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    Anyone eat or juice Aloe Vera straight off the plant?

    Got a fair few aloe plants growing around home. Keen to put them to good use if they are edible/juiceable.
    Last edited by PrimalOzzie; 10-02-2015 at 04:40 PM.

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    First make sure the variety you've got on your hands is edible- I'm not sure they all are. I like to filet a big chunk- slice off all the green- then throw it in a blender with your normal smoothie/shake fare. It tends to be just a tad bitter. Supposed to be excellent for digestion and high in sulphur!

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    i've read there's a substance in aloe vera which causes loose bowels, so you might want to experiment cautiously. it's supposed to be really healing for stomach ulcers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse View Post
    i've read there's a substance in aloe vera which causes loose bowels, so you might want to experiment cautiously. it's supposed to be really healing for stomach ulcers.
    I believe the strong laxative is a sappy substance in the green skin, and the gel can act as a very mild laxative. Do be careful though!

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    Can I just blend it straight with water?
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    There are over 240 different species of Aloe
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