Aloe: You Stink Like Armpit But You Are Pure Medicine.
Posted Feb 11 2010 12:00am
I am clearly all over the slimy foods this week- not that I am judging them. I like to take things all the way and the okra of yesterday just wasn’t slimy enough and so today I bring you aloe: the queen be of slime.
I have fond (read: not fond at all) childhood memories of my brother and father chasing me with stinky, slimy pulpy aloe leaves. My dad has been an avid user of aloe as he claims it keeps the tan on longer. I claim that aloe smells like arm-pit and I might look prettier with a tan but I smell prettier without aloe all over my me. Needless to say, we all know of aloe as the go-to remedy for sunburns. Did you know, however, that pure, straight from the plant aloe is also an incredible super food with amazing medicinal and healing properties? You couldn’t have! Well… I didn’t.
Like many super foods, aloe runs the list of anti properties- anti viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory. I heart it to bits as this weird gelly-like substance is essentially an energy tonic unto itself-