Aloe Vera is famous for its healing properties and in the ancient times it was known as the herb of immortality. The combination of honey with aloe vera is now considered miraculous for stomach problems and this is why we discovered, just for you a formula for a delicious smoothie. You may find the recipe at the end of this blog, dedicated to the healing properties of its two ingredients.
Aloe vera’s virtues were first recognised some 5000 years ago. There is therefore no great discovery in the recent worship of aloe vera. The ancient Egyptians portrayed it in their hieroglyphics, the Greeks, the Persians, the Babylonians and the Romans used it to treat wounds, and to top it all, Christopher Columbus wrote: “Four plants are essential to human health: wheat, vine, olive and aloe vera. The first nourishes us, the second revives our spirit, the third gives us harmony and the fourth cures us ”
Besides its (many) other beneficial properties, aloe vera’s juice and gel are excellent for the digestive system. Aloe vera has a substantial effect on digestive disorders such as heartburn, ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome. Specifically it soothes the esophagus and reduces the discomfort of acid reflux. Aloe also helps improve bowel function and is considered very effective in treating constipation, combined of course with proper nutrition and hydration.
Honey on the other side, and especially the thyme honey, is also a valuable food, just as famous in antiquity for its tonic and antiseptic properties. Nectar and ambrosia were the only food for the Olympian gods, while the ancient Greeks used it in many cooking recipes, especially with pork.
The nutritional value of honey is invaluable and it was recognized by all ancient doctors, including the father of medicine, Hippocrates who advocated the use of honey as a medicine for many diseases. The honey is a good proactive for cardiovascular disorders but its beneficial properties expand to diseases of the urinary and of the digestive system.
Thyme is considered one of the top apiculture plants, because it gives a very aromatic honey with great nutritional value. Thyme essential oil’s major component is thymol (percentage above 25%), was a physical predecessor of modern antibiotics. In 1967 the German chemist Duisberg, seeking to determine the effect of honey as a medicine. reached the following medical conclusions:
1) Honey prevents fatigue and this is achieved by storing the fructose contained in the liver as glycogen. There, it is converted into glucose, thereby increasing the content of the blood. It facilitates the assimilation of calcium and activates ossification.
2) Honey heals or relieves internal disorders, stomach ulcers, insomnia, sore throat, some heart conditions and generally has a beneficial effect on the heart, increases the hemoglobin of blood and muscle strength.
3) External use heals burns, wounds and nasopharyngeal diseases thanks to inhidine which boasts bacteriostatic properties.
Honey is not just another sugar-like sweetener. It is a unique food, rich in nutrients, flavor and taste. Thyme honey in particular is one of the finest varieties in the world.
The smoothie that cures stomach
Hippocrates recommended lukewarm water with honey as the best breakfast. He claimed that this drink ensures a feeling of wellbeing for many hours while as well as a healthy longevity. But the combination of the honey with aloe vera can multiply its benefits for the body, especially the digestive system. The process of preparing a beverage with the two most precious gifts of nature is easy. You just need one tablespoon of honey with 60% or 80% of thyme pollen grains vy FoodsCross and aloe vera gel.
First of all, cut a thick outer leaf from the base of the aloe plant. Wash it well and cut into pieces which must be left in a bowl of water overnight. In the morning, remove the hard green rind of the aloe leaf and with a knife or spoon collect the gel. Poor this jelly in the blender along with a cup of water and one tablespoon of honey with 80% or even 60% thyme pollen grains. Mix until you have a smooth and delicious smoothie. You may enjoy this drink three times daily before each meal. In combination with a balanced diet even audible gastritis and ulcer problems can be addressed within two or three weeks. Will you try it? Give us your feedback!