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Saturday, November 3, 2007

Green Lime Juice with Aloe Vera

I learned a trick or two from the veggie sellers in the market. How do you cook this? What do you do with this? Just ask and you will be given not just one answer. They are my veggie and cooking consultants. *giggle*

Do you know if you burn, eg, your hand, just take a thin slice of aloe vera and place it over the wound. It helps the healing. This was what they told to me when the sellers saw my scalded hand sometime back. It did help ease the pain.

I had to buy the whole leaf which was very big, I asked what else does it do and what else can I do with it. Guess what they told me? Use it as a mask lor especially if you are pimply, which I have yet to try (no pimple yet :p). It helps reduces inflammation and detoxification too. I have constipation problems so it's good to eat this often too.

However, everyone reacts differently to different kinds of food. It may work for me but not you. So take caution if you using it especially for cosmetic uses. Try out in a small area first. And if you are eating it, eat it moderation or consult your doctor for advise. *wink*

We were having greasy fried food and Lime Juice always help wash out all the grease and adding aloe vera to it to help get rid of excess toxin.

Ingredients:
  • 500ml Cold Water
  • 120ml Green Lime Juice (those lemon look a like)
  • 120ml Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup Aloe Vera, skinned and cubed
  • Honey or Syrup to taste
How to do it:
  1. Add lime and lemon juice to the water and mix well.
  2. Sweeten with syrup.
  3. Refrigerate to chill.
  4. Add aloe vera cube only when just ready to serve.
  • Click HERE for printer-friendly version of an original recipe.
* Refreshing Lime and Aloe Vera Drink *


* Aloe Vera Cubes *

19 comments:

  1. Wow... aloe vera! Very good for the skin. Gonna steal aloe vera from my mum's pots to make this. LOL! Pray that I don't get caught.

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  2. yeah aloe vera can be treated as medicine, cosmetic etc. I heard that it is good for hair too. Moisture and keep hair shiny. Mash it and apply on hair. Anyway I never try haha.

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  3. i've got a few pots in my garden...apply the saps when i got scalded while cooking...the commercial ones in bottles and tubes r also good if u do not have potted aloe vera plants at home.

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  4. I followed your recipe above, however my aloe vera turned out bitter. Can you advise me where I went wrong? Do i have to cook the aloe vera?

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  5. Aloe is very good for sun burns as well. At one point I drank alot of aloe juice.

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  6. Aloe Vera is indeed very good for the skin. Last time, during my teens, I've got a lot of pimples, my mum bought aloe vera for me to apply on my face, its very regreshing & cooling :)

    Janice Ng

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  7. I got this fm the veg farm last yr (yes one big leaf) and they ask me to add pandan leaf and the aloe vera and only add honey when ready to eat. Taste gd too.

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  8. I got this fm the veg farm last yr (yes one big leaf) and they ask me to add pandan leaf and the aloe vera and only add honey when ready to eat. Taste gd too.

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  10. Hmmm! It looks very tasty!

    Very interesting to use aloe vera juice in your recipe because this plant offers a lot of benefits.

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  11. Ed,
    Later you kena smack my your mom then you really need to use it liao. hehe ...

    Linda,
    For hair too? Hmm .... next time I buy it, I'll try. ;)

    Sweet Jasmine,
    I have not tried the commercial aloe vera gel or cream but the actual one works quite well for me.

    Anonymous,
    You have to skin the aloe vera till you dont see any green or yellow bits. Must be clear. It's quite tasteless. You dont have to cook it. It's eaten raw. Only add to the juice when you are to have it.

    Ilovepearly,
    What's the effect of drinking long term? Can you see any difference?

    Janice,
    Yah, I tried that recently and it works on my pimples!!

    Joanne,
    How do you do it? What do you do with the pandan leaf?

    Kimy,
    Thanks for the link!

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  12. I just want to add that even if there are a lot of benefits to using aloe vera one should also be aware that in some cases, for some ilnesses, it is not recommended due to some side effects.

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  13. It is now well documented that http://www.lasscosmetics.com/beauty_tips_natural/aloe_vera_benefits.php has beneficial properties on various skin conditions. This is a page which I would like to share with you all as it gives very useful information on aloe vera and its uses in various diseases

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  14. Teresa & Anonymous,
    I think unless one has some medical conditions that doesn't allow he/she to take certain food, eating in moderation is the better no matter how good the food is. :)

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  15. Aloe Vera has been wonderful for my skin for a long time. I'll check out those supplements you recommended.

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  16. Dear Wokking Mum, please let your readers also know about the aloe-vera.org website (which talks about the top 10 benefits for drinking aloe vera juice).

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  17. People these days so intent of searching natural treatments to heal baldness, I have been using shampoo having aloe vera as main ingredient and benefited a lot from the first day of use.

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