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Aloe Vera

May 15, 1996

Aloe has the amazing ability to cause the body to regenerate cell tissue. For burns this ability is a real blessing. Aloe is one herb where nature is truly best. It works best when the mucilage is taken straight from the growing plant. As such, it is sterile and will not contaminate a burn with bacteria. Use the outer, older leaves because they have the strongest properties as a cell proliferate healer. Just break off an inch or so, depending on the size of the burn, peel off the outside skin and rub the soothing watery inner part of the herb on the wound. The slimy film will quickly dry and become an effective seal for the wound. Don’t worry about your broken plant; it will quickly heal itself and provide more “medicine” for future use.

Aloe has proven to be effective against many different bacteria that invade a wound. Midwives recommend it to be used against vaginal yeast infections, for relief from hemorrhoids, for soothing minor birthing tears and for nursing mothers to use on sore nipples.

Aloe has been used for many centuries as a beauty aid. It has the ability to penetrate all three layers of skin, bringing deep healing. There is a caution, because of its ability to readily penetrate all three layers of skin, when included as an ingredient in cosmetics with chemicals an dyes, it acts as a vehicle to carry the chemicals deep beyond the surface of the skin. Thus, commercial products with Aloe could cause more harm than help.

Aloe has been reported to be effective in checking arthritis when in its early stages. In treating arthritis it is suggested to ingest about 1/4 teaspoon of the Aloe’s mucilage (watery inside part) twice a day for about 3 weeks. Be careful to only take small amounts, for Aloe is made of several different sugars and can cause diarrhea if you take too much.

Why buy a commercial product with aloe as an ingredient when you can have the benefits of 100% aloe directly from nature?

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3 comments on “Aloe Vera”

  1. I would just like to add to the aloe benefits...I have used it many, many times for yeast or diaper rash on my babies and it works instantly. Heals faster than any over-the-counter product out there.

  2. Wow, I never realised all the different healing properties Aloe has. Ive always thought it was good to use just for sunburn. Oh, the ignorance! Thank you so much for you herbs and healing articles, I find them very helpful and informative.