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The Uses of Aloe Vera in Jamaica

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Overview

The medicinal uses of the Aloe Vera plant are believed to have the ability to cure any sickness or disease in Jamaica. This requires in depth knowledge of the healing properties of the plant. The correct application, dosage and timing are important in order to target and cure each disease. Knowing which other herbs to use in conjunction with aloe vera further enhances the healing effects of the plant. We won’t go into the different combinations because it’s too many and I charge for that type of information.

Aloe Vera is classified as bitters in Jamaica. All herbs that are classified as bitters have a bitter taste and have strong healing properties. Bitters are used to balance out imbalances that may occur in the body such as cancer or any autoimmune diseases. These imbalances can be caused by having too much salt or sugar in the body. Other popular bitters in Jamaica are sarsaparilla and serosi.

Aloe Vera is administered topically or internally. It can be cut into small pill like blocks and swallowed. It is easy to swallow because it is slimy. Some people soak it in coconut water and drink it. The electrolytic properties of coconut water help to makes the nutrients in the aloe vera more bio-available. The medicinal uses of aloe vera consist of applying it to the skin or hair similar to a lotion or shampoo.

Aloe Vera is called Single Bible in Jamaica. It’s like the holy grail of all healing plants. In Jamaica, aloe vera is used to cure majority of all diseases that is a result of an imbalanced digestive system. For example, worms within the intestines or too much bad bacteria in the intestines can easily be resolved by aloe vera juice. Worms and bad bacteria are both anaerobic respirator’s and release toxins into the human body. This in turn results in a plethora of sicknesses. This is where the plant has its strongest healing attributes. We will therefore look into the different uses of aloe vera in Jamaica.

De-Worming

As soon as a child gets sick in Jamaica, the parents suspects that the child has worms. They may buy pharmaceutical de-worming medicine or use aloe vera as an herbal medicine. Herbalist's in Jamaica learn the properties of the plants by the observing the plants in their natural environment. For example, it is observed that parasitic worms that eat plants cannot eat the aloe vera plant. It is therefore assumed that the single bible plant contains natural worm repellents or insecticides. The ability of the plant to heal itself when cut is also a good property to look for in healing plants. Aloe Vera also has the ability to grow roots when cut and isolated. These properties are indications of the potency of the healing properties of any plant.

The skin of the plant of the Aloe Vera is where the medicinal worm repellent ingredient of the plant is concentrated. Blending the skin and drinking it will kill any type of worm in the intestines or elsewhere. However, strong dosages are not necessary.

Good Bacterial Flora

For someone who eats a lot of meat and little fiber, they would have to go on a 12 hour aloe vera fasting in order to reset the intestinal track of the body before they start eating healthy again. Meats in the intestinal track ferments very quickly which produces a lot of toxins. These toxins in turn paralyse the peristaltic motion of the intestinal muscles. So the meat stays even longer in the body and decomposes even more.

One of the medicinal uses of aloe vera plant is to clear the intestinal track of all residues. Because the aloe vera is slimy, this helps to trap particles in the intestines, especially the colon. When the residual wastes are trapped and cleared from the body, the good bacteria will automatically replenish itself and aid in proper digestion. The peristaltic ring like muscle will then start working properly again.

Aloe vera fasting is not for herbal novices. Buy the 100% aloe vera juice on amazon instead of using the plants. Those that are familiar with the plant can use the plant.

Cold and Flu

Aloe Vera boosts the immune system. It contains a long list of Phytonutrients. It also contains Vitamin A, B, C, E. It contains most minerals, plant sterols and enzymes. Therefore, the nutrients in the Aloe Vera reinforce each other. The onset of a cold is believed to be caused by a lack of these nutrients along with a stressful environment. Therefore, one the use of aloe vera is to replenish the body with the necessary nutrients to fight a cold. Consult Nutritional Benefits of Aloe Vera for the full list.

Slimey drippings from the Aloe Vera Plant

Slimey drippings from the Aloe Vera Plant

Ulcer

One of the medicinal uses of aloe vera is that it forms a protective coating over ulcers and slows the progression of ulcer sores. This coating protects the ulcer from future damage by the stomach's acidic juices. The nutrients in the aloe vera also counteract the bacteria responsible for the progression of ulcers. All these factors combine to help the stomach repair itself of the ulcer and return to normal functioning.

