Aloe Vera

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I’ve Put My Aloe Vera Plants Outside for the Summer

April 12th, 2012 · aloe vera

Naughtily I didn’t water them all winter, just didn’t get round to it, but they seem OK and have now received two cloud bursts, I guess that’s pretty much what happens to them in the wild. I do need to re-pot many of them as Aloe Vera will grow to fill the size of their container.

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Wonderful Custard Apple Fruit really does taste like Custard

November 6th, 2011 · Uncategorized

I’ve just discovered these they look rather grim from the outside but wonderful to eat just avoid the large seeds. Best when very ripe.

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Should you Buy Ready-Prepared Cut Fruit?

July 5th, 2011 · healthy food

Recently more and more pre-prepared fresh fruit is appearing in the ready-to-eat section of supermarkets and garage shops. Certainly this is better than the usual junk food, but is it good value for money?


  • No waste
  • Usually perfectly ripe
  • Tasty mixes of fruits
  • Exact portions

So what are the disadvantages? Well I guess it’s more expensive than buying and preparing fruit yourself but even there I’m not sure because there is so much waste with peeling and coring and damage (Mangoes!). I try and buy the discounted date-limit fruit any way.

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What does Aloe Vera Cure?

June 3rd, 2011 · aloe vera, health

Aloe Vera users claim that its use either cured or soothed an astonishingly wide variety of illnesses and symptoms. I cannot personally vouch for all these cures as fortunately I don’t have all these problems. My personal recommendation as someone with no medical experience or training is use fresh Aloe Vera gel from your own plants for all external use and a good quality commercial Aloe Vera gel or product from say Forever Living or a health food shop for internal use or as drink or foodstuff. Always consult your physician.

  • Hair made by shiny using an Aloe Vera pomade
  • Weight loss by making drink of Aloe Vera and oatmeal and fruit juice
  • An operation stitched wound that would not heal until Aloe Vera gel applied
  • If you burn yourself or get sunburn apply fresh Aloe Vera Gel as soon as possible.
  • Same thing for grazes and bruises
  • Someone claimed that consuming Aloe Vera had improved his sperm quality and now his wife had conceived!!
  • Aloe Vera used on eczema cured itching
  • Acne and pimples
  • Liver cancer cured by drinking Aloe Vera daily
  • A cure for constipation using a commercial Aloe Vera product, Aloe Vera is sometimes accused of causing diarrhoea .
  • Hairloss , rub Aloe Vera into your scalp, guy experienced regrowth
  • Boils in mouth causing bad mouth odor cured by Aloe Vera
  • Cracked skin on heel cured by rubbing with a raw Aloe Vera leaf daily.
  • Fungus cured by rubbing on Aloe Vera gel, I have sore skin between thighs on hot weather Aloe Vera soothes this.
  • Person had severe gastric problems and gases he was taking medication with no results, then he started drinking Aloe Vera just before a meal and problem as gone away.
  • When I’ve got a spare piece of Aloe Vera flesh I rub it round my gums as I have a touch of gingivitis , don’t know if it helps but surely can’t harm.

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Artificial grass now just like the real stuff

May 8th, 2011 · Uncategorized

Real grass is best but there are always places where it’s not practical, grass pitches costs money to maintain, in very hot regions the continuous watering required can be too expensive, on the other hand in very wet regions the grass surface can soon become unplayable with mud and ruts.

Although Synthetic Turf or astroturf was invented nearly 50 years ago it was immediately controversial because it altered the ball games that were played especially for soccer where the ball runs along the surface. There were also complaints that players “burned” their skin when the fell onto the artificial turf.

In the UK only one major soccer club QPR adopted astroturf and it became notorious that they were hard to beat on this pitch as they were the only team used to it fans also didn’t like it as it made the game duller. Eventually the football authorities banned it.

However things have moved on they can now make artificial turf that looks like grass, feels like grass and plays like grass. Every feature of the real grass and feel of a pitch is re-created except that it doesn’t need watering and is much more wear and rut resistant. The days of freak passes and goals caused by divots on the pitch are over. I wonder if they’ll do my garden as well?

