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Ancient Egyptians dubbed aloe vera the “plant of immortality”. You may have used aloe vera already if you’ve ever experienced a bad sunburn; it’s the clear green goop that is commonly found in nearly every pharmacy aisle.
The earliest recorded use of aloe vera by humans goes back to 16th century B.C. While it’s great for healing sunburned skin, there are so many more uses you should know about.
HEALING FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Aloe vera can be a powerful healing agent when taken internally. It can soothe and repair intestinal tissue that is damaged. Stomach ulcers can also be soothed and repaired with aloe. An aloe remedy should also be considered if there are inflammation issues in the digestive and/or intestinal system.
Here are some internal ailments that aloe can help remedy:
JUICING WITH ALOE
Prepare raw aloe vera leaves by using a knife to cut off the hard outer layer of skin and discarding it. Take the gel and translucent flesh of the aloe vera leaf and blend it with a fresh squeezed juice of your choice such as orange or pineapple.
Drink this first thing in the morning before breakfast. This is a great way to introduce kids to aloe because it doesn’t really have a taste to it. The rind of the aloe leaf does contain laxative properties so be sure to use with caution should you decide to incorporate it into your morning juice.
FRESH ALOE GEL
Slicing an aloe vera leaf open lets out a clear to yellowish gel. This gel can be saved when preparing the aloe for consumption. Save it in a small tupperware container by itself. This gel has a runny consistency to it and has a plethora of positive health benefits.
Keep the gel refrigerated to extend it’s life. Also, remember to use a clean cosmetic spatula instead of dipping your fingers in the container to avoid contamination.
ALOE SKIN BENEFITS
Use it as a moisturizing face gel every morning to help smooth wrinkles. It can also help erase dark spots and even out your skin tone. This gel is especially helpful for small trouble spots such as pimples and other small blemishes. Just dab a bit on the troubled area three times a day until the blemish disappears.
This clear gel works wonders for acne sufferers. The gel can be used as a moisturizer. The aloe vera flesh, when used as a remedy, has the ability to draw out toxins from the skin, such as those from an insect bite or from acne.
For severe acne, use the entire flesh of the aloe as opposed to just the gel. Place a slab of aloe, with the exposed side down, on the affected area and leave for at least one hour up to overnight. This technique works best for treating most skin conditions with aloe.
Aloe can help remedy the following skin conditions:
Copied from http://themindunleashed.org/2014/05/plant-immortality-use.html
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Dear Nice Guy,
I’d say you probably don’t remember me, but I know you do. I know you remember me the way you remember every single girl you’ve ever latched onto like a leech who also happens to recommend books and carry shopping bags. I know you remember me because this is a small town and people talk and you wouldn’t believe some of the things people tell me you say about me, except that I guess you would because I know for sure that you said them.
I know you’ve waxed poetic at length to anyone who will listen (and a fair few people who won’t) about how I don’t know what I’m missing. And you know what? I guess you’re right. I don’t know what I’m missing. Maybe if, somewhere between the endless offers of a lift home and the free coffees…
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A master asked his disciples:
‘Why do we shout in anger? Why do people shout at each other when they are upset?’
the disciples thought for a while, and one of them said
‘Because we lose our calm, we shout for that.’
‘But, why to shout when the other person is just next to you? ‘Isn’t it possible to speak to him or her with a soft voice? Why do you shout at a person when you’re angry?’
The disciples gave him some other answers but none satisfied the master.
Finally he explained:
‘When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other through that great distance.’
Then the master asked:
‘What happens when two people fall in love? They don’t shout at each other but talk softly, why? Because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is very small…’
And he concluded:
‘When they love each other even more, what happens?
‘They do not speak, only whisper and they get even closer to each other in their love.
‘Finally they even need not whisper, they only look at each other and that’s all. That is how close two people are when they love each other.’
There are a few basic errors we all tend to make in our relationships. These errors can cause us unnecessary unhappiness and even jeopardize the relationship we’re in. Here are a few basic relationship errors and how to avoid them:
Relationship error #1– Erroneous expectations based on things that happened to us in the past. These expectations come up because of things we experienced at the hands of our parents or guardians or in previous relationships. If we were neglected, rejected, exploited or mistreated by our care-takers or past partners, we can begin to expect the same in our love-life today. We need to see that what happened in the past is not a predictor for what will happen today. Each situation and each relationship is different and we need to judge each person on their own merit. The way to feel less anxious about rejection, exploitation, etc. is to pay attention. When we look and listen and observe what the other person is doing, we’ll be able to tell whether or not they’re a good, loving person and right for us. When we pay attention and see a red flag, we won’t ignore it or rationalize it away, but we’ll attend to it and take care of ourselves. When we use our powers of observation and deal with the red flags as they arise, we don’t have to focus on fearful expectations based on past experiences.
Relationship error #2: Making assumptions. We can find it far too easy to assume things about the other person. We can assume that they think, feel and respond to things the same way as we do; that they want the same this as we want or that they’re going to take a certain course of action. All these assumptions have less to do with our partner and more to do with who we are. They get us into trouble and can create a lot of unhappy misunderstandings. We need to stop making assumptions and instead, always check to see what the other person thinks, wants, and intends to do. We aren’t mind readers and we can’t know the other person inside and out. We aren’t twins, either, and can’t assume that the other person is going to be like us in every way. We may have things in common, but we’re also going to have a lot of differences between us. These don’t have to be a problem if we stop making counter-productive assumptions.
Relationship error #3: Taking the other person for granted. It can be very easy, once we’re in a relationship, to think that now that we’re a couple, there’s no work involved in maintaining the relationship. That’s a dangerous mistake. People need to feel respected, cared about and understood. When we take our partner for granted, they feel none of these things. A relationship requires constant energy and effort. We have to tend to it like it’s a garden, always weeding out the negative bits, pruning back the bad choices, watering and fertilizing the love and respect between us. When we take the other person for granted, the relationship stagnates or deteriorates. When we put energy and effort into the relationship, it blossoms like a garden in the spring.