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Healing Aloe Vera

Post  EarthsAngel on Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:44 am

Great for soothing burns, no pain, no scar. Just cot off a leaf, slit down the side and rub juice over the burn, if it's a really bad burn, just keep on rubbing the juice until you are pain-free.

How To Heal With Aloe Vera Plants: Tips Guide

Picture of Aloe Vera Plant - Tipnut.comIf you’re thinking about introducing a new houseplant to your home, the Aloe Vera plant offers a wealth of benefits since it’s a plant that gives and gives, then gives some more!

Here is a large list of notes for first aid and healing treatments you can benefit from, tomorrow I’ll have information for growing your own plant and some tips for using it.

How To Treat A Wound With Aloe

* Clean wound thoroughly
* Apply Aloe Vera pulp in the wound
* Wrap tightly with a bandage
* Keep bandage soaked in Aloe Vera juice

The wound should quickly heal with little or no scarring, bandages will remove easily. There is also a much reduced risk of infection when using Aloe.

For minor scar removal, keep applying Aloe Vera juice morning and night (daily). This may take several months to see great results (six months or so).

For painful scrapes and abrasions, gently slide a split leaf over the area and reapply several times during the next 24 hours.

Burns & Sunburns

* Good for soothing and healing burns and sunburns, simply apply juice from an aloe leaf directly to burned area. See also Sunburn Relief Home Remedies. Especially handy in the home for kitchen burns!

Home Remedy For Digestive Problems

* Three times daily take 1 to 2 TBS of aloe juice/gel. This will act like a general tonic and mild regulator of the bowels.

Sap Extraction For Bowel Regulation

The sap is a yellow bitter fluid that flows between the skin and the pulp of the Aloe and acts as a laxative.

* Place green peelings of an aloe leaf in a jar of water and refrigerate. The more leaves in the jar, the stronger the tonic will be.
* Take a few sips once or twice a week to help regulate your bowels. Top up the jar with fresh aloe leaves as needed.

Scalp & Hair Treatments

Aloe juice can add lustre, richness and manageability to hair as well as heal some scalp abrasions and diseases:

* Before bedtime wet hair thoroughly with aloe vera juice and allow to dry. Rinse thoroughly in the morning (may suds up a bit).

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak & Allergies

Use Aloe Vera as a pain inhibitor and reduce itchiness, also enhances healing of rashes and sores:

* For relief apply aloe vera juice directly to area that is irritated.

Pregnancy Stretch Marks

* Apply Aloe Vera juice directly to skin while pregnant, after birth keep applying to encourage healing.

Insect Bites, Jellyfish Stings, Etc.

Bees, mosquitoes, ants, wasps, yellow jackets, scorpions, centipedes and other insects Also see these home remedies for mosquito bites.:

* As soon as the bite or sting occurs, split open a leaf and apply it directly to the bite area.

Arthritis Treatments

* Dice up Aloe Vera leaves and place pieces in a jar of water, refrigerate. Drink 4 Tablespoons per day and top up water in the jar as consumed. The drink can be bitter but it does go away over time. Some may find relief right away, many don’t find relief until a couple of months later. Make a fresh jar of leaves as needed.
* For aching joints and muscles, rub Aloe Vera on the skin, relief should be felt within a few minutes and can be repeated as necessary.

Age Skin Spots

* Apply Aloe Vera juice to the spots twice a day, spots will be reduced or completely removed after several months of treatment. Also see Home Treatment for Age Spots.

Acne Treatments

* Give your skin a good cleansing morning and night. Apply juice directly from the leaf. Can also apply to pimples and other sores.
* For removing old acne scars, apply a little Aloe Vera juice morning and night until the scars are gone. This can take several months. If skin is dry, apply with a moisturizer cream.


* Boil Aloe Vera leaves in a pan of water and breathe in the vapor.

How To Tell If You’re Allergic To Aloe Vera

Before applying any first aid treatments, find out if you have an allergy to it first. If you’re allergic to aloe vera, you may experience the results opposite to what you were hoping for. Here’s how you can quickly find out if you’re allergic to aloe vera:

* Apply a small amount of aloe vera juice on the inside of your arm or behind your ears. If a rash appears or you experience a stinging sensation within a few minutes, do not use aloe vera for first aid.

Did You Know:

* After removing an aloe leaf to treat a burn or cut, you can refrigerate it and it will keep for 2 to 3 weeks.
* Aloe Vera is an astringent and may cause the skin to dry. You can apply baby oil or other lubricant along with the aloe to help prevent dryness.
* What leaf is best to use in first aid treatments? The lowest leaves (closest to the ground) should be used first. These leaves are older and larger so they have more juice and greater potency.

Caution For Diabetics:

Drinking Aloe Vera juice might enable the pancreas to produce more of its own insulin. Before taking aloe vera internally, diabetics should have their physician monitor their need for extra insulin since too much is dangerous.

Source – Much of this information is found in the booklet:

The Ancient Egyptian Medicine Plant Aloe Vera Hand Book
Author: Max B. Skousen
Aloe Vera Research Institute (1982)

Note: Please remember this is not professional medical advice, use due diligence and speak to your doctor before implementing any of these home remedies and treatments.

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Re: Healing Aloe Vera

Post  Olay on Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:25 am

I have to agree that aloe vera does seem to be a cure all. On holiday I split the leaf and run the side of a knife down each half. The pulp came away easily and it went over sunburn and hair for an hour every night before I jumped in the shower. I found a shop that sold it bottled..100%. I use it at home now and my father also uses it as he is a keen gardner and handyman so always cutting himself.
I recently had an operation on my finger and was told to use vasaline on it daily to minimize scarring but Ive used the aloe vera and the healing process has been exceedingly quick! cheers

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Re: Healing Aloe Vera

Post  El Guapo on Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:04 am

Knock Knock

Who's there

Aloe Vera

Sorry. No Vera living here mate...(hur hur)

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Re: Healing Aloe Vera

Post  lizziebear on Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:49 am

i swear by aloe vera.
i but the jars of face cream whenever im on holiday.
it costs a lot more than other creams ive used, but my skin feels lovely and soft.
also when we were on holiday in june, my hubby was badly burned on the stomach, the pool attetndant antonio gave my hubby raw aloe vera sliced and he rubbed it on his burn, it very soothing and cooled the burn, but it doesnt smell too pleasant.lol

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