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Benefits of Aloe vera

Aloe vera has been of great importance since the ancient times. The jelly present inside the Aloe vera leaf is a very useful herbal remedy. Researchers are trying to bring out all the benefits of Aloe vera.
Aloe vera is best grown in tropical and warm zones. The bitter juiced Aloe vera grows about 2 feet height. The Aloe vera has leaves with toothed edges and bell shaped flowers. The scientific name of Aloe vera is Aloe barbadensis.

Aloe Vera leaves and gel

Aloe Vera leaves and gel

Burns

burn

Aloe vera gel is applied over the burns to reduce pain as it moistens the skin and prevents the entry of air and germs. Sun burns can also be treated. For large burns make a paste of Aloe vera gel and warm water and apply it over the skin to get quick relief. But generally Aloe vera gel is not used in treating deep wounds because they prolong the healing time of wounds.(For others ways to cure Burns you can read How to cure Burns).

Psoriasis

psoriasis

Aloe vera has been proved very effective in curing Psoriasis. The application of Aloe vera gel soothes the red inflammation areas and reduces itching sensation. When compared to other inactive creams the results of Aloe vera treatment is very significant. Aloe vera can also be taken in the form of dietary supplements having required amount of Aloe vera extract.

Acne

acne

Apply aloe vera on the affected skin areas when you get a painful sensation. In just 3-5 days it produces good results. It also removes acne scars. Keep in mind that no external treatment can completely cure acne but continuous application of Aloe vera gel treats your skin very well and makes it healthy. Aloe vera is the best natural remedy for acne. No doubt about it. (For others ways to cure Acne you can read Acne – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment)

Shingles or Herpes Zoster

shingles

This severe painful inflammation of nerve endings is caused by Varicella zoster virus. Aloe vera gel is very effective in treating this condition. Apply it for 10 consecutive days and you will see great results.The disease mainly affects people who have low body resistance. The gel speeds up healing by opening up capillaries and thereby allowing more blood flow.

Other Benefits

  • Blisters, the small bubbles containing serum can be cured by applying Aloe vera gel.
  • Aloe vera is useful in treating dry skin to make it normal.
  • Aloe vera gel is applied over small cuts that might occur during shaving to get instant relief.
  • Aloe vera gel is also good for treating age spots, athlete’s foot, dry skin and wrinkles.

How to use Aloe vera

When you buy cream or lotion the Aloe vera should be the largest ingredient. If you want for internal purpose then buy juice containing 98% of Aloe vera or more. But the best way to use Aloe vera is to grow aloe plants at your home. It grows well in sunny areas and well drained soil.

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