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Aloe Vera is known for its powerful healing qualities and soothing effects. It is an antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral herb. Its most recognized use is for the treatment of burns; however it can be used for many additional ailments, both internal and external.
Aloe Vera is a succulent plant native to northern Africa, which grows to be 80-100 cm tall. The leaves are green and very thick. Aloe Vera gel, the healing component, comes from the inner parts of the leaves. This gel is slimy and has a soothing and wound-healing effect. Aloe Vera juice is also found in the inner parts of the leaves and when taken orally has a positive internal effect on the body.
Aloe Vera has been identified as the “burn plant” for centuries. When applied to minor burns, it sooths the injury and speeds up the healing process. However, Aloe Vera is not exclusively used for burns; it can treat many other external abrasions such as cuts, scrapes, bug bites, rashes and punctures. The antibacterial agent in Aloe Vera kills the bacteria on the wound, prevents infection, and attracts additional blood flow to the wound, which quickens healing. You do not need an Aloe Vera plant to have access to this healing component, because this therapeutic gel can be bought in tubes. Also, Aloe Vera gel is an excellent substitute for toxic first-aid sprays and creams. Next time you have an injury, apply Aloe Vera gel to reduce pain, accelerate healing, and prevent scarring!
In recent years, science has proven that Aloe Vera juice has numerous benefits when taken orally. It is natural, so it does not cause problems in the intestinal track when ingested. Rather, Aloe Vera breaks down food and clears the bowel, acting as a natural laxative. Aloe Vera is also known to help acid reflux when consumed on a regular basis. According to Mike Adams in the article “The aloe vera miracle”, if you have heartburn, consistently drink Aloe Vera juice and your symptoms will usually disappear in a few days.
Aloe Vera improves other aspects of the body when taken orally:
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