Gastroenteritis, Diarrhea and Constipation

Aloe Vera is the number one cure for Gastroenteritis, Diarrhea and Constipation in Jamaica. It is the surest cure. Gastroenteritis and diarrhea is normally caused by a select couple of very stubborn bacteria. These bacteria release very potent toxins that can literally shut down the body and result in death. The diarrhea is a result of the intestinal track desperately trying to remove the bacteria from the intestinal track unsuccessfully. Fortunately soaking the aloe vera in some coconut water and drinking it will easily eliminate the bacteria from the intestines.

Constipation is alleviated because the aloe vera removes the bacteria that are paralyzing the intestinal track and it helps to push through hard solid body waste.

Topical Treatment

Whether you have oily or dry skin, one of the major medicinal uses of aloe vera gel is to revitalize the skin. Just cut it into big pieces and rub it on the skin. Use aloe vera to relieve pimples, eczema and any other skin ailments. It also tones the skin to its natural color.

The gel from the plant makes your skin look younger. It tightens the skin. If you have ever rubbed the plant on your face, there is this feeling of your skin tightening up. This is good; it restores the elastic nature of the skin. Even after washing of the gel, some properties still remain on the skin that protects the skin from regular bacteria and shield the skin from UV rays. It can also be used to clean cuts and burns. It also speeds up the (scabbing) healing process really fast of cuts.

In Jamaica, Rastafarian's crush the plant and use the gel in their hair. It makes the hair really strong and gives it a resilient sheen. Aloe is also used in Jamaica to cure rare fungal infections of the hair that affects children. Find out why aloe vera is the most popular active ingredient in shampoos and conditioners.

Vitamin B12 for Vegans

Finding a proper non-meat source for Vitamin B12 has always been a mystery. The good bacteria in the body produce Vitamin B12. The main medicinal use of aloe vera is to support and improve bacteria flora. In addition aloe vera contains the correct combinations of minerals that the bacteria needs to produce Vitamin B12. The main mineral that composes vitamin B12 is cobalt which is found in the plant.

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Energy Booster

One medicinal use of aloe vera is boasting energy levels. This is due to the vitamin b complexes and other nutrients that aid in converting a higher percentage of the food in your stomach to energy. I personally take a pill (small cutting) of the aloe plant in the morning before leaving the house. I definitely feel an energy boost. It's also a good cure for low energy associated with depression or sadness.

Cancer Treatment

The main medicinal use of aloe vera is reversing the effects of cancer. The University of the West Indies and Northern Caribbean University did a joint research about treating cancer with aloe vera. The aloe vera contains a super mineral called organic germanium. Most of the healing properties of the plant is attributed to this mineral. The reasearch done by the universities proved that organic germanium helps to shut down cancer cells. The properties of the aloe vera plant basically sends a message to the cancer cells DNA that gives it instructions to stop replicating and shut down.

Reference: http://caribbean.scielo.org/pdf/wimj/v55n4/a08v55n4.pdf

Interesting Facts about Aloe Vera

  • The Egyptians uses aloe vera to help mummify dead bodies. This makes sense because worms and bacteria that help decomposition cannot survive alongside aloe vera.
  • After Jesus Christ was taken off the cross, aloe vera was one of the plants bought to prepare his body for burial
  • Cleopatra did use aloe vera on her whole body including hair and nails to keep her looking younger.
  • Some organic farmers use aloe vera as an effective organic insecticide, pesticide and fungicide.
  • Most Jamaicans use aloe vera as a last resort when pharmaceuticals do not work.
  • Aloe is one of the main ingredients used in the cure for AIDS!
  • Rural Jamaicans always have a stash of aloe vera in their house.
  • Aloe vera can be used to preserve foods.
  • Aloe vera can be used to wean stubborn babies off sucking their fingers or sucking on particular items by placing a small amount on the fingers or items. (it is safe in small amounts, very bitter though)
  • After cutting the plant for storage. It can preserve itself for storage for many years without modification.
  • It is fed to animals that are involved in sports such as race horses or fighting dogs as a form of tonic.

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Comments

Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on November 24, 2016:

Thanks Rasta. I love your hubs have learned so much.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on November 24, 2016:

Respect Anita, Solid Info.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on November 24, 2016:

Respect DeltaC, There is a way to get rid of the bitter taste but I do not suggest that, because the bitterness to the tongue is also important. Give me an idea where you live to best say how to store it.?

Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on September 27, 2016:

Hi, Delta C,

I don't understand that you want to keep it in a fridge? I presume you are talking about a leaf of the aloe vera. Aloe vera grows just about anywhere.

The plant does not even need roots. You just stick the plant in the ground and it will grow. I suppose you will have problems if it snows. Have no knowledge about that, but if you grow it in a container you could bring it inside during the winter. I never use the raw juice as it is very bitter. Only use the raw juice for sunburn or wounds etc. The aloe gel is tasteless if you remove any attached green section on it. This is very healthy and delicious in a fruit juice or smoothie. Just cut the aloe leaf open length wise and remove the gel with a spoon. I have grown 80 plants in a small enclosure, all along the fence, as well as against one outside fence of the property. Hope to do the other three sides as well. One plant will not be enough if you want to use it daily or often. Grow as many plants as you can. You won't be sorry. Taking the aloe gel regularly contributes so much to your health.

DeltaC on September 20, 2016:

Thank you so much for the info. Can you kindly share the 'best practice' on how the plant can be kept in storage for years? My experience is that it decays if simply left in the open air, out of the fridge. What am I missing? And when taking as a 'pill' or in larger amounts, is there any way of minimizing the bitter taste? Thanks for your time.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on August 30, 2016:

Respect Anita. I have seen some rasta consume it that way too.

Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on August 23, 2016:

Thanks for a super hub Rasta, I use the dried aloe vera a few times a week.

When I don't feel on top of the world I cut out the gel of enough leaves

to fill a cup. Then fill it up with water or milk. After eating a cupful of gel I

seem to have enough energy for writing another hub. I also have a lovely

little aloe plant in a pot next to my computer. I love your hubs on aloe vera.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on December 28, 2014:

Respect antony mwaura from Kenya. I really appreciate the confirmation that aloe does have medicinal properties.

antony mwaura from kenya on December 08, 2014:

i do agree with those explanation about aloe Vera i wish people realize how effective it is thank you to the writers of this article may GOD bless them

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on March 26, 2014:

Thank you for passing through

MG Singh from UAE on March 26, 2014:

Interesting post

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on November 06, 2013:

Respect Tillsontitan. That is my favorite thing about hubpages. New information transcended across cultural barriers.

Mary Craig from New York on November 06, 2013:

We always think we know so much but when we read hubs like this we learn we know so little.

Thank you for all the helpful info on a plant found everywhere!

Voted up, useful, and interesting.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on November 05, 2013:

Respect Vandynegl. I also started with topical application. I then witnessed the results of those who use it internally. Thanks for the share.

vandynegl from Ohio Valley on November 05, 2013:

Thank you for the valuable information! I've always known Aloe to be useful and have always used it topically; I am currently starting to find a good kind to take internally on a daily basis. I appreciate your information you shared! I plan to post it and share as well!

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on November 05, 2013:

That's cool Sunshine. Aloe plants do last a very long time.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on November 04, 2013:

I still have that same plant I mentioned above! :)

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on July 10, 2013:

Respect Pinto. The first aloe picture shown in the article is mine. I have a lot of them around the yard too. I use it every morning internally and externally. I haven't been sick in several years.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on July 10, 2013:

Respect DDE, thanks for appreciating this wonderful plant. It is so important for improving life.

Subhas from New Delhi, India on July 10, 2013:

Hi Rasta! I have planted lots of aloe vera plants in my terrace garden, as I use it almost daily. I just loved the way you described the miraculous properties of this magic herbal plant.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 10, 2013:

Incredible uses for aloe vera and so glad I stopped by here, I am amazed by this information so helpful and from such a beautiful green plant.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on March 28, 2013:

Respect Chris. It is one of the few herbs that is given to animal as medicine in Jamaica. It has proven to be very effective on the island.

Chris Achilleos on March 28, 2013:

Another very interesting and informative hub on aloe vera. I think the plant is also effective with animals, my dog had a lipoma which continued to grow, when we began to apply pure aloe vera gel on it, it appeared as though it stopped it from getting any bigger.

I really came to know the benefits of aloe vera through my mother, she uses it for almost everything :), she even got rid of a gum infection by just applying the gel on the infected area. Aloe vera does wonders for both a persons health and appearance.

Thanks for sharing. Again voted up, useful and interesting!

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on January 17, 2013:

Respect SEXYLADYDEE. Sorry to hear about your unfortunate plight. I am happy to hear that you were attended to. Thank you very much for passing through.

