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Aloe Vera Juice

Furious_PhilFurious_Phil Posts: 627Moderator, Pro, 2.0 PRO
I could swear I read or saw Ken talking about the benefits of drinking Aloe Vera Juice?
Of course I can't find it straight off hand :s

Regardless, I had the opportunity to try some the other day, and it turns out that I really like the taste, so I am considering getting some and adding it to my regimen :+1:
I found it left my vocal cords feeling like fresh out of a steamy shower.

Any of you ever try it?



  • bentkbentk Posts: 646Pro, 2.0 PRO
    Never tried it actually, does it contain a lot of sugar? I shy away from sugary drinks generally.
    It's readily available here too. Aloe vera is also used a lot for skin-care.

    I am always interested in products that can keep the vocal cords fresh/reduce phlegm etc. The oil of oregano tip from @highmtn was a very good one, although i dilute it just a little. Taking that stuff straight from the bottle requires a esophagus of steel, it's pretty caustic stuff. I only take it if i feel i really need it, the warm ups are usually enough to open up the throat. But there's always that one time where it doesn't of course, leaving you helpless with phlegm.

    Sorry i went a little off-topic.

    All the best,

  • Furious_PhilFurious_Phil Posts: 627Moderator, Pro, 2.0 PRO
    LOL... You can get the Aloe Vera juice sweetened or unsweetened.
    I have had oregano oil in this cold remedy I have, and OMG, it is like Garlic from hell :wink:
  • bentkbentk Posts: 646Pro, 2.0 PRO
    I might give the unsweetened a go, but a lot of drinks are terrible unsweetened. That's why is mostly stick with water, tea and coffee, because i love those unsweetened, haha.

    Some people seem to think that aloe vera can help with a sore throat, but that might depend on the cause of the sore throat. Aloe vera is full of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and polysaccharides. Perhaps it could support the immune system so to speak. It seems very healthy.

    I was aware of topical applications with aloe vera, but not so much the ingestion of it.

    All the best,

  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 12,304Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro
    Ha, ha! Phillip, did you have flames coming out of your ears?
  • Furious_PhilFurious_Phil Posts: 627Moderator, Pro, 2.0 PRO
    @highmtn, I won't lie, it caught me off guard to say the least :wink:
  • AlyonaAlyona Posts: 194Member, Moderator, Pro, 2.0 PRO
    I never had aloe juice.. I have aloe plant on my window. So once I took one leaf and tried to chew it a bit ahahahah -wow that was strange - it was biting, like stinging my throat. So I was scared maybe it's not good use it just from the plant! So i stopped doing this. What I like to do is get some ginger, lemon and honey drink, and i drink it almost every day! very good feeling. Helps mucus go out.
  • Furious_PhilFurious_Phil Posts: 627Moderator, Pro, 2.0 PRO
    @Alyona, you're worse than my cat! LOL
    Pretty sure it has to be processed before you can safely ingest it.
    If I had to liken it to something, taste-wide and consistency-wise, I'd say it was like a pear juice with a bit of pulp. Super delicious, and a fantastic way to assist keeping the vocal cords supple, especially in arid climates like where I live
  • bentkbentk Posts: 646Pro, 2.0 PRO

    Please be aware that some aloe vera varieties are not considered edible. This might be stated on the packaging in the store, but it's important to know which type you have, as there are many.

    So it's a good thing you stopped eating the plant, just in case. lol.

    Ginger, though, is great stuff. Fresh ginger is also pretty cheap here in general. It also stays good for very long amounts of time, you just slice of the ends if they dry out.

    We have a local asian supermarket nearby, i should check out what types of aloe juice they have.

    All the best,

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