Aloe Vera – Not Just for External Use!

Most “ol’ time” folk healers know the benefits of Aloe Vera. Particularly as a soothing balm (the gel) on burned skin. However, a lot of people that are interested in natural health and alternative remedies are NOT aware that Aloe Vera can also be taken internally as well!

Aloe Vera (barbadensis miller) contains over 20 minerals, all of which are essential to the human body. The human body requires 22 amino acids for good health — eight of which are called “essential” because the body cannot fabricate them. Aloe Vera contains all of these eight essential amino acids, and 11 of the 14 “secondary” amino acids. Aloe Vera has Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E.

Now, you CAN get too much of a “good thing” in this case, as Aloe Vera is also a purgative in large amounts! But, taken in very small amounts, or greatly diluted with distilled water, it can be as soothing to the internal system as it is to external! Aloe is traditionally described as an Emollient, Purgative and Vulnerary. It is also used for its antibacterial, anesthetic and antiseptic properties externally, and is good to use as a tool for restoration of tissue.

Aloe Vera

There is also excellent research being conducted into other uses for Aloe Vera:

Aloe Vera: Myth or Medicine?

This simple, yet beneficial, plant is truly a treasure trove of health benefits!


  • Nice blog. Reminds me of home.

    Do you also practice kineseology?

    What are your thoughts on chelation?

    What is your opinion of Kevin Trudeau?

  • Applied Kinesiology? Yep. Or, as it is called sometimes, “MRT.” I have not personally tried Chelation Therapy, however, what I have read is very interesting! As far as Mr. Trudeau, I know that he is a bit, shall we say, “opportunistic” in his methods, and he has a “checkered” past with “make money fast” schemes, etc., however, he seems to be taking Natural Health information that “the masses” are not aware of, and packaging it for “mass consumption.” In that sense, he is communicating with a large audience, that some of us, as teachers, have been unable to reach. In that regard, you have to hand it to him. I don’t regard him as an authority on Natural Health, but more as a “reporter” of what he has seen in his experience.

  • Thank you. So you believe that taking infinitesimal amounts of heavy metal by mouth will cause the body to flush such heavy metal?

  • Well, actually, no… I wouldn’t recommend taking heavy metals into one’s system myself at all. As I said, I have (out of curiosity) read some information on Chelation Therapy that was interesting, but it sounds more like an allopathic approach than a naturopathic approach. I understand that under an allopathic doctor’s supervision that there have been some success in that regard, and, I suppose that there may be some homeopathic practioners that might consider such a protocol, but I would be more comfortble with less extreme cleansing techniques to rid the body of heavy metals.

  • You have just passed my litmus test. Thank you and good luck.

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