Amazing uses for Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is quite an incredible medicinal plant full of nutritional benefits. It is a succulent plant that stores water in it’s fleshy leaves and part of the lily family (Liliaceae), the same family that garlic and onions belong to. Different parts of the plant are used for different purposes and aloe vera has both internal and external applications.
Currently, there’s some evidence for many of the ailments aloe has been used to treat for centuries.
There is some evidence that aloe may be effective as:
- Skin burns and frostbite. Aloe contains 12 substances, including B-sisterole, which can help to slow down or inhibit inflammation. This may be able to help with painful joints due to stiffness and help improve joint flexibility. Some evidence suggests aloe may aid in the treatment of mild to moderate skin burns and frostbite.
- Colon ulcers. Aloe may work better than a placebo in treating colitis.
- Cold sores. Aloe extract cream applied several times a day to active cold sores may expedite their healing time.
- Wound healing. Though there is some evidence that suggests aloe gel may increase blood circulation in the wound thereby reducing cell death, study results are mixed. Some research has shown that topical ointments containing aloe may help heal wounds (e.g. hemorrhoid wounds) while other studies have shown it can potentially worsen some types of skin wounds (e.g. surgical wounds).
- Diabetes. There isn’t a consensus on aloe vera’s ability to reduce blood sugar levels. A few studies noted a blood sugar reduction in women with type 2 diabetes who ingested aloe vera gel; however, another study did not have the same findings.
- A treatment for psoriasis. Cream containing 0.5 percent aloe used over a period of four weeks has been shown to reduce the skin plaques commonly associated with psoriasis.
- A laxative. Aloe and aloe latex, derived from the plant cells underneath the leaf skin, may be taken to reduce constipation. However, continued use of aloe latex may reduce potassium levels in the intestine and possibly result in intestinal paralysis
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