Aloe Vera - An Ancient Healer

Throughout the ages, aloe vera has been known as the 'medicine plant', 'burn plant', 'first-aid plant' or 'miracle plant'. Even today, it is one of the most effective plants for treating burns, healing wounds and relieving aches and pains. It is recommended for psoriasis, where, when used regularly, it reduces scaling and itching and greatly improves appearance.

Aloe vera became very popular for its use in combating the severe burning effects caused by x-rays and nuclear disasters. Radiation burns cause skin ulcerations that had been nearly incurable until physicians began trying the old folk remedy of the aloe leaf.

Today, this plant has gained such great popularity that it is being used in many cosmetics and health products. Aloe vera juice that is 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 this miracle plant has not been proven successful. It is helpful for all kinds of allergies, skin diseases, blood disorders, arthritis, infections, yeast overgrowth, cysts, diabetes, eye problems, digestive disorders, ulcers, liver diseases, hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, kidney stones and stroke, to name a few.

Its use is most beneficial if treatments are applied both internally and externally. It contains over 200 nutrients, including the vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E, Folic acid, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper, barium, sulphate, 18 amino acids, important enzymes, glycosides, polysaccharides, etc.

There are an estimated 500 published independent research studies conducted by doctors and scientists on the healing agent found in the aloe vera plant and its non-toxic benefits. That is many more studies than one would find on any other natural substance, and hundreds of times the confirmation of safety and effectiveness of any drug available.

A word of caution: watch out for the frauds:

Since the consumer market has created a great demand for aloe vera juice, production is increasing rapidly. Unfortunately, many brands contain inadequate amounts of the plant juice to be effective. According to the law, if you take a 10,000-gallon vat and put 9,999 gallons of water in it and then add one gallon of aloe vera juice, you are allowed to advertise that it contains '100 percent pure stabilized aloe vera'. You are not required to mention how much extra water has been added to the 100 percent aloe vera juice. Hence many people are disappointed because they do not receive the acclaimed benefits. Before using any brand it is good to check out the exact table of contents as mentioned in a company's brochure or better ask the company to give you the exact figures of contents.

Also, don't be tempted to buy the cheapest aloe juice for it is expensive. If you are not getting any benefits from it, you may have chosen the wrong product. Try other brands until you are satisfied. Tests have shown that less than one percent of readily available brands contain acceptable levels of aloe vera to be of any medicinal value. From the over 1,000 brands of aloe vera available on the market today, some hardly have a trace of the plant extract in them. Their labels contain such phrases 'it tastes like mineral water' and 'no additives or preservatives'. Chemical analysis reveals that these 'products' contain almost nothing but plain mineral water.

The good news is that more and more people have begun to see through the fraud business; hence, many other companies are now also introducing the real thing.

There is an excellent new aloe vera product in powdered form, which dissolves in water; it is thus more convenient than having to buy the bottled juice. It is completely free of additives.

Please Note: With regular drinking of aloe vera, diabetics may improve the ability of the pancreas to produce more of its own insulin. Since too much insulin is dangerous, diabetics should consult their physician to monitor their need for extra insulin. Many diabetics report a reduction in the amount of insulin required. Also if you experience diarrhea or intestinal cramping for more than two to three days, discontinue. This is due to irritants the plant contains. Instead, you may choose a product that has all irritants removed.

This is an excerpt from my book TIMELESS SECRETS OF HEALTH AND REJUVENATION, available on

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  • July 22, 2012 John wrote:
    Hi Andreas,

    I am curious about Aloe Vera and it's natural healing capabilities. I stumbled upon this article and figured it could only be beneficial for my health if consumed responsibly I'd imagine. Would you by chance be able to email me or post some of your findings along with a recommended product/brand to be more specific? I am a college student and realize that you only get one body and nothing more, so I would like to begin turning my life around for all those times I've neglected it. I'd appreciate anything you could provide your viewers with.

    Thank you,
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    1. July 23, 2012 Andreas Moritz wrote:
      While Aloe Vera has been the subject of numerous scientific studies, noted for having a vast array of benefits, some of which I described in my book, Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation, it is always best to address any underlying root causes of ill health before taking supplements, such as cleaning out the liver bile ducts, going to sleep before 10pm (22:00), getting enough vitamin D through regular (natural) sun exposure, eating a balanced diet, having the main meal of the day at noontime, drinking enough fresh water, etc. (see book for details).

      Lily of the Desert is a good brand of Aloe juice, should you still require it.  


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  • August 11, 2012 Catherine wrote:
    Dear Andreas,

    Do you recommend aloe vera juice made from the whole leaf or the inner fillet?

    Thank you for all the knowledge you have shared!

    Kind regards,
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    1. August 12, 2012 Andreas Moritz wrote:
      From the inner fillet, otherwise, it may be irritating.

      Thank you for your kind comment.

      Warmly,  Stacy

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