WHAT IS ALOE VERA?
ALOE VERA is an important stemless or very short-
stemmed plant growing to 60–100 cm (24–39 in) tall,
spreading by offsets.
ALOE VERA PLANT
The leaves are thick and fleshy, green to grey-green, with
some varieties showing white flecks on their upper and
lower stem surfaces. The margin of the leaf is serrated and
has small white teeth.
The flowers are produced in summer on a spike up to
90 cm (35 in) tall, each flower being pendulous, with a
yellow tubular corolla 2–3 cm (0.8–1.2 in) long Like
other Aloe species, Aloe Vera forms arbuscular mycorrhiza,
a symbiosis that allows the plant better access to mineral
nutrients in soil.
Aloe vera leaves contain phytochemicals under study for
possible bioactivity, such as acetylated mannans,
polymannans, anthraquinone C-glycosides, anthrones,
other anthraquinones, such as emodin and various lectins.
According to the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, there are 550 species,
some of which are as follows:
Aloe barbadensis Miller
Aloe Barbadenis miller is used for medicinal purposes and
is known as best species of aloe vera.
There is large-scale agricultural production of Aloe vera in
Australia, Bangladesh, Cuba,the Dominican Republic,
China, Mexico, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Tanzania and South
Africa, along with the USA to supply the cosmetics
industry, but this species is found in AFRICA only.
Aloe Barbadenis miller
ALOE VERA PRODUCTS
SHANE ALOE VERA JUICE
SHANE HAIR TREATMENT SOLUTION
SHANE ALOE VERA HERBAL SHAMPOO
SHANE ALOE VERA SOAP
SHANE ALOE VERA GEL
USES OF SHANE ALOE VERA JUICE
Aloe vera has laxative properties. That helps proper movement of
bowels and helps in digestion of food. Aloe vera is taken in the form
of juice for this purpose
Aloe vera also helps in purification of blood and flushing out the dead
cells from the blood .Removal of impurities from blood is very
essential for proper health
Pure aloe vera juice also helps in acid reflux. Acid reflux is burning
sensation in the esophagus. Aloe vera helps in cooling this sensation
Aloe vera gel juice is also found to be beneficial in psoriasis
Aloe vera gel juice acts as a lubricating agent, so it is used in arthritis.
In arthritis the patient has deficiency of synovial fluid in the joints.
Aloe vera lubricates these joints
Drinking aloe vera juice also helps to increase the immunity. Basically,
people suffering from cancer and HIV are supposed to have less
immunity, so people suffering from these diseases are given the
supplement of pure Aloe vera juice to increase their immunity
Aloe juice also acts as a cleansing agent. You can use juice of aloe vera
as a preventive measure for many diseases
Aloe vera cures psoriasis
ALOE VERA SIDE EFFECTS
Aloe juice should not be taken in excess, it causes
constipation, reduces potassium level in the body, induces
sever pain in stomach, induces vomiting, etc
Pregnant woman should avoid drinking this juice because
it may cause uterine contraction and miscarriage
It should not be taken by the people suffering from
diabetes, especially by people who have low blood sugar
level, because aloe vera lowers blood sugar level
People who are taking drugs containing steroids, digoxin
or lanoxin, diuretics and drugs that cause loss of
potassium from the body should not drink this juice.
People who are suffering from irregular heartbeat should
not drink this juice
Excess and regular intake of aloe vera juice can also cause
ALOE VERA IS HARMFUL
HOW TO DRINK ALOE VERA?
Cut a leaf from aloe vera plant and wash it. Peel
off the external cover using a knife. Take out the
gel from the aloe vera leaf. Now, grind this gel and
Dosage – Add two teaspoons of this juice to a
glass full of water and drink it twice or once in a
day. Do not drink concentrated juice; it causes
fewer side effects when you drink it in diluted
You will get pure juice of Aloe vera in the market.
Aloe juice blended with other juices like orange
and pineapple is also available. You can also drink
this juice or you can blend the juice prepared at
you at home with fruit juices and drink
This is not a good idea for two reasons:
The outer skin of the leaf is highly toxic, it is the plants
natural defence against being eaten in the wild
If the product has been filtered to remove the parts of
the outer skin that are toxic, nutritious parts of the gel
will also be lost. See the section on Filtered Aloe Vera
below for more details.
COLOR AND TASTE OF ALOE VERA
"If it looks like water, and tastes like water,
you are probably drinking water"
ALOE VERA GEL BEING USED
RATHER THAN WHOLE LEAF
And many products on the market are not much more than this.
A top quality drink should have a similar consistency to freshly
squeezed grapefruit juice, bits and all.
It should also have a strong taste, which many people find
unpleasant to begin with. But if you think grapefruit juice before
you take your first gulp you shouldn't be too surprised!
The image to the right shows what a top quality Aloe Vera drink
should look like.