Aloe Vera instantly enhances any home, and also it is plant that doesn’t need any special care.
In recent time this plant becomes more and more popular in American homes, but many people don’t understand that actually their decorative plant contains incredible healing properties.
This plant, also known as Aloe Barbadensis, had been used for thousands of years through the world. It has sacred place in ancient Egyptian and Greek society, and very long history of medical use in South and Latin America.
Aloe was a popularly suggested medicine in the United States through the 18th and 19th centuries, and still remains one of the most frequently used medicinal herbs in the country.
Consumption of Aloe Vera is a popular home remedy for mouth, fever, osteoarthritis, asthma and ulcerative colitis.
The plant also treats constipation, psoriasis, genital herpes, seborrhea, cancer, dermatitis, canker sores, dental condition, upper respiratory tract infection, inflammatory bowel disease, high cholesterol and finally lowers blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
The gel of Aloe Vera can treat burns, sunburns, cuts, infections and many other wounds. Fights itching and inflammation, and also acts as an analgesic.
This plant contains two powerful immune-boosting complexes: polysaccharides and glycoproteins. Glycoproteins work to block the pain and to reduce the inflammation while polysaccharides promotes the skin repair and preserves it moisturized. Some studies found that Aloe Vera treats the burns better than any conservative medication, also shortens the healing time and pain.
How can you prepare and use Aloe Gel
You will need:
-Sharp filleting knife
-Fresh lemon juice
-Sterile glass jar
In order to avoid contaminating the sterile gel, you should first wash your hands. Take a thick, juicy mature leaf from the bottom of your aloe plant. It has to be at least 5-6 inches long. When cutting it try not to harm the other leaves.
Wash and dry the leaf and let it stay on your plate at a 45° angle so that it can drain out its yellow juice. This juice is a powerful laxative that can cause digestive pain in some people.
After 15 min. place the leaf on your cutting board and remove the sharp edges from the sides. Gently clean the leaf as to remove the green outer shell and lose as little gel in the procedure as possible. Repeat this until all the green is removed.
Cut the gel into cubes and place it in your jar. Run your knife along the green scraps to gather any remaining gel. If you squeeze fresh lemon juice (quarter lemon for each cup of gel) over the gel you will make it last longer.
If you want to make a smoother gel then place it in your food processor and pulsate on high.
You can store it in a sealed jar in your refrigerator for up to one week.
Before usage consult your naturopath, but usually daily dose is 30 ml three times a day.
Use this plant for topical use, first clean and then cut the leaf along the length and rub the gel directly to your wound more than a few times a day until entirely healed.