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I recently used the inside of the broad leaf of my large aloe to sooth the inflamed itch of a particularly bad foot infection. I is anti-inflammatory, anti- bacterial, and anti-viral, and for me at least; anti-fungal. Taken internally [it's very bitter!] it can sooth the bowel of colitis, or Irritable bowel or ulcers. It also encourages the release of pepsin which we all know is an essential enzyme for proper digestion. It also stimulates the immune system and helps alleviate Asthma symptoms. Apparently animals like the taste as my step-daughter's Rottweiler has eaten the Aloe I gave her. I own a large one that I put out in my garden each year[it actually bloomed last year-I keep it in the basement in winter-they don't like direct sun] and a multiple plant small one. here it is when the flower was ready to bloom.
recently I mixed some of the 'juice' [whose texture is very reminescent of snot-or albumen-egg white] with some Milk Thistle to create a soothing/healing face mask. I've eaten some but it's really hard to get past the taste, I recommend mixing it with raw honey.
I usually slice the broad thick leaf lengthwise and scrape the precious 'juice' out with a knife.
Here are some facts for the wonderful plant:
Latin Name: L. Aloe vera, Aloe barbadensis var miller, Aloe vera var. chinensis, Aloe vulgaris, Aloe vera var. lanzae, Aloe indica, Aloe barbadensis var. chinensis, Aloe vera var. wratislaviensis, Aloe elongata, Aloe vera var. littoralis, Aloe perfoliata var. vera, Aloe perfoliata var. barbadensis, Aloe flava, Aloe chinensis, Aloe barbadensis, Aloe lanzae.
Common Names: Aloe vera, True Aloe
Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and energy tonic
Digestive tract irritations such as colitis, ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome, cleansing stomach, liver, kidneys, spleen, bladder and colon, arthritis, asthma, bladder and kidney infections, cancer, constipation, diverticular disorders, haemorrhoids, heartburn, heart disease, HIV, immune stimulation, indigestion, insomnia, kidney disease, leg cramps, leukemia, skin health, stomach distress, tumours, vaginitis, vaginal douche, viruses, white blood cell production and general health tonic.[/blockquote]
Aloe is a genus of plants belonging to the Asphodelaceae family, and is related to onions and asparagus. The Aloe genus appears naturally in Africa, although many members of the genus are popular houseplants and can be found around the world. The most famous member of the genus is Aloe Vera, known for its medicinal uses and applications.
Though there are several common medical uses for Aloe Vera, the most frequent use of the plant is in the form of a topical gel. Gels made from Aloe are used to treat burns and minor scrapes. Aloe Vera benefits range from soothing inflammation, pain relief, and a reduction in the likelihood of infection. Studies have also shown that regular use of an Aloe Vera based gel will actually speed the healing process in minor wounds, and even severe burns. It has been used in this capacity for hundreds of years. The thick leaves can be snapped open, and the moist open ends of the leave can be rubbed onto a burn or scrape directly.
In industrialized areas, the moisture form the Aloe leaves are extracted and made into the popular gel most people are familiar with. In more recent years, it has become more popular than ever and has found its way into skin lotions, cosmetic products, shampoos, lip balms, soaps and sunscreens. Some Aloe Vera benefits include a strong moisturizing capacity, and its extract contains a number of vitamins and minerals that are believed to promote healthy skin. It is a very gentle substance in itself, so one of the benefits of Aloe Vera is that it can be used in sensitive areas, such as around the eyes.
Aloe plants, have also found medicinal uses internally. Used in this way primarily as a laxative, the juice from aloe can be dried into a dark powder composed of yellowish granules that are quite bitter to taste. Internal use of Aloe is marketed as a treatment for coughs, ulcers, muscle pain, headaches, and even cancer and HIV. The only proven Aloe Vera benefit in internal use is the relief of constipation. Additionally, even in this use, internal use of the plant has a number of side effects, can cause nausea, and should not be taken by women who may be pregnant.
I'm still using: SELENIUMhelps immune system,fights infection and aids circulation
~MAGNESIUMhelps to relax you, aids stress and muscle relaxing
~CHROMIUMimproves insulin sensitivity, and helps lower blood sugar.
~ZINC especially to help you heal.
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CellPower™ because for one thing it does have lots of digestive enzymes in it, also it helps to balance the pH levels and is antibiotic, anti-viral-and anti-fungal AND IT PACKS THE CELLS WITH LIFE-GIVING OXYGEN, AND ENERGY.
And I'm also taking:
And I am substantially benefiting from each and every method I recommend. I've recently cut out some stressful things and people [ah you know who you are!] from my life and I definitely feel so much better.
