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THIS MORNING, a dear friend and my father in one of my past lives, Jaime Licauco, messaged me about his scalp (dandruff) problem. He said someone recommended a costly product to treat his conditionand thought of consulting me on this matter. I suggested the natural, safe, low cost, fantabulous herb, aloe vera. He was ecstatic.

Aloe vera or aloe barbadensis, is a plant which belongs to the Liliaceae botanical family. It is a popular medicinal plant that our ancestors used for thousands of years. The parts used are the leaves, green in color, where the precious juice of goodness lies within. We have plentiful of these marvelous plants in Orissa Holistic Garden. We use it together with other blendsin our detox drinks, ointments, and as a part ingredient in some of our alternative therapeutic practices.

Aloe vera is a powerful herb that soothes and heals. It contains an exceptional antioxidant that amplifies the immune system and fights parasitic, bacterial, inflammatory, and fungal subjects, prevalent during the rainy season.

Aloe guards the skin from the harmful chemicalairborne substances in the environment and accelerates tissue repair by enhancing the blood circulation in the affected area. It works well on wounds, blisters, rashes, burns, lesions, acne, blisters, and cold sores. It has the ability to penetrate the underlayers of the skin, which makes it a wonderful supportive therapy for skin cancer and to those who are suffering from the ill effects of radiation exposure.

Aloe vera is an awesome anti-aging glory thatstimulates the hormones to produce more collagen. It refines wrinkles, raises the glow and elasticity of the epidermis, moisturizes, tones, and tightens, encourages hair fullness and growth, to achieve that youthful look.

It is a superb tonic that can pacify duodenal ulcers, prevents G.I. tract cancer and disorders, quiets hyperacidity, constipation and indigestion, lowers blood sugar and triglycerides, regulates monthly periods, hushes yeast infection, settles arthritic painsand is proven beneficial on the early stage of AIDS.

Preparation: Choose 3-5 thick mature leaves that havereached optimal growth. Slice open and collect the gel found in the center of the leaf and cut into small slices. For ingestion, it is best to prepare on the time it will be taken. If you are buying a readytouse product, check for its FDA approval. To make an aloe juice, mix 1-2 tablespoons gel in a glass of water. Put the solution in a blender machine, blend until the gel dissolves and consume it right away. For topical use, place the pure gel in a food processor or blender and liquify. Store the leftover in a glass container and cool in a dry place.  

Dosage and usage: Preventive: 2 tablespoons, once a day. Therapeutic: 2-3 teaspoons, 3 times a day, for 7days or as prescribed by your health care provider. Skin therapy: Apply on the surface of the area, 3 times a day, for 3 days or until it clears out.

Beauty therapy:  Apply gently on your cleansed face and neck, leave it for 15-30 minutes, wash it off with water, use a mild soap, smear a gentle face cream afterwards. For effectiveness, do this regimen, 2-3times a week. Scalp and hair therapy: Massage the gelto the scalp and hair, for 10 minutes. Leave it on for an hour or more or sleep with it. Rinse with water andshampoo. To see the results quickly, make it a daily routine, for 6 months.

For adverse reaction, quit usage at once. Aloe vera ingestion is not recommended to pregnant and nursing women.

Health is beauty. Beauty is wealth. When you have both, you have wealth.

OM Samadhi.

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