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Can I Use Aloe Vera Gel Direct From The Plant?

by Cavgedip
(UK)

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Aloe Vera inner gel

Aloe Vera inner gel

Aloe Vera inner gel
Peel off the rind
Use a spoon to scoop out the gel
Aloe Vera gel ready to use


Can I use Aloe Vera gel direct from the plant or does it have to go through a process of purification first?

Strato's answer:

Hello, thanks for the question. There is already an answer at a "Your Questions Answered" page, the How And When To Use Aloe Vera? which is relevant and explains all the ways we can use aloe gel. But this answer does not explain the simple purification process to be followed if we want to use the Aloe Vera inner gel directly from the plant. So, I will explain detailed here how to do it.

Purification process of the Aloe Vera leaf's inner gel

Well, if you have an aloe plant, cut the thickest outer leaf near the base of the plant. Then, wash up the leaf carefully and cut it into several pieces. Put the cut up pieces quickly in a bowl full of water and let them soak in, for at least the rest of the day and whole the night.

The next morning you will notice that the color of the water has changed to light red or pink color. This shows that the impurities from the aloe leaf's pieces have been moved to the water. Throw out the colored water and wash the pieces once again to make sure you have removed all of the impurities.

Peel off the rind from the leaf of the aloe plant

Know that, the inner gel of the aloe plant leaf is what is used to provide health benefits. So, peel off the green hard rind of the leaf to reveal the inner gel. You can use a knife or a spoon to scoop out the gel. Now Aloe Vera gel is ready for use.

It can be applied either on your face skin or your body skin. You can make it juice and drink it, or ingest it by eating small slices of the gel. Add a bit of honey or brown sugar on it. It makes it easier to consume, since the Aloe Vera gel isn't a pleasurable flavor for many. Make sure you keep the gel left over in the fridge or else it will oxidise and lose all of its properties.

Use aloe leaf's inner gel for first aid without the purification process

When you need to use it immediately, for first aid in a burn or a wound, and you have not gel left over in your fridge, ignore the purification process and just remove an outer leaf from the plant, slice it open, and apply the gel on the affected area.

And don't forget! If you may not keep an aloe plant in your house, you can always shop online juices, creams and other products made from stabilized Aloe Vera --aloe barbadensis Miller-- (as close to the nature as possible) from the Retail Aloe Store.

Joy and Health,

Strato - AloeveraChangeslives


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Jun 21, 2011
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Aloe vera - aloe barbadensis miller
by: Strato - AloeveraChangeslives

I have to add that the aloe pant must be species aloe barbadensis miller; this is the real aloe, the aloe vera.

Jul 14, 2011
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Aloe Leaf
by: Anonymous

My question is... what do i do to the leaf when im done taking the gel out. Can i boil the leaves in water and is it okay to drink that water?

Jul 15, 2011
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@Anonymous - Throw them back to the plant
by: Strato - AloeveraChangeslives

Well, it is not good idea to boil the rind of the leaves and drink the water. This water is super laxative and you're going to have problem.

The best you can do with the rind of the leaves is to cut them in small pieces and place them on the ground around the aloe vera plant. It works as fertilizer for the plant.


Mar 06, 2012
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Gel is light to dark pink
by: Anonymous

Is the gel still good if it turns any shade of pink?

Mar 06, 2012
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@Anonymous
by: Strato - AloeveraChangeslives

You have to throw away the pink part and keep only the transparent aloe gel. Pink color is a sign of impurities.

Oct 05, 2012
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Pink is oxidation not impurity
by: hbowdine

Aloe gel oxidizes rather quickly. Pink color is only a sign that the gel is exposed to oxygen. It is harmless and has no effect on the aloe gel or its healing properties.

Oct 09, 2012
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@hbowdine
by: Strato - AloeveraChangeslives

Dear hbowdine if someone follows what is written below, there is not a case of oxidation.

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Purification process of the aloe vera leaf's inner gel

Well, if you have an aloe vera plant, cut the thickest outer leaf near the base of the plant. Then, wash up the leaf carefully and cut it into several pieces. Put the cut up pieces quickly in a bowl full of water and let them soak in, for at least the rest of the day and whole the night.

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Jan 28, 2013
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aloe vera
by: Anonymous

i have read else where that pink aloe gel is not harmful and in actual fact has better healing properties than clear gel. Also, there's no need to do the purification process as written above. just clean, scoop and apply.

***Strato - AloeveraChangeslives note***
Sorry, but I don't agree with this oppinion ...

Feb 22, 2013
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Can I use aloe vera gel direct from the plant?
by: Anonymous

In case we want to eat aloe vera to boost our immune system and if we want to preserve all good nutritive elements it has, do we need to do purification process first and than consume it, or?
Thank you in advance.
S.

Mar 08, 2013
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@Anonymous just above
by: Strato - Aloeverachangeslives

I recommend the purification process. Although I know some producers in Crete, Greece they eat the gel raw, just after they cut the leaf from the plant.