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Why we are Fat!

December 19th, 2010 · diet, healthy food

I grabbed this for lunch without really reading the label, it seemed fine, pasta, salad ie HEALTHY CHOICE.

I got to my desk and eat it all. A colleague pointed that it had all RED traffic lights the system used in UK to indicate if the level of calories,fat,salt,sugar etc. This was ALL RED for one half of the pack, but I ate all of it!

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Does Aloe Vera Cure Nearly Everything?

October 9th, 2010 · Uncategorized

I was treating two late season insect bites with Aloe Vera gel freshly cut from a plant, at the same time and more embarrassingly I was treating a sore patch caused by wearing a too tight underpants.

Anyway for some time I’ve been bothered by a numbness in an ear lobe which comes and goes which I’ve always blamed on swimming. I’ve mentioned it to my doctor but he didn’t seem too interested. Thinking it might sooth my ear lobe at least I rubbed some spare gel on my ear and to my astonishment the numbness went completely away, I mean how could it do that?

I’ve been in the wars recently and managed to extensively graze myself while cutting a tree down in the garden. It seems to be really important to treat grazes and burns quickly and I’d fallen practically next to one of Aloe Vera plants so was able to apply some gel virtually immediately. I knew it had been effective because the graze I hadn’t noticed and thus not treated started to sting like crazy.

(Disclaimer: I have no medical training please consult your doctor as necessary)

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Natural Wild Aloe Vera Plants at Volubilis in Morocco

September 22nd, 2010 · Uncategorized

I’ve finally been to a region where Aloe Vera grows wild. The photo shows some huge Aloe Vera at Volubilis the former Roman City in Mauritania (Morocco). I asked our guide to the magnificent ruins whether they used the plants and he replied that only as hedges but that had no medicinal use at all. Later on I proved this to myself by cutting a “leaf” from a plant by the roadside and found it to be flaccid and have a dry gel-less interior, I was most disappointed.

Aloe Vera are thought to have originated in Arabia so I presume that the domestic or commercial Aloe Vera plants we know in the West have been painstakingly bred from these original plants.

All the same it was wonderful to see beautiful hedges of giant Aloe Vera.

I had brought an Aloe Vera stem from home with me on Vacation and used this when we got sunburned while swimming on a particularly hot day. Ah well back to Forever Living for my Aloe Vera Gel.

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Watermelon the Perfect Fruit in Hot Weather?

August 20th, 2010 · Uncategorized

As I kid I always thought Watermelons were rather tasteless and preferred melons, an adult however develops a taste for subtler foods and I’ve recently become a fan of the Watermelon or Pasteche as the French call them. In hot weather slice them into wedges the size of a box of matches. Put them in bowl and chill in the fridge. Bring them out after a meal or after exercise they will just disappear.


  • Rich in Water Watermelon has very dense amount of water that helps in rehydrate your body, few drink enough water!
  • Rich in Potassium, Maintain the blood pressure and might decrease the size of the kidney stone.
  • Natural Sweetness : Watermelon has zero fats and low in calories! A perfect finger food to lose weight!
  • Rich in Fibre : Avoid constipation, help digestion
  • Concentrated Carotenoids : Carotenoids are the red pigments found in watermelon that can prevent cancer
  • Good Antioxidants : Watermelon contains antioxidant such as Vitamin A and Vitamin C that helps in preventing cell damage, neutralizing and also removing free radicals.

With all those benefits Watermelon just melts in the mouth which in my eyes makes it the perfect fruit for hot days. My personal belief is that we can’t eat too much fruit, in fact I know someone who takes a week long melon cure every year.

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Using Aloe Vera Gel BEFORE Exercise!

July 13th, 2010 · aloe vera, health, health care

Hi someone I bumped into gave me this tip:- until then I used Aloe Vera gel to sooth and cure sore skin, sunburnt skin, scratched and bitten skin AFTERWARDS. But now I apply Aloe Gel extracted from a plant leaf before exercise, I treat all the areas likely to sweat, be sunburnt etc. Try it yourself. Miraculously the gel you apply seems to disappear after use leaving no trace at all.

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