High Blood Pressure
by Tony Mundell
(Port Elizabeth South Africa)
"My wife and I are very young 72 and 70 year olds.
I am on high blood pressure medication (Prexum) and anti- diabetic medication as well (Metformin). We both consume a large amount (3 large cloves each) of garlic each and every morning.
As a youngster brought up on a farm, all our animals had aloe in their drinking water and a vet was never heard of.
Would we benefit by adding the aloe vera to our daily health diet?
Also as a youngster in King Williams Town in South Africa, probably around 1945, small round pills were made by a Chemist owned by a Mr Beecham, and called Beecham's Pills.
Every man and his dog would purchase these and they helped for almost any ailment you might have."
You say that you're on high blood pressure medication. You also mention that you are taking anti-diabetic medication, too.
And both you and your wife each take 3 large cloves of garlic every morning. I assume that you eat them raw. Garlic has long been used as alternative treatment for high blood pressure.
But my goodness, how do you deal with the aftertaste? It must be very hard on your taste buds first time you did it.
I have good news Tony, you and your wife would greatly benefit by adding aloe vera to your daily diet.
For one thing, it contains vitamin b12 which helps you maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Another thing is that Aloe vera contains 200 bioactive nutrients.
Its fiber controls the absorption of glucose in your gut and it helps your pancreas regulate insulin secretions.
In other words, it helps fight against type 2 diabetes. If you had only taken aloe gel regularly years ago, it might have helped you in avoiding diabetes.
Be sure that what you consume is Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller.
There are over 200 species of aloe vera and some species are not edible and might be hazardous to your health if you try to take them orally.
Don't include the green outer leaf if your intention is to consume fresh aloe vera from your garden.
It's because it has no nutritional value.
If I were you, I'd avoid the hassle of preparing my own aloe vera gel.
Aloe vera gel is available in plastic 1 liter bottles and you can buy aloe vera gel online.
A word of caution, though.
See to it that the aloe vera gel you purchase has the International Aloe Science Council's seal of approval printed and clearly visible on the side of the bottle.
Just shake the bottle vigorously before you open it.
One of the benefits of aloe vera gel is it sweeps toxins out from your body.
I suggest you drink 1/4 glass aloe vera gel on an empty stomach, say, 30 minutes before you take your breakfast.
And another 1/4 glass-full shortly before you go to bed at night.
It's more convenient, right?
Don't forget to refrigerate it once you open a bottle of aloe vera gel.
By the way, what if I say that it is now possible to buy garlic in pill form? Interesting?
You bet it is.
You don't have to put up with the aftertaste anymore. Take a garlic pill instead of your usual consumption of 3 cloves.
Garlic pills are more convenient to take and besides, they have no aftertaste.
Simply put, drinking aloe vera gel regularly in combination with garlic pill supplements will be a great help against high blood pressure and against diabetes.
Oh, before I forget. Beecham's pills were actually a laxative. They were first marketed as a cure-all. They probably were more effective than other remedies at the time.
This is probably why "every man and his dog" purchased the pills during the time when you were still a youngster.
The pills contained aloe, combined with ginger, among other ingredients, according to Wikipedia
Hope this helps,