A few days ago I was gardening for the whole day leaving me very tired and with hurting hands and wrists. I had to relocated my Pomelo Tree from the raised garden to a big pot to make way for my lime tree I just got from a local nursery (Pomelo’s can get very big, it can reach to a height of 25 feet and besides limes are expensive here in Sydney so I’m hoping next year I’ll be able to start harvesting the fruits instead of buying. Also, my seeds have germinated and these had to be transplanted onto the ground.
I remembered from a youtube video I’ve watched and some articles Ive read recently on how good Aloe Vera juice is good for you, that its safe and easy to make yourself. Also since I have plenty of Aloe in my garden (they just keep on growing) and orange at hand I just thought to give it ago that evening. For full recipe, please see below.
To my surprise the following morning, the aches and pains I was feeling the night before were gone. Now, I’ve been drinking this juice for almost 3 weeks now and I am feeling good.
I never really took care of my Aloe Vera plant before, it was just in a pot getting pot bound and leggy as I never knew the full benefits of it apart from burn remedy and hair conditioner. I now take pride in my Aloe’s as it’s done me wonders, I’ve placed it in a nice pot and in the ground close to my backdoor for easy access.
Why is Aloe Vera a must in your garden:
It’s so easy to grow, very hardy and it will produce new aloes for you in no time
Aloe Vera has an anti-inflammatory effect
Helps with digestive issues including; irregularity diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and heartburn.
Helps remove toxic substances in the body.
Promotes healthier heart
Strengthen your immune system due to its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Also It contains B complex vitamins B1, B2, B6 and B12 as well as vitamins A, C and E.
And many more….
Aloe Vera juice ingredients
1 Aloe Vera leaf
1 whole orange or 1 ½ cup of orange juice
½ cup of water
Ice cubes or ½ cup water
Make sure the leaf is clean and cut out the edges of the leaf.
Peel the skin off the flesh (I start with the bottom skin to make it easier to peel off the gel) and make sure you hold on to the leaf as it gets slimy and slippery at this stage. To get to the flesh, filet the gel out of the inside and put aside.
Peel the washed orange, make sure most of the rind are removed and cut into 4 segments.