SEXYLADYDEE from Upstate NY on January 17, 2013:

Very good hub. So full of information. While in JA I injured myself & my nail was torn off. The leaves of the nonne (sp?) plant were directly applied to immediately ease the pain and I was given aloe to drink for about a week. I suffer from lupus and must admit every time I went to stay with my family the better food and treatments to increase my energy were always a blessing. Dee aka LadyDee

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on January 07, 2013:

Respect Alfred. Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate it. The spiritual hub about aloe vera can be found at https://discover.hubpages.com/health/Spiritual-Use...

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on January 07, 2013:

Thank you reading and enjoying the hub ms. Heeter. After cutting a piece of aloe vera, it does seal itself automatically. Furthermore, you can replant that cut piece afters years in storage.

ALFRED FOX from London on January 07, 2013:

Amazing, I'm lost for words. Did you ever write an article on the spiritual side of the plant I wonder. I will have to take a look at your other articles. Thank you for the insight.

Kris Heeter from Indiana on January 06, 2013:

Great hub. I really enjoyed the additional facts you listed. I had no idea that a cut piece could lost for year. That's very useful to know.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on January 01, 2013:

Any farmer or gardener in Jamaica should be able to cut a piece for you. Any farmers market should have it available. It also grows wild on the roadside, so look out for it.

Alex on January 01, 2013:

Great article Rasta1! Do you know where I can buy an Aloe Vera plant in Jamaica?

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on December 17, 2012:

Respect Mashanahne. I am not a medical doctor. I am a traditional herbalist. It depends on your diet and how much body fat you have. The more body fat you have, the longer THC will stay in the blood. THC will be removed from the body naturally within 14 days, worst case scenario. To accelerate the process, I suggest fasting (no meals for 24 hrs). Just water and fruits, no sweet juices. This alone will help to remove the THC from the body. Starting the fast with a small pill size of aloe Vera will help. Aloe vera is a blood thinner, so it should not be used with other medications that thin the blood such as aspirins. Ending the fast with another pill size aloe vera is optional.

Mashanahne on December 16, 2012:

Yo Rasta. Can I use single bible to wash out the gunja outer my blood stream and how long will it take? I got a new job and I had to stop burn d herbs.bless up.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on September 18, 2012:

Respect Sharma. Thanks for the energy

Bhargvi Sharma from jammu ( India) on September 17, 2012:

Very informative... Voted up!!! :)

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on September 11, 2012:

Hi Girishpuri. Aloe is also great as a preventative medicine.

Girish puri from NCR , INDIA on September 11, 2012:

Great tips. i am myself using Aloe vera from last three years and i take it as a preventive, great share, thanks.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on September 05, 2012:

Respect DMVmimay. I hope more people get the message too.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on September 05, 2012:

@KellyMediaBest. It is so ironic that we overlook simple natural cures for complicated medications that has side effects.

@vibesites. It is a serious piece of medicine, it does help to reverse cancers.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on September 05, 2012:

@DoJamaicaYourWay. Aloe is a very popular treatment for sunburns and a lot of other skin ailments.

@SejiMol. Thanks for the like.

@Deepak2u. Thanks for the compliment

DMVmimay on August 29, 2012:

very nice.. it is very useful to people, this will open door to us.. thanks for sharing this :))

vibesites from United States on August 29, 2012:

Cancer treatment? That's good to know! I never knew it has many other uses than simply a hair treatment. Very interesting hub :)

KellyMediaBest from Tampa, Florida on August 29, 2012:

This is so cool! My grandmother used to have an aloe vera plant in her home in Cape Cod, which I would have to use every summer on my sunburns. Its so interesting to know that the plant has the many healing properties. I think here in the U.S. we overlook natural remedies and head straight for medication, but mother nature sure has provided us with anything we need right from the the Earth. I love how the Jamaican culture takes advantage of this natural resource and sees it as a "holy grail" to healing.

Govind Deepak Kumar from Telangana,INDIA on August 29, 2012:

Excellent Hub Friend

seji mol on August 28, 2012:

great hub

DoJamaicaYourWay on August 27, 2012:

Wow, never knew of so many uses! Certainly for sunburn but I just learnt a lot! Thank you!

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on August 21, 2012:

Respect Rita, it is best to consult your medical doctor or ask your pharmacist. Aloe works in very small dosages.

