The gel inside the leaves of aloe vera is known to offer so many benefits when taken internally or used topically. However, extracting the said gooey substance can be time-consuming. If you have lots of aloe vera plant in your garden and you wish to save plenty of time, you could simply turn aloe vera gel into powdered form!
Interested in having a jar of aloe vera powder lying in your kitchen that enables you to whip up a cup of aloe vera tea in a snap? Then simply continue reading this article.
If you love to log on the web to read about home remedies for various health problems, it’s very much likely that you have encountered time and again the many impressive benefits that aloe vera gel brings.
Applied topically, it’s known to help soothe and disinfect wounds, as well as manage acne and pimples effectively. Lots and lots of women rely on it for improving fine lines and wrinkles. Aloe vera gel is also revered for its ability to deal with a variety of inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, athlete’s foot and ringworm.
Taking aloe vera gel internally also offers so many perks. Some of them include relief of acid reflux, reduced joint pain and swelling, and even lowered risk of heart disease.
You can easily make yourself a cup of aloe vera tea by turning a large batch of aloe vera gel into powdered form. Because of this, you can skip tedious steps such as harvesting aloe vera leaves and scooping out the gel within them each and every time. Whenever you want to make yourself a cup of aloe vera tea, all you have to do is dissolve a teaspoonful of aloe vera powder in a cup of hot water, and then you may start consuming it.
Here are the steps to follow if you want to make aloe vera gel powder from scratch:
Harvest several aloe vera leaves from your garden. It’s a good idea to opt for the largest ones that you can find as they yield more gel, and the said gel is easier to collect, too.
Armed with a paring knife, carefully slice off the thorny sides of the leaves.
Peel off the underside skin of each and every aloe vera leaf, and then scoop out the gel using a spoon. Place the gel in a cup for measuring purposes.
Since aloe vera gel tends to oxidize and lose the many perks it offers rather quickly, we will need the help of a couple of antioxidants, and they are vitamins C and E which you can easily buy at the local pharmacy or health food store. For every 1 cup of aloe vera gel harvested, you will need 1 g (1,000 mg) of vitamin C powder and 1,600 IU of vitamin E.
You will also need 250 g of brown sugar for every 1 cup of aloe vera gel collected. The addition of sugar will help make it possible for aloe vera gel to turn into powder, and it will also make every cup of aloe vera tea that you will make with your homemade powdered aloe vera taste nice.
Blend all of the ingredients very well.
In a stainless steel pot, bring the mixture to a boil using medium heat. Remember to keep stirring using a wooden spoon to keep the mixture from ending up burned. After a few minutes, the mixture will thicken. Turn off the heat when it’s getting really hard to stir the mixture.
Grab a large baking tray and pour the thick mixture into it. Allow to cool and harden completely.
Once hard, break it up into small pieces and then grind into powder using your blender, food processor, or spice or coffee grinder. Try to pulverize small batches at a time for consistency.
Transfer powdered aloe vera gel in an airtight container and store in a cool and dry area in your kitchen.
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