It is popular wisdom that in ancient civilizations aloe vera, also called Aloe vera, was transported by soldiers of war to be used as a remedy in first aid to the wounded. This plant, which is able to survive even in desert climates, is excellent for the body in treating and preventing disease. Its fresh jelly is widely used in homemade recipes, including tea, which enhances its effects.

How to make Aloe vera tea?

Making Aloe vera tea is quite simple, but to prepare it you need to have aloe jelly on hand. If you haven’t found it in health food stores, we’ll teach you how to remove the gel from the plant to use naturally.

Choose a tea of ​​​​your choice, for example mint, and prepare it at the point you like. Then add a teaspoon of aloe jelly, add honey to sweeten it and drink it straight away.

Extracting Aloe vera jelly

If you’ve been growing Aloe vera at home for more than three years, go to the garden to remove the lowest leaf among all the others. Once you’ve made the cut, the yellowish resin that will soon change color to reddish will run off. This resin is extremely laxative, so it must be drained off before starting to remove the gel.

After this phase, wash the leaf well with running water and cut it into large pieces. Remove the green peel from each piece until you only have the clear gel. It is important not to leave any piece of the skin, as its consumption is not advisable. Wash the gel well and it will be ready to use.

The Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera jelly can be used both externally and internally. It is rich in enzymes, polysaccharides, glycoproteins, terpenes and phenolic glycosides, in addition to containing phytochemicals. Its properties range from antiviral, bactericidal, antifungal, anticancer to healing.

Inserted in tea can prevent tumors, oxidative stress, candidiasis and increased bad cholesterol (LDL). It also treats kidney stones, ulcers, intestinal problems, wounds and infections.