Organic Aloe Vera
Organic stuff is dominating the market nowadays. Anything that is organic is considered healthy. But what exactly is organic? And are aloe vera organic products good to use?
Let us dig in to find more!
Organic products have acquired popularity in the recent years, owing to the health "revolution". Everyone wants to have organic stuff and organic stuff can't be prepared in large scale. Therefore organic stuff is very costly and very healthy. Well! Anything that is not done in large scale is healthy.
Long ago, people used to grow their own food. Too bad we can't trace that era, the most information we have is that it is true. But again you can't possibly go back now.
It is every person's dream and wish to use organic products. But what are organic products?
When you search for 'organic' in a dictionary you get
"relating to or derived from living matter"
"(of food or farming methods) produced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial chemicals" (cited http://oxforddictionaries.com)
In other words, organic means natural, living and non-chemical. In today's pollution-engrossed world, an organic food is hard to grow and organic products are hard to produce. Especially, mass production.
Any organic product available in the market will contain at least one chemical, this is unavoidable. But when you prepare your own organic plant and prepare your own products, not only will they be healthy, but they'll be fresh.
Aloe Vera and Organic Aloe Vera
There are a lot of companies that sell aloe vera products. The aloe vera that they use is mass produced. Mass production means fertilizers, insecticides and chemicals. But when you grow an aloe vera plant in your house garden, there is no need for you to use any fertilizer or any chemicals.
This aloe vera, which is grown in a chemical free, fertilizer free environment, is very nutritious and very useful.
Extracting the Aloe Vera Gel
Mature aloe vera plant
Sterile glass container
- With a knife, cut a mature leaf from the aloe vera plant.
- Place it on a clean cloth.
- Now, with a peeler, peel the outside leaf of aloe vera.
- Now cut the gel into equal pieces
- Store it in an airtight container inside a refrigerator for further use
Extracting Aloin from the Leaf
Aloin: aloin is a form of natural latex. It is a sticky yellow substance that is found in the outer leaf of aloe vera. This is a very good medicine for constipation. But be careful not to take it in excess.
After cutting the leaf off the plant, place it in an inclined position on a container. After some 3 hours you will find a sticky, yellow substance had leaked out of the plant and collected in the container. This is aloin.
Store it in an air tight container in a refrigerator. Use it very minimally. If you have constipation, take 1 pinch of aloin and mix it in warm water and consume it.
Although organic aloe vera is very healthy and useful, some people tend to have allergy to aloe vera. Therefore consult a doctor before starting to used aloe vera.