Aloe Vera plant is widely known as a super healthy plant as it has numerous purposes.
aloe vera plant in your home? This plant has become extremely popular in American homes and many people around the world have aloe vera plant in their homes. But, the real truth is that most of them don’t even know that their decorative plant actually has amazing healing properties.
This plant is also known by the name Aloe Barbadensis and it has been used for thousands of years throughout the world. It was reported to have an almost sacred place in ancient Egyptian, Greek and roman society.
It also has a long history of medical use in South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. A group of experts, from the University of Maryland Medical Center, claim that Aloe was a popularly prescribed medicine in the United States throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. We can easily say that aloe vera is one of the most commonly used medicinal herbs in the country.
Benefits of Aloe
You should know that this super healthy plant remains a popular home remedy for mouth, osteoarthritis, ulcerative colitis, fever, asthma and simply to be used as a general tonic. It’s even considered a natural beauty product. The aloe vera gel is also often applied to the skin to treat sunburns, burns, cuts, infections and other wounds. It acts as an analgesic and fights inflammation and itching. The medical experts claim that this is probably due to its two powerful immune-boosting compounds: lycoproteins and polysaccharides. Glycoproteins work to block pain and reduce inflammation while polysaccharides promote skin repair and keeps it moisturized.
Many different studies have found that aloe vera gel also treats burns, much better than conventional medication in terms of shortening healing time and pain. You can also use this super healthy plant to treat many different ailments, such as: constipation, genital herpes, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, cancer, canker sores, upper respiratory tract infection, dental conditions, high cholesterol, inflammatory bowel disease and lowers blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
How to Prepare And Use Aloe Gel
You will need the following ingredients:
- A clean cutting board
- A sharp filleting knife
- An aloe plant
- A clean plate
- A clean cotton towel
- A sterile glass jar
- Fresh lemon juice
- A food processor (optional)
How to make:
Here’s what you need to do – first, you can start by washing your hands to avoid contaminating the sterile gel. Then, you need to pick a the thick and juicy mature leaf from the bottom of your plant.
Note: it should be at least 4-6 inches long. Make sure you cut it cleanly off to the plant as to nut harm other leaves. Then, you need to wipe your knife clean. Now, you can wash and dry the leaf and let it sit on your plate at a 45° angle so that it may drain out its yellow juice. This juice is a potent laxative that may cause digestive distress in some people.