Aloe vera is a plant with soft spines and sweet sap, and has multitude of uses.
Throughout history, many cultures and famous people have enjoyed the beneficial properties of this jewel of nature. 6000 years ago Egyptians called it the “plant of immortality” – it’s not for nothing! Indeed, one of the beauty secrets of Cleopatra was that she used to apply Aloe vera gel on her body.
The Greeks also used it as a remedy to combat baldness and insomnia. And because of its many virtues, the American Indians called it the “wand of heaven.”
The Egyptians, Greeks, Indians, and now it’s your turn to discover the 40 uses of aloe vera!
Why is Aloe Vera so effective?
Aloe vera produces no less than 6 natural antiseptics. These components can eliminate:
- and even Viruses
Indeed, the medicinal properties of this plant are of such power that many scientists are conducting studies on its potential to fight against AIDS and cancer.
How to use Aloe vera?
Whether for simple beauty treatments or cures for health, aloe vera uses are many:
As a gel: Gel of Aloe vera is for external use. The simplest way to use aloe vera gel is to cut a leaf in half and take out the gel.
As a juice: Aloe vera can be also used internally; we can also ingest Aloe vera. To do this, you are advised to use certified organic Aloe Vera juice.
Warning: Whether for external or internal use, it is always advisable to consult your doctor first. We are not doctors – simply fans of the great and miraculous Aloe vera.
40 uses of Aloe vera
1. Exfoliating scrub
For quick and soothing scrub, cut the aloe vera leaves lengthwise. Use the inside of the leaf as exfoliating sponge. After the treatment wash the face with warm water.
It is good to know that once you have finished with the scrub you do not need to throw the leaf in the trash since your “sponge” is biodegradable.
2. Treats minor burns
Do you have a habit of touching a hot utensil in the kitchen? Or maybe a splash of oil burned you? You can heal those little kitchen accidents with Aloe vera.
3. Heals the most serious burns
Aloe vera can also help for the most serious accidents in the kitchen. Here’s how: in a small bowl, mix Aloe Vera gel with vitamin E. This homemade mixture is an effective remedy against burns.
4. Eliminates bruises
Apply Aloe Vera gel directly on the bruises for quick relief.
5. Relieves and heals sunburn
Aloe vera has similar soothing effect as menthol. And in addition, the treatment is 100% organic.
6. Relieves insect bites
Aloe vera soothes the pain of a sting and eliminates the itching sensation.
7. Reduces damage caused by frostbite
Do you have frozen toes? No problem: Aloe vera reduces the damage of the epidermis.
8. Treats skin infections
Just apply aloe vera gel on the wound in order to prevent infection.
Do you want soft feet as a baby’s skin? To make a “special exfoliating feet mask” just mix these ingredients: 5 oz oat flakes, 3 oz corn meal, 4 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel and 2 tsp body milk.
10. Reduces outbreaks of cold sores
Aloe vera fights herpes/cold sores.
11. Combats fungal infections
12. Relieves blisters
Apply aloe vera on the blister to soothe the pain quickly and effectively.
13. Antidote for allergic reactions of the skin
If you have any allergic reactions, apply aloe vera on your skin.
14. Replaces moisturizers
Do you use moisturizers and body lotions to treat dry skin? Instead, try to apply Aloe Vera gel; it rapidly hydrates the skin.
15. Treatment for acne pimples
The Aloe vera gel is an effective treatment against acne.
16. Relieves psoriasis
17. Prevents occurrence of scars and stretch marks
18. Heals rosacea
This skin disease, also known as rosacea is incurable. However, Aloe vera is an effective treatment against acne symptomatic of this disease.
19. Reduces the size of the warts
20. Anti-aging skin treatment
Fight wrinkles and aging skin by applying aloe vera. This is exactly what Cleopatra used to do!
21. Contributes to the elimination of eczema
22. Lightens the skin
Aloe vera reduces skin pigmentation marks and pigmentation in general.
23. Exfoliating body mask
Rejuvenate your skin with 100% organic exfoliant. Just mix these ingredients:
– 2 tablespoons of aloe vera
– 2 tablespoons brown sugar
– 1 tablespoon of organic lemon juice
24. Exfoliating mask for rough skin
For rougher skin areas (elbows, for example), you can try the following exfoliating mask. Here are the ingredients you need:
- 20 oz sea salt
- 8 oz Aloe vera gel
- 7 oz coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of organic honey
25. Good for the hair
Aloe vera can accelerate hair growth.
Here’s how: massage your scalp with Aloe Vera gel. Then leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
26. Eliminates dandruff
To control dandruff, you can prepare a home-made treatment. You need the following ingredients:
- Aloe vera juice
- Coconut milk
- Wheat germ oil
Mix these ingredients in equal parts. Then massage your scalp with the mixture and rinse thoroughly.
27. Replaces conditioner
For silky smooth hair, change your conditioner with Aloe Vera Gel.
28. Natural cleanser
Did you know that Aloe vera is as effective as a makeup remover? Except that it comes from the garden!
29. Relieves minor vaginal irritations
For this, you should use Aloe vera internally, by drinking Aloe vera juice.
30. Soothes gastrointestinal disorders
Do you suffer from indigestion? Drink aloe vera juice to soothe your gastrointestinal disorders.
31. Facilitates transit
Sip Aloe vera juice when you are constipated: it is an effective laxative.
32. Relieves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
Drink aloe vera juice to reduce pain and bloating associated with this disease.
33. Relieves heartburn, arthritis, and rheumatism
Just drink a little Aloe vera juice
34. Relieves asthma
To cure your asthma, take an inhalation-based on Aloe vera leaves. Just boil piece of leaf and breathe the steam (but take care not to burn your nostrils).
35. Decreases blood sugar
If you have diabetes, drink Aloe vera juice, it is good for your blood sugar levels.
36. Strengthens the gums and promotes healthy teeth
Drink Aloe vera juice and brush your teeth with Aloe vera toothpaste: these two actions are beneficial to the health of your gums and teeth.
37. Relieves congestion, ulcers, colitis, hemorrhoids, urinary infections, and problems related to the prostate
Drinking Aloe vera juice helps relieve the pain of all these diseases.
38. Reduced cholesterol and triglycerides
Drinking Aloe vera juice is also beneficial to heart health.
39. Treatment for diseases of the ears and eyes
The Aloe vera juice reduces inflammation and treats infections of these valuable organs.
40. Miraculous plant
Now you know all about the benefits of the “plant of immortality”! Try it now! We hope that, like us, you will become addicted of the beneficial properties of Aloe vera.