The Aloe Vera plant is a short stemmed or stem less succulent plant that is largely known for its medicinal or beneficial properties. The leaves of this particular plant are usually very fleshy and thick.
The viscous liquid that is obtained from the Aloe Vera leaves is used to make Aloe Vera gel and Aloe Vera Juice. The main difference between the Aloe Vera gel and juice is that the former one is applied externally, like it is applied on the skin etc, whereas the latter is consumed.
The juice obtained from the Aloe Vera plant is usually consumed as a health drink and it is also termed as an “adaptogen” which literally means that it can adapt to different needs of a body.
Make Your Own Aloe Vera Juice
In the next step you will have to use the knife to peel the thin yellow layer that can be found just beneath the rind. Once the rind and the yellow layer are removed you will be left with clear Aloe Vera gel.
This gel (2 tbsp approximately) should be then immediately place is a blender along with one cup of citrus based juice, like grapefruit juice or orange juice. In the end the citrus based juice and Aloe Vera gel must be properly blended so that the drink that is obtained is smooth and easy to drink.
Making the juice of Aloe Vera is quite simple and inexpensive, so a person can easily do it at home. However, people who follow a very hectic lifestyle and don’t have enough time to prepare this particular juice can buy it from the market. There are a large number of companies that sell the juice of AloeVera and these are available at different quantities and prices.
Aloe Vera Gel & Aloe Vera Juice
Many people often get confused with the Aloe Vera Juice and Aloe Vera Gel. It is important to understand that the Aloe Vera Gel and juice is almost the same product but they are processed differently so that they can be used for different purposes.
The Aloe Vera gel can be applied on the skin and it has many benefits. For instance, it can help to treat acne, to fight skin aging, to reduce the visibility of stretch marks etc. On the other hand the juice obtained from Aloe Vera is thicker than water and serves the purpose of a health drink.
There are several benefits of drinking the juice of Aloe Vera as it is rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals and contains various other trace elements. This particular drink helps to regulate weight, it helps in digestion, it promotes the growth of new cells, it strengthens the immune system of person’s body etc.
Side Effects of Aloe Vera Juice
However, it is important to mention that the juice of Aloe Vera may have certain side effects. For instance, the excessive intake of this particular juice may cause dehydration, stomach cramps, electrolyte imbalance and diarrhea. Some people may also suffer from allergic reaction when they have this particular juice.