ALOE VERA GEL (ALOE A. VERA)Skin tonic. Cools and soothes irritated tissues. For dietary, cosmetic and household use.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
This incredibly stable Aloe Vera Gel with a pourable consistency is highly beneficial for dietary, cosmetic, and household use. A helpful and indispensable household ally for treating burns, bites, and other skin maladies. Pulverized from the inner fillet of certified organically grown Aloe Vera plants, and further filtered to produce a clear and consistent Aloe gel with a well rounded, and fresh odor. One tablespoon of aloe vera gel is equivalent to one cup of aloe vera juice.
Botanical Name- Aloe barbadensis (miller)
Extraction- Ground fillet of inner leaf/cold pressed
Shelf life- 2 years
This particular gel was created by hand removing the inner fillet of whole Aloe Vera leaves, and then it was subsequently sent into a cold pressed production facility. It is a naturally ground product and may contain small pieces of pulp within the gel. Suitable for food, cosmetic, and beverage use. Refrigeration is recommended. Also includes natural preservatives of Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid and Xanthan Gum.
Odor- Slightly odoriferous/characteristic
Pesticide residues- Tested Negative
Total Solids- 1.0%
Aerobic Plate Count- <10 CFU/G
Mold- <10 CFU/G
E.c oli- Negative
Potassium Sorbate- 0.1%
Citric Acid- 0.1%
Xanthan Gum- 0.3%
SUGGESTED USE1 tbsp 2x/day or as directed by your practitioner.
Biocharacteristics of Aloe Vera Gel
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
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ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
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ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter is disagreeable and stimulates rejection. It is a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Aloe Vera Gel
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Stimulant laxatives induce bowel movements by stimulating peristaltic movement (the contraction of smooth muscle in the intestines). They are effective when used on a short-term basis. On a long-term basis, they can create dependency. Aka irritant laxativ
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Herbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.
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An agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.
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Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
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Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.
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Scrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels by 1) purging bile, 2) strengthening the liver's ability to metabolize fats, 3) by increasing uptake of cholesterol in the liver, and 4) by inhibiting fat cells.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic, Cholagogue, Emollient, Lowers-blood-sugar, Soothes-throat, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Demulcent, General-laxative, Refreshes-skin, Stimulant-laxative, Alterative, Antifungal, Blood-thinner, Detoxicant, Hypolipidemic, Skin-tonic, Vulnerary
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Hypolipidemic, Vulnerary, Alterative, Antifungal, Cholagogue, Lowers-blood-sugar, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Skin-tonic, Antibacterial, Blood-thinner
Turmeric Root (Fresh)
Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Antifungal, Detoxicant, Skin-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Hypolipidemic, Vulnerary, Antibacterial, Cholagogue, Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative
Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Blood-thinner, General-laxative, Stimulant-laxative, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, Hypolipidemic, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar
Garlic has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Vulnerary, Alterative, Blood-thinner, General-laxative, Antifungal, Cholagogue, Stimulant-laxative
Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, General-laxative, Vulnerary, Antibacterial, Blood-thinner, Hypolipidemic, Antifungal, Detoxicant, Stimulant-laxative
Beets has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Cholagogue, Skin-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Detoxicant, Stimulant-laxative, Blood-thinner, General-laxative
Lemon has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Emollient, Vulnerary, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Alterative, Detoxicant, Refreshes-skin
Fenugreek has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent, Lowers-blood-sugar, Antilithic, Detoxicant, Vulnerary, Cholagogue, Hypolipidemic
White Vinegar has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Antifungal, Emollient, Cholagogue, General-laxative
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Antifungal, Emollient, Cholagogue, General-laxative
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Aloe Vera Gel
Neem Leaf has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Alterative, Hypolipidemic, Anti-inflammatory, Lowers-blood-sugar, Antibacterial, Vulnerary, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Blood-thinner, Cholagogue
Calendula, Marigold has these Actions in Common
Vulnerary, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Cholagogue, Detoxicant, Hypolipidemic, Skin-tonic
Goldenseal has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, General-laxative, Alterative, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Cholagogue
Manjistha has these Actions in Common
Blood-thinner, Detoxicant, Hypolipidemic, Skin-tonic, Vulnerary, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic
Yarrow has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Detoxicant, Vulnerary, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Blood-thinner
Cleavers has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic, Blood-thinner, Demulcent, Detoxicant, Vulnerary
Vidanga has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Hypolipidemic, Lowers-blood-sugar, Stimulant-laxative
Dandelion Root has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Cholagogue, Detoxicant, Hypolipidemic, Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative
Bhumyamalaki has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, General-laxative, Hypolipidemic, Skin-tonic, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue
Horsetail has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic, Antimicrobial, Demulcent, Detoxicant, Skin-tonic, Vulnerary
Cornsilk has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Demulcent, Detoxicant, Vulnerary, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Aloe Vera Gel may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any herb supplement for a condition is highly dependent on the individual.
Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.