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Wanted to know what people thought of the benefits of aloe vera in the diet? Any difference between aloe vera gel, juice and capsules?
 

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I believe it is supposed to be a good laxative <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> among other things..
 

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I'm pretty sure it would darn near kill me (I'm really allergic to it topically, so I don't want to try to ingest it where I can't wash it off immediately!)
 

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From what I understand, aloe is rumoured to be good for the joints and good for mobility. It's also a great laxitive, as Rabid mentioned (I DON'T want to know how she knows that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">). I've only tried the juice and found it to be sooo awful tasting. The consistency also reminded me of phlegm (sorry to be so graphic) so it's very doubtful I'll ever use the stuff again.<br><br><br><br>
My feeling: forget the aloe and concentrate on whole foods like deep green leafy veggies, nuts/seeds, fruits/veggies and whole grains. They're much better for you anyway and the benefits far out weight that of aloe alone. Also, if you want a really yummy plant to eat that's in the same family, try some <a href="http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/nopalitos.htm" target="_blank"><b>nopalitos</b></a> instead. They're mad-packed with vitamin A and they're dang scrummy in a scramble, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>4EverGrounded</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
It's also a great laxitive, as Rabid mentioned (I DON'T want to know how she knows that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">).</div>
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Two sources:<br><br>
1. The co-op. People buy that stuff all the time and I'm a nosey cashier.<br><br>
2. The travel channel has this show about bizarre cuisine and this guy goes around eating brains and innards and even grosser things around the world. It's fascinating and repulsive all at once. In equidor, I think, he drank a 'health drink' with aloe vera juice, which he said was supposed to be a good digestive/laxitive. He also only took one sip it was so repulsive, and it looked like he was drinking snot the way it slimed from the glass to his mouth after he lowered the glass. SPEW!
 

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my dad is an Irish guy and he manages to get sunburn in the early summer most years. i clip off chunks of the aloe plant's leaves and squeeze the gel out and put it on the sunburn and it heals it and cools it very nicely! i have never eaten it tho...peanut butter and aloe vera jelly anyone??
 

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once had aloe cubes with sugar water and icecubes. Was a really good thai dessert. or at least it was at a thai restaurant.<br><br><br><br>
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Two sources:<br><br>
1. The co-op. People buy that stuff all the time and I'm a nosey cashier.<br><br>
2. The travel channel has this show about bizarre cuisine and this guy goes around eating brains and innards and even grosser things around the world. It's fascinating and repulsive all at once. In equidor, I think, he drank a 'health drink' with aloe vera juice, which he said was supposed to be a good digestive/laxitive. He also only took one sip it was so repulsive, and it looked like he was drinking snot the way it slimed from the glass to his mouth after he lowered the glass. SPEW!</div>
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Ok, THAT makes sense. For some odd reason, I thought maybe you had your own personal run-in with aloe or something.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/toilet.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":flush:"><br><br><br><br>
I've seen that Bizarre Foods show, too. The things that man sticks in his mouth - unreal! I definitely agree that it's repulsive and riveting all at the same time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wideeyed.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":boobies:">
 
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