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~~~Jokes And inspirations/quotes~~~
The Perks of Being Over 50
Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.
Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.
You sing along with elevator music.
Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.
You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it.
People call at 9 PM and ask, "Did I wake you?"
People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
Things you buy now won't wear out.
You can live without sex but not without eyeglasses.
You enjoy hearing about other peoples operations.
You get into heated arguments about pension plans.
You can eat dinner at 4 P.M.
There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
Your eyes won't get much worse.
Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
It's time for the skinny people to start pulling their weight
I stepped on the scale this morning after my shower. Yep, I weighed about the same as usual. I have reached a stable weight at which, it seems no matter what I do, my weight pretty much remains the same. The problem? My weight is about 20-25 pounds heavier than I would like.
Which got me to thinking: Why do we admire skinny people and aspire to be one of them? I just don't think that they are doing their fair share.
Back when I was in school, we learned about the Law of Conservation of Mass. That dictates is that matter cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be rearranged. That's a law folks. It's isn't just some silly theory. I've fought that law, and the law won.
What that means is when someone loses weight or merely fails to gain much, that weight has to go somewhere. How often have you been walking along and came across some big wad of body fat? It just doesn't happen. And that fat has to go somewhere. Some of it has found me. I'm carrying about all that I can.
Yet fat people are often ridiculed for somehow being undisciplined and lazy. They seem to be one of the few groups left that are safe to mock.
But, when I see a 350-pound guy waddling down the aisle, I want to shake his hand and say, "Thank you buddy! Keep up the good work." When I see a woman in too-low-cut jeans spilling over the top (I think some folks call they a "muffin top" (And a word to the wise: Never try to tuck the over-spill back in without asking first.)), although I don't find it all that appealing, I know that she is doing her fair share.
No, it's the skinny people who are the lazy ones. Oh, they have so much energy. They always seem to be on-the-go. They seem happier.
Well, of course they do! All the rest of us are carrying the load. Let them pick up some of it and see how they feel.
When I see some guy jogging down the road, I usually pull up (I'd honk my horn if it worked), roll down the window and yell, "Slacker!" But that is usually counterproductive because, after doing some sort of a finger extension exercise, they usually run a bit faster. I can feel those ounces burning and finding their way to my belly.
It's time that skinny folks step up to the plate, literally, and start pulling their share of the weight!
Then, just maybe, some of the load will be taken off of me.
The Fern and the Bamboo.....
One day I decided to quit....
I quit my job, my relationship, my Spirituality...
I wanted to quit my life.
I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
"God", I said.
"Can You give me one good reason not to quit?"
His answer surprised me...
"Look around", He said.
"Do you see the fern and the bamboo?"
"Yes", I replied.
"When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water.
The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the
Floor. Nothing came from the bamboo seed.
But I did not quit on the bamboo.
In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo".
He said. "In the third year, there was still nothing from
The bamboo seed. But I would not quit.
In the fourth year, again, there was nothing from
The bamboo seed. But I would not quit.
He said. "Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth.
Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant. But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.
It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong
And gave it what it needed to survive.
I would not give any of My creations a challenge it could not handle."
He said to me. "Did you know, My child, that all this time
You have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots? I would not quit on the bamboo. I will never quit on you. Don't compare yourself to others."
He said. "The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern, yet, they
Both make the forest beautiful."
"Your time will come", God said to me. " You will rise high!"
"How high should I rise?" I asked.
"How high will the bamboo rise?" He asked in return.
"As high as it can?" I questioned.
"Yes." He said, "Give Me glory by rising as high as you can."
I left the forest and brought back this story. I hope these words can
Help you see that God will never give up on you... Never regret a day in your life.
Good days give you Happiness.
Bad days give you Experiences.
Both are essential to life.
Happiness keeps you Sweet,
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrows keep you Human,
Failures keep you Humble,
Success keeps You Glowing,
But Only God keeps You Going!
Should children witness childbirth?
Due to a power outage, only one paramedic responded to
the call. The house was very dark so the paramedic asked
Kathleen, a 3-yr old girl to hold a flashlight high over
her mommy so he could see while he helped deliver the
Very diligently, Kathleen did as she was asked. Heidi
pushed and pushed and after a little while, Connor was
born. The paramedic lifted him by his little feet and
spanked him on his bottom. Connor began to cry. The
paramedic then thanked Kathleen for her help and asked the
wide-eyed 3-yr old what she thought about what she had
just witnessed. Kathleen quickly responded, 'He shouldn't
have crawled in there in the first place......smack him
May God bless you with the wisdom and knowledge to restore your health