• How to Use Aloe Vera as Medicine

  • Aloe Vera As Medicine

    Aloe Vera is a very easy to grow plant that can have many benefits on your health!  This little plant is not only good for soothing sun burn.  Aloe Vera as medicine?  Read up on the many uses of Aloe and start adding it to your medicine cabinet.  You'll love how easy it to grow and use.

    How to Use Aloe Vera as Medicine

    Aloe Vera

    Back in June of this year a reader of this website named Karen left this comment:

    “I used to suffer from HORRIBLE hives (brought on by work stress) and it took 2 years of expensive medication, creams, lotions, quitting my job, etc…to finally discover relief: ALOE VERA!  That’s right, the stuff used for burn relief has so many other uses and because it is not as popular as it was 30 years ago, it’s time to make it popular again.
    Some of it’s uses are identified by TLC (see”40 Amazing Uses for Aloe Vera”) and as they state “… it doesn’t hurt that aloe vera produces at least six natural antiseptics, which are able to kill mold, bacteria, funguses, and viruses. In fact, the plant is so powerful that researchers and scientists are looking into its potential as an AIDS and cancer-fighter.”
    Aloe Vera was my skin saver and it would make a great future post/topic.”

    I completely agree Karen!  So I’ve been researching this “miracle plant” to discover what OTHER things it can do. It turns out, the aloe vera plant that has been around for over 4,000 years can do a heck of a lot MORE than soothe minor burns!

    Let’s explore some of them shall we???

    Here are my favorites from that list:

    • Slice aloe leaves lengthwise and use the inner sides as a biodegradable body scrub in the shower.
    • Treat burns from minor mishaps in the kitchen — from grease splatters or hot utensils — with a mix of aloe gel and vitamin E oil.
    • Soothe and heal sunburns. Aloe contains cooling properties similar to menthol.
    • Take the sting or itch out of insect bites.
    • For soft feet make an exfoliating foot mask by mixing together a half cup of oatmeal, a half cup of corn meal, four tbsp. of aloe vera gel and a half cup of unscented body lotion.
    • Swab over blisters for quick relief.
    • Replace creams and lotions as a general moisturizer for dry skin. Aloe is fast absorbing!
    • Reverse signs of aging skin and wrinkles. Cleopatra did!
    • Make skin new again with an exfoliating, organic sugar scrub by mixing together 2 tbsp. of aloe vera, 2 tbsp. of organic brown sugar and 1 tsp. of organic lemon juice.
    • For rougher patches of skin, mix together an organic salt scrub using two cups of sea salt, one cup of aloe vera, one cup of organic coconut oil and two tbsp. of local, organic honey.
    • Boil leaves in a pan of water and breathe in the vapor to alleviate asthma.

    Pretty impressive list huh?  That’s just the BEGINNING of the things this humble (dare I say, homely?) plant can do!

    Here are some more amazing uses for this indispensable household ally!

    1. Reduces Eye Puffiness
    Put a little under your eyes after a long night. Takes the puffiness right away!  Cotton balls soaked in refrigerated Aloe Vera Gel also provides a great compress for tired, puffy eyes.

    2. Prevent/Fade Stretch Marks, Age Spots, Freckles

    Begin massaging aloe vera on your stomach twice a day and continue throughout your pregnancy and after delivery for a few months until any stretch marks fade.

    3. Hemorrhoid Relief
    The very same anti-inflammatory constituents that reduce blistering and inflammation in burns also help reduce the irritation of hemorrhoids. Break off a piece of the aloe vera leaf and apply only the clear gel to the hemorrhoids.

    4. Intestinal Problems Remedy
    Taken internally, it heals stomach ulcers and heartburn, and in general soothes the digestive tract. Adverse effects reported from ingesting Aloe Vera include diarrhea and kidney trouble.

    5. Strengthen Weak Nails
    Gently massage aloe on your nail beds every day for a few weeks and watch them gain their former luster.

    6. Soothe Razor Burn.
    Rub onto razor burns for some much-needed relief!

    7. Makeup Remover

    Safely removes eye makeup and is gentle on the delicate skin around your eyes.

    8. Skin & Sunburn Soothe
    Acne, eczema, and skin irritation respond well to the natural antiseptics in Aloe. Apply gel 2-3 times a day to the area until it is healed. Aloe also contains cooling properties similar to menthol which makes it a great way to sooth sunburns. It acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish its moisture. When the skin is hydrated, then it will recover faster from the sunburn.

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