Ever hear your grandma or mother raving about the benefits of Aloe Vera? Sometimes it seems that all of your health problems can be cured by this scrawny, ugly looking plant! Before you scoff at them, though, learn that they are almost always right about this nature’s wonderful creation. After all, nature is a Mother too!
Here are some common ailments and health issues that afflict everyone at some point in life and how Aloe Vera can be used to effectively remedy them.
5 Simple Aloe Vera Based Home Remedies For Common Ailments:
Acne And Pimples:
This one is self-tested and assuredly effective 100% of the time. If you are afflicted regularly by the Acne monster, try this: cut off just a bit of the Aloe Vera leaf. You will see the precious (though sticky and oozy) sap where you cut it. Now, gently rub this gel/sap all over the face. Allow your face to dry and rinse the sap off with cool water. This remedy works best if used overnight on clean and makeup free skin.
Face it. You’re too embarrassed to even admit that you have jock itch – an itchy, stingy rash that commonly afflicts the inner thighs and sometimes the private parts. Besides being painful and uncomfortable, an untreated case of Jock Itch may become infected and spread to the inner parts of the body as well! To treat it (discretely), take a bit of Aloe Vera leaf and apply the sap over the skin of the affect area. Leave it to dry and later wash it off with cool water (but no soap!). Best done overnight, the Aloe Vera will soothe, cleanse and cure the Jock Itch in days.
If you are afflicted by darkened underarm skin, severe tanning or skin hyperpigmentation anywhere on the body, Aloe Vera can rescue you. Apply the sap from the leaves regularly and liberally over the area for about a week. You will find a great positive impact on the affliction. In addition to lightening the pigmentation, the Aloe Vera will also eliminate the itching that often accompanies skin darkening.
Aloe Vera extracts are a main ingredient in many OTC mouth ulcer gels owing to its soothing and healing capability. To treat mouth ulcers naturally and at home. Take some sap from the Aloe leaf on your finger tip and rub it gently over the ulcerated skin. You will feel immediate relief from that stinging, burning pain. In just 2-3 days, the ulcer will be completely cured.
The use of Aloe Vera in Ayurveda medicines for constipation relief was no accident. Aloe Vera, when ingested, has immense softening and healing abilities. To cure that awful constipation, take 1-2 tablespoons of pure Aloe Vera sap every morning. You may supplement it with a glass of lukewarm water. This will soften the stool and promote better intestinal health, hereby effectively curing constipation.
Though many OTC creams, gels, pastes and ointments claim to, and do, use Aloe Vera it is best to use this wonder of nature in its pure form. The plant thrives in almost all weather conditions and takes minimal care to survive. You may add it to your melee of indoor plants and reap the benefits. What’s more, once you cut off a bit of the leaf, it soon regenerates another, so you don’t even have to worry about using it all up in a few weeks’ time.
The best thing about using Aloe Vera sap in the above or other ways it that it has no side effects; its maintenance costs almost nothing and it yields almost immediate results.