Juicy aloe leaves are a treasury of substances valuable for health. Aloe vera juice heals allergies and hard-to-heal wounds, lowers sugar levels, and improves immunity. Aloe ointments, creams and gels are helpful in many skin diseases, e.g. ulcers, burns, wounds.
So how to make tincture of aloe vera? Leave the plant for a few days in a dark place, then tear off a few leaves, crush them and squeeze the juice. Mix the obtained juice with alcohol in proportion 1: 1. Store in a refrigerator in a dark bottle, After diluting with water, the tincture can be used as a mild digestive aid. Externally you can use it to heal irritations and cuts.
Do you want to know more about aloe vera tincture? Keep reading 🙂 I will cover uses, benefits, dosage, contraindications and at the end of article you can also find a list of equipment that might be useful when you will be making a aloe vera tincture by yourself.
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Aloe vera tincture benefits
Aloe is a plant that can be grown at home. First and foremost, it is an undemanding ornamental plant, but aloe vera is also known as a remedy for sunburn, allergies, hard-to-heal wounds, and even acne. Aloe vera tincture can be drunk as part of a cleansing diet.
Aloe vera tincture dosage
Aloe vera tincture can be used daily, take not more than 3-5 teaspoons per day of tincture made with vodka.
When you use red wine instead of vodka follow these instructions – for the first 3 days drink 1 little teaspoon twice a day, then 4 days 1 tablespoon 2 times a day and finally continue with 1 tablespoon 4 times a day.
Aloe vera tincture uses
Given recipes for aloe vera tincture slightly differ from each other. But however we don’t make it, we will receive a valuable tincture to strengthen the organism. The juice of this plant contains organic acids, vitamins, proteins, significant amounts of mineral salts, such such as: zinc, magnesium and copper. Aloe has bactericidal properties, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, regulates mechanisms, defenses of the human body, regenerates the membrane, mucous and skin. It brings good results in the treatment of some tumors. So, aloe tincture eliminate inflammation, they immunize and lead to faster regeneration of vitality weakened by disease. Using aloe vera mixtures it is safe when used in low doses.
How to make aloe vera tincture
Aloe vera tincture recipe 1:
The plant intended for tincture must not exceed the age of five years. After this period, it loses its beneficial properties. Before use, it must not be watered for at least three days. When starting to prepare the tincture, be sure to cut the leaves together with the stems and rinse thoroughly. Grind it in a meat grinder or blend it. Add the honey to the mass in the same proportion. Also in the same proportion we add red grape wine. Leave the mixture aside for 7 days, remembering to mix 2 times a day. After 1 week squeeze neatly through a linen cloth and store in a dark place.
Aloe vera tincture recipe 2:
Recommended by folk medicine in the case of diseases of respiratory tract – cough, runny nose and sore throat.
The plant should not be watered for 2 weeks. Cut the leaves, wash and grind. 1 glass of pulp should be mixed with 1,5 glass of honey and 2 glasses of red grape wine. Leave the mixture for 2 weeks in a cool place. After this period, we strain tincture and we can already drink the aloe vera tincture – for first 2 days, 1 tablespoon 3 times a day, then 1 teaspoon 3 times a day.
Aloe vera tincture contraindications
Do not use aloe vera tincture if you have experienced the following problems:
- kidney disease
- impaired kidney function,
- heart diseases,
- Leśniowski-Crohn’s disease,
- ulcerative colitis,
- bowel obstruction,
What type of alcohol is used for aloe vera tincture?
Most spirits used for drinking will work, but vodka or other grain alcohols that are at least 40% alcohol by volume work best.
How long does aloe vera tincture last?
When stored in a cool, dry place, aloe vera tincture lasts at least three years, if not longer. If you use dark bottles, they will last longer because the light will not damage them. If your area is humid or hot several months out of the year, try storing them in the refrigerator during the hot and humid season, so they last longer.
Recommened edequipment – what you may need to have to make such tincture at home
I hope that you have found my article useful. Below I’ve gathered all items that I am using when making my tinctures, some of them, like airtight jars, are necessary, some are just handy, you do not need to have them all to be able to make a good tincture.
- Airtight jars.
- Mortar for herbs – granite.
- Mortar for herbs – stainless steel.
- Funnels for filling bottles.
- Large bottles, dark glass.
- Medium bottles, dark glass.
- Small bottles with dropper, dark glass.
- Cloth for tincture filtering.
- Coffee filters for tincture filtering.
- Alcohol meter to check how strong is your vodka/spirit.
- Tincture press for better extraction.
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Other names of aloe vera
If you would like to check more info about the jasmine flower here you can find webmd.com article about it.
It is also known under such names: Chinese Aloe, Indian Aloe, True Aloe, Barbados Aloe, Burn Aloe, First Aid Plant.