Lily of the Desert — Aloe
Known for its ability to heal burns, minor cuts, dry skin, and acne, aloe vera has been a popular topical healing remedy since the time of the ancient Egyptians.
Drinking aloe tea is beneficial as well. Aloe tea soup offers a wealth of beneficial phytochemicals that work to heal, soothe, and protect.
Drinking aloe tea has an overall balancing impact on the body. It alkalizes stomach acids, normalizes fat metabolism, and improves new cell growth while inhibiting the spread of cancer cells and viruses. At least 75 healing compounds have been discovered in this healing food, including plant steroids, amino acids, essential fatty acids, nutrients, enzymes, and antibiotic phytochemicals. It is because of these different medicinal components, either working alone or in synergy with one another, that drinking aloe tea is known to help treat myriad ailments from skin cancer and varicose veins, to arthritis and acid reflux.
Drinking aloe tea is a foundational part of optimal health because this healing lily of the desert improves the strength of the immune system. Aloe have antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-viral properties, helping the body eliminate toxins and harmful microbes naturally. Not only is aloe vera a cleansing food, but it also increases lymphatic circulation, thereby stimulating the production of antibodies so the body can defend itself from an infection. In this way, aloe tea is ideal for people who suffer from chronic disorders which are almost impossible to heal without a powerful immune system, such as eczema, allergies, and arthritis.
Aloe is perhaps most well-known as a remedy for digestive problems. It alleviates irritations, acidity, and inflammations of the digestive tract. The soothing effect of drinking aloe tea is great for heartburn, constipation, hemorrhoids, stomach and colon ulcers. For ulcers, this healing plant also encourages faster healing.
To make Aloe tea:
Step 1: Prepare 10g dry aloe leaves.
Step 2: Pour boiling hot water over the leaves and wash it for about 30 seconds.
Step 3: Strain the leaves and put them into a teapot (or kettle) with cold water.
Step 4: Bring to a boil.
Step 5: Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
Step 6: Strain the aloe leaves and enjoy.
You could add some honey to cover the bitter.
Once a bag of herbals or flowers is opened, The herbals could be kept in ambient and dry conditions such as in the living room, the study or the office, but it must be completely away from light, moisture, smell and heat.
An airtight container or a vacuum tank is an ideal storage solution.
Sealed Clips are also a good choice for opened packaging bags.
The quality of the herbals lasts longer if they are kept in the fridge. But please make sure the package is sealed and cover with a box to insulate from temperature change.
In addition, if the bag is taken in and out from the fridge very often, this will cause heat stress to the herbals as temperature is increased and decreased very frequently. Air will be drawn from outside and condensation will occur.
That is why we packed our herbals into small sealed packaging bags instead of large bags or boxes. You could open a small bag of the herbal and enjoy its freshness while the other bags are sealed and well kept in the fridge.
Many alternative medicine health care providers feel that using certain herbal teas during pregnancy is a great way to support optimal pregnancy health. Herbal teas can often provide an additional source of nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and iron.
However, due to the lack of studies on most herbs, the FDA encourages caution when consuming herbal teas during pregnancy.
It is always best to talk with a qualified medical professional about any herbal teas that you are interested in drinking.