Healing Power Of Aloe Vera
Most of us know about Aloe Vera's miraculous power to heal skin
problems: sores, cuts, scrapes, bites, and lesions.
However, not many people are aware that Aloe Vera, when taken
internally, has a stunning reputation as a healing substance for all
kinds of illnesses and degenerative conditions.
In this two-part post, I'm going to quote Andreas Moritz , Doctor Jon
Barron, and Doctor Jeri Heyman. Andreas and Jon Barron are known to
most CureZone regulars. Jeri Heyman is the CEO of a company called
Herbal Answers. I found her article in a recent newsletter from the
Grain and Salt Society. And, of course, I'll also talk about my own
experiences with Aloe Vera, including how I grow it for my own
Let's begin with a passage from THE KEY TO HEALTH AND REJUVENATION by
Andreas Moritz, who has a very popular forum here at CureZone.
"Aloe Vera juice, when taken internally, has been found to be effective
in almost every illness, including cancer, heart disease, and AIDS. In
fact, there is hardly any disease or health problem for which Aloe Vera
has not been proved successful."
"It is helpful for all kinds of allergies, skin diseases, blood
disorders, arthritis, infections, candida, cysts, diabetes, eye
problems, digestive problems, ulcers, liver diseases, hemorrhoids, high
blood pressure, kidney stones, and strokes, to name just a few."
"Aloe Vera contains over 200 nutrients, including the vitamins B1, B2,
B3, B6, C, E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, copper, barium, sulphate,
18 amino acids, important enzymes, glycosides, polysaccharides, etc."
Andreas adds that Aloe Vera is one of the few substances that can be
used to heal radiation burns caused by X-rays or nuclear disasters. He
notes that Aloe Vera, when used regularly, reduces the scaling and
itching of psoriasis, and greatly improves the appearance of the skin.
Here's a passage from a recent newsletter by Doctor Jon Barron:
"Aloe has been well known for centuries for its healing properties, and
both oral intake and topical dressings have been documented to
facilitate healing of any kind of skin wound, burn, or scald -- even
speeding recovery time after surgery."
"Situations to try it on include blisters, insect bites, rashes, sores,
herpes, urticaria, athlete's foot, fungus, vaginal infections,
conjunctivitis, sties, allergic reactions, and dry skin."
"Internally, Aloe Vera is showing real promise in the fight against
AIDS, and that virus has become undetectable in some patients who used
it on a regular basis, due to its immune system stimulant properties."
"It also seems to help in cancer patients (including lung cancer) by
activating the white blood cells and promoting growth of non-cancerous
"Other situations in which it appears to work when taken internally,
include intestinal worms, indigestion, colitis, hemorrhoids, liver
problems such as cirrhosis and hepatitis, prostate problems,and as a
That's the end of Part 1. If any of that information resonated with
you, I hope you'll read Part 2. I'll quote Doctor Jeri Heyman, and tell
you how I grow my own aloe, and how I eat it.
in Part 1, I quoted Andreas Moritz and Jon Barron about the amazing
healing properties of Aloe Vera.
Here are some passages from a recent newsletter of the Grain and Salt
Society (where I buy my Celtic seasalt). The column was by Doctor Jeri
Heyman. In it, she quotes from a book by Dr. Robert Davis entitled,
ALOE VERA: A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH.
"Fresh Aloe Vera is profoundly anti- inflammatory. The Aloe plant
contains naturally occurring plant sterols that act similarly to
synthetic steroids in blocking inflammation. Fresh Aloe's largest
polysaccharides enhance the immune cells inflammation- control
"Aloe Vera is tissue-regenerating in three different ways. The large
polysaccharides, unique to fresh, raw Aloe Vera, have been demonstrated
to stimulate the release of growth factor by the immune cells, thus
stimulating new tissue production."
"A different size polysaccharide in Aloe, directly stimulates the
tissue production cells to produce new tissue. And third, the Aloe
plant contains plant-growth- factors that act like human growth factors
to stimulate the regeneration of tissue."
"The constituents in fresh Aloe Vera can directly enhance the immune
cell function up to 10 times greater than normal. This helps to clean
up the digestive and elimination systems. The immune cells can gobble
up to 10 times more unwanted yeast, fungus, and undigested food when
enhanced by Aloe."
"Aloe Vera is the most penetrating substance on Earth. It catapults
itself into cells 5 times more easily than water, bringing nutrients
into cells and encouraging the outflow of toxic waste."
End of quotes. Now I'd like to tell you how I grow my own Aloe Vera,
and how I eat it.
About ten years ago, a friend here in Florida gave me an Aloe Vera
plant. I transplanted it to a larger pot, and put it out on the
screened, back porch of my condo. It wasn't long before little baby
Aloe plants were poking their heads up through the soil, right beside
So I bought a big grow-box, and transplanted the Aloes into it. They
thrived! Every now and then, I would cut a stalk and rub the soothing
gel on my face. But in those days, I wasn't eating it.
By 2003, my single plant had reproduced itself thousands of times. I
now have three large grow-boxes full of Aloe Vera on the back porch,
and two window-size boxes. And in just the last month, I've given away
five more window boxes full of Aloe plants to friends. Some of those
Aloes are big and strong enough to fight off muggers. I'm amazed every
time I walk out there!
About a year ago, I began eating the gel. This was before I'd read any
of the material I just quoted to you. My intuition told me to do it --
and I listen to my intuition.
I cut a piece of Aloe stalk about 4" long. Then I slice it vertically,
and peel back the sides. Messy business! Next, I put the aloe stalk in
my mouth, gel side up. and use my top front teeth to scrape the gel
into my mouth. I swizzle it around my mouth for 30 seconds or so, and
then swallow it. And, of course, before I ever cut it, I say to the
Aloe, "You are my food. May the best of you, become the best of me."
That's my Grace for all meals!
Next, I rub the mostly gel-less stalk on my skin: different parts on
different days. If you've never rubbed fresh Aloe Vera gel into your
skin, then you have a blissful experience ahead of you.
I do that every day. In the late 1990's, I wondered why I was growing
so much aloe on my porch. Now I know! Often, we prepare ourselves for
important changes, months or years or decades before they're needed --
or at least, I do.
Yes, you can buy Aloe Vera juice at health food stores. But it's
expensive, and may well be diluted. I advise people to grow their own.
Aloe Vera is a VERY easy plant to grow. It needs no TLC; just some
water when it gets dry.
You can't grow ten year's worth of Aloe Vera overnight. I advise you to
buy a half-dozen or more plants, and transplant them into a large
grow-box. A year from now, you'll need two grow-boxes. They don't need
lots of sunlight. Bright light is sufficient.
If any of this information resonated with you, give Aloe Vera a try.
You can always use a good bottled product until your garden takes off.
If I suffered from any of the conditions mentioned by the Doctors, I'd
be taking Aloe Vera in some form every day.