barbadensis-Miller (the True Aloes) for healthy skin, healthy body and medicinal use.
Aloe Fresh is the only genuine organic Aloe Barbadensis grower for supply in NZ. We supply fresh leaves and genuine Aloe Vera plants. (CSRIO Aust. certified Barbadensis)
DON'T BE FOOLED!
The Aloe Vera labelled plants sold at numerous retailers throughout NZ are not the True Medicinal Aloe Vera used by the Health and Skin-care industries worldwide. This is also the case with plants sold on auction and trade sites. (in particular, Trade Me). They are either one of the many aloe species (of which there are hundreds) or a hybrid, and all these are without the medicinal and skin care properties for which the plant is renown. Many of the aloes sold as aloe vera are toxic and should not be consumed or made into drinks. They serve little or no benefit to skin health or otherwise.
Tests have shown that hybrids reduce the medicinal compound qualities by about 85% to 95% leaving all of the vital and most beneficial compounds absent or virtually non-existent.
You will see numerous plants claiming to be Aloe Vera on the auction site TradeMe and few, if any, are the true aloe.
Aloe Barbadensis and Aloe Barbadensis-Miller are the true and original Aloes for Health and Skin-Care.
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 over 500 varieties of aloe throughout the world. Of these only three have the Health properties the name Aloe Vera is renown for.
Aloe Barbadensis-Miller is the variety used throughout the Health and Cosmetic Industry and is the most beneficial to health and skin care.
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 powder. (Half a tsp per litre)
This will extend the life well beyond a month.
Ascorbic Acid powder is available in most health or organic stores.
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