Rita on August 16, 2012:

Can aloe be taken along with Priolsec, Fish Oil, Predisone, Synthroid, Multi Vitamins, etc.? I am on these meds, and not sure if I need to discontinue them before I start the Aloe treatment. I have reflux, IBS, heart problems, etc. Don't need any reaction to these meds with the aloe. I have taken aloe, mixing it with water for a stomach problem and it was wonderful results. Thanks so much for your info, wisdom and input on this wonderful plant!

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on June 24, 2012:

Respect Hoque. Thanks for the energy.

M. Hoque on June 24, 2012:

really interesting

Ayenney from Canada on June 23, 2012:

Interesting! I never thought that aloe vera have lots of usage.=)

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on June 22, 2012:

Respect Andy Mann. Thank you for browsing the articles. I really hope it was a positive for you.

Andy Mann from Minneapolis, MN on June 21, 2012:

I just had to read this one after reading your Jamaican stereotype page. Very interest uses you have listed here. Aloe is truly a miracle plant.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on June 21, 2012:

Respect Mandy. It is indeed a great pleasure to receive compliments from you. Peace.

mandypoole from UK on June 21, 2012:

Interesting hub, thanks for sharing

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on June 20, 2012:

Everyone I know takes it internally. It is best to consult a physician before taking it to make sure. There is also the option of buying raw aloe juice in stores for consumption.

Shawn Holmes on June 20, 2012:

I've recently heard of taking Aloe Vera internally for IBS. Then I read that it's safe taken only topically and not orally. Is there any reliable evidence based research?

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on June 20, 2012:

Thank you Viraj. I tried to include Important information.

viraj rathore on June 20, 2012:

Great work!! Very useful..

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on June 20, 2012:

Respect Jennzie, very happy to share this information with you. Aloe is used as medicine pretty regualr around here.

Jenn from Pennsylvania on June 19, 2012:

I also didn't realize Aloe Vera had so many other health benefits other than that it is good for the skin. Very useful hub!

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on June 01, 2012:

Respect Ben, I tried to put out as much information as possible about this plant. There is more to come.

ben6462d on May 31, 2012:

What a useful plant. Thanks for the information!

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on May 28, 2012:

Respect Love Guru, Aloe vera is also a mood booster, it sharpens the brain and protects the lining of the stomach at the same time. It is amazing.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on May 28, 2012:

Respect Green Art, It is amazing how long the aloe can go without water. Glad to have helped inspire new ideas.

Ash The Love Guru from Columbia, MO on May 27, 2012:

Great hub! I used to get ulcers and my stomach would feel nauseous a lot due to the side effects of my ADHD medication. My aunt actually recommended Aloe Vera Juice to help with my stomach pain. She said a holistic doctor had explained why the plant was good for ulcers but she couldn't remember why ( she's not the best at retaining information...). It was very interesting to finally learn why the aloe vera juice works so well. When I first started drinking it my boyfriend actually made fun of me for it but a few days later I caught him drinking some in the kitchen when he thought I wasn't looking. :D This stuff really does work amazingly!

Laura Ross on May 27, 2012:

This is a very interesting hub rasta1. I've always loved the aloe vera plant for it's outward beauty as well as it's healing properties. I have an aloe vera plant that is doing very well if I water it and let the soil dry out then water well again. You've given me more ideas on how to use this wonderful and unique plant.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on May 26, 2012:

@ Tracy, I have been taking aloe a long time now and I still can't swallow it on the first try. I find it best to use a very small piece.

@ mecheshier, thank you for endorsing my hub. Really appreciate it.

mecheshier on May 25, 2012:

Great article... Very informative and useful.

Tracy Lynn Conway from Virginia, USA on May 24, 2012:

Rasta1, such a great idea, thank you, I am so glad I mentioned my problem to you. I can't wait to give it another shot.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on May 24, 2012:

Respect Tracy Lynn, I also have a hard time swallowing aloe vera. It has a strong impression on the stomach. Try a very small piece after a meal. You could also blend it with other shakes to kill the bitterness.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on May 24, 2012:

Respect Webdesign, It is great for all skin ailments including acne. I did a hub on using aloe to relieve acne. https://discover.hubpages.com/health/Does-Aloe-Ver...

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on May 24, 2012:

Respect Pandula, There are so many things that aloe can cure, I could not mention them all. The cures mentioned in this article are the ones that have worked for me personally.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on May 24, 2012:

Respect Nicole, It is nice to have a aloe plant in the house. I bet you have a lot of sunshine where you are. Thanks for passing through.

