Welcome to my blog!!! I have been an herbalist & an aromatherapist for over 20 years!! My blog is over 10 years old & there are over 100 informative blogs here. Not only do I have hopes of teaching the masses, I too, have learned a lot during my research on different topics! There's always new & updated information in the herbal & essential oil worlds. There are blogs on herbs, essential oils, nutrition, supplements, different modalities of healing and just a little bit of everything!! Maybe in reading my blogs, just one person will come away with a bit of knowledge that they might be able to help themselves or another human being, I would consider that to be a great blessing.....

Over the years I have had several businesses. It seems I can't get away from seeing if a certain herb or essential oil can help a fellow human and that's usually how it starts. I am now in Arizona and I was asked again if I would be interested in starting another herbal business!! We now have Herbs 4 Health!! Providing numerous herbs....herbal blends....single essential oils...essential oil blends....minerals....tinctures all to help the body to heal itself.

The information in these blogs is not meant in any way shape or form to plagiarize, for I have never said this is all MY work. It is a compilation of reputable informative websites, my 'go to' books I have always depended upon & my own knowledge. I gather & put together information to help people learn & this way they can come back here to help remind themselves of said information instead of 'where oh where did I find that on the world wide web'. Seems to me it's just better & easier.

DISCLAIMER: All the information in these blogs do not diagnose, treat or heal any type illness or disease.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Aloe Vera Gel....do YOU know???

Are you plagued by severe acne or dry skin? Are you searching for natural relief? Then the aloe vera plant may just become your new best friend! It tends to grow in dry climates such as those found in Africa, India and in the U.S. deserts.

Various studies have been conducted to examine the benefits of the aloe plant and it was found that the aloe gel does in fact have several properties that are effective in treating a variety of skin conditions, cosmetic ailments, hair & scalp problems and many more. It is also said to be useful in treating wounds & burns, minor skin infections, cysts, diabetes and elevated blood lipids in humans.

Aloe contains beneficial compounds such as polysaccharides, mannans, anthraquinones and lectins. The secret of the aloe plant is in the transparent, juicy substance contained in it's long, thick skinned leaves--the aloe vera gel. This gel has antimicrobal properties that kill bacteria and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. It allows the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring. As we age, everyone begins to worry about the appearance of lines and the loss of elasticity in our skin. The vitamin C and E present in aloe gel can improve our skin's natural firmness and keep our skin hydrated. Aloe vera can lessen the visibility of stretch marks by actually healing them, because they are actual tears in the layer of the skin. It's an awesome burn & sunburn healer as well.

Taken internally, aloe gel can:
*Halts the growth of cancer tumors
*Lowers high cholesterol
*Repairs "sludge blood" and reverses "sticky blood"
*Boosts the oxygenation of your blood
*Reduces over-all inflammation and can soothe arthritis pain
*Protects the body from oxidative stress
*Prevents kidney stones and protects the body from oxalates in coffee & tea
*Alkalizes the body, helping to balance overly acidic dietary habits
*Helps with ulcers, IBS, Crohn's and other digestive disorders
*Reduces high blood pressure naturally, by treating the cause, not just the symptoms
*Nourishes the body with minerals, vitamins, enzymes & glyconutrients
*Accelerates healing from physical burns and radiation burns
*Replaces dozens of first aid products, makes bandages and antibacterial sprays obsolete
*Halts colon cancer, heals the intestines and lubricates the digestive tract
*Ends constipation
*Stabilizes blood sugar and reduces triglycerides in diabetics
*Prevents and treats candida infections
*Protects the kidneys from disease
*Helps to cure acid reflux
*Boosts cardiovascular performance and physical endurance
*Speeds recovery from injury or physical exertion
*Hydrates the skin, accelerates skin repair
*Can enhance the effectiveness of anti-cancer herbs

Truly, there is nothing that compares to the medicinal potential of aloe vera gel. Yet, most people only know about the topical applications of aloe vera. It's totally safe to be eaten like a food. Aloe vera is a succulent and it's only the inner gel that we're focused on, because this inner gel has all the medicinal properties. For starters, there's the fact that ALL succulents have self-repairing abilities! Their internal gel repairs any cut or tear by automatically shrinking the wound and creating a new water-tight seal. This gel matrix is comprised of hundreds of different phytochemicals that not only store water and repair injury, they also grant notable medicinal effects to humans who consume them.

Fresh aloe vera gel has virtually no taste. Other forms of aloe will have a slightly bitter taste. Use fresh, raw aloe vera right out of your yard if possible. Nothing is superior to the living, raw plant, but there is a low-temperature dried aloe vera that is the next best thing. Aloe gel is antibacterial, antiviral & anti-fungal. Be wary of the kind in big containers at the big box stores, they have many additives to them. Read your ingredients!!!