Here’s how to use fresh aloe leaves from the grocery store, including how to cut aloe to get the gel, which has numerous health benefits topically and internally.
Today, I am going to show you how to use an Aloe Vera leaf. You may have seen these at the grocery store in the produce department.
You can use this topically, just as we use aloe for sunburn. Using a fresh aloe leaf is even better because the medicinal properties are even stronger in a fresh state.
Aloe is incredibly soothing for burns, cuts, and scrapes.
Internally, it is amazing for the intestinal tract. It is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic, and anti-fungal. So it is great for any type of pathogen in your intestinal tract.
How to Cut Aloe to Get the Gel
In this video, I show you how to open up the aloe vera leaf.
First, you cut off both ends.
Then, you cut off the spikey edges. Be careful, as they can be sharp.
Next, you peel the top layer off with your fingers. Warning – it is gooey.
Place the aloe leaf down. Flatten it out with your hand and slide the knife under the green part, like you are filleting a fish. Get as close to the skin as you can.
You’ll be left with the inner gel. With this, you can cut it into sections.
With the gel, you can eat this as is. It is a powerful healer.
Alternatively, you can blend it with water and make aloe water.
Or, you can throw it in your detox smoothie. You can store extra pieces in the fridge or freezer.
Next time you are at the grocery store and see aloe, grab it and experiment with it. Give it a try and enjoy the healing benefits!
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