Over 6,000 years have passed since the Egyptians referred to the common houseplant aloe vera, or aloe, as the “plant of immortality,” due to its myriad uses for everything from acne to baldness to insomnia, digestive disorders, sepsis and cancer.
30 reasons to make aloe vera home remedies
Aloe plants produce a variety of substances with antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and antioxidant properties; earning a place in the mausoleum of super herbs with its companions echinacea, garlic, turmeric and ginger. If you intend to take aloe vera orally, always choose an organic product or grow it on your own.
The aloe plant offers high amounts of vitamins and minerals. Regular consumption of aloe vera or aloe vera juice provides the eight essential amino acids that are not produced by the body, in addition to a wide range of enzymes.
The following are 30 remedies that you can alleviate with aloe vera or aloe vera. You will see that after this you will want to have your own aloe plants at home.
External uses of aloe
- Legendary healing properties to repair skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis, acne and rosacea.
- Apply to cuts, boils, canker sores, and other skin infections to take advantage of its antibacterial healing properties.
- Rub the inside of a leaf cut in half into your skin for a biodegradable exfoliating shower.
- Exfoliate dry skin by mixing two tablespoons of aloe vera gel and two tablespoons of organic brown sugar with two teaspoons of lemon juice.
- For a more vigorous full-body exfoliation, mix one cup each of aloe gel and coconut oil with two cups of sea salt and two tablespoons of pure honey.
- Mix equal parts aloe vera gel with lemon juice to diminish freckles, dark spots, and brighten skin.
- Apply aloe vera gel directly to the skin to remove warts, reduce age lines, remove scars and stretch marks.
- Hydrate the skin with aloe gel and coconut oil in equal proportions.
- Relieves itching from allergies and rashes; soothe burns, poison ivy and blisters.
- Heals cold and genital herpes; relieves feet and athlete’s foot infections.
- Exfoliate your feet, knees, and elbows with a mixture of 1/2 cup oatmeal and 1/2 cup of organic cornmeal, four tablespoons of aloe vera gel, and 1/2 cup of coconut oil.
- Make a kitchen mix to treat minor burns by mixing 1/4 cup aloe vera gel and 1/4 cup alcohol-free liquid calendula with a few drops of vitamin E oil. Store in an airtight jar in your cupboard.
- Stimulate hair growth by applying aloe gel to the scalp after washing. Leave on for 30 minutes and rinse.
- Flatten frizzy hair by rinsing with aloe juice after shampooing.
- Replace the shaving cream with the use of aloe vera gel; calm shaving.
Internal uses of aloe
- Drink aloe vera juice to relieve indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, bloating, flatulence, peptic ulcers, and constipation.
- Apply externally and consume aloe juice to relieve hemorrhoids.
- Relieves Irritable Bowel Syndrome, colitis and other diseases of the colon.
- Eliminate urinary tract infections and prostate problems by drinking aloe vera juice.
- Use as a personal lubricant; it is pH balanced.
- Make douches for vaginal irritations and yeast infections with aloe vera.
- Aloe reduces inflammation throughout the body, especially in the joints and muscles, and restores the tissue to its original state.
- Stabilizes blood sugar; lowers triglycerides.
- Relieves diabetic and peripheral neuropathy.
- Gargle with aloe vera to promote healthy gums and mouth.
- Add aloe leaves to hot water and bring to a boil, inhaling the steam relieves chest congestion, asthma, and sinus problems.
- Aloe works to protect the body’s immune system, destroys bacteria, and slows down the aging process.
- It helps activate white blood cells and promotes the growth of healthy, non-cancerous cells in cancer patients.
- It oxygenates the blood and promotes a healthy circulatory system and a strengthening of the heart.
- Aloe juice is an excellent general system-wide detoxifier that helps establish a healthy alkaline ph.