Tracy Lynn Conway from Virginia, USA on May 23, 2012:

I read a different hub about the benefits of aloe vera taken orally but I have to admit I couldn't stand swallowing it, it wasn't the taste that bothered me but when the liquid entered my stomach it had a strong abrasive feeling so I stopped. You have shared so much great information here and it is so interesting. ~voted up and interesting~

webdesignseoppc09 from Austin, Texas on May 21, 2012:

heard its great for acne too!

Dr Pandula from Norway on May 21, 2012:

Thanks for an interesting hub! It really gives many options for using aloe vera. voted up!

Nicole S Hanson from Minnesota on May 21, 2012:

Very useful! I have an aloe vera plant in my windowsill that's gotten very big in just one year! This was interesting to learn.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on May 21, 2012:

Respect Naimshika, A lot of people grow Aloe for its beauty and because it requires little attention.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on May 21, 2012:

Respect Nikii, I am definitely going to need your help in the future.

NikiiLeeReyes on May 20, 2012:

Anytime Rasta :) am I not following you? Sorry, will do so now, voting up up again!

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on May 20, 2012:

Respect Girltalks, Aloe does help to disinfect wounds and keep the affected area dry. Thus it heals wounds much faster.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on May 20, 2012:

Respect Nickii, thanks for the testimony. I will make a note of the information provided for personal and medicinal reference. It is very nice of you to share this information especially about the lavender.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on May 20, 2012:

Respect LadyFountain, Good luck with your Aloe plant

girltalksshop on May 19, 2012:

Very useful and good to know. I like aloe vera for cuts and burns, which was what I knew it was good for. Great information here and interesting. Voted up and accordingly. : )

NikiiLeeReyes on May 19, 2012:

I am always trying to get someone to learn about the wonderful properties of aloe vera!

interesting thing about the cancer and cleopatra. and i can verify the treating eczema with aloe, i had a case of eczema and severe dermatitis on my scalp. for the eczema I used aloe vera gel three times a day, eventually my skin looked healthier, hydrated and younger. For my scalp problem, I used a mixture of aloe vera oil and some lavender oil (for lavenders healing properties) twice a month on my scalp. It restored my scalp to its natural state in about two months. Maybe if i had drank some aloe vera it would've worked faster. Im rambling, just trying to tell everyone this stuff works too! lol. But still; very informative. voted up!

ladyfountain1 on May 18, 2012:

Rasta, very informative information. I am going to get an aloe plant for myself. Thank you for the information.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on May 16, 2012:

Respect Rasta1, I try to put in as much information as possible.

Anoop Aravind A from Nilambur, Kerala, India on May 16, 2012:

rasta its an informative hub.thank you

Sarah from Washington State on March 22, 2012:

Could you describe the differences you experience from drinking the aloe vera, Shannon? Very interesting!

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on March 22, 2012:

Respect Shannon, glad to hear about your positive results with aloe vera.

Shannon Paigah from Irvine, CA on March 21, 2012:

Nice hub! I started drinking Aloe Vera juice about 6-months ago - 4 ounces per day - and I definitely notice the difference. Also, I have used the Aloe Vera plant since childhood for healing scraps and cuts. Your hub, however, pointed out additional benefits I never considered. Thanks! :)

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on March 14, 2012:

Respect Vinaya, Nepal and Jamaica has so much in common, but so far apart. In my family, aloe vera is a legitimate medicine.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on March 14, 2012:

Respect Nwabu, give thanks for the blessings.

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on March 14, 2012:

Aloe Vera is very useful plant. My family has been using this herb as long as I can remember.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Benaiah Nwabu on March 14, 2012:

Yah has blessed you. rasta1 i tell you my u're doing a good work for the human race keep it up.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on February 27, 2012:

Respect Sky, going through a little transition, will be up and running.

Sky9106 from A beautiful place on earth. on February 26, 2012:

Bless and great to see you up and about.

Marvin Parke (author) from Jamaica on February 26, 2012:

Respect Sarmack, The next thing is aloe oxides on exposure to air. Once the thick skin is removed, the inner layer will darken the longer it is exposed to air. It is best to consume aloe vera as soon as it is peeled.

Sarah from Washington State on February 26, 2012:

Thank you for the head's up, rasta1! I never heard of aloe being poisonous. Will be interested to see how this hub unfolds!

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