โ€œI believe the 21st century will confirm Aloe Vera to be the GREATEST medicine mankind has ever known.โ€ โ€“ Lee Ritter, ND

Aloe is a succulent plant that belongs to the cactus family with thick and fleshy green leaves. The leaves contain a clear โ€œmeatโ€ and gel that offer a number of health benefits. Aloe has been used in herbal medicine since the beginning of the first century AD. Because of its medicinal properties, ancient Egyptians called it the โ€œplant of immortality.โ€ Aloe is most often used topically to help with sunburns and heal wounds, as a skin moisturizer, to help reduce acne and inflammation, prevent aging skin, lessen the visibility of stretch marks, and can even treat certain gum diseases. The aloe โ€œmeatโ€ and gel can be eaten, either cooked or raw. Itโ€™s commonly used in salads and drinks. It contains many nutrients and has laxative properties which aid digestion.

How to Enjoy:
Aloe juice, on its own, in a smoothie, as a shooter
Aloe tea
In a salad
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This post is part of our series Superfoods to Enjoy with Yoso that highlights some of our favourite healthy, nutrient rich, superfood ingredients to enjoy with our dairy-free products.