When your mother cut the top off an aloe leaf then applied it to your sunburn, she may have been onto something. Aloe Vera is actually one of the most adaptable plants we have around, and it can do a lot of things.
This medical plant has been around for a very long time. Yes, that’s correct; its history of use by many individuals and cultures for a variety of useful purposes is there for all to see. Although it is best recognized for healing skin ailments, it also offers a number of other health advantages.
Consider Cleopatra, who used it in her beauty regimen, or the ancient Greeks, that employed it to treat anything from sleeplessness to baldness. Aloe Vera was known as the “Wand of Heaven” by the Native Americans themselves.
Topical Applications of Aloe Vera
- Heal Injuries
- Soften and hydrate the skin
- Reduces the aging process
- Soothe sunburns and burns
- Itch-relieving treatment for insect bites
- Controls herpes outbreak
- Stops hair loss
- Fights against athlete’s foot
- Shave gel
- Reduces strange rashes
- Apply a swab on blisters for prompt relief.
Uses for Aloe Vera internally
- Immune system booster Relieves gastrointestinal discomfort
- To treat asthma, boil some leaves in water and inhale the steam.
- Helps to enhance urinary tract performance
- Balances the amounts of blood sugar
- Increases the generation of healthy cells, including white blood cells, in cancer patients.
- Reduces the symptoms of heartburn
- Reduces indigestion
- Reduces bloating and pain that are signs of irritable bowel syndrome