May 10, 2014
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I have used pink aloe
by: Anonymous

I have made an aloe vera scub for my hair and skin ( just course salt and aloe) and mine did turn pink I didn't know better and used it but nothing happened at all and I did have a cut on my arm, I'm from the Bahamas, we rub aloe on cuts and rashes and burns or any thing else all the time.

It soothes the skin and heals quicker so from what I can tell as long as the aloe you are using is clean I would use it ... I'm not sure if edible ( I don't like the taste of aloe personally.)

May 22, 2014
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Turned skin purple and black
by: Anonymous

I had used aloe vera directly from the plant. I had placed it on my hands where i have hives and the next morning it turned my hands a purple and black color.

Some had washed off but there is still the color change in skin. Any reason to why it would change skin color after applying overnight?


Jul 28, 2014
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Not for Medicinal Use???
by: Anonymous

Hello.. I just bought an Barbadensis Miller Aloe Vera plant but when I got home I noticed a small folded label that read 'Not for medicinal use'.

Why on earth would a Barbadensis Miller plant have a label like that when it's meant to be the best one for medicinal and internal use?

Thank you.

Sep 01, 2014
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@Anonymous above
by: Anonymous

I have two aloe plants and they too have a label that says not for consumption / medicinal purposes. It may be because they can't assume that everyone knows how to properly prepare the plant and they don't want to be liable for any unintended consequences?

In other words, they may have to put this 'warning label' on the plant because they cannot guarantee how safe it is to the average consumer (depends on purity & preparation knowledge).

Sep 07, 2014
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Aloe applied directly to skin
by: LS

I was using aloe vera directly from the plant all over my face for tightening and healing. It felt great when it dried, skin felt tightened.

However a few hours later random brown spots appeared on my face, and more appeared as time passed.

Is this from the impurities I did not clean out of the plant first or a chemical reaction on my skin?

Nov 17, 2014
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Piles Treatment
by: Anonymous

It is very helpful in piles treatment.

Nov 30, 2014
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I use aloe gel straight from plant
by: Anonymous

I use aloe gel straight from my plant just to have beautiful skin. I have also used on my stomache after an acid peel to remove stretch marks. I also consume aloe gel for its healing properties. I have a few hernias in my abdominal wall and I also have irritable bowel syndrome.

My teenage son uses it to remedy his acne. This is a wonderful plant for healing externally and a super food for all its healing properties that aid in becoming healthier internally.

Dec 15, 2014
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yes
by: Anonymous

Yes raw is fine.purify what?? From what?? Aloe kills bacteria algae and has cleaning and healing properties. I eat it raw freshly cut in juice, I have 20-30 plants.

I also apply on my skin everywhere even eyes and other areas, I also chew on leaves (green is bitter I warned) it kills mouth bacteria and heal gums.

Use it a lot. It makes you produce collagen. I dont even wash it.

An aloe vera barbadensis user, grower, lover.

May 14, 2016
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FOR OWN
by: Anonymous

I WANT TO APPLY ALUVERA PLANT FOR MY FACE IS IT GOOD AND HOW MUCH TIME I CAN APPLY

Nov 06, 2016
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Miracle plant
by: Shelly

I eat raw aloe and I blend the inner pulp with liquid vitamin E
And I store in jars for up to 6 months to a year. I had skin cancer that I was told to have removed and I started eating raw aloe and it dried up the skin cancer and it went away. I also witnessed a friend with HIV that ate it raw and refused to take his hiv melds and they could barley detect hiv when he had a check up at the dr they were amazed at the results but they would not admit it was because of the aloe or the doctors would be out of business. Some Drs like my gynecologist told me to use it. But most doctors will not tell you to use it.
It is truly a miracle plant

Nov 13, 2016
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aloe plants not for consumption
by: Anonymous

good morning i am agronomist and i cultivate with biolodynamic principles medicinal plants. One of these is and aloe vera barbadensis miller. The reason some plants are not for consumption is because they dont grow with a biological way which is necessary in order to use it as a drug and for medical reasons. And here in Greece unfortunately the biggest percentage of the plants are no consumption but none of them has a lebel to inform it. So you are very lucky that u have this information. Thanks a lot.

Nov 20, 2016
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Drinking without soaking the aloe vera gel NEW
by: Anonymous

I just drank an aloe vera gel with lemon but only wash it without soaking or leaving it in a water for a few. What should I do please help

Feb 06, 2017
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how to apply aloevera juice NEW
by: Anonshivakumariymous

can we apply patanjali aloevera jel at whole night times every day?

Feb 06, 2017
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aloe leaf gel part got dsrk NEW
by: carmita

I had use aloe vera plants for years, made juice, rectal suppositories for piles, etc... recently I got a nice leaf from the market place, but Noticed the gel is dark instead of clear, and I am afraid to use it.I think the put in a freezer during transportation from what ever farm they got them.give me your opinion please.

Jul 30, 2017
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Helpful NEW
by: Anonymous

Thank you for the tip!

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