The Aloe Vera plant is very common and can be grown in the backyard in warmer climates or its stalks purchased in grocery stores. It is amazingly effective for many common ailments. The live plant contains Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Zinc. At our local chain grocery store, we can buy the aloe stalk for $1.99 each. We have learned an easy way to use the aloe gel in the plant for everyday health.
Place the aloe stalk on its back, the plumper side. With a sharp knife, fillet the underside with three cuts, one along the center and one on each side. Use the knife to slice the two outer layers away. Now, use a large spoon to scoop all the gel out and put it in a blender. Add a small amount of ice and water and blend until smooth. This makes enough for two drinks. It is best taken on an empty stomach.