For many, the path to herbalism at home begins with the aloe plant. The plant has thick, gel-filled leaves which can be easily harvested. Simply slice open one of the leaves and scrape or squeeze out the gel for any one of the following benefits:
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Topically Soothes burns (one of the best home remedies for sunburns)
Calms acne and eczema
Calms rashes, boils and other skin afflictions
Anti-itching for bug bites
Conditions hair as a shampoo (may possibly even prevent baldness)
Can be applied as a shave gel
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Soothes stomach upsets and digestive disorders like IBS, constipation, bloating and colitis
Reduces indigestion and heartburn
Stabilizes blood sugar
Promotes healthy gums
Improves the body’s immune function
Promotes the growth of white blood cells and healthy cells in cancer patients
Strengthens the heart and enriches the blood
Encourages urinary health
Reduces arthritis inflammation
You don’t have to look far for new studies coming out about additional benefits of this plant. While you can purchase the juice at health food stores, homegrown gel is not only cheaper, it might be safer. It’s recommended that you use the largest and most mature leaves to get the most benefits. These leaves are said to contain a greater concentration of helpful gel.
It’s believed the plant we know today as aloe vera first came from Northern Africa. The first known documentation of its medicinal use was in the ancient Egyptian Papyrus ebers, which provided twelve different recipes for aloe healing. Since then, the succulent plant has been used across the globe as both an ornamental plant, and more importantly, as a healing medicine.
Turn away from pharmaceutical treatment and experience the many benefits of aloe